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Happy May Long Weekend, Everyone!

After weeks of shut downs and quarantine, the world is slowly starting to open back up again; including Calgary! While it is important to make sure that we continue to use precautions (wear face masks, keep 6 feet of distance whenever possible, continue to practice good hygiene, stay home if you're sick, etc.), it's becoming safer to navigate this brave new world. That being said, if you're going stir crazy and ready to get out and about, here are some ideas of things to do this weekend: 

  • BBQ from home with a local barbecue kit: Avenue Calgary writes, "Now that the weather is nice again, it’s time to break out your barbecue and start grilling. While you can, of course, pick up supplies from the grocery store,
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Mother's Day is this weekend! Have you prepared something in celebration? If not, here are some ideas you can do even while in quarantine:

Prepare a Pamper Basket || Put together a basket of all of your mom's favorite things! This can be done inexpensively and can be completely customized to your mom. Spend some time thinking about her favorite things, then put them all in a basket (Michael's Craft Supply stores have gorgeous baskets). Many places are either now open or you can do curbside pickup, so shopping for a gift is still possible despite quarantine. Here are some ideas for things to include to get you started:

  • Candy
  • Candle
  • Magazine or Book
  • Bath Bomb
  • Favorite Drink 
  • Customized Mug

Take Her to Brunch || Mom's

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Normally at the beginning of each month we share fun events happening around the city for you to check out. However, these days life looks different as we continue to self isolate and social distance. 

Alberta.ca has rolled out really encouraging information regarding the reopening of the province following strict shutdowns. They write, "Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. While we face a long road to recovery, there are signs our collective efforts are helping slow the spread of COVID-19. We must ensure the sacrifices we have already made are not wasted. To be successful, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread: follow public health measures,

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We are certainly living in strange days as we navigate the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. With such a constant flow of news, not to mention a sprinkling of fear mongering, it can be hard to keep your head above water. If you're looking for some positive news and resources, we've got you. Check out the following for a dose encouragement and tips & tricks:

  • 5 Good Things That Happened in Calgary This Week
  • Text4Hope - Daily Messages of Encouragement
  • Services to Support Seniors During COVID-19
  • Official Coronavirus Updates from Alberta Health Services
  • UpWorthy - Good News Stories
  • Watch the Calgary Zoo Panda's Live

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COVID-19 continues to bring business, schools and cities to a standstill as we practice safe social distancing in attempts to flatten the curve of this global pandemic. Still confused on what COVID-19 is and how you can help us eradicate it? Check out our article on it here. 

This week felt different for many Calgarians as we settled into a temporary new normal. At first being home from our regular daily activities felt like a fun snow day, a welcome chance to catch up on Netflix and sleep in. However, now people are starting to feel the anxiety the comes with knowing this isn't just a two week fix; this could be our reality for a number of months now. 

It is more important now than ever for people to follow Alberta Health Services advice on how

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The world is experiencing an unprecedented pandemic right now as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to shut down schools, workplaces, cities and countries as a whole. We want to provide you with some helpful information as you go into your weekend wondering what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep yourself and your loved one safe. 

What is the Coronavirus? "Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans." (World Health

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UPDATE:

Due to the COVID-19 virus, many events across the City of Calgary are being cancelled or rescheduled. Venues and businesses are following the advice of Alberta Health Services and adjusting daily to ensure patrons have a safe, positive experience. We strongly recommend that you connect with any place you were planning on attending an event to see what the latest status is. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to practice safe social distancing and self quarantine. Everyone's participation is required if we want to see the end of this global pandemic. For information on how you can keep yourself and you loved ones safe during these unpredictable times, we recommend going right to the source! Visit Alberta Health

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Calgarians love to travel. With winter approaching, people are beginning to make travel plans to sneak away from it all as soon as it gets cold. While trips are fun to plan, there is a lot to remember to do. Here are 4 simple things to keep in mind as you make your vacation plans:

1). If you are planing to fly internationally, check your passport to make sure it is updated and has not expired/will not expire during your trip. You don’t want to be caught a week before your trip with no valid passport. To renew a passport, get professional passport photos taken (places such as London Drugs, Superstore, Walmart, etc. offer this service specifically). Print off a renewal form and fill it out at home to save time, then bring all the necessary documents to a

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Check out some of these incredible events! January 4-31 Mamma Mia! Here I go again... another incredible performance of Mama Mia is coming to Calgary! Get your tickets today.
January 10 The Motorcycle Show If you're looking for your next hot rod, apparel or fun gadgets, check out the Motorcycle Show! Rumor has it there will also be some huge giveaways...
January 10 PAW Patrol Live - The Great Pirate Adventure Kids have fallen in love with PAW Patrol all across the world. Get tickets to the live show today!
January 10 Calgary Hitmen Pucks for Paws $5.00 from every ticket from this event is going to Four Feet Companion Foundation, which helps dogs in need. Catch the game and see the puppies!
January 11 Drew Gregory at The King Eddy Local country…
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Check out some of these great December events happening around Calgary, Alberta: December 1 First Day of Advent
December 1 - 31 NOEL Indoor Light Display & Christmas Market: This event is new to YYC, so be one of the first to check it out! Located at the Stampede grounds it is set to be a light display and holiday market like none other. Rumour has it Santa will also be making appearances throughout the duration of the event...
December 10 - 28 A Christmas Carol with Arts Commons
December 13 Holiday Market Collective
December 13 - 24 The Nutcracker: Nothing will get you in the spirit of Christmas quite like seeing a production of the Nutcracker. This spectacular show features world-class dancers, choreography, symphony music, audience interaction…
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