Free Activities for Families Over Spring Break

Noel Community, Daily Life

Children are off on Spring Break this week, and activities to keep them busy don’t have to cost a lot. We have put together a list of some free activities below to bring your family hours of fun! Make and Take at Mastermind Toys – March 21-25, 2022. Free toy making workshop for your kids to learn to build a …

Hanukkah: Festival of Lights

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Updates

At sunset of November 28, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will welcome the beginning of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days. Hanukkah customs include but are not limited to: Listening to music and songs written on Hanukkah themes. Eating foods fried or baked in oil (preferably olive …

Halloween During COVID-19

Lisa C. COVID-19, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

2021 Calgary Stampede – Q&As

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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 …

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 …

World Refugee Day 2021

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

World Refugee Day (each year on June 20) is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe.  Having been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution, refugees who settled in Canada make significant contributions to our nation’s economy. As tax payers, they create jobs, buy homes and put down roots …

Calgary Pride Launched Detailed Plan for B!G Pride 2021!

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Calgary Pride 2021 (August 27 – September 6) will take place with both in-person and virtual programming. Calgary Pride has recently announced the details of programs and events planned for this year’s celebration, in partnership with B!G ART. B!G Pride Festival: August 27th – September 6th, 2021 Calgary Pride Parade (virtual): September 5th, 2021 B!G Pride: Drive-In, September 1st – …