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These activities will help youth build awareness and learn to identify city resources. They can be done alone, but work best with friends over a video chat such as Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

Mindfulness Activity


Trivia question: Who is the Greek God/Goddess of music? *you can find the answer at the end of this activity plan
A: Venus    B: Apollo    C: Poseidon

Mindfulness activity:

  • Sit down and observe your thoughts.
  • In your head, tell yourself to relax.
  • Notice what happens next.
  • Are there any more thoughts popping up inside your head? Are they negative or positive?

Calgary Tower Trivia


  • Pencil
  • Paper

For this activity, connect with one or more friends on a video chat like Skype, Zoom or Facetime.

The Calgary Tower is landmark in Calgary, AB. Test your knowledge about the Calgary Tower and see how much you know without looking at the answers.

Write your answers on a blank piece of paper. Compare your answers with your friends to see who knows more about the tower. *See answers at the end of this activity plan.

Calgary Tower Trivia Questions:

  1. How tall is the Calgary Tower in metres?
  2. What year did the tower open?
  3. What was the original name of the Calgary Tower when it opened?
  4. How much did the Calgary Tower cost to build?
  5. The Calgary tower is popular for its stairs that are open to the public. How many steps are there to get to the top of the tower?
  6. What year was the tower renamed as the Calgary Tower?
  7. What is the name of the restaurant in the Calgary Tower?
  8. What makes this restaurant so unique?
  9. What materials were used to build the tower?


Build your Tallest Tower


  • Marshmallows
  • Raw spaghetti noodles (or any materials that will make a fair competition)
  • Tape measure or ruler

For this activity, connect with one or more friends on a video chat like Skype, Zoom or Facetime.

Compete with your friend(s) to build the tallest tower out of things you have at home. Make sure that your structure can stand alone without any supports. The tallest standing structure is the winner!

Try using marshmallows and raw spaghetti (or any materials that will make a fair competition)

Fingerprint Challenge


  • Ink pad or markers
  • Magnifying glass (optional)
  • Paper

Fingerprints are 100 per cent unique - no two people have the exact same fingerprint. The police use them to catch criminals and help find lost children. Fingerprints can leave a sort of 'invisible ink' that police can translate with special tools and equipment.


  • Use an ink pad or marker to cover the tip of one of your fingers.
  • Press your finger on the paper. Roll your finger from side to side to get a full picture of your finger.
  • Repeat with your thumb or another finger.
  • Write your name on the page.
  • Get other members in your house to do the same thing on a different piece of paper. Do you see any differences between each finger print?

For more information about how fingerprints can be useful, visit the website YouthlinkCalgary_Musuem. Check out their crime prevention programs and the police museum that has a Forensic Lab, True Life Crime Stories and other features.


Review Questions

Ask yourself and/or your friend(s):

  • What do you like most about living in Calgary?
  • What do you think makes Calgary’s culture unique?
  • What would make Calgary an even better place to live?

Trivia Answers

Mindfulness Activity Answer B: Apollo

Calgary Tower Trivia Questions Answers:

  1. 190.8 Metres
  2. June 30th, 1968
  3. Husky Tower - The Husky Tower was renamed the Calgary Tower in 1971 to show that the structure belonged to all Calgarians.
  4. $3.5 Million
  5. 802 Steps
  6. 1971
  7. Sky 360 Restaurant and Lounge
  8. The floor rotates 360 degrees once every 45 minutes at lunch time and once every hour at dinner time. It is powered by a two and a half horse power motor.
  9. The Tower is made of 11,000 tons of steel reinforced concrete. There are no seams in the concrete.