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Calgary Toboggan Hills.

Posted 2015-02-02

Calgary Tobogganing

Tobogganing is a great way to get the kids out of the house. We can't think of a better outdoor family winter activity that is this much fun. I'm sure every Canadian adult can remember a day of tobogganing and eagerly await the day when they can take their own children out for some winter fun. I wonder if those who live where it doesn't snow, wish they could try a toboggan ride?

Make sure you and your children wear a helmet and are well dressed for a winter day. Dressing properly for the cold can make or break your outing. Visit our Calgary Toboggan Hills web page for more information.

Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps

Posted 2015-02-01

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.

Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival March 2nd to March 15th

Posted 2015-02-02

Kiwanis Music Festival

The Calgary Kiwanis Festival is an educational, non-profit, charitable organization. It is one of approximately 250 performing arts festivals in Canada and one of the largest amateur competitive festivals in North America with approximately 4,000 entries and 12,000 participants annually.

Since 1931, the Festival has been an integral part of the Calgary arts community and remains one of the premier performing arts events on the Calgary arts calendar. It encourages classical and contemporary music and speech arts performance among amateur students of all ages and skill levels.

Youth 18 and under make up 95% of our participants. They have the opportunity to enter a variety of classes such as: band, strings, woodwind, brass, choirs, handbells, singing, piano, and drama. Each year, more than 20 highly qualified musicians and actors are hired to adjudicate their performances, ensuring that each competitor receives a written and verbal assessment.

Visit the Kiwanis Musical Festival web site for more information..

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Posted 2015-01-28

International Childrens festival

Volunteering with the Calgary International Children’s Festival is Fun! Join our amazing team for 4 days of inspiration, imagination and excitement by signing up as a volunteer! We are in need of volunteers aged 14+ to help with activities such as craft-making, ushering, and Artist Hospitality, among other exciting opportunities.

Visit the Calgary International Children's Festival web site under Volunteer Opportunities for more information, or to sign up as a volunteer. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at dramler@calgarychildfest.org or by phone at 403-294-7414 ext 4, with any questions.

OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR IMAGINATION!

March Community Association Membership Awareness Month

Posted 2015-02-18

Membership Awareness Month

Did you know there are more than 20,000 volunteers in the community association movement in Calgary? It’s the LARGEST collective volunteer movement in the city! There are also more than 156,000 Calgarians who are members of their community association. Be part of it!

The Federation of Calgary Communities is proud to once again announce that March is Community Association Membership Awareness Month, proclaimed by Mayor Naheed Nenshi. We encourage you to take a few minutes this month to find out what your community association can do for you! It’s easy and you’d be surprised at the many benefits and options available to you as a resident.

Visit the Federation of Calgary Communities web site for more information.

Canadian Artists Art Show and Sale March 14th

Posted 2015-02-18

Federation of Canadian Artists

The Federation of Canadian Artists is having an exhibition at the Edgemont Community Centre, Saturday March 14 from 10am to 4pm. All paintings are juried and will be of the highest quality. A large variety of styles, sizes and mediums will be shown. Realism to abstract in a wide range of subjects: acrylic, oil and mixed media techniques available. Come out and meet the artists!

Artists in Attendance - Free Admission - Original Art. Bring a donation for the Food Bank and Enter to win a framed painting by renowned artist Ken Bourassa

Visit the Federation of Canadian Artists web site for more information..

Talisman 10 Mile Triathlon March 15th

Posted 2015-02-28

Talisman Calgary Triathlon

Challenge yourself with the Talisman 10 Mile Triathlon – 500m swim, 12.5km bike, 3km run. You will start in the water and SWIM 500m in circles in a single lane shared with 3-4 athletes. Jump out of the North end of the Competition Pool and run over the timing mat between the Competition Pool and the Dive Tank. Go through the Learning Room and to your bike in Gym 1. Cycling shoes will be set up at your bike along with a towel and nutrition/hydration on your bike. You will BIKE 12.5km on our TACX Flow trainer. You will run 3km (15 laps) of the 200m indoor track. These loops are counter clockwise and on the inside lane. Visit the Talisman web site for more information.

Calgary Mural Competition Saturday March 28th

Posted 2015-02-20

Calgary Mural Competition

Celebrate Alberta Wilderness with the 2014 Calgary Tower murals! Each year the variety and quality of the artwork produced has been impressive: “The dull, grey interior of the tower is gradually being transformed into the tallest art gallery in the west.” The competition 's theme is Alberta Native Species in its Habitat. Murals featured an Alberta native species in its habitat. No specific style requirements are defined.

Margaret Main, the mural painting competition coordinator, says that each year the variety and quality of the artwork produced has been impressive: “The dull, grey interior of the tower is gradually being transformed into the tallest art gallery in the west.”

Visit the Climb For Wilderness web site for more information.

Western Canadian FRC Regional April 2nd to 4th

Posted 2015-03-03

Calgary Robotics Competition

High school students compete for a spot in the World Championships at the Olympic Oval, University of Calgary Friday and Saturday April 4-5, 2014. The second year that this young Canadian First Robotics Competition event will be taking place as FIRST spreads westward. The tournament will have a capacity of 25 teams.

Robotics Canada, a registered charity, was established in 2001 and incorporated in 2004 with a mission to inspire Canadian high school and elementary school students to pursue further studies and careers in science, technology and engineering. It pursues its mission primarily through offering opportunities for students, working in teams and assisted by expert adult mentors, to build robots and to take part in tournaments which feature on-field competitions, judged awards and other forms of recognition, potentially including university and college scholarships. Visit the First Robotics Competition web site for more information.

Youth Employment Annual Hiring Fair April 21st

Posted 2015-03-03

Youth Hiring Fair

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 17th Annual Youth Hiring Fair on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at the Big Four building on the Stampede Grounds. Over 80 employers are expected to be in attendance to recruit for over 5,000 part-time, full-time, seasonal and career opportunities.

Free admission, Ages 15-24. Bring your résumé and get an interview. Visit the Youth Employment Centre web site for more information.