Education Savings Event at Bow Valley College

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Join Bow Valley College for our FREE education savings event.  If you are living on a low income, you may qualify for the Canada Learning Bond, a free Government grant of $500-$2000 to start saving for your child’s post-secondary education! Follow these two easy steps to free money: 1.  Get your child a...

It’s Education Savings Week!

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This week, November 19-25, marks the fourth annual Education Savings Week in Canada. We celebrate this week to raise awareness about the importance of education savings for our children. To kick things off, Mayor Nenshi has signed a proclamation declaring this week to be “Education Savings Week.” Our city recognizes...

Unlimited Summer Fun!

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The city of Calgary is offering the Youth Passport—your ticket to unlimited swimming, skating and gym activities for youth ages 7–17. Get active all summer long at one of Calgary’s Aquatic, Recreation & Leisure Centres such as Village Square, Inglewood, Southland, Beltline and many more. Check out www.calgary.ca/youthpassport for a...

Enough for All Potluck

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Watching my grandmother and mother prepare bannock
gave me confidence to make it for my own family.
- Pamela Beebe, VCC Indigenous Strategist

Some recipes are simple, like making toast. Some recipes are a bit more complicated, like making croissants. Others are inherently complex, like Enough for All, the city-wide, community-driven poverty reduction strategy guided by Vibrant Communities Calgary. Complex recipes do not follow a step-by-step process. In fact, Enough for All is...

The Two Best Ways to Save on Groceries!

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1. Make a list and check it twice Think about what kind of meals you’d like to eat and make a list of ingredients you’ll need. Before you go shopping, check your fridge, pantry and cupboards to see if you have any of the ingredients at home already. Check and...

Become a Couponer Extraordinaire!

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I have effectively lowered my grocery bills by keeping a stash of coupons and regularly using them. Step 1: Finding your Coupons On the product – these sticker coupons are on the item/product. Be kind and only take the coupon off when you are checking out and purchasing the item(s)....

5 Ways to Make the Holidays Less Materialistic

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A recent article on CBC Parents listed five ways to add meaning to your family’s holiday season that doesn’t involve stacking presents under the tree. 1)      Spread the Joy An important lesson we can teach our children is that giving is better than receiving.  Volunteering together helps show our children...

Free & Frugal Family Fun in Calgary

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As of June 20th, summer is officially here. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and soon, cowboy attire will be worn all over the city. The best part about summer is that there are fun & exciting things happening – all the time! Although attending the Stampede can get pricey, you don’t need...