City Summer Outdoor Programs for Kids & Adults

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The City of Calgary has two new outdoor summer programs for children and adults. These are great opportunities for newcomer families to make new friends and build network. Wetland Wonders Kid aged 5-12 will learn about all the wonders of wetlands by exploring these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get …

Stay Near Water, Stay Cool

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The heat wave will continue into this Canada Day Long weekend. Check out this map developed by the City of Calgary for various cooling locations across the city: Aquatic Facilities Outdoor Pools Spray Parks Wading Pools And more! When you are on the map, click on this button to see the legend! Other useful information to help you and your …

Activities for Children & Youth with Disabilities

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Ability4Good is a community-based nonprofit which develop social networks, offer services and create caring communities for those that are most vulnerable so that they can live with dignity, achieving their goals and aspirations. Below is the latest flyer of their STRIVE Summer 2021 program for children, youth and families living with disabilities. Various sessions are available throughout the summer of …

Summer Camps for Newcomers (FANs Foundation)

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FANS Foundation is offering a variety of free summer opportunities for newcomers. Click on the red text below and check out the details of each camp. Spots in these camps are first come, first serve. Interested in joining? Email friends@fansfoundation.com as soon as possible! Bolder Climbing: Free Climbing Day Passes Available All Summer- Ages 3+ Breathe Parkour: Free Parkour Trial …

Calgary Adapted Hub — Accessible Sport and Recreation Programming for Children & Youth Living with Disability

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Calgary Adapted Hub powered by Jumpstart (CAH) connects children, youth, and families living with disabilities with inclusive and accessible sport and recreation programming in the City of Calgary. Programs are offered either as an adapted sport and recreation program for children and youth with a disability or an inclusive program for children and youth of all abilities. Visit this link …

K-12 Students to Return to In-Person Learning

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The Alberta government has recently announced the following: Most K-12 students will return to in-person learning starting May 25. Students in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, who will return May 31. Students and staff will continue to follow all health measures in schools even if they are fully or partially vaccinated, including: wearing masks, staying home when sick, and …

Camp fYrefly 2021

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Camp fYrefly is a fun, educational, social, and personal leadership retreat for queer and trans youth ages 14 – 24. Campers explore their identity, build resilience, enhance self esteem, and develop leadership skills that will positively impact their lives, homes, schools, and communities through Workshops Mental health support Art programming Community building And more! This year, Camp fYrefly Alberta North …

CP Kids Summer Camp 2021 by Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families

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Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families will host CP Kids Summer Camp 2021 in person with AHS guidelines and protocols in place. Campers will be paired with a camp staff member for the week. Note that this camp is tailored to kids with physical disabilities. Not everyone will be able to participate in person, so a virtual option for Summer Camp …