Looking for ways to connect with and support your neighbours during these troubling times? Here are three suggestions:
1). If you're able bodied, offer to run an errand for your neighbour!
"The fewer of us out right now, the better, especially for older people and those with compromised immune systems at greater risk from the virus. If you’re young, healthy, and able, running an errand for a neighbour or someone in your community while you’re out is a super-specific, helpful way to give back. Since you don’t want to knock on their door, start by leaving a note with your cell number. Instead of saying “if there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know” try being more direct so they’re more likely to take you up on your offer: 'I’m going to
Due to the COVID-19 virus, many events across the City of Calgary are being cancelled or rescheduled. Venues and businesses are following the advice of Alberta Health Services and adjusting daily to ensure patrons have a safe, positive experience. We strongly recommend that you connect with any place you were planning on attending an event to see what the latest status is.
We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to practice safe social distancing and self quarantine. Everyone's participation is required if we want to see the end of this global pandemic. For information on how you can keep yourself and you loved ones safe during these unpredictable times, we recommend going right to the source! Visit Alberta Health
Check out some of these incredible events!
January 4-31 Mamma Mia! Here I go again... another incredible performance of Mama Mia is coming to Calgary! Get your tickets today. January 10 The Motorcycle Show If you're looking for your next hot rod, apparel or fun gadgets, check out the Motorcycle Show! Rumor has it there will also be some huge giveaways... January 10 PAW Patrol Live - The Great Pirate Adventure Kids have fallen in love with PAW Patrol all across the world. Get tickets to the live show today! January 10 Calgary Hitmen Pucks for Paws $5.00 from every ticket from this event is going to Four Feet Companion Foundation, which helps dogs in need. Catch the game and see the puppies! January 11 Drew Gregory at The King Eddy Local country music…
Check out some of these great December events happening around Calgary, Alberta:
December 1 First Day of Advent December 1 - 31 NOEL Indoor Light Display & Christmas Market: This event is new to YYC, so be one of the first to check it out! Located at the Stampede grounds it is set to be a light display and holiday market like none other. Rumour has it Santa will also be making appearances throughout the duration of the event... December 10 - 28 A Christmas Carol with Arts Commons December 13 Holiday Market Collective December 13 - 24 The Nutcracker: Nothing will get you in the spirit of Christmas quite like seeing a production of the Nutcracker. This spectacular show features world-class dancers, choreography, symphony music, audience…
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
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
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
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
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!
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