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Spring has arrived in beautiful Calgary, Alberta! Trees are beginning to bud and the snow is (almost) all gone. All of it has us anticipating the beautiful summer days ahead, with the chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. However, in order to do so guilt-free, spring cleaning is in order. Don't put it off until the snow falls again; act now so that your to-do list is done before the summer holidays.

Here are some tips on where to get started (and what to get started on) for spring cleaning success:

1). Inside the House: It is incredibly overwhelming to attempt to spring clean everything all at once; not to mention ineffective, since inevitably details will get missed. Break up your house into either sections or rooms and tackle them…

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Spring Break is next week for many students in the Calgary public school system. While some have already been working from home as they attend school virtually, starting next week children everywhere are going to have a lot more free time on their hands! Since traveling somewhere exotic for Spring break is not an option this year, we've rounded up some Staycation ideas for your kids this spring break. Read on for details!

DIY Olympics: Each day of spring break have a different competition for your kids to compete in. Events can range from an obstacle course in the house to a puzzle competition. Craft little medals for them and then do a big winners banquet of their favourite treats and meal at the end of the week. This will give them something to…

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March is here and spring is on the horizon. Take a deep breath, Calgary. You made it.

We have now been in some form of quarantine and self-isolation for nearly a year. While many of us are still mourning the loss of our old 'normal,' we are now at the point where creative solutions and changes have come about to make sure we get to experience some of what we used to--even if slightly modified. 

That being said, here are some of the events happening this month: 

  • March 1 - 31 : Calgary Zoo King Penguin March
  • March 1 - 31 : Parks Foundation Calgary Bench Dedications
  • March 1 - 13 : PlungeX - Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Alberta
  • March 1 - 22 : Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom
  • March 11 : Your Brain on Art
  • March 11 : An…
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Valentine's Day is this Sunday! Valentine's is a great opportunity to spoil your loved one with a small (or big) gift as a token of your love. While you do so, skip Amazon or big chains and support someone local! Here are some local businesses to check out this Valentine's Day:

Stay Sweet YYC: Vicky from Stay Sweet YYC makes the most beautiful, delicious treats! Her cookies are seriously tasty and seriously gorgeous. Check her out and place an order for some incredible baked goods. 

Ollia Macarons & Tea: Is there anything more romanic than a bubble bath, champagne and a plate of macarons? We think not. Their macarons are divine, visit their flagship shop on 17th Avenue!

NOtaBLE: This restaurant has become a Calgary staple and is…

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February is the month of love. Typically Calgary has tons of events to help relieve Calgarians of their winter hibernation and draw them outside, but this year continues to be different as we keep conscious of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. In that vein, many events being held this month are at limited capacity or are being held online. While this may be different, we encourage you to still attend in whatever ways you can. Here are some of the events happening across the city this month, and some other helpful links:

February 11-28 || Chinook Blast Winter Festival || The official website writes, "Calgary – come outside, bring your small cohort and enjoy the vibrancy of our city this winter. You’re not afraid of a little cold, are you? Local…

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Once again, events look different in Calgary this month. With restrictions still tight due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many events are being moved online, post-phoned or cancelled altogether. As we continue to stay home and stay local, we encourage you to engage in safe entertainment across the city. This past year has certainly challenged us to find the adventure in our own cities, and Calgary has plenty to offer. 

Go explore YYC! Check out the art murals, support local businesses, enjoy the parks and green spaces, try a new curbside pickup restaurant, go look at fancy houses in new neighbourhoods, check out areas of the city you've never gotten to, and find ways to create safe, meaningful connections with the thriving Calgary community.

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Calgary loves to celebrate the holidays. A drive through any neighbourhood will quickly get you in the Christmas spirit. In Bowness, Christmas wreaths are lights adorn the streetlights and shops, giving the community even more of a festive, small-town feel. It is our favourite time of the year to drive through one of our favourite communities. 

Here is an inexpensive holiday activity idea: get a cup of hot chocolate from Tim Hortons and take a drive through the city. Set your radio to 95.9 CHRM for non-stop Christmas music and turn up the heat. Not sure where to start on this beautiful, Christmas adventure? Here are some places to check out:

1). Downtown Core: Many buildings in the downtown core are adorned with Christmas lights inside and out.…

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Tomorrow, November 11, is Remembrance Day. 

The Canadian Encyclopedia writes, "Remembrance Day is a yearly memorial day that is observed in many Commonwealth countries, including Canada, to remember those who died in military service, and honor those who served in wartime. It is observed across Canada each year on 11 November — the anniversary of the Armistice agreement of 1918 that ended the First World War. On Remembrance Day, public ceremonies and church services often include the playing of “Last Post,” a reading of the fourth stanza of the poem “For the Fallen,” and two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. Wreaths are laid at local war memorials and assemblies are held in schools. Millions of Canadians wear red poppy pins in the weeks leading up to…

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There are a handful of events happening this month that we are excited to share with you!

First, it's important to take note of November 11th happening next Wednesday. This Remembrance Day is a stat holiday for most Calgarians as per usual, but is going to look different this year. Due to COVID cases rising across the city and new restrictions set in place by Alberta Health Services, ceremonies in memorial to our veterans are going to look different. Military sites such as museums and the Memorial Drive feild of crosses will be open to visitors, but large scale ceremonies are being held as virtual events. If you do plan to visit a site in Calgary, we recommend booking a timed ticket in advance wherever possible. You can see a full list of events…

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Happy Halloween!

A spooky weekend is ahead with plenty of notable events. First, Halloween is on a Saturday! This means you can stay up late without worrying about waking up early for work or school the next day. Second, Saturday night there will be a full moon! Full moon's are always spooky, but with this one falling on Halloween, it's sure to add some extra moodiness to the atmosphere. Third, we say goodbye to daylight savings this weekend! That's right, Saturday at midnight the clock falls back an hour, giving you a full extra hour of Halloween!

Many people around the city are turning to at home events instead of big parties, careful to follow the new Alberta Health Services guidelines of limiting gatherings to 15 people again. Some families…

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