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Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps

2016-01-18

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.

Alberta Bike Swap May 7th

2016-04-18

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.

Mothers Day May 8th

2016-04-18

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.

International Migratory Bird Day May 14th

2016-04-18

International Migratory Bird Day

Event held at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. The City of Calgary has been proudly participating in this annual celebration for the past 10 years and will again be hosting our popular event this Mother’s Day! Join Parks staff and local experts for a fun-filled day of games, entertainment and activities to celebrate bird migration and conservation.

Visit the Inglewood Bird Santuary web site for more information.

Victoria Day Long Weekend May 23rd

2016-03-26

Victoria Day May Long Weekend

Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. The date is also, simultaneously, that on which the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday is recognized. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada.

The holiday has been observed since before Canada was formed, originally falling on the sovereign's actual birthday, and continues to be celebrated in various fashions across the country on the fixed date. The holiday has always been a distinctly Canadian observance. It is a statutory holiday federally, as well as in six of Canada's ten provinces and all three of its territories.

Victoria Day content provided by Wikipedia.

Perennial Plant Exchange May 27th

2016-04-18

Calgary Plant Exchange

Join us in the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre – 523 27 Ave. NW. courtyard for our annual Perennial Plant Exchange – beautifying Calgary one colourful garden at a time! Bring a perennial from your garden that you will give away and take home a perennial from another’s garden.

Visit the Calgary Perennial Plant Exchange web site for more information.

Calgary International Children’s Festival May 25 - 28th

Posted 2016-04-18

International Childrens festival

The Calgary International Children’s Festival is a dynamic performing arts festival that presents critically acclaimed professional theatre, music and dance for young audiences. Since its inception in 1987, the Festival has grown to become an international leader in arts presentation with productions tailored from the very young to 16 years of age. Our success revolves around the respect we have for young people. We treat them as an audience in their own right, worthy of access to the best of professional creative talent the world has to offer.

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.

Visit the Calgary International Children’s Festival for more information.

Riverview Artist Sale May 28th

2016-03-27

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.

21st Annual Festival of Quilts May 28 - May 29

2016-03-26

Calgary Quilt Festival

The Festival of Quilts is Western Canada's largest outdoor quilt show held at Heritage Park! Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park's exhibits inside and out. Festival of Quilts is delighted to add to the festivities with some wonderful displays that will be sure to honour that milestone. We’re going to kick up our heels with the theme of Something Old, Something New. Whether you’re an avid quilter or simply enjoy viewing the beautiful work, there is quilting fun to be had all over the Park. Visit the Calgary Festival of Quilts web site for more information.