Outdoor Community Food Bank at Vista Heights Opening Sep 18

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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 …

What You Need to Know about Maple Syrup

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Today, let’s learn a few things about maple syrup — one of the most well-known Canadian icons! Where does maple syrup come from? Maple syrup is harvested and processed from maple trees; Holes are drilled into the trunks of maple trees so that the sap can be collected in a container; The sap is then heated and filtered multiple times; …

Use LoveYYC Pass to Support Local Businesses

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Do you live in Calgary? Are you a proud Calgarian? Tourism Calgary has a new #LoveYYC Deals Pass. Sign up for free today and get exclusive offers on Calgary attractions, hotels and restaurants! What does it include? Great deals and discounts for things to see and do, eat & drink and staycations Free and simple to use with new offers …

Travel Restrictions for CoPR Holders Moving to Canada

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Do you currently hold a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and are planning to move to Canada? Here’s what you should do when the COVID-19 travel restrictions are still in place. It depends on your situation: If your CoPR was approved after March 18, 2020 and you are travelling from the United States to settle and live in Canada, you …

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, …

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended Again until August 21

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The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, May and June, the restriction was extended for three times. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, the two countries have recently agreed to extend the current border measures once again to keep people in both countries safe. The Canada-U.S. …

Service Canada Offices Gradually Reopen

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Some Service Canada offices are gradually reopening for key services, for example: Employment Insurance Canada Pension Plan Old Age Security Social Insurance Numbers Passports for critical travel If you are in Calgary, the Service Canada office located at Harry Hays Building has reopened. You cannot do walk-ins. You must make an appointment by filling out the service request form. An …

CBSA Now Collects Entry & Exit Info of Air Travellers

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) collects basic biographic information on travellers entering and exiting Canada by land and air. The agency now records your complete travel history information to further enhance border management and security. The CBSA shares entry and exit information with its federal partners, including Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This means IRCC will be able …