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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.

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.

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.

Calgary Move For Hope May 30th. Register March 25th

2015-03-17

Calgary Move For Hope

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is inviting Canadians to raise hope for women who have experienced violence by participating in Move for Hope, the country’s largest pledge-based event to end violence against women, April 7th. Move for Hope, hosted by Mookie Wilson and Billie Jo Ross, hosts of Mookie and Billie Jo morning show on Kiss 95.9 and Tara Slone, co-host of Breakfast Television on City is a fun and empowering one-hour workout for all fitness levels, led by GoodLife Fitness and is sponsored by WINNERS/HomeSense, Rogers Media, Avon and Scotiabank. Avon and Scotiabank are matching the first $100,000 raised nationally at the event.

Local sponsors include Community Sponsor Pulse Seismic and Event Match Sponsor Agrium Women’s Leadership Network who will match the first $10,000 raised in Calgary. Funds raised will support local shelters for women and children, and prevention programs in Alberta that break the cycle of violence. Visit the Calgary Move For Hope Women's Foundation web site for more information.

Calgary Earth Hour March 28th

Posted 2015-03-09

Calgary Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a global initiative to raise awareness about how energy use contributes to climate change and how we can reduce our impact. Take part in Earth Hour by turning off your lights and electronics and attending Calgary Unplugged, a free outdoor event for the whole family. Join the city in celebrating Earth Hour at Olympic Plaza. It's a family friendly event with hot chocolate, live music, story tellers, games, and an LED light lantern parade!.

The City of Calgary turns off all non essential lights for Earth Hour at Olympuc Plaza and the following locations: The Municipal Building, City Hall, Calgary Public Building and the Manchester Centre Building.

Visit the Calgary Earth Hour Web Site for more information and locations.

National Service Dogs Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs & Kids April 3rd

Posted 2015-03-26

Calgary National Service Dogs

Join us for a fun filled morning of hunting for treat filled eggs with your furry family member, and help us raise funds for children impacted by autism and individuals with PTSD to receive their service dogs.

In 1996, National Service Dogs pioneered the program of breeding, training and placing Certified Service Dogs with children with autism. Over the last 16 years, NSD has graduated over 300 Certified Service Dog Teams, helped many service dog organizations around the world start their own autism programs, and has started two new programs: the Skilled Companion Dog Program and the Companion Dog Program.

Visit the National Service Dogs web site for more information and locations.

Aggie Days April 11th to April 12th

Posted 2015-03-17

Calgary Aggie Days

Take a trip to the farm and never leave the city... that's what you and your family can do on Saturday and Sunday April 12th and 13th at BMO Centre on Stampede Park. There will be baby goats, piglets, chicks, calves, bees, sheep and friendly horses to visit. And there will be so much to do, you won't know where to start - rope making, seed planting, grain grinding, watching cows get milked or sheep get shorn and of course you'll be able to make friends with the animals and the farmers who brought them here! Its all free, all day from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Enjoy many interactive agriculture activities including cow milking, sheep shearing, livestock auctioneering, the amazing corn maze, and much more! And of course you will be able to meet a wide variety of farm animals from huge draft horse to tiny chicks that are just a few days old. Come learn where your food comes from and enjoy going to the farm yet never leave the city. Visit the Calgary Aggie Days web site for more information.

Ujamaa Grandmas Giant Fabric and Yarn Sale April 18th

Posted 2015-03-26

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 15 and 16. 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.

Calgary Super Train April 18th - 19th

Posted 2015-03-17

Calgary Super Train

Calgary Model Railway Society presents Canada's biggest and best Model Train Show. Over 60,000 square feet of operating model train layouts, garden railroads, Lego and Thomas Children's Play Area, ride-on trains, museum displays, model manufacturers, clinics and live demonstrations, railroad artists, photo displays, hobby dealers, collectables, and more.

Visit the Calgary Super Train 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.

Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show

2015-03-17

Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show

Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show APRIL 25 and 26, 2015 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.