Most people will be enjoying one extra day away from school and work to relax. This weekend was designed to give families the opportunity to spend quality time together, since doing so in the midst of a busy new year can be difficult. Whether you have family or friends to celebrate with, extend yourself to those around you to make the most of this opportunity. If you are scratching your head wondering what you could possibly do this incredibly cold family day in Calgary, Alberta, here are some ideas:
1). Visit the new Public Library: Calgary's new library has been drawing crowds from around the world; literally! People have come from far and wide to see this architectural feat. What is so unique about this
Happy February! Check out some of these fun events during this month of love…
February 1 The Big Ball – Help raise money for a fantastic cause by securing your ticket to the Big Ball tonight! This event is aimed at destigmatizing men’s health and raising money to support those living with testicular cancer. Have fun for a great cause!
February 1 - 9 Shakespeare In Love – This classic tale is being brought to life by Morpheus Theatre. They write, “This charming evocation of another time and place takes us back to Elizabethan England, to witness the early career of one William Shakespeare.” Enjoy this fantastic tale and learn a little something while being inspired along the way.
February 1 Locked Library – Explore Calgary’s newest public
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
'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
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
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,
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
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:
Magazine or Book
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
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.
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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