As we have said time and time again, one of the best parts of being a Calgary resident is the sense of community that is available to every single individual. Calgary consists of a collection of communities that are inclusive and actively seeking to make every Calgarians experience in this amazing city the best it can possiblely be. After all, it’s not only the property that makes a home: it is the community.
Here at Team Ken Richter we have the pleasure of working with communities all over the city. However, we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work most closely with the communities of Montgomery and Bowness. Both are rich with history. This history is filled with one overarching theme that the first ever residents and present…
September is full of fun events to check out! Get out of the house and enjoy this rainy fall before the snow comes and sends everyone into hibernation mode. These events are sure to inspire you, connect you with fellow Calgarians, and provide loads of fun.
September 11 - The Mashing : Breweries from across Canada are back again for The Mashing, a ticketed event where you can try samples of incredible, home-grown craft beer. Simply purchase your tokens at the door and redeem for samples of lagers, sours, ales, pilsners and more. This is an 18+ event with lots of opportunities to connect with your next favorite brewery!
September 14 This Girl Can Expo : This event is designed to celebrate the creativity, strength, ambition and value of young girls
Calgary is a great city for so many reasons. The people here are hardworking and kind, and the city itself is clean and welcoming. Most importantly--especially to those of us in the real estate industry--the location is incredible. After all, you know what they say: location is everything.
Nestled right between the prairies and the mountains, Calgary is ideal if you like beautiful views and experiencing all four seasons. Another perk of this city's location is that it remains relatively untouched by natural disasters. It is too close to the mountains to get tornadoes, and too far from the sea to get hurricanes. It is not significantly affected by earthquakes, and is not in a hot bed for forest fires. Albeit a little too much snow some winters, Calgary…
August 1 - 31 Legends of Country Music
August 1 - 5 Historic Calgary Week
August 1 Learn to Fish Clinics
August 1 Summer Cider Tasting Series
August 3 Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony
August 5 Tour De Bowness
August 10 YYC Jam and Street Festival
August 10 Art in the Garden
August 10 Four Feet PetFestival
August 10 K-Poppers Festival
August 11 Writer's Guild of Alberta Q&A
August 14 Stand By Training
August 14 Montgomery Lawn Chair Theatre
August 16 - 25 Summer Feast
August 17 Chinatown Street Festival
August 17 Honeyfest
August 22 Rose Bebe
August 22 Milky Way Nights
August 23 Prince House Garden Party
August 24 Montgomery Pooches in the Park
August 25 Brewery & The Beast
August 29 Naloxone Training
August 31 BUMP Festival
Do you have guests visiting the city and wanting an authentic Calgary experience? Don't miss a beat; check out these ten places around the city that showcase the best of what Calgary has to offer.
It is official festival season here in Calgary, Alberta. You know what that means... bring on the food trucks!
Food Trucks are mobile restaurants that serve food out of an old ice cream style truck. There are food trucks for everything these days, from Sushi to Tacos and Gelato to Cookie Dough. That's right, Cookie Dough. Here are some delicious local Calgary food trucks to hunt down this summer at an event near you:
Cookie Dough YYC & Family Squeezed Lemonade: We were not kidding; a cookie dough food truck exists! Cookie Dough YYC "is a family created and operated, award winning company that has taken Alberta by storm with marvelously tasty edible cookie dough! This dough is made with love, using heat-treated flour and…
Stampede Season has arrived!
Today's Stampede Parade kicked off the beginning of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, which takes place from now until July 14th. Get ready for fantastic events, inspiring showcases, homegrown country music, delicious treats and so much more. It seems like every year the Calgary Stampede gets bigger and better, and this year is no exception.
Not sure where to start? Here are 5 things to check out during this Calgary Stampede:
1). Dill Pickle Everything: From Dill Pickle popsicles to Dill Pickle pizza, dill is set to be a main ingredient in this year's Stampede! You can check out all of the ingenious and audacious new creations down at the Midway. Craving the classics? Don't worry, the funnel cakes and mini…
Happy Canada Day Long Weekend!
Canada Day Long Weekend is born out of Canada Day, a day celebrating the birth of the true north strong and free. At Reference they explain, "Canada Day, celebrated every year on July 1, is a Canadian federal holiday that celebrates the enactment of the British North America Act of 1867. The act united three colonies into a single country within the British Empire, and named that country Canada." Essentially, Canada Day is Canada's birthday!
Here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada Day is used to mark a number of notable moments in our year. First, it signifies the first long weekend of the summer! Campgrounds are going to be packed as people get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Second, it is the first official…
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th!
It is a day dedicated to celebrating old, new and honorary father figures for the presence they have had in our lives. They do so much to make this world--and our worlds, in particular--a better place. Just like our other loved ones, Fathers deserve to be celebrated every day. However, on the official Father’s Day, it is nice to go the extra mile.
Conveniently, this year Father's Day Weekend is also the same weekend as Calgary's Neighbour Day, which takes place tomorrow, June 15th! Neighbour Day is a celebration of Calgary's incredible community spirit, designated by Mayor Nenshi following the devastating 2013 floods. Neighbour Day is a time to celebrate what makes our city great!
Here are some fun…