Flue Shot Season Is Here, And It's Free Of Charge!
It's a good idea to make flu immunization an annual event. You protect yourself, your family, your work place and our local communities from infection and illness.
Influenza immunization is available October 21, and free of charge to all Albertans six months or older. Contact your family doctor or the doctors listed on this site for more information.
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.
Would You Like To Maintain An Outdoor Hockey Or Skating Rink?
The Big Freeze is almost on, and your local community association is always looking for volunteers to help maintain outdoor rinks. It's a fun way to get some exercise and help out at the same time.
If you would like to volunteer to maintain a hockey rink and or skating rink, contact your local community association to offer your services.
Once Upon A Christmas At Heritage Park
Weekends from November 24th through to December 23rd, 2018. 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.
Lion's Club Festival Of Lights
The Festival of Lights can be viewed from November 30, 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
Calgary Zoolights runs from November 21st to January 3rd. Head down to the Calgary Zoo with your kids, family and friends to see over 1.5 million lights twisting around trees, tracing animal and dinosaur shapes and flashing to music. Along the way, stop to warm up by the fire pits and have some fun in the Kids Zone.
We will be collecting non-perishable food and cash donations for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. Families that make a donation will receive one 2 for 1 coupon to use for a future visit at the zoo. 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.
Cantare Children's Choir Trost and Solace Dec 22nd
The glow of candlelight; the angelic sound of children's voices - a glorious evening of seasonal music. Join Cantaré Children's Choir as our four internationally-acclaimed choirs of children present a luminous candlelight celebration of the Christmas season through song and carols on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 PM at Knox United Church.
Our ensembles Cantare and Cantando will present "SNOW ANGEL" by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel. This five-movement work that tells the story of angels among us will move you and tug at your heart strings. Our ensembles will also present a wide selection of carols and songs for Christmas and Hanukkah .... and our audience will be invited to join in the singing of well known carols.
Visit the Cantare Children's Choir Web Site for more information and locations.
Calgary Toboggan Hills.
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.
Sing Along Messiah. Raise your voice with us!
A Calgary Christmas favorite! Our 18th 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!
Visit the Voice Scapes web site for ticket information.
New Years Eve Family Pool Celebration
Village Square Leisure Centre. December 31st 5 – 8pm: Swim, jump, splash and slide 2018 out the door at Village Square Leisure Centre! Bring the entire family; grandparents, children and friends for tons of fun! There will be a DJ pumping out the sound as families enjoy the wave pool, nuclear balls, tubes, arts/crafts, prizes and so much more! Join us for a pool party countdown! Family Admission rate applies.
Visit the Calgary Village Square Leisure Centre Web Site for more information and locations.
City of Calgary New Year's Eve Party
Ring in the New Year with the whole family at the City of Calgary Municipal Building - 800 Macleod Trail SE. Hosted by The City of Calgary Recreation, this free, family-friendly, safe and warm party will feature music and activities for the young and young-at-heart. Wear neon or white and anything that glows, and bring your dancing shoes! Kids Countdown at 9 p.m.
Visit the City of Calgary Web Site for more information and locations.
The Calgary Motorcycle Show Jan 4th to 6th
Calgary is the Canadian Motorcycle and ATV industries’ official showcase of all the new makes and models. Featuring the latest products, services and accessories direct from the manufacturers. In addition the Motorcycle Show – Calgary will feature SHE Rides Nite on Friday January 9th, an extreme MX Freestyle Show, the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids ages 6 through 12, a variety of retailers, rider clubs and associations, celebrity racers, informational displays, prize giveaways and a vintage motorcycle display.
Visit the Calgary Motorcycle Show Web Site for more information and locations.