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On November 11th we recognize Remembrance Day here in Canada. This is such an important day to honor, celebrate, and remember those who have sacrificed their lives to serve our country and defend our freedom. On this coming Remembrance Day, all of us at Team Ken Richter would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of those who have served, both past and present, and their families. 

Here are some of the Remembrance Day events happening around the city this year:

  • Military Museums Service
  • Field of Crosses on Memorial Drive
  • Fort Calgary Service
  • Ceremony at Queen's Park Cemetery
  • Ceremony at Burnsland Park Cemetery
  • Ceremony at Union Cemetery

Keep checking back for updates!

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There are lots of fun events happening around the city of Calgary this month! Here are just a handful:

November 3-30 Potion Putt: Wizarding Mini Golf
November 4 The Wine Experience
November 4 - 30 The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at Rosebud Theatre
November 9 Bryan Adams Tour
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 12-13 Bowness Holiday Craft Fair
November 16 BCA General Meeting
November 17-20 Disney On Ice
November 18 Live Country Music at The Big Four Roadhouse
November 20 Deerfoot Inn & Casino Holiday Market
November 21-22 BCA Casino Fundraiser
November 23 Zoolights: Adults Only Night
November 26 Calgary Scouts Christmas Market
November 26 Little Modern Christmas Market
November 26 The Candy Cane Kids
November 28 Rupi Kaur Live Tour

Have a great November,…

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Halloween may be Monday, but many people will be celebrating this weekend! If you are one of those people, here are some fun Halloween Party ideas to complete your gathering:

1). Make the theme “Rhymes For No Reason” where people partner up to dress as two words that rhyme together, such as Butcher and Ashton Kutcher, or Fairy and Little House On The Prairie. The more creative the better! Plus, this gives guests lots of options for costumes they can DIY from items they already have. There is no need to drop $200 at Spirit Halloween!

2). If you’re not planning on catering the evening yourself, get everyone to bring a different themed charcuterie board! You can have the standard Crackers, Meat and Cheese, but also options such as a Candy Board,…

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The winter may have Christmas, the spring may have flowers, and the summer may have backyard BBQ’s; but here at Team Ken Richter we are particularly fond of Autumn. The fall is an absolutely striking season, filled with deep golds and burgundy’s, crunchy leaves, warm scarves and pumpkins. Although we love warm summer days, fall cannot be matched in beautiful Calgary, Alberta.

This fall in particular is set to be one of the most magical yet, boasting gorgeous conditions well into October. Still: the autumn season is fleeting. Here in Calgary it typically lasts from mid-September to mid-October. We are so lucky to get to experience all four seasons here in Calgary, no matter how short some of them may be. Soak them in. Experience them as deeply as…

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October is such a fun events season, kicking off all of the holidays that the end of the year brings. Whether you’re looking for autumnal delights or spooky treats, there is something for everyone this fall! Here are just a handful of the events you can look forward to:

  • Heritage Park Ghost Tours & Ghouls Night Out: Did you know that Heritage Park is haunted? The ghost tours are a fun way to learn more about Calgary’s spooky history. If that sounds too scary for you, check out their Halloween event, Ghouls Night Out! There are ton of live performances, activities, photo opportunities and more. Plus, you’re encouraged to wear your costume.
  • Stampeders vs. Roughriders: It’s a rivalry as old as time. The Roughriders are known to have some of the…
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F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall"; and oh, how crisp it has become! The autumn leaves are in full bloom, flaunting gorgeous shades of reds, yellows and oranges. Autumn is a beautiful--but short--transition time between our hot summers and cold winters, so embrace this small window of beauty while it lasts!

The most popular destination to see the fall colours is the mountains, where larch season is underway and autumn is on full display. However, mountain destinations can be packed with locals looking for an escape and tourists coming to stand in awe and wonder. Popular Kananaskis hiking destinations, the towns of Banff and Canmore, and Lake Louise are crowded these days, so skip them! Did you…

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Happy September, Calgary!

Autumn is on the horizon, Back to School is in full swing, and some great events are coming to our city. Check some of them out!

September 1-31 Millarville Farmers Market
September 9-10 The Price is Right Live
September 11 ZooLaLa
September 11 Canadian Country Music Awards
September 16 Carnivale at Heritage Park
September 16 Ultra Calgary Night Run 5K & 10K
September 17 The Stampeders vs. Lions
September 22-31 Pumpkins After Dark
September 22 The Calgary Opera's 50th Anniversary Concert
September 23-24 Etsy Calgary Fall Market
September 29 Tracy Morgan Live
September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

What are you most looking forward to this September?

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It was another Stampede for the books!

We had so much fun celebrating with you, Calgary. The theme for the 2022 Stampede was ‘Together Again,’ a fitting sentiment. As many of those who didn’t return last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis came back to the grounds for the first time in two years, there was a feeling of relief this summer as the greatest outdoor show on earth began. We’re back, and we’re betting than ever.

This year had everything we love about the Stampede: community, pancakes, western wear, sportsmanship, two-stepping, sky-high rides and more! The feeling on the grounds was electric. Whether you were watching the chuckwagon races or the BMX show, shopping in the BMO center or playing games on the midway, it felt like being…

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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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Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! 

The Government of Canada writes, "this is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day."

Why June 21st, Summer Solstice? For many Indigenous groups, summer solstice is an important day of celebration and ceremony. Peter Bellegarde, the National Chief of The Assembly of First…

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