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Playground equipment recycled to bring joy to children across the world

Urbani thumbRunning to the playground at recess is a privilege most Calgary children enjoy and often take for granted.

For many children across the world, however, a playground is unheard of and some kids may not know how to play on one.

Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association addresses residents' concerns

Prasad thumbDozens of outraged residents gathered at the Peace Lutheran Church on Oct. 17 for the annual general meeting of the Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA).

Stripping down and re-developing the centerpiece of the community, the Shaw-Nee Slopes Golf Course, was the primary concern on residents' minds.

Organization focused on educating caregivers about child sexual abuse

Frey thumbChances are that every Canadian child, by the time they're in kindergarten, knows not to take candy from a stranger or get into a car with someone they don't know.

According to a cross-country study commissioned by the Canadian government in 1984 known as the Badgley Report, however, 95 per cent of children who are sexually abused know their abuser. The report also suggests that one in three girls and one in six boys will experience an unwanted sexual act.

John Petropoulos Memorial Fund strives to increase safety for emergency service workers in the workplace

Kane thumbOn Oct. 17, Calgarians gathered in Denny's at Deerfoot Meadows to enjoy freshly brewed coffee and 99-cent grand slam breakfasts to support Celebrity Benefit Day.

All proceeds from the breakfast were going towards the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF), which is dedicated to reducing and eliminating workplace injuries and fatalities to emergency services personnel.