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Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps

2018-01-01

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.

International Dark Sky Week April 15th to 21st

Posted 2018-04-01

Calgary Dark Sky Week

The Milky Way galaxy is hidden in the glow of city lights, as are thousands of stars. As amateur astronomers, we know the universe that awaits us overhead when the skies are truly dark, but that's true only for a few of us. That's why International Dark Sky Week is so important for spreading the word beyond the amateur community and into general public discussion. Started in 2003 by amateur Jennifer Barlow when she was just 15 years old, this week of activities focuses on preserving starry nights, and now it has expanded to a worldwide effort. The International Dark Sky Association features daily themes to educate the public on the effects of light pollution and what we can do about it. The "public" that we're educating includes our children, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren too. Even very young children pay more attention than we might realize to just about everything around them.

Light pollution puts animals and entire ecosystems at risk and it also has ill effects on human health. We'll all benift from seeing nature as it is and we need to stop trying to change the natural world to fit our needs.

Visit the International Dark Sky web site for more information.

Ujamaa Grandmas Giant Fabric and Yarn Sale April 20th and 21st

Posted 2018-02-26

Calgary Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric and Yarn Sale

Annual sale to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation's work in Africa. Fabric, yarn, books and patterns, sewing and craft supplies. Donations welcome on April 18 and 19. See web site for details. UJAMAA GRANDMAS works, as part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Our Founders started small but had big ambitions and our contributions continue to grow each year and with each event.

Visit the Ujamaa Grandmas web site for more information and locations.

25th Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness April 21st

2018-04-01

Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness

The Climb and Run for Wilderness is a premiere community event celebrating Earth Day. It is suited to folks of any age from babies in backpacks to 93 year olds and attracts participants from across North America. Last year more than 1,500 registered participants and in addition many more accompanying parents and supporters attended. The Climb and Run for Wilderness is a family oriented athletic event which includes major additional components of education about the environment and the creation of public art. A family day, a corporate challenge day, a fun time, and a serious opportunity to test one’s personal best are all combined in this Earth Day event.

Visit the Climb and Run for Wilderness for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED May 23rd to 26th

2018-01-15

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!

Riverview Artist Sale April 23rd - 27th

2018-04-01

Riverview Artists Sale

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.

Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show April 28th and 29th

2018-04-01

Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show

Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show at the Acadia Recreation Complex 240 - 90TH Avenue SE Calgary. On behalf of the show management and Canada’s leading Antique experts we welcome residents and visitors from across Calgary and surrounding areas to the Acadia Vintage Retro & Antiques Show which offers very easy access off McLeod Trail in South East Calgary with lots of free parking. The Show is open to the public on April 26 & 27 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Get your Antiquing FIX... an Eclectic Array for some serious Rummaging! Top pickers and Dealers from across Canada offering very special inventory. Deluxe Antiques & Vintage Bargains. Fresh finds not seen before! Something for everyone. This is the Antique Show to attend. Adults $6.00 at the door
Children 13 & under FREE with an adult Admission
ATM • & Snack Bar • Wheelchair Accessible FREE PARKING LOCATION Acadia Recreation Complex 240 - 90TH Avenue SE Calgary AB T2J 6P6 403 255 1252 Antiques Identification Clinic Find out more about your own heirloom. The Identification clinic will feature Peter Blundell, CPA, a fully accredited member of the Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisers, author and lecturer on antiques.

Visit the Antiques By Design web site for more information.

Youth Week April 29th to May 5th

2018-04-01

Calgarty Youth Week

Throughout Youth Week, Calgary communities, agencies and businesses come together to host events, projects and offer free services during a week-long celebration of youth. Youth Week 2018 will be April 29 – May 5. Although Youth Central isn’t hosting a formal Youth Week this year, we will be listing some of the great events around Calgary for youth!

Visit the Youth Week Web Site for more information.

Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show May 4th to 6th

Posted 2018-04-01

Calgary Gem Mineral Show

Event will be hald at Cardel Place (Vivo). The show features almost 20,000 square feet of heaven for anyone interested in rocks, jewelry, gemstones, fossils and precious metals. Show Cases, Demonstrations, 30 dealers (many new), Silent Auction Crystals, Gemstones, Mineral & Fossil specimens, Beads and Beading supplies, Books, Equipment and Tools, Gift Items, Rough Rock and Rock Slices, Jewellery, Rings, Necklaces and Jewellery Findings, Gold Panning, Kids Area, "How to" Demonstrations.

Visit the Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club web site for more information.

Alberta Bike Swap May 5th

2018-04-01

Alberta Bike Swap

A one day non-profit Bike Buy and Sell event. City Centre Parkade 340 – 10 Ave SW. All bike are tech-checked, and their serial numbers are recorded. Half the profit from the swaps go back to the community to fund safe cycling, the other half stays in the bank to continue funding the swaps. Alberta Bike swap Ltd. is a registered non-profit and funded out of lint-lined pockets to get more people on bikes. We’re Chris and Laura and dozens of volunteers, who believe enough in building the cycling community enough to break a sweat putting on events like this. Every bike at the swaps helps us do the right thing. Sell, buy, or donate a bike, please.

Visit the Alberta Bike Swap web site for more information.

Calgary Pathway and River Cleanup May 6th

Posted 2018-04-01

Calgary Pathway and River Cleanup

The Pathway and River Cleanup event takes place in May each year with thousands of volunteers sharing the common goal of removing litter that accumulates along the riverbanks over the winter months.

Over 2900 volunteers, including City staff volunteers, will be donating their time at this year's event. Volunteers will cover approximately 200 km of pathway. While volunteers are picking up litter, City staff volunteer their time to collect the garbage and drive it to one of four designated dump sites. The garbage is weighed and properly disposed of by The City’s Waste and Recycling Services.

Visit the Calgary pathway and river cleanup web site for more information and registration information.

Mothers Day May 13th

2018-04-01

Mothers Day

In Canada, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in spring. (e.g., April–May in the northern hemisphere, October in Argentina, but northern hemisphere spring, May, in Australia). It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day and Siblings Day.

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.

Mothers Day content provided by Wikipedia.