How to Celebrate Halloween in the time of COVID-19

A lot of parents have been humming and hawing about what to do this Halloween. Fortunately, traditional Halloween has not been cancelled in Calgary but participants will need to follow some ground rules in order to participate. The City of Calgary has recommended that children stick within their cohort/"bubble" of friends and relatives as well as to maintain six feet of distance from other groups on the streets. Parents will need to get a bit creative by incorporating face masks into their kids' costumes. Even though Halloween has a plethora of costume masks — from goblins to ghouls — they don't meet the criteria for health safety. Also, to limit the amount of surfaces being touched, officia

Get into the Halloween spirit with these activities

This year's Halloween is probably going to look a lot different for most kids. Without the classic trick-or-treating, school dances, or local community events, it might be hard to get into the Halloween spirit (and let's be honest, we could all use a day to dress-up and have a break from reality). To help bring some of the silly and playful Halloween energy into your home, we've spent some time combing through the internet to find some fun activities that you can do with your kids. Halloween Paper Garland Nothing gets me more into a season than decorating my apartment. Whether it's hanging a wreath on our front door in the spring or stringing twinkle lights everywhere for Christmas, it's the

FESA Facilitator Stories: Albert Ankahmah and Amelia Haynes

Working with FESA has been a very good experience, especially being at the Calgary Remand Centre. When I was first offered the opportunity to go there, I was nervous because I did not know what to expect. After a few classes of listening and engaging with the men there I realized it was an opportunity to impact lives and make a positive change. Every class has been impactful and insightful for both me and the participants. The thing that touched me was how these men allow themselves to be vulnerable and open about their challenges with their families, their relationships, and other life circumstances that landed them there in the first place. During these classes, I saw men that wanted to ch

Pie in the FESA Fundraising Results

After months of fundraising, we are so proud to announce that we surpassed our initial fundraising goal of $10,000 by raising over $14,800. This money will go towards supporting the invaluable literacy and learning programs that FESA provides across Calgary for low literacy and low-income individuals. Many of our website visitors, patrons, and program participants have been patiently waiting to see who ended up getting pied in the FESA, so we're thrilled to reveal the final results! Jenna Truong came in first, followed by Donna Rapp in second, and Jessica Spicer in third. Since we couldn't host an in-person event, we had our top three fundraisers get pied in the face at home. We compiled all

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