Consume Alcohol Responsibly in Designated Parks

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Responsible alcohol consumption will be permitted in designated parks this summer starting June 1, but only at select picnic tables that are clearly marked by this sign: As of May 25, you can book a table in advance; otherwise tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please drink responsibly, adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and be respectful of other …

Hiking This Spring? Watch Out for Avalanches!

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In the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people choose to explore the beauty of nature outdoors to avoid the danger of getting infected indoors, including many newcomers to Canada. Knowing how to stay safe from avalanches during the spring season is crucial when you explore the Albertan mountains! What is an avalanche? Avalanche is when a mass of ice …

How Play Can Help You Thrive in a New City

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New in Calgary and looking to make new friends? PlayCity is for you! PlayCity is a free app that connects you with others who are interested in the same activities – from a hiking buddy to a tennis partner! The PlayCity app is available for download both on Google Play and App Store. Meet PlayCity’s CEO, Hafiz Mitha! Read his story below and learn how sport fueled connection …

Storm Drains

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As the cold spell draws to an end this weekend, snow will smelt all around our communities in Calgary. Today, let’s learn one thing or two about storm drains in Calgary. What are storm drains? Storm drains collect rainwater and melted snow from sidewalks, streets, and roads. Storm drains are the main way storm water gets into our underground pipes …

Simple Winter Activities

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It’s February and winter is far from over in Calgary! Here are some fun and free winter outdoor activities to help you and your family stay active! Chinook Blast Winter Lights Outdoor art and light installations When: winter weekend nights from February 11 – 28 Where:  the Chinook Blast Hub, an outdoor art park Winter Fire Pits Where: regional community …

More Outdoor Skating Rinks Now Open

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The City of Calgary has opened up several outdoor skating rinks for those who love ice skating: Barb Scott Park Big Marlborough Park Bowness Park Carburn Park North Glenmore Park Olympic Plaza Prairie Winds Park Thomson Family Park These locations are free to use first-come-first-served may open/close on short notice When skating at these locations, You are allowed to wear …

What to Pay Attention to When Shoveling Snow

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The physical activity of shoveling snow can be demanding. Pay attention to the following to protect your health and safety when shoveling snow: Warm up. Consider snow shoveling as a workout. Stretch out for 5-10 minutes before heading out. Dress properly in thin and breathable layers and remember to wear gloves or mittens Don’t shovel right after a meal to …