Today's Stampede Parade kicked off the beginning of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, which takes place from now until July 14th. Get ready for fantastic events, inspiring showcases, homegrown country music, delicious treats and so much more. It seems like every year the Calgary Stampede gets bigger and better, and this year is no exception.
Not sure where to start? Here are 5 things to check out during this Calgary Stampede:
1). Dill Pickle Everything: From Dill Pickle popsicles to Dill Pickle pizza, dill is set to be a main ingredient in this year's Stampede! You can check out all of the ingenious and audacious new creations down at the Midway. Craving the classics? Don't worry, the funnel cakes and mini
Canada Day Long Weekend is born out of Canada Day, a day celebrating the birth of the true north strong and free. At Reference they explain, "Canada Day, celebrated every year on July 1, is a Canadian federal holiday that celebrates the enactment of the British North America Act of 1867. The act united three colonies into a single country within the British Empire, and named that country Canada." Essentially, Canada Day is Canada's birthday!
Here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Day is used to mark a number of notable moments in our year. First, it signifies the first long weekend of the summer! Campgrounds are going to be packed as people get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Second, it is the first official
It is a day dedicated to celebrating old, new and honorary father figures for the presence they have had in our lives. They do so much to make this world--and our worlds, in particular--a better place. Just like our other loved ones, Fathers deserve to be celebrated every day. However, on the official Father’s Day, it is nice to go the extra mile.
Conveniently, this year Father's Day Weekend is also the same weekend as Calgary's Neighbour Day, which takes place tomorrow, June 15th! Neighbour Day is a celebration of Calgary's incredible community spirit, designated by Mayor Nenshi following the devastating 2013 floods. Neighbour Day is a time to celebrate what makes our city great!
Spring has arrived in beautiful Calgary, Alberta! Rain showers have summoned the glorious arrival of green grass, fresh blooms and sweet air! All of it has us anticipating the beautiful summer days ahead, with the chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. However, in order to do so guilt-free, spring cleaning is in order. Don't put it off until the snow falls again; act now so that your to-do list is done before the summer holidays.
Here are some tips on where to get started (and what to get started on) for spring cleaning success:
1). Inside the House: It is incredibly overwhelming to attempt to spring clean everything all at once; not to mention ineffective, since inevitably details will get missed. Break up your house into either sections
1. Favourite Golf Course: Kananaskis Country Golf Course || Big skies, mountain views and gorgeous grounds make this my absolute favorite place to golf. It is only an hour and a half outside of Calgary, making it an easy escape from the big city for a day spent enjoying the sunshine.
2. Favourite Website: www.KenRichter.com || My website is designed with you, my valued client, in mind. Use the Interactive Map tool, read our Blog, view our Current Listings, sign up for our Newsletter and so much more. You can also connect with me on Facebook at Team Ken Richter!
3. Favourite App: Wayfair || Buying a home is only part of the home-owning experience; furnishing it is a whole other adventure. I love using the Wayfair app to…
Check out some of these fun things to do around Calgary, Alberta this May…
May 3 || Calgary International BeerFest || Albertan’s love craft beer; and Beerfest, which has become wildly successful in this city, is a direct representation of that. Sampler tickets are $1 each and will allow you to try any number of the 100+ breweries best ales. Support local brewers like Citizen, Last Best and Zero Issue, but also have the opportunity to try beers from breweries all over the country!
May 5 || Montgomery Community Clean Up || Spring cleaning is not just important for your home; it’s also important for your neighborhood! The summer is the most popular time for people visiting the city and for real estate; make your neighborhood stand out among the
In Calgary we are known for many wonderful things: The Calgary Stampede, being the gateway to the mountains, the pandas at the Calgary Zoo, our gorgeous new downtown Library, our support of small, local businesses, our friendly citizens, Mayor Nenshi (once voted the best in the world), our sports teams, that time William and Kate dropped by during their royal tour, and so much more. Now, something new is being added to the list of things that puts Calgary Alberta on the map: Breweries.
Albertan's have always loved craft beer. Their passion about home-grown ingredients, local entrepreneurs, good food and good beer have all created the perfect storm. Calgary has become a hotspot for craft breweries, making it THE western Canadian destination of…
Get ready for spring with some incredible events coming up this month!
April 6 The Women's Show – This fun annual event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate everything to do with womanhood! There will be massive giveaways, innovative products and services, a fashion show and a keynote speaker. Bring your favorite gal pal and enjoy an afternoon at the women’s show.
April 9 - May 12 Billy Elliot The Musical – This musical has been a staple in the London, England theatre scene for many years. The heartwarming tale of a small town boy with big dreams of dancing is similarly relatable to Canadians, which is why Arts Commons is bringing it to life! You do not want to miss this spectacular show.
It is shaping up to a glorious spring here in Calgary, Alberta. The sun is already shining, the snow melting, and some Calgarian's are being inspired to - brace yourself - pack away their mittens and toques. With such generous weather, calendars are filling up with fun things to do this spring. After all, here in Calgary we have learned to appreciate good whether.
The communities of Bowness and Montgomery have always been particularly active when it comes to bringing the neighborhood together in the name of family friendly fun. Have you visited either of these two communities lately? There have been numerous developments to each so that they can continue to serve Calgarian's well. They also have lots planned for this spring, so here are some
There are so many fun things to do in Calgary this month! Check some of them out and experience everything this vibrant city in Alberta has to offer.
March 5: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition - Watch the best of the best compete in this inspiring event. Calgary is home to some truly incredible musicians that have spent thousands of hours honing their craft. Marvel at their great skill and enjoy a night of beautiful music.
March 6: Heritage Park Ghost Tours - They are back and more popular than ever! The Heritage Park Ghost Tours sell out almost immediately every single Halloween, so they are making a ghostly visit this spring for one night only. Act now if you like haunting encounters...
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