Women’s Centre of Calgary: Online Games Night

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The Women’s Centre provides a safe and supportive space accessed by thousands of women in Calgary. They offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. On December 17, from 6 PM – 7 PM MST, Women’s Centre of Calgary will be offering an Online Games Night for free! …

Visit a Virtual Museum!

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Running out of ideas and things to do this weekend? Why not visit a virtual museum? http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/ hosts the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations! You may take a look at free virtual exhibitions ranging from topics such as arts, history to science and technology. Certain exhibitions are available in both English …

Lougheed House 2020 Christmas Free Admission

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Lougheed House is a national and provincial historic site located in the Beltline district of Calgary. It was originally built in 1891 and served many different roles over its long history. Nowadays, it is a museum. Winter is here, and as we are approaching the end-of-year holiday season, expert designers have decorated the Lougheed House in festive style! To celebrate …

Flashback: Online Diwali Celebration on Nov 13

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Last Friday (November 13), three programs at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) worked in collaboration and hosted a beautiful free event for the celebration of this year’s Diwali. ISC clients and staff joined online for a series of diverse programs. Participants learnt about Diwali festival, why it’s celebrated and fun trivia about Diwali. In addition, they enjoyed the following wonderful performances: …

Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade A Huge Success

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

On October 30 last Friday, many Marlborough residents participated in the Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade. COVID-19 restrictions were in place throughout the parade. Families dressed up in costumes passed through the parking lot of the community centre and were handed candy and pre-packed goodie bags. About 150 people walked or drove through the event in 2 hours. Most participants were …

Mount Norquay opens early for 2020-2021 season

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Banff’s Mount Norquay is welcoming skiers already starting October 24! The Oct. 24 kickoff to the season is the earliest in the ski hill’s 95-year history. Mount Norquay will be open seven-days-a-week and all visitors will be required to pre-purchase lift tickets. But, reducing the spread of COVID-19 is still a priority. Once you arrive to the ski area, there …

The 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

Are you between the ages 12 and 20? You are invited to register for the 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit. During this event, you will have a fun day listening to stories from inspirational immigrant speakers, taking part in interactive break-out sessions, learning how to battle the stigma surrounding mental health, and gaining skills & confidence to become …

Tobogganing and Sledding in Calgary

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Updates

Tobogganing, or sometimes called sledding is one of the most popular winter activities in Canada. Tobogganing is sliding downhill over snow on a toboggan. The word “toboggan” is a noun as well as a verb. When it is a noun, “toboggan” is a long narrow board or sled shown in the picture above. It’s not quite winter yet in Calgary …