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
There is nothing quite as glorious as having not one, not two, but three days in a row off! Long weekends feel like the only weekends you get to truly relax, which is why we are planning on making the most of it. They only come around once every month or so, after all!
Not sure what to do this long weekend? Here are some ideas:
Stock up your DVR by scheduling it to record all of the Olympic events! Since South Korea is in a much different time zone, all the best Olympic action is happening while we're fast asleep. Load up the DVR, pick up all your favorite drinks and snacks and binge-watch away. The bonus? You can fast forward through all of the commentary and get straight to the action.
There are tons of events happening around Calgary during this month of love... check them out! For more information and events, visit www.avenuemagazine.ca
Human Bonspiel: We've all watched curling at some point, we're Canadian after all. But we would wager that you haven't ever been the curling ball. Slide "the ice at Olympic Plaza while laying on top of a giant curling stone made out of an inner tube... four-person teams will do their best to end up in the center of the three blue, white and red rings. Event proceeds will support KidSport Calgary" (Avenue Calgary). Support a great cause and have fun doing it! More information can be found HERE.
In the Heat of the Night: Human's aren't the only ones who regularly find love; critters do, too! Join
Tomorrow, January 31st, is Bell Let's Talk Day 2018. This day is hosted by Bell media and communications in an effort to bring mental health out of the shadows and into the light. This event has began in 2010 and has raised over $86,504,429.05 so far! Canadians have been quick to support this cause, recognizing the way it benefits Canadian's and the world as a whole.
The Bell Let's Talk Day initiative is "dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada... [by promoting] awareness and action with a strategy built on 4 key pillars: Fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research and leading by example in workplace mental health." People are encouraged to look at how they can positively contribute to these four goals
Calgary loves to celebrate the holidays. A drive through any neighbourhood will quickly get you in the Christmas spirit. In Bowness, Christmas wreaths are lights adorn the streetlights and shops, giving the community even more of a festive, small-town feel. It is our favourite time of the year to drive through one of our favourite communities.
Here is an inexpensive holiday activity idea: get a cup of hot chocolate from Tim Hortons and take a drive through the city. Set your radio to 95.9 CHRM for non-stop Christmas music and turn up the heat. Not sure where to start on this beautiful, Christmas adventure? Here are some places to check out:
1). Downtown Core: Many buildings in the downtown core are adorned with Christmas lights inside and out.
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