Calgary Highland Games August 30th
Held a Springbank Park, the Calgary Highland Games is one of the premier Highland Games in Western Canada. It is one of the oldest gatherings in North America and will be celebrating 100 years in 2013. With competitors from around the world, the Calgary Highland Games is a proud spectacle of Scotland’s history come to life.
Did you know it takes 275 volunteers to run the Calgary Highland Games? The Calgary Highland Games is a totally volunteer run organization and could not run without them! Volunteers are needed for many jobs such as setting up the site and taking it down, security, parking cars, working the entrance gates, selling our souvenir items. We can not do it without you. Visit the Calgary Highland Games web site for more information.
Worlds Best Cyclcist Return To Calgary Sept 2nd
The 2014 Tour of Alberta will reverse last year’s directions, with the Grand Depart taking place in Calgary, Alberta’s largest city; Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, will host the Tour’s overall finish. The cities of Lethbridge, Innisfail, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin, and Strathcona County will also participate as either a host start or finish community for this year’s Tour of Alberta.
The opening weekend will be hosted by the city of Calgary, the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. The opening ceremonies and other special events will kick off this year’s race, with the first race day commencing on Tuesday, September 2. The opening stage will be a short time trial called a prologue, an individual race against the clock. The rider with the fastest time will take over the leader’s jersey. Last year, Slovakian superstar Peter Sagan won the time trial in Edmonton.
Visit the Tour of Alberta web site for more information.
Winter Sports Registration Starting
With fall and winter fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about registration for the 2014 -15 winter hockey season. Check out the local sports clubs for more information on registration. You can also access all the sports categories by selecting the Sports and Clubs link found in the top menu bar by scrolling upward.
September Is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
Since 1994, World Alzheimer’s DayTM – on 21 September each year – has been the only day on the calendar to unite people with dementia, caregivers and Alzheimer associations around the world.
World Alzheimer’s Month was introduced in 2012 and offers Alzheimer associations the opportunity to reach more individuals and groups and increase their efforts to call for improved support services for people with dementia and their caregivers.
To learn more about what is happening in your area, visit the Alberta Alzheimer's Disease Web Site for more information.
Kidney March Sept 5th - 7th
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is proud to host its 5th annual Kidney March. On September 5-7, 2014, an expected 300 participants will make the unforgettable 3 day, 100 km walk from Kananaskis Country to Calgary. Our beautiful journey begins at the Millarville Race Track and ends at Canada Olympic Park. Kidney disease affects 1 in 10 Canadians. Our goal for Kidney March is to prevent new incidences of kidney disease and create hope for those affected by raising awareness and funds for the cause. Kidney March is a community for people affected by kidney disease. To date, we have raised nearly $3 million to support kidney disease prevention, lifesaving research, patient support programs, and organ donation initiatives. There’s still time to sign up as a Marcher or Crew member.
Visit the Kidney March web site for more information.
Calgary Fall Cat Show Sept 13th
The Calgary Cat Association is a non-profit club affiliated with The International Cat Association (TICA) and we are located in Calgary, Alberta. Our members host two cat shows annually in the city of Calgary. Our next show is September 13/14, 2014 at the Frank McCool Arena. A cat show is a judged event where the owners of cats compete to win titles in various cat registering organizations by entering their cats to be judged after a breed standard. Both pedigreed and companion (or moggy) cats are admissible, although the rules differ from organization to organization. Cats are compared to a breed standard, and the owners of those judged to be closest to it are awarded a prize. Often, at the end of the year, all of the points accrued at various shows are added up and additional national and regional titles are awarded. Admission Prices: $5 Adults; $2 for children 12 and under; $3 for Seniors 65+ years. Cash at door please.
Visit the Calgary Cat Show web site for more information.
Calgary International Film Festival Sept 18 to 28th
The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.
The first Calgary International Film Festival was held in 2000 for six days, and was attended by 8,000 people. Within three years, attendance had more than tripled to 25,000 for the expanded ten-day festival. Today it is the largest film festival between the Rockies and the Great Lakes. Visit the Calgary International Film Festival Web Site for more information.
Annual Life Without Limits Challenge Sept 20th
The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta’s (CPAA) 8th Annual “Life Without Limits Challenge” is a fun event for people of all ages and abilities to come together and have fun while raising funds and creating awareness for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Participants can run, walk or wheel (bike, adapted bike, wheelchair, etc.) on a 5 km circuit in Calgary and Edmonton or a more challenging 20 km cycle circuit in Calgary and celebrate afterwards with a BBQ, booths from local vendors, entertainment and local celebrities. Prizes will be awarded for fundraising more than $500, $1000 and $2000, best costume, most enthusiastic, most pledges raised and more. Donate to the clothing and bottle drive and win prizes for largest donation!
Visit the Annual Life Without Limits Challenge web site for more information.
World’s Largest Truck Convoy Sept 20th
The World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is an annual event which unites law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. Since it began in 2001, more than 10,000 trucks – big rigs to dump trucks – have traversed more than 4800 kilometers. Hundreds of truckers will drive their rigs in Grande Prairie and Calgary on September 20, joining 1,000s of truckers from across North America who will participate this year. Funds raised this year will benefit Special Olympics athletes in the Calgary area as well as the 2015 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games in Grande Prairie. Across North America more than $564,000 for Special Olympics was raised in 2013! Visit the World’s Largest Truck Convoy web site for more information.
Nuit Blanche Calgary Sept 20th. 7pm to 1am
Nuit Blanche is an annual international, multi city contemporary late night arts festival. The city’s downtown will come alive with unforgettable live performance art produced by fantastic performance artists doing remarkable, unique installations.
Up close and intimate, professional and carefully considered, these performances are captivating. The program is designed to inform, intrigue and inspire audiences to eventually venture out ‘en masse’ for this event, one-night only, transformative celebration of creativity. Craft and media feed innovation in the commissioning of new performance artworks for Calgary audiences as Nuit Blanche Calgary is a participatory ‘spectacle’ that remains awe-inspiring, fun and thoughtful, aiming to bring the public downtown for impromptu workshops, talks, one-off projects and seminars.
Visit the Nuit Blanche Calgary web site for more information.