Free Virtual Fitness Classes Offered in August by the City of Calgary

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Health and wellness, Updates

No need to get dressed up for the gym. You can work out in whatever is comfortable by joining City of Calgary’s Virtual Fitness Classes. All classes are free in August, so take advantage of them now! Paid classes begin in September. Benefits of joining online fitness classes: Live instruction from certified instructors No additional monthly fees No need to …

2021 Calgary Stampede – Q&As

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The 2021 Calgary Stampede is set to take place July 9 to 18. The on-Park experience of Stampede will be different. What experiences will NOT be offered in 2021 Calgary Stampede? Chuckwagon racing Stampede parade (virtual only on on GlobalNews.ca, on the Global News YouTube Channel, and on Amazon Prime.) What do I expect when I visit Stampede park? enhanced sanitization and …

Stay Near Water, Stay Cool

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

The heat wave will continue into this Canada Day Long weekend. Check out this map developed by the City of Calgary for various cooling locations across the city: Aquatic Facilities Outdoor Pools Spray Parks Wading Pools And more! When you are on the map, click on this button to see the legend! Other useful information to help you and your …

How to Celebrate Canada Day July 1, 2021

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Celebrate Canada’s birthday with fun and safe online and take-home activities, a fireworks show and a full day of music, etc! Pick up a Canada Day Freebie of your choice! Pick up your Fun-at-Home Kits available starting June 24 from the Calgary Public Library. Decorate your home, yard, balcony, car or bike. Pick up a Fun-at-Home digital kit made up …

Free Football & Hockey Programs offered by FHL Society to Culturally Diverse Children

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The FHL: Football Hockey Link is a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting the integration of culturally diverse children and youth into Canadian society by facilitating their involvement in Canadian football and hockey associations. FHL, with its community partners, provides an introductory football and hockey program to up to 50 kids between the ages of 8 and 16 each …

Calgary Pathways, Bikeways & Trails

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In the late 1960s, Calgarians began envisioning a system of connected pathways on which they could travel throughout the city and access areas of unique natural beauty. Today, Calgary has the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America, maintaining approximately 1,000 km of regional pathways and 96 km of trails connecting communities, parks and natural areas including: …

Father’s Day Craft Event – June 11

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The Calgary West Family Resource Network is hosting a virtual craft event for kids ages 4-10 to celebrate the 2021 Father’s Day. What: make a key chain gift using shrink plastic sheets. Perfect gift for Dad on Father’s day! When: Saturday, June 19, 2021, at 11:00 am. Where: Zoom. Fee: Free, with craft kits provided to registrants. Limited spots. Register …

CP Kids Summer Camp 2021 by Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families

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Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families will host CP Kids Summer Camp 2021 in person with AHS guidelines and protocols in place. Campers will be paired with a camp staff member for the week. Note that this camp is tailored to kids with physical disabilities. Not everyone will be able to participate in person, so a virtual option for Summer Camp …

Things to Do This Easter Long Weekend

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The weather in Calgary has been kind to us lately (more or less kind), and Easter is just around the corner. During this upcoming long weekend, let’s remember to Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly! Things to do in Calgary this Easter long weekend: Take your family to a Community Nature Adventure Playground. Go on a self-guided walking tour. Take part in …