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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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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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Happy May, Calgary! Here are some of the fun events happening around our city this month:

May 6-7 Calgary International BeerFest: "The Calgary International Beerfest brings the beer world together at Canada’s largest beer festival. Rated as one of the best beer festivals in the world, with 700+ beers from 200+ breweries, and so many innovative destinations within the festival, your biggest challenge will be deciding where to start."

May 15 Bowness Spring Clean Up: "The Bowness Spring Clean Up is a partnership between the Bowness Community Association, the City of Calgary, and other local organizations and businesses to provide free disposal services to our community. Residents can drop off their unwanted items to various recycling vendors and/or…

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Can you hear the birds chirping? The green grass growing? The sun getting a little bit warmer? That's right Calgary, it is officially springtime. Here are some of the fun events happening around the city for you to check out this gorgeous April:

April 3 Beginning of Ramadan
April 10 Palm Sunday
April 10 Introduction to Alberta Letterpress : Have you ever been curious about how old printing letterpresses work? Learn how to make your own beautiful prints the old fashioned way at this workshop!
April 10 Calgary Jazz Orchestra Ukrainian Relief Fundraiser : It's been over a month since Russia invaded Ukraine. Proceeds from this concert will go right to relief efforts in support of Ukraine's fight to save their country.
April 12 Celtic Illusion : What do you…

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Check out these great events happening in March!

  • March 1-19 Shipp's Creek at Jubilations Dinner Theatre : If you love the popular Canadian TV show Schitt's Creek, you'll love this hilariously satirical take on it.
  • March 1-31 Live Music at The Commonwealth : Live music is back! Head to the Commonwealth to check out some amazing local artists.
  • March 1-31 Calgary Philharmonic Showcase : The Calgary Philharmonic is where our best musicians showcase their talents. Sit back and enjoy the music.
  • March 4-13 The Winter Paralympics : Team Canada's paralympic team is poised to bring home medals with a top-notch team! Support our athletes!
  • March 8-April 3 Steel Magnolias At Arts Commons : This show has become widely renowed and is sure to make…
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It's YYC Hot Chocolate Festival time! This annual event will help you discover new local cafes, try some tasty drinks, and give back. $1.00-$3.00 from every cup sold goes towards Meals on Wheels, a charity that brings healthy and filling meals to those in need. You can vote for your favourite drink, and in the end, a winner will be crowned. Here are just a handful of the drinks being featured this year:

Euphoria Cafe: "Inspired by Bantha Milk, with the power of the force, we introduce to you our “Tatooine Hot Chocolate”. White chocolate melted to order blended with blue spirulina and lavender, fresh steamed coconut and gf oat milk, topped with a dusting of the light side and dark side. This sweet exotic drink is sure to please in this cold…

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This is a strange month for events, since so much is up in the air with COVID restrictions. While we’re trying to stay positive, we wanted to make sure this month you get some suggestions of things you’ll be able to do no matter what COVID restrictions are in effect. Here are our top 10 suggestions:

  1. Go Skating on Bowness Lagoon. The weather is cold enough for ice, but warm enough that you won’t freeze out on the pond. Check out their new ice pathways!
  2. Shop Local in Inglewood! Wandering through the local shops in Inglewood is such a fun way to spend an afternoon. Check out the Spice Merchant, Plant, Rosso Coffee and more.
  3. Check out our local murals! You can view maps of where all the prettiest murals are in the city. Take a friend and a…
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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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