❄️ Catch the Last Weekend of Chinook Blast ❄️

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates Leave a Comment

Have you checked out Chinook Blast? This upcoming weekend is the last weekend to experience the open, outdoor winter fun at Calgary’s midwinter round up. What is Chinook Blast? A free outdoor winter event where local artists illuminate our winter weekend in the Chinook Blast Hub as well as partner art sites around downtown Calgary. Enjoy outdoor art and light …

Cross-country trails in Calgary

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Did you know Calgary has trails specifically for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing? You may find some trails to do so in the following places: West Confederation Park – Foothills Nordic Ski Club, in partnership with The City is exploring the opportunity to provide cross country skiing. South Glenmore Park – maintained by Calgary Parks. Typically trackset on Wednesdays. Bowness Park – maintained by Calgary …

Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade A Huge Success

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

On October 30 last Friday, many Marlborough residents participated in the Marlborough Spooky Halloween Parade. COVID-19 restrictions were in place throughout the parade. Families dressed up in costumes passed through the parking lot of the community centre and were handed candy and pre-packed goodie bags. About 150 people walked or drove through the event in 2 hours. Most participants were …

Tobogganing and Sledding in Calgary

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Updates

Tobogganing, or sometimes called sledding is one of the most popular winter activities in Canada. Tobogganing is sliding downhill over snow on a toboggan. The word “toboggan” is a noun as well as a verb. When it is a noun, “toboggan” is a long narrow board or sled shown in the picture above. It’s not quite winter yet in Calgary …

Outdoor Community Food Bank at Vista Heights Opening Sep 18

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

The Love with Humanity Association, in collaboration with the Crossroads Community Association, will open up a Free Community Outdoor Food Bank tomorrow! This food bank will be open 24/7 and is an addition to their First Multicultural Public Outdoor Library. Would you like to join the opening ceremony and celebrate this great initiative? Everyone is welcome! Location: Vista Heights at …

Yellow Larch Fall Hikes

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

In Canada, you get to experience the changing landscapes and natural beauty for all four seasons. Fall in Canada is chilly and feels almost like winter, but you can still make the best out of it before the freezing temperatures set in. In central and eastern Canada, leaves on the trees transform to beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. …