Banff Newcomer Town Walking Tour

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The Banff Newcomer Walking Tour provides young adults between the ages of 18 and 30, whether permanent residents or temporary, with everything you need to know to live in Banff. You will learn about essential programs and services including, how to register for a post office box, a free recreation pass, parking passes and more. You will also learn about …

Free Activities for Families Over Spring Break

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Children are off on Spring Break this week, and activities to keep them busy don’t have to cost a lot. We have put together a list of some free activities below to bring your family hours of fun! Make and Take at Mastermind Toys – March 21-25, 2022. Free toy making workshop for your kids to learn to build a …

Canada Learning Bond

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What is Canada Learning Bond (CLB)? The Canada Learning Bond (CLB) is money that the Canadian Government adds to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for children from low-income families.  The Canada Learning Bond (CLB) helps to pay the costs of a child’s full- or part-time studies after high school. How much a child could get? The Government of Canada …

Alberta Kindergarten to Grade 12 Winter Break Extended to January 10, 2022

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The extended break will give school authorities time to gather additional data to assess staffing implications and the potential operational impacts of the current COVID-19 situation. To assist with the safe return to classes, Alberta Health and Municipal Affairs’ PPE Task Force will also deliver the following to schools, starting the week of January 10: 8.6 million rapid tests 16.5 …

Alberta Lowers Child Care Fees for Working Families after Signing Agreement with the Federal Government

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The Alberta government is lowering child care fees for working families, following the signing of our historic agreement with the federal government. Parents with kids not yet in kindergarten will see fees for spaces in licensed daycares, preschools and family day homes reduced by half, on average, by early 2022. Families most in need will receive additional subsidies. By 2026, …

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Begin for 5 – 11 Year Olds

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More than 394,000 pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Alberta. On November 24, the Alberta government starts accepting vaccine bookings for children aged five to eleven. Pediatric vaccinations will be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics around the province. Vaccines will also be available at four pharmacies where AHS clinics are not conveniently located. First-dose appointments …

Halloween During COVID-19

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Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

Level Up, Calgary!

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Have you played Minecraft? Now, Calgary students will have a great opportunity to take something they do for fun and apply it towards the real world. Students across Calgary are going to have the opportunity to redesign, restructure and rebuild the city’s downtown through the newly launched Level Up, Calgary! where they can explore, create and prototype designs in a …