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 – …

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 …

Eid Mubarak!

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Eid Mubarak to those who are celebrating! Have a blessed feast today with your loved ones to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr last night on May 13, 2021: “Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr and mark …

Asian Heritage Month Virtual Activities

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May is Asian Heritage Month. Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada the amazing country we share today. The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2021, “Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve”. City of Calgary is …

Help Calgary Develop a Festivals and Events Strategy

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The City of Calgary is creating a new Festival and Event Strategy that will maximize the benefits of the festivals and events that are planned and hosted in our city to our citizens and our economy. Your feedback is needed and valued! What festivals or events do you attend? Where do you go to them? Show the City of Calgary …

Happy Puthandu! Happy New Year!

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Today, many people in Canada and around the world celebrate Puthandu to welcome the beginning of a new year. Puthandu is also known as Tamil New Year or Puthuvarudam; Puthandu is the first day of year on the Tamil calendar, which falls onto April 14 of the Gregorian calendar; This day coincides with the New Year’s Day of Hindu calendars …

International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women’s achievements raise awareness about women’s equality lobby for accelerated gender parity fundraise for female-focused charities The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is “Choose …