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At the start of the new year, after all of the hype of Christmas, it's always nice to have some fun events planned to attend. It gives you something to look forward to, especially in the midst of this incredibly cold snap! However, with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 causing further shutdowns as the risk of contraction grows, many events are being cancelled. This is unfortunate, but a necessary precaution as mass gatherings aren't safe to participate in. 

With the uncertainty of Alberta's COVID restrictions looming, instead of giving you a list of events happening around the city that could all change completely, we thought we would provide you with fun activities that you can do no matter what state the province is in. These three activities will…

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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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Happy, November!

Though the weather may be beautiful, winter is just around the corner. It is supposed to be a mild November and December before a great big freeze in January and February, so make the most of these last two months before the end of the year! Here are some events happening this November to check out: 

Important Dates:
November 7: Daylight Savings Ends
November 11: Remembrance Day
November 28: First Sunday of Advent
November 29: First Day of Hannukkah

Bowness Holiday Craft Fair (November 13-14): MyBowness writes, "stop by the Bowness Holiday Craft Fair to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Local vendors have a wide selection of unique and hand crafted items. Support a local business and the BCA by stopping by. This event is…

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The Calgary Farmyard: The Calgary Farmyard has everything your heart could ever desire: baby goats, chickens, bunnies, lamas, mini golf, slides, fair-style games, a tractor pull, miniature train, corn maze, zip-line, snacks, drinks, a pumpkin patch and more! Throughout the yard are Instagram-worthy picture set ups, complete with all the rustic, autumnal charm everyone loves. While the ticket price is on the higher side at around $20/person (depending on the day and time), once you're inside the grounds, everything but food and pumpkin purchases are included. You could spend an entire afternoon and never run out of things to do. Check them out! Get your tickets here!

Ghoul's Night Out: Calgary's Heritage Park has always done an incredible job of…

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Happy October!

Here at Team Ken Richter we love this season. Bowness Park looks absolutely beautiful this time of year, as does the rest of Calgary. It's going to a great month with nice weather expected to continue, a municipal election, Thanksgiving and Halloween festivities. Here are some autumnal events to check out: 

October 1-17
Stories from Early Chinatown at Lougheed House
October 1-14
Heritage Park Ghost Tours
October 7
Oktoberfest Craft Beer Dinner
October 8
Creatures of the Night
October 8
Prairie Grid Dinner 2021
October 9
Millarville Farmers Market
October 9
The Fall Drag Ball
October 10
Prairie Grid Market
October 10
Calgary Zoo Fall Harvest Dinner
October 11
Thanksgiving Day
October 15
Calgary International Beerfest
October 18
Calgary Municipal Election

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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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September is a month of getting back into routine. Gone are slow summer days of sleeping in, wandering around the park and having a cold drink around the fire. Now is the time for waking up to the alarm, checking off a to-do list and settling back into another season of back to school and work. This transition can be exciting and overwhelming all at once.

Another element to our September? New COVID-19 regulations and restrictions. As Alberta endures a fourth wave, following a wide open summer, it feels like our horizons went from boundless to more restricted than ever before. If you’re feeling disappointed and frustrated, you’re not alone.

We encourage everyone to focus on the positive. Let’s give our attention to what we CAN do, not what we can’t…

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This week has been a tumultuous one weather-wise. From hail to tornado warnings, Calgarians everywhere have been hunkering down and taking refuge from the storms. While blue sky has managed to sneak through the gloomy clouds for hours at a time, it remains a terrible tease for what August is typically like here. Rain, rain go away, don’t come back another day.

In today’s post, we want to take your mind off the rainy weather. It will go away soon, we promise. After all, this isn’t Vancouver. We want to prepare you for when the rain finally does go away and you can go back to enjoying Calgary in all of its glory. Since Bowness and Montgomery are two of Team Ken Richter’s favourite communities, we’re going to focus on what they have to offer for…

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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. 

The Grotto: The Grotto is located just outside of…

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Stampede season is in full swing! We hope that the rain has not dampened your spirits at all and that you take time to celebrate and go have fun. Nothing kicks off a great summer in YYC quite like the Stampede. By now, most people know the basics about the Stampede: it’s called the largest outdoor show on earth, there is a rodeo where you can win big money, the midway is full of quirky food, etc.. However, here are some interesting facts about the Calgary Stampede that you may not know:

Crash Landing: “During the 1919 Stampede, the revelers of Calgary had their midway fun suddenly interrupted by the expected emergency landing of a Curtis Jenny biplane on top of the midway carousel” (Flight Network). Luckily no one was injured and the show went on…

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