• It’s a packed weekend! A 24-Hour Wiffleball marathon for a great cause + Indigenous education with CFN

    As temperatures soar and we reach the middle of summer, it’s tempting to spend all your weekends at the beach – however, if you’re sticking closer to home, like we are, there’s no shortage of events to take part in. This coming weekend, July 29 and 30, see two big events for CIES – the ASCEND Charity’s 24-hour Wiffleball Marathon, and the Centre for Newcomers-led…

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  • There’s a lot more summer left to enjoy

    If you think you’ve had your fill of outdoor events, it’s time to rethink your position: there is a lot more summer left to be enjoyed. July will end in a matter of days, but August looms around the corner. And, with the kids still out of school, Calgary’s sweltering heat has given us added reason to venture outdoors. As a newcomer, you might be…

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  • ReNEW – The Refugees and Newcomers Emotional Wellness Program

    The Refugees and Newcomers Emotional Wellness (ReNEW) program is a Calgary Foundation-funded project that provides access to emotional support and professional counselling to recently arrived refugees and newcomers.  Clients and walk-in participants can discreetly inform program staff of the need for emotional support and will be assisted with either one-on-one consultation or arrangements to see a professional counsellor. Newly arrived refugees, many of whom are hosted…

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  • Get your rodeo on! A newcomer’s guide to Calgary Stampede 2017

      If you are a newcomer hungry for a taste of real Calgarian culture and eager to experience the best of western hospitality, it’s not too late to grab a pair of cowboy boots and get ready for the 7th July start of Calgary Stampede 2017. Dubbed the ‘greatest outdoor show on earth’, Calgary Stampede has grown from an agriculture fair in its inaugural staging…

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