Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps
It's time again to start planning your summer camps registration. Selecting the right summer camp and activity can be a daunting task.
Calgary offers a large variety of supervised summer camps. Some of these provide specialized activities such as performing arts, technology, science, sports, outdoor adventures, music and more. Several of these organisations are city wide while others are administered at a local community level. Summer camps can further your Childs educational or cultural development. Summer camps may allow children to step out and do things they never thought possible in a safe and nurturing environment. Visit our Calgary Summer Camps page for a detailed list of summer camp providers.
Children’s Wish Gala May 25th at the Telus Convention Centre
This year we will be welcoming back Mr. Dave Kelly as our master of ceremonies as we celebrate 30 years of Wishes. You will meet incredible Wish families and hear why Wishes are so important! What happens when a child’s Wish comes to life? This year you will see first-hand what granting a Wish means, providing an unforgettable experience for everyone in attendance! We recognize that many people and business are facing challenging times given the current economic climate. For this reason, we will be focusing on supporting local business as well as collaborating with other charities to help spread the support and generosity.ening of inspirations as we celebrate the magic of a wish. We have an inspiriting evening planned for you, with emcee Dave Kelly taking us into the lives of the many Pirates and Princesses whose lives have been wrought by illness, but whose journeys have led them to the once-in-a lifetime adventures of a wish fulfilled. Thank you for being part of the magic of a wish. Visit the Children’s Wish web site for more information.
Perennial Plant Exchange May 27th
Join us in the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre – 523 27 Ave. NW. courtyard for our annual Perennial Plant Exchange – beautifying Calgary one colourful garden at a time! Bring a perennial from your garden that you will give away and take home a perennial from another’s garden.
Visit the Calgary Perennial Plant Exchange web site for more information.
Calgary International Children’s Festival May 25 - 28th
The Calgary International Children’s Festival is a dynamic performing arts festival that presents critically acclaimed professional theatre, music and dance for young audiences. Since its inception in 1987, the Festival has grown to become an international leader in arts presentation with productions tailored from the very young to 16 years of age. Our success revolves around the respect we have for young people. We treat them as an audience in their own right, worthy of access to the best of professional creative talent the world has to offer.
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day.
Visit the Calgary International Children’s Festival for more information.
Scotia Bank Annual Calgary Marathon May 26th - May 29th
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend. Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for everyone of any level. There is a 50k Ultra, full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5 km family walk or run and kids' marathon. On August 10, 1963 nineteen men lined up at Glenmore Stadium to run the first Calgary Marathon, and what was also the first marathon ever to be run in Western Canada. Register for the Race Weekend!. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Riverview Artist Sale May 28th
Riverview Artists Show and Sale, at the Red Deer Lake United Church. Original artwork in a variety of styles and techniques will be featured in this upcoming art show and sale. Come out and enjoy the artwork and meet the artists!
This group of 12 local Calgary artists was organized in 1987 and features a variety of approximately 80 paintings per show holding exhibitions about six times each year. We try to encourage a variety of styles and techniques so that the shows have a unique freshness and quality of each original painting.
Visit the Riverview Artists Web Site for more information.
21st Annual Festival of Quilts May 28 - May 29
The Festival of Quilts is Western Canada's largest outdoor quilt show held at Heritage Park! Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park's exhibits inside and out. Festival of Quilts is delighted to add to the festivities with some wonderful displays that will be sure to honour that milestone. We’re going to kick up our heels with the theme of Something Old, Something New. Whether you’re an avid quilter or simply enjoy viewing the beautiful work, there is quilting fun to be had all over the Park. Visit the Calgary Festival of Quilts web site for more information.
Calgary FunnyFest June 2nd to 12th
The FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, founded and produced by Stu Hughes, was conceived as a way to spread the Gift of Laughter by showcasing a world of hilarious comedy performers. FunnyFest is a truly original comedy celebration with every show and theme pushing the envelope with belly laughs! Everyone loves to laugh, yet we all seem too busy to take laughter seriously. So now it’s time for some serious funny with at least 6 performers per show from around the globe! FunnyFest actively promotes mental and physical well-being through a number of unique comedy offerings, delivered by some of the finest comedy minds in the world. FunnyFest will leave a memorable and successful impression with you.
FunnyFest shares the gift of laughter throughout the year with over 100 different performances. Visit the FunnyFest web site for more information.
Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis June 5th
The Walk to Fight Arthritis is a 5km or 1km walk in Fish Creek Provincial Park that raises funds for The Arthritis Society. Help the 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis by registering a team, fundraising and walking with us.
The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends and organizations to achieve one simple, common goal: help the over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis every day. Registering for the Walk means you join a passionate community that is determined to build awareness and raise much-needed funds for arthritis research. Fundraising also permits The Arthritis Society to keep providing vital programs and services that enable people with arthritis to live well at home, work and play. Visit the Walk to Fight Arthritis web site for more information and to register.
Picnic In The Park Give A Mile. June 5th
Event will be held at the Marda Loop Community Center. Plan to join us at our Picnic in the Park and help in our goal of giving 50 flights of compassion this year! This community event is a mile raiser that supports Give a Mile’s mission to provide flights that unite deserving family members with their critically sick or terminally ill loved ones.
4th Street Lilac Festival. June 5th
This free one day event is the start up to Calgary's vibrant festival season, and encourages citizens to shake off their winter blues and reintroduce themselves to the thriving creative community in our city. Each spring, thousands of attendees come out to enjoy the unique and pedestrian friendly 4th Street venue, offering an array of musical talent, artisan vendors, quality entertainment and some perfect people watching. At the Lilac Festival, there is an activity made for all ages. This could mean a jump in the bouncer for the kids, discovering a great new band, choosing a perfect summer patio or searching for a trendy fashion; there is no shortage of things happening. Check out the Lilac Festival website for more information.
Calgary Relay For Life June 11th
2016 Calgary Relay For Life Saturday, June 11th will take place at the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park. The Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life is a 12-hr overnight family friendly fundraising event in which teams comprised of 10 people come together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer.
So gather your family, friends, coworkers, team members, neighbors, etc and register a team to join the fight. Or register as a survivor and/or volunteer. Visit the Canadian Cancer Society web site for more information.
Walk to Cure Diabetes June 12th
Venue located at Stanley Park enjoy a fun-filled family event, with entertainment and refreshments provided! The TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is an annual celebration of the hope of, one day, living in a world free from insulin injections, finger pokes, and the constant threat of developing complications. It raises awareness of T1D, as well as critical funds for research to cure, better treat, and prevent the disease.
Visit the Walk to Cure Diabetes Web Site for more information and locations.
Fathers Day June 19th
In Canada, Fathers Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.
Father's Day typically involves spending time with one's father or the father figures in one's life. Small family gatherings and the giving of gifts may be part of the festivities organized for Father's Day. Fathers Day contnet provided by Wikipedia.
Do it for Dads Walk and Run 5KM Sunday June 19th
The Do it for Dads Walk Run 5KM is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted on Father’s Day, that raises awareness and funds for the leading cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them. Registration: $35 or fundraise $125 and waive your registration fee. Your donor dollars are having an impact on research that has the greatest potential to improve prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment to ensure a better quality of life for survivors.
Visit the Do It For Dads Walk and Run web site for more information.
Canada Day YYC July 1st
On July 1, 250,000 people came out to help celebrate Canada's birthday. The festivities included a First Nations Powwow and a Living Flag activity on Prince's Island, Food Truck Roundup and DJs at Festival Market, a fantastic line-up of Canadian bands Dear Rouge, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Stars on the Riverfront Stage, and an amazing Fireworks display presented by Hudson’s Bay. Thank you to everyone who came to the celebrations downtown and helped make Canada's birthday a great one.
Visit the City of Calgary Canada Day YCC web site for more information.
Cyclepalooza Festival July 1st - 10th
Cyclepalooza is a community-driven, do-it-yourself bicycle festival held every summer in Calgary. Cyclepalooza brings people together through cycling for fun and transportation. Cyclepalooza is a volunteer-directed, community-based, bicycle-themed festival promoting arts, culture, events, and fun in Calgary.
It was formed out of the desire among Calgary area cyclists to bring more publicity and interest to cycling and its positive impacts on communities, and to bring communities together through cycling. BIKE PROM celebrates the kick off of Cyclepalooza’s 10 day bike festival! Join us in your snazziest prom attire for a night of bicycling, dancing, music, and goooooood times. Visit the Calgary Cyclepalooza Festival web site for more information.