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.
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...
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
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