It's High Season For Craft Sales And Crafters!
If you love to shop at a craft sale, get ready! October to mid December is high season for craft sales. Most craft sales offer original work, hand crafted by local crafters and artists. Common handicraft sale items may include holiday decorations, baking, ceramics, jewellery, knits, preserves, one of a kind gifts, quilts, toys, wood crafts and more.
Check out our Craft Sales for times and locations. Crafters can also use the boards to contact venue sales vendors, book tables and sell their handicrafts.
Plant Your Amaryllis Now For Christmas. November Is The Huntington Society's Amaryllis Campaign
The Huntington Society of Canada Amaryllis campaign continues to grow and blossom, thanks to the tremendous work of our volunteer network across Canada. Amaryllis volunteers sell bulb kits to raise vital funds for our programs in research, services and education. Each and every Amaryllis kit we sell takes us one step closer to finding a meaningful treatment for Huntington disease (HD). Each and every Amaryllis kit blooming in someone’s home or business holds the promise of a world free from HD.
Join the Amaryllis volunteers and help grow a brighter future! You can order cases of 12 kits to sell in your community, we'll help you every step of the way. Or, you can order a kit or two for your own enjoyment!
Visit the Huntington Society of Canada for more information on how to order your Amaryllis.
Hey Guy's. It's Time To Grow a Mustache For Movember
Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a mustache for the 30-days of November. After registering on Movember, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros act as walking and talking billboards, bringing awareness to men’s health issues and prompting conversations wherever they go.
Movember’s not just for Mo Bros. Mo Sistas are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas raise funds and encourage the men in their lives to get involved.
Lion's Club Festival Of Lights
The Festival of Lights can be viewed from November 26th, to January 8. It is the largest FREE drive-by Christmas Lights showcase in Calgary. It's comprised of over 105,000 lights along 14 th St NW. Designed by Dean McKenzie, Creative Intelligence Agency. It is a collaborative effort that draws upon many volunteers, organizations and sponsors. Through it all, the Calgary and area Lions Clubs members and volunteers keeps things organized and on track.
The Festival of lights has gone GREEN by using over 105,000 LED light bulbs and almost 3 km of power chords. It's put together by volunteers putting in thousands of man hours each and every year and draws over 55,000 visitors per day. Visit the Lion's Club Web Site for more information and a location map.
Calgary ZooLights Annual Christmas Lights Display
ZOOLIGHTS 2015-2016 presented by JSS Barristers came back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever. This year we welcomed our two millionth ZOOLIGHTS visitor since the event's beginning 19 years ago! Those visitors experienced over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and four fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transforming the Calgary Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Most magical of all, is its ability to bring friends and family together during the holiday season.
Visit the Calgary Zoolights Web Site for more information.
Seniors Secret Service Is Bringing Cheer To Isolated Seniors
The Seniors Secret Service is a non profit organization that helps seniors who do not have family or a support network. They're looking to fill Secret Santa spots and in need of donations in the form of gifts and or financial help. The Seniors Secret Service also works year round with their birthday cheer program. In our society the elderly often find themselves forgotten. Their gift donations can make a difference to a senior who has no one in their life.
Since 1985, the Seniors Secret Service has found anonymous donors who selflessly provide personalized gifts for these elders. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation visit the Seniors Secret Service web site.
December Is The Lung Association's Christmas Seal Campaign
A tradition for 100 years, Christmas Seals are the Lung Association's largest fundraiser. Since 1908, Canadians have made a difference in the lives of people with lung disease by supporting the Christmas Seal program.
When the Christmas Seal tradition first began in Canada, its main goal was to raise money to build hospitals for tuberculosis patients. Countless parcels, packages, and letters have since been adorned with this traditional symbol. Visit the Lung Association for more information and this years Christmas Seal.
Today funds raised from Christmas Seals are used to support world-class research, programs, and services that help Canadians breathe easier every day.
The Huron Carole, Defeating Hunger December Dec 3rd
Join us for this annual concert with a fresh new twist: the enchanting musical re-enactment of the first concert in 1987. All proceeds benefit the Calgary Food Bank.
Honoring 27 years of fundraising history, Jackson’s varied philanthropic national projects have generated over $200 million in combined cash in-kind donations for food banks and disaster relief. The 2014 concert tour will begin in Victoria on November 30 and end in Calgary on December 18. Presenting Sponsor of the tour is Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.
Visit the Huron Carole Web Site for more information and locations.
Once Upon A Christmas At Heritage Park
Weekends from November 19th through to December 18th. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at Heritage Park. Take a step back into true holiday enchantment by going for a wagon ride, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself. Experience the magic of Christmas past as three of our historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.
Take part in one of the special holiday activities such as ginger bread making, children's winter games, snow painting, Santa's petting zoo, Train display, live theater, children's crafts and more. Visit the Heritage Parks Web Site for more information and admission costs.
Sing Along Messiah. Raise your voice with us!
A Calgary Christmas favorite! Our 12th annual Sing Along Messiah features VoiceScapes with established and debuting vocal soloists, several Calgary Choirs and VoiceScapes Chamber Orchestra, all led by conductor Benjamin Butterfield. Bring your friends, your family and/or your score and be part of the fun and the fellowship. Non-singers are welcome too! Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 at 2.30pm. Knox United Church, 506 4th Street SW, Calgary
Visit the Voice Scapes web site for ticket information.