May Events

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

This celebratory day is a great way to kick off the beautiful weather we have been having here in Calgary. While many believe Cinco De Mayo to be Mexico’s Independence Day, it actually marks “the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations” (read more about it HERE).

Cinco De Mayo starts May’s celebrations, but here are some more events happening around YYC you definitely will want to check out:

Montgomery and Bowness Spring Clean Up || May 6th and 28th, respectively || Every year The City of Calgary “[teams] up with local community associations to help residents get rid of unwanted household items and property waste. Last year, a record of one million kg of waste and nearly 200,000 kg of organics was collected.” This is a great opportunity to join your community for a day of spring cleaning and connection! More information HERE.

Brushmasters + Brewmasters Pop Up Art Show and Sale || May 12th – 13th || Enjoy new up-and-comer brewery, Common Crown. They have teamed up with local artists to bring you beautiful artwork and tasty beer. This is a great chance to try Common Crown and enjoy some amazing local talent. More information HERE.

CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale || May 12th – 14th || This is the perfect event for all of you book-lovers out there! Avenue Calgary notes, “last year, more than 100,000 gently used books were sorted and sold as part of the annual CBC Calgary Reads Book Sale. With the help of generous Calgarians and hard-working volunteers, the CBC Calgary Big Book Sale is looking to top that number for this year’s sale.” Check it out! More information HERE.

Calgary Stampeders Fanfest || May 13th || Help the Calgary Stampeder’s kick off another great season by joining players and staff at this free event. There will be games, a pancake breakfast and lots of meet and greets. It is happening rain or shine so check it out! More information HERE.

Have fun this month!


Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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