Spring has sprung

It’s officially spring in Calgary which means the weather is warming up and Easter is just around the corner.

During spring break, there are plenty of ways to have fun while keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Please continue to follow all public health guidelines from The Government of Alberta and remember that indoor gatherings are still prohibited, but outdoor gatherings are permitted, as long as they are limited to 10 people maximum. Learn more about gathering restrictions here.

Enjoy the changing season by taking your kids to a Community Nature Adventure Playground, go on a self-guided walking tour or take part in a Nature Break at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

You can also book a firepit in a park nearby, go on a scavenger hunt, or consider meeting family and friends in one of our Adaptive Roadways that are set up to provide space to walk, run, skateboard and cycle during the pandemic.

“There are lots of way to stay active and have fun even with restrictions in place,” says Chief of CEMA, Sue Henry. “Remember to practice physical distancing in all outdoor spaces and wear a mask if you cannot stay 2 metres apart from each other.”

We have a number of at home activities for kids and teens to give you inspiration and also have great resources from partners like Telus Spark and the Calgary Public Library.

Easter is hopping up on us

Besides figuring out where to hide the chocolate eggs for the kiddos, you may be wondering how you can safely celebrate this holiday.

If you meet with friends or family outside, sit closest to those in your household and arrange the seats so people are 2 metres apart from each other. You can set up some space heaters or a firepit to stay warm while you are outdoors.

According to the Chief of CEMA, Sue Henry “Have guests bring their own snacks, food and drinks, or provide individual snacks to avoid sharing plates and serving utensils. It is also important to let your guests know that it is okay to cancel last minute if they feel unwell.”

There are still some great options to connect with friends or relatives in a virtual way. You can participate virtually in a religious service, play virtual games, or have a group video call as a way to stay connected to loved ones.

Have a wonderful and safe Easter celebration.