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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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Happy May Long Weekend, everyone!

Here are some ideas of things to do this weekend:

  • Grey Eagle Drive In: For just $40.00 you can attend a drive-in movie event at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. This nostalgic activity is a great way to experience the magic of movies despite the COVID-19 restrictions, and is an excellent opportunity to get out of the house with the whole family. Learn more about what movies they are showing and get your tickets by visiting their website by clicking here.
  • Watch Storybook Theatre's new show "The Smartest Girl In The World": Avenue Calgary writes, "StoryBook Theatre is launching its newest online production over the May long weekend. Starting on May 21, you can watch The Smartest Girl in the World, which…
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It's a dogs world and we're just living in it! Calgary, Alberta is home to a whopping 122,325 dogs; and that number is growing every day. That means that for every ten people, there is at least one dog. What a glorious statistic! Because of Calgarian's affinity for their pooches, the city has designated many off leash dog parks so that pups can run wild and free. Places such as Edworthy Dog Park provide acre upon acre of space for dogs to explore. Not a fan of dogs? Don't worry; the city also enforces strict guidelines on these dog parks to ensure responsible pet ownership and to be good stewards of the land.

Some of the most popular dog parks are:

  • Edworthy Dog Park
  • Riverbend Dog Park
  • Nose Hill Dog Park
  • Sue Higgins Dog Park
  • Connaught…
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Spring has arrived in beautiful Calgary, Alberta! Trees are beginning to bud and the snow is (almost) all gone. All of it has us anticipating the beautiful summer days ahead, with the chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. However, in order to do so guilt-free, spring cleaning is in order. Don't put it off until the snow falls again; act now so that your to-do list is done before the summer holidays.

Here are some tips on where to get started (and what to get started on) for spring cleaning success:

1). Inside the House: It is incredibly overwhelming to attempt to spring clean everything all at once; not to mention ineffective, since inevitably details will get missed. Break up your house into either sections or rooms and tackle them…

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Spring Break is next week for many students in the Calgary public school system. While some have already been working from home as they attend school virtually, starting next week children everywhere are going to have a lot more free time on their hands! Since traveling somewhere exotic for Spring break is not an option this year, we've rounded up some Staycation ideas for your kids this spring break. Read on for details!

DIY Olympics: Each day of spring break have a different competition for your kids to compete in. Events can range from an obstacle course in the house to a puzzle competition. Craft little medals for them and then do a big winners banquet of their favourite treats and meal at the end of the week. This will give them something to…

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