Government of Alberta invests $43 Million towards Provincial Parks

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The Government of Alberta announced on Tuesday a plan to invest $43 million in Alberta’s parks, including almost half a million dollars ($480,000) for improvements at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary. This investment will enhance, repair and protect Alberta’s provincial parks while creating more than 290 jobs when they are needed most.  The money will be used to improve …

Reopening of the Glenmore Dam Pathway

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The City of Calgary announced the reopening of the Glenmore Dam Pathway! During the past few years, construction for the Glenmore Dam has been happening in order to Increase the lifespan of the dam Increase our water supply resiliency to better manage low river flows in the winter and high river flows in the spring. Improve recreational experience for pathway …

Build a Book Bag Expanded to More Age Groups

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The Calgary Public Library has been offering a program called “Build a Book Bag”. Recently the Library has decided to expand this free Library service. Along with ordering custom book recommendations for adults, you can now choose book bags for babies, toddlers, school-age kids, and teens! Learn about how to join the program here: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/08/24/build-a-book-bag-calgary-public-library/ Now the newly-added function to …

Wordfest Calgary Sep – Dec 2020

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Last Thursday, we explored the importance of reading in one of our “English Learning Tips” articles. In this article, let’s take a look at this event happening in Calgary right now, which is perfect for kindling (or rekindling) your passion for reading. Wordfest is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization that produces one of Canada’s largest international literary festivals, taking place …

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 …

Build a Book Bag – Calgary Public Library

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”– Sir Richard Steele Did you know that the Calgary Public Library offers a program called “Build a Book Bag”? Through this free program, you can request recommended staff titles under your preferable type of materials. Mystery, romance, sci-fi, …you name it! Simply choose a genre and a book in …

PlayCity — Free App for Meeting New People

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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

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

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 …

Explore Parks Together 55+

Lisa Cai Community, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The City of Calgary is hosting several free outdoor programs in our parks. One of them is called Explore Parks Together 55+. This is a FREE unique program providing opportunities for older adults (55+) to be active and creative in the outdoors. The program is happening on Thursday mornings in July and August. Older adults as well as their unpaid/informal …

The Great YYC Staycation

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information

From July 24th – August 23rd, join the Great YYC Staycation, Calgary’s biggest ever city-wide staycation scavenger hunt. You can have fun completing local and virtual challenges, earn points to win thousands of dollars worth of amazing prizes, all while supporting our local community. It is free to participate​, you can explore the city like a tourist, support local businesses …