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2018 Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Carnival


Calgary Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is proud to present the “2018 Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Carnival” on February 10th. This event attracts a rich array of more than 20,000 visitors each year and has been supported by the City of Calgary, hundreds of volunteers, community partners and performing groups.

The “2018 Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Carnival” features programs and performances of traditional Dragon and Lion Dance, festival music and dance, martial art demonstration, vocal singing, folk art demonstration, festival food, games, artworks exhibition and an indoor bazaar of trade booths selling all sorts of gifts and festival items.

To learn more about the Chinese New Year Carnival, visit the Chinese Cultural Centre Web Site for more information.

Calgary Toboggan Hills.


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.

Alberta Family Day Holiday February 19th


Alberta Family Day

In parts of Canada, Family Day is a statutory holiday occurring on the third Monday in February. The holiday was first celebrated in 1990. Alberta was the only province in Canada to have a statutory holiday in February, until it was proposed in Saskatchewan beginning in 2007. The holiday was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor Helen Hunley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty. Premier Getty said it was important for all Albertans to take time for their families and this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.

Getty came in for considerable criticism at the time. Many employers felt that an additional statutory holiday was an unnecessary financial burden. In response to the criticism, the holiday of Heritage Day was downgraded to a civic holiday, meaning employers are not required to observe this day. Under Alberta law, the employer may choose to observe Heritage Day as a general holiday, under which rules applying to general holiday pay will be used. Family Day information provided by Wiki Family Day.

Calgary Winefest February 23rd to February 24th


Calgary Winefest

Swirl, sip and savour at this wonderland of wine! Indulge in fine wine from the world's most celebrated wine regions at Winefest. Winefest is an all-inclusive event, offering you the chance to sample from hundreds of local and international wines, port, sparkling, and dessert wines while indulging in a gourmet selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres. One ticket is all you need to enjoy unlimited sampling.

Indulge at Winefest - a full-bodied experience that will engulf, seduce and satisfy your senses! Calgary Winefest, will be located at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary. Visit the Winefest web site for more information.

'Cat'urday Cat Adoption Feline February Event!


Cat Adoption February

Join the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society on Saturday February 8th for 'Cat'urday - a cat adoption event in celebration of Feline February! The event will run from 11am-3pm at the AARCS Safe Haven (Bay G, 3851 21 Street NE). All month long cats over the age of 6 months will have the special adoption fee of only $25!

AARCS mission is to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, surrendered or abused animals; assisting communities to achieve healthy and respectful relationships with animals; promoting responsible and compassionate guardianship and advocating on behalf of all animals.

Visit the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society web site for more information..

Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps


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.

March Community Association Membership Awareness Month


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.

Federation of Canadian Artists Art Show and Sale March 9th


Federation of Canadian Artists

The Federation of Canadian Artists is having an exhibition and arts show. 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..

Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival March 27th to April 29th


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..

Good Friday March 30th


Good Friday

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.

Good Friday information by Wikipedia.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED May 23rd to 26th


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 or by phone at 403-294-7414 ext 4, with any questions.