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Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps

2017-01-17

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.

Calling all Volunteers for GlobalFest 2017

2017-05-06

Volunteers for Calgary GlobalFest

GlobalFest is proud to return for its 15th year as Calgary’s unsurpassed multi-cultural festival and Canada’s premier fireworks festival. GlobalFest is now accepting online volunteer applications. We are looking for new and returning volunteers to help with GlobalFest at Elliston Park. Volunteers will be able to contribute to the community while enjoying the sights and sounds of the festival. All volunteers must commit to a minimum of 3 shifts. All ages are welcome to Volunteer *-those under 14 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Benefits of Volunteering Include: -Festival T-Shirt -Volunteer Parking -Complimentary snacks and beverages -Site pass for all 6 nights of the festival -Volunteer appreciation celebration -The opportunity to be a part of "Alberta's Most Explosive Festival!"

For more information contact Amanda at volunteers@globalfest.ca or at 403.569.9679.

To apply as a volunteer please go to our web site

Victoria Day Long Weekend May 22nd

2017-05-01

Victoria Day May Long Weekend

Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada.

The holiday has been observed since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date. The holiday has always been a distinctly Canadian observance. It is a statutory holiday federally, as well as in six of Canada's ten provinces and all three of its territories.

Victoria Day content provided by Wikipedia.

Children’s Wish Gala May 24th

2017-05-01

Childrens Wish Gala

The most wonderful Wish-granting fundraiser in Calgary returns for the Children’s Wish Gala ‘Night of Wonders’ presented by Shaw. The ‘Night of Wonders’ takes place at the Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary with cocktails at 6pm and the program beginning at 7pm. This year we will be welcoming back Mr. Dave Kelly, former host of CityTv Breakfast Television, as our master of ceremonies.

Visit the Children’s Wish web site for more information.

Calgary International Children’s Festival May 24th - 27th

Posted 2017-03-03

International Childrens festival

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 25th - May 28th

2017-05-02

Scotia Bank Marathon

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.

Perennial Plant Exchange May 27th

2017-05-01

Calgary Plant Exchange

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.

22nd Annual Festival of Quilts May 27 - May 28

2017-05-12

Calgary Quilt Festival

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. It’s Heritage Park’s 50th anniversary in 2014, a very special year of celebration for the Park. 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.

Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre Re-opens May 29th, Free Drop-In June 3rd and 4th.

2017-05-05

Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Canyon Meadows Aquatics & Fitness Centre will be re-opening to the public on Monday, May 29, 2017 after being closed for renovations since June 29, 2015. The facility is more than 40 years old and the redevelopment will help revitalize this important community hub and better suit the needs of the users. Come and see the completed list of renovations.

It has been determined the facility will have a soft open on Monday, May 29, 2017 with free drop-in on June 3 and 4, 2017. Classes will gradually be programmed in the facility throughout June leading up to the summer programming schedule.

A community Welcome Back Open House will be planned for Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11 – 2 p.m. Local residents, businesses and user groups are welcome to come and have a tour, enjoy refreshments and a free swim. Visit our web site at Canyon Meadows Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

Calgary FunnyFest June 1 - 11

2017-05-03

Calgary Funnyfest

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.

4th Street Lilac Festival June 4th

2017-05-01

Calgary Lilac Festival

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 The 4th Street 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. Visit the Calgary Lilac Festival web site for more information.

Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis June 4th

2017-05-02

Calgary Walk to Fight Arthritis

The Walk to Fight Arthritis is The Arthritis Society’s marquee fundraising event. The Walk unites those who feel the emotional and physical pain of arthritis in communities across the country to fund a cure and improve the lives of those living with arthritis. It is one day of the year that people who live with arthritis can come together, laugh and cry with each other, and celebrate the strength and courage it takes to fight this devastating disease. 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. Visit the Walk to Fight Arthritis web site for more information and to register.

Calgary Relay For Life June 10th

Posted 2017-05-16

Calgary Relay For Life

2017 Calgary Relay For Life June 10, 2017 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.

Calgary Commuter Challenge June 4th to June 10th.

2017-05-02

Calgary Commuter Challenge

Commuter Challenge is a week-long event that coincides with Canadian Environment Week. It is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces encouraging canadians to leave their cars at home and that rewards active and sustainable transportation.

If you cycle, take transit, walk, carpool, telecommute (work from home) or use other means of sustainable transportation to get to campus each day then you are ready to participate in the National Commuter Challenge. If you would like to try one of these viable options, start now in preparation and be sure to check out all the great program available to help you green your commute. Visit the Commuter Challenge web site for more information.

Walk to Cure Diabetes June 11th

Posted 2017-05-02

Calgary Walk to Cure Diabetes

Start at Stanley Park and 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.

Neighbour Day Saturday, June 17

Posted 2017-03-10

Calgary Neighbour Day

Held on the third Saturday of June, Neighbour Day is a time for Calgarians to celebrate our neighbourliness and strong community spirit by organizing community events such as front yard barbecues, garden parties, picnics, clean-ups or afternoon teas in a local park. Make Neighbour Day the day you get to know your neighbours! Share your experience with us by visiting the City of Calgary Neighbour Day web site.

Reach out to your neighbours to help plan your event. Together, determine the type of event you want to have. This could include hosting a block party, organizing a picnic at your local park or lending a helping hand to tidy up a local green space. You decide.

Fathers Day June June 18th

2017-05-03

Calgary Fathers day

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 18th

Posted 2017-05-16

Calgary Do It For Dad's Walk and Run

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.

Calgary Sled Island Musical Festival June 20th to 22nd.

Posted 2017-05-16

Calgary Sled Island

Sled Island is an annual music and arts festival that began in 2007. Sled Island Announces a Full Lineup for the annual festival edition featuring over 250 bands, films, artists and comedians spread across 30+ venues concentrated in the downtown core and surrounding areas of Calgary.

Everyone who attends (even the programmers) has something new to see. This festival caters to people who aren't intimidated by not knowing something. It caters to those who are inspired by that. Visit the Sled Island web site for more information.

Canada Day YYC July 1st

Posted 2015-06-09

Calgary Canada Day

Celebrate Canada's birthday with free activities for the whole family including live music from Mother Mother and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald on Riverfront stage, First Nations Powwow on Prince's Island, Living Flag activity, Food Truck Roundup and BassBus at Festival Market, and an amazing Fireworks display presented by Hudson’s Bay.

Canada Day 2015 will be a day to remember in Calgary with lots of activities for the whole family.

Visit the City of Calgary Canada Day YCC web site for more information.

Calgary Stampede July 7th - 16th

Posted 2017-05-16

Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.

The event's roots are traced to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair. In 1912, American promoter Guy Weadick organized his first rodeo and festival, known as the Stampede. He returned to Calgary in 1919 to organize the Victory Stampede in honour of soldiers returning from World War I. Weadick's festival became an annual event in 1923 when it merged with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition to create the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Visit the Calgary Stampede web site for more information.

Cyclepalooza Festival July 14th - 23rd

Posted 2017-05-16

Calgary Cyclepalooza Festival

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.

Annual Multiple Miles for Myeloma July 15th

Posted 2017-05-16

Calgary Myeloma Patient Society Annual Run

Join the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society for their Annual Multiple Miles For Myeloma to save lives! This 5 km walk / 5 and 10 km run will feature entertainment, great food, door prizes, gifts for top donation earners, and medals for top runners. Proceeds from the Multiple Miles for Myeloma will support the University of Calgary Division of Hematology Research and Education Fund. Multiple Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer of the plasma cells with devastating symptoms - bone thinning and lesions develop causing bone pain, spontaneous fractures, and paralyzing spinal cord compressions. Register now online through the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society web site.