Halloween During COVID-19

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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

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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 …

How to Celebrate Canada Day July 1, 2021

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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

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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!

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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 – …

A Brief History of Canadian Pride

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June is Pride Month, in honour of the Stonewall Riots in the United States which happened on June 28, 1969. This event marked the beginning of the modern LGBTQ2S + Rights movement. Canada celebrates June as Pride Month too, but Canadian pride has its own history, struggles, milestones, and turning points. On May 14, 1969, Canada decriminalized homosexual acts between …

Stay Up to Date for Calgary Pride 2021!

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Calgary Pride 2021 (August 27 – September 6) will take place with both in-person and virtual programming. Calgary Pride 2021 is excited to be working with B!G ART to celebrate gender and sexual diversity from our homes, businesses, streets, and cars at the B!G ART Drive-in! Download the Calgary Pride app, available on IOS and Android, to stay up to …

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 …

Happy Victoria Day Long Weekend!

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It’s time to say “Happy May Long” to your neighbors, friends and colleagues! The Victoria Day Long Weekend is informally regarded as the beginning of the summer season in Canada, but did you know why Canadians celebrate Victoria Day? May 24, Queen Victoria (1837-1901)’s birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845. After …