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 …

PlayCity — Free App for Meeting New People

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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! Use PlayCity if you wish to: Meet others from all backgrounds that share a similar healthy interest with you; Start conversations, …

Enjoy the Summer with Wading Pools and Spray Parks

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How to stay cool in the hot summer weather? Visit one of the spray parks and wading pools managed by the City of Calgary! These wading pools and spray parks are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m: Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave. N.W. Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. Rotary Park – 617 1 …