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Canada

Canada Day is Monday! This is such a special and patriotic day for Canadians. It is important to celebrate Canada Day as we honor our past, embrace our present, and work hard to make the future even brighter. 

How much do you know about Canada? Try out this quiz to test your knowledge!

Q U E S T I O N S

Question 1: In which Canadian province did the temperature drop to -63C on February 3 1947, making it nearly as cold as the surface of Mars?

Question 2: In Canada we have 563 lakes larger than 100 square kilometres, making us the country with the most amount of lakes worldwide. True or False? 

Question 3: The Amazon Rainforest may be considered the lungs of the earth, but Canada boasts an incredible amount of forested area, too. In fact,…

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Happy Long Weekend, Calgary!

It's going to be a rainy weekend here in the city, but that means this is a great chance to venture out to nearby attractions! Check out these great day trip options for this weekend:

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology:

The Drumheller dinosaur museum is at the top of our list because there is so much available for you to do when you go there. First, enjoy the beautiful drive through the heart of Alberta's prairies that slowly turn into the badlands. In the town of Drumheller there are plenty of places to stop for lunch, along with over 30 dinosaur statues hidden around the town. Don't forget to climb the world's biggest dinosaur statue, a massive T-Rex standing 86 ft. tall, at the heart of Drumheller. The…

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As the vibrant days of summer begin to wind down in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it's the ideal moment to indulge in outdoor activities that capture the spirit of the season. With its stunning landscapes and diverse offerings, Calgary provides ample opportunities to make the most of the warm weather before autumn arrives. Here are some top outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Calgary before summer bids adieu:

  1. Hiking in the Rockies: Embrace the breathtaking beauty of the nearby Canadian Rockies. With its proximity to Banff and Kananaskis Country, Calgary serves as a gateway to a plethora of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. Hike through alpine meadows, experience stunning vistas, and revel in the fresh mountain air.

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Canada Day is a national holiday in Canada celebrated on July 1st each year. It commemorates the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867, which united the separate colonies of Canada. Canada Day is a day of national pride and a time for us to celebrate our country's history, culture, and achievements.

Canada Day is not only a celebration of the country's past but also a reflection of its diversity and multiculturalism. Festivals and cultural events highlight the rich heritage and traditions of Canada's Indigenous peoples, as well as the contributions of various immigrant communities that have helped shape the nation.

As a statutory holiday, Canada Day provides us with an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, take…

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The Calgary Stampede is right around the corner, and we cannot wait to celebrate the best ten days of the year with you, YYC! We are so excited for this years' shows, food, events, shopping and western spirit. In celebration of Stampede being less than one month away, here are some fun facts about this years' Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth:

  • The parade marshal this year is Jeremy Hansen! "Hansen will become the first Canadian to venture to the moon as part of the historic Artemis II mission. It’s the first crewed mission to leave Earth’s orbit since 1972 and will pave the way for deeper space exploration, including to Mars" (The Calgary Stampede).
  • The Powwow competition will be back and bigger than ever! "The Calgary Stampede Powwow returns to…

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June 04 Run Bowness
June 08 The Calgary Stampeders Home Opener
June 09 Free Class: Qigong for Older Adults at the BCA
June 17 NEIGHBOUR DAY
June 17 Car-nival Show and Shine
June 17 Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny Tour
June 17 Wings & Wheels at The Hanger Flight Museum 
June 18 FATHER'S DAY
June 18 Father's Day Brunch at Gasoline Alley Museum
June 18 Tails and Treasures at University District
June 21 The End is Nye! An Evening With Bill Nye The Science Guy
June 21 Walk for Reconciliation 2023
June 23 Montgomery Community Association Pub Night
June 24 Market Nights at Heritage Park
June 25 Nickelback: Get Rollin Tour
June 30 Mexifest
July 01 CANADA DAY

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Happy Canada Day, Calgary!


This Canada Day we are celebrating how far we have come as a country, those who have fought for our freedom, and each and every one of you who strives to bring more good into this world and embody what it means to be truly Canadian. Canada is not perfect, and celebrating Canada Day does not mean we are celebrating or negating it's imperfections; it means we are lifting up the good, and will continue the work to make Canada a place people are proud to call home. All of us here at Team Ken Richter are very proud to call Canada home! 

July is always a busy month for Calgarians. Not only is it Canada Day and the kickoff to the summer, but Stampede season! This year the Calgary Stampede goes from July 8 - July 17. It is…

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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 this long weekend:

The Grotto: The Grotto is located…

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With Christmas over, Calgarians are buckling back down and tightening their purse strings. With this in mind, here are some fun and free activities to enjoy in the wintertime: 

  • Kananaskis Hiking: Calgary is at the doorstep of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Whether you are a seasoned climber or a novice hiker, there are trails for all skill levels and age groups. Places like the grotto offer an incredible peak into the indigenous hieroglyphics, and there is even a cold war bunker you can hike up to in Heart Creek. You don't have to scale a mountain, but it is nice to get some fresh air and enjoy everything the mountains have to offer. Pack a lunch and some snacks and enjoy!
  • Studio Bell: Much like the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville,…

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Today, September 30th, is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Some people having been coming to terms with the meaning behind this day for years; it has been a painful process of understanding every Canadian's role and relation to our indigenous people. For others, today may be the first time they've been forced to come face to face with this and really begin working through its significance. Regardless of where you stand, we're glad you're here. Here is some information to help you better understand what today means:

First, what is National Truth and Reconciliation Day? Canada.ca writes, "September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for

Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their…

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