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

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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. …

Labour Day 2020

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With workers all over Canada looking forward to a day to recharge on Labour Day, let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the origin and history of this public holiday. The Toronto Printers Union had been asking their employers for a shorter work week for over 3 years. After being repeatedly ignored, they took bold action and went on strike …

Pay Attention to Calgary’s Air Quality

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Compared to many other countries in the world, Canada’s air quality is among the best, but that doesn’t mean we can lower our guard during wildfire season. Last night (August 24), Calgary’s air quality worsened as smoke blew in from the wildfires in California and British Columbia. People whose health is at risk of being affected may include: Children; Seniors; …

Wear a Mask & Enjoy August Long Weekend Safely

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The first Monday in August is Heritage Day! It’s an optional holiday in Alberta, but if you are getting an extra day off on August 3, 2020, please make sure you enjoy your long weekend safely and responsibly! In the most recent update delivered by Dr. Hinshaw (our chief medical officer) on July 30, 113 additional cases have been identified. …