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Happy New Year! Here are some of the events happening around the city:

January 1 New Year's Day
January 1 Calgary Icbreaker Polar Bear Dip: Dive into the cold to raise money for a fantastic cause! If you're not particularly excited about diving into freezing water, you can watch from the sidelines and show your support for those who are crazy. This fun event is a great family outing for the last day of the holiday break.
January 4 - 6 The Motorcycle Show: Calgary may not have a long motorcycle season, but those who choose to live free and ride with the wind in their face are very dedicated. Check out the motorcycle show to see some incredible motorcycles, check out all the new motorcycle gadgets and enter a ton of giveaways. This show will inspire

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'Tis the season for celebrating the holidays. December in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has many events in celebration of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and more. If you are wanting to explore all that Calgary has to offer, December is a great time to do it. Enjoy the outdoor craft markets, free skates, tasty treats and more!

December 1 - 23 A Christmas Carol
December 1 - January 5 Zoolights
December 2 Hanukkah
December 2 Beginning of Advent
December 6 Loft Speaker Series: Holiday Hospitality
December 6 - 9 Make It Calgary
December 7 Dave Kelly Live
December 7 - 16 Market Collective
December 8 Bowness Annual Holiday Dinner
December 9 Teddy Bear Toss
December 9 Holiday Fest 'n' Film
December 9 Northwestival
December 14 Bowness JellyBean Dance
December 14 - 16 She

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Here are some fun events to check out this month as autumn waves goodbye to summertime!

This Girl Can Expo || September 8th || Big Four Building, Stampede Grounds || "Parents and girls ages five and up are invited to this new local expo, which aims to inspire and empower young girls. The one-day event will feature speakers like Olympic medalist Alex Gough, sessions on coding and healthy relationships, yoga and hip hop classes, and a show by the Calgary Girls Choir." Check out the exhibits, freebies and get inspired! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website HERE.

Red & White Comic Expo || September 9th || Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium || "Comic books, role-playing games, artwork, action figures — you'll find all

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We live in an absolutely stunning province. Alberta is world-renowned—people travel from all across the world to visit this incredible place. Big blue skies and mountain views are hard to come by, and if you ask anyone who has traveled lots or moved elsewhere, they always remark on the beauty of the land being one of the things they miss most about being here. 

We are so lucky to live in this beautiful place, and as such, we need to take advantage of all it has to offer! So many people live their life saying “It’s RIGHT here, I’ll get to it eventually…” and then they never do! Make sure to check out the following places to explore in Alberta and soak in all the beauty this land has to offer. 

The Grotto: The Grotto is located just outside of

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It's Christmas morning for cowboys and cowgirls everywhere as Stampede officially kicks off! The greatest outdoor show on earth attracts millions to Calgary every single summer and has been a wild hit since its inception in 1912. While some Calgarians roll their eyes as tourists flock to our city, we feel proud to live in a place that hosts such a fantastic event focused on sportsmanship and the wild, wild west. The Calgary Stampede has been wowing attendees for over 100 years, and this year will be no different. 

Some new activities are hitting the Saddledome grounds this year, such as a quarter pipe in the Monster Energy Compound and curling in the Big Four Roadhouse. One highly anticipated new event is sidesaddle racing. Avenue Magazine writes,

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Check out some of the events happening in Calgary this month! For more information, check out Avenue Magazine's great list. 

Banff Yoga Festival || June 1 - 3 || Banff || Yogis everywhere rejoice! The Banff Yoga festival is this weekend. This festival has workshops, speakers, a market and more. Come celebrate the art of yoga! For more information visit their website HERE.

Little Modern Market || June 2 || Rally Pointe || The founders of the Little Modern Market say, "we started Little Modern Market, when we saw that something was missing from the Calgary market scene. Living in the suburbs, heading downtown isn’t always the easiest option, so bringing the same fun, and welcoming market scene to us, was our goal!" Check it out by visiting their

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Mother's Day is this weekend! Have you prepared something in celebration? If not, here are some ideas:

Prepare a Pamper Basket || Put together a basket of all of your mom's favorite things! This can be done inexpensively and can be completely customized to your mom. Spend some time thinking about her favorite things, then put them all in a basket (Michael's Craft Supply stores have gorgeous baskets). Here are some ideas for things to include to get you started:

  • Candy
  • Candle
  • Magazine or Book
  • Bath Bomb
  • Favorite Drink 
  • Customized Mug

Take Her to Brunch || Mom's love quality time. By you taking the time to find a nice restaurant, sit down to a meal and spend time with her, she will be so happy! Skip Denny's and try something

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May is full of exciting events, so don't miss out! Here are some highlights:

May 4th || Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you...)

May 5th, 12th & 19th || Free Compost Day || Calgary Compost Facility || This exciting opportunity is thanks to the City of Calgary who is "offering free compost for residents to use in their yards and gardens this spring. The compost is made from the food and yard waste collected in the Green Cart Program" (City of Calgary). Take advantage of this FREE event that will help your garden flourish! While you're at it, stop by a Starbucks and pick up some free coffee grounds to sprinkle into the mix - rumor has it coffee grounds are great for growing tomatoes. Get more information HERE. 

May 5th || Jane's Walk ||

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It is civic census time!

What even is a civic census? The City of Calgary writes, "The Civic Census is the official count of dwelling units and the population who are living in these units, by the door to door physical collection and recording of data. This count of dwellings and residents may be supplemented yearly with other information such as the periodic age/gender distribution data, etc." The first ever Calgary census took place in 1931! Just think about how much Calgary has grown in the last year; can you imagine how different our results today will be from the results back then? 

A census does more than simply count how many people currently live in the city. The information gathered from the census "is used by The City for a variety of

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Calgary Youth Science Fair || April 11th - 14th || Olympic Oval || Where would we be without scientists? We would have no electricity, iphones, vehicles, bridges... The Calgary Youth Science Fair (CYSF) "inspires youth to discover their potential in these STEM fields, attracting bright hardworking students to grow their great ideas into initiatives they can take into the larger world." Support your local prodigies and check out their incredible projects! For more information visit their website here. 

Bowness Mainstreet Planning || April 13th || Irish Cultural Society || Have a say in how your community is being developed. Bowness and Montgomery residents, this meeting is for you! The City of Calgary says, "experts from departments across The City

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