Fresh produce prices increase by up to 46%[INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’ve gone grocery shopping lately, you’ve surely seen the affect the downturn has had at the register. Many food essentials like meat, produce and diary have soared in price thanks to a low loonie, high transportation costs and a bad crop in the last US growing season (Alberta especially imports many of it’s fresh items from…

Fundraising Campaigns

Fundraising, for many nonprofits, are the sole way funds are produced to continue the necessary programming needed in our community. This fundraising campaign had a goal of $300,000 during one of Calgary’s most volatile economic downturns. Not only did this campaign reach it’s fundraising goal, it created unprecedented  engagement, followership and community outreach. Not only did…

15 easy ways to celebrate Intergenerational Day

Last year, Mayor Naheed Nenshi welcomed Calgarians to Intergenerational Day, a national event that takes place June 1 and celebrates different generations and what they can offer their community, but more importantly, each other. The idea of intergenerational relationships was established in Calgary long before Intergenerational Day was announced last year. LINKages Society of Alberta,…

Hope Hampers Delivered to Flood Victims

The Fresh Start Recovery Centre’s gymnasium was bustling with volunteers last Thursday. As the sun beat down outside, it was easy to forget that a flood ravaged the streets of Calgary and devastated the towns surrounding it. But no one has forgotten. Not here, anyway. July 18 was a Day of Caring for over 150 PwC volunteers. Armed…

Calgary’s Laundry Fairy

When a community like ours comes together, amazing feats are accomplished: homes are drained and gutted in a few days, volunteers revitalize an area as big as the Stampede grounds in barely a week and this large city can feel the small-town camaraderie that makes Calgary so special. Nadine, a Tuscany resident, says she wanted…

Mental health week – Chief Rick Hanson speaks out [Video]

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we sometimes forget the little things that keep us healthy from the inside out. This week is Mental Health Week and the Canadian Mental Health Association says that although physical health is important, mental wellbeing is often overlooked because of the stigma attached to it. 27 per…