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.
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.
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.
Calgary RV Expo January 24th to 27th
Calgary's premier RV exposition, the RV Expo and Sale has been bringing you the best of the industry for 50 years! If you're thinking about a new RV or want to look into buying one, this is a good place to start. The annual RV expo hosts all kinds of RV's along with their manufactures. There is also several camping related products to look at.
Calgary RV expo, will be located at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary. Visit the RV Expo web site for ticket information.
2019 YYC Hot Chocolate Fest
During the month of February, participating Calgary coffee shops, restaurants, chocolatiers, and hotels invite you to enjoy their signature Hot Chocolates and join them in supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Your votes will decide which of the retailers will win the coveted “Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate,” and each rating entered gives you another chance to win prizes all throughout the month!
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to invite everyone you know to indulge in their favourite and join the fun!
Visit the YYC Chocolate Fest web site for more information.
Valentines Day February 14th
Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. Several martyrdom stories were invented for the various Valentines that belonged to February 14, and added to later martyrologies. A popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. Information from Wikipedia.
Alberta Family Day Holiday February 18th
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.
Time To Register For 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
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.
Youth Employment Annual Hiring Fair March 20th
The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 21st Annual Youth Hiring Fair on March 20th 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.
Calgary Earth Hour March 30th
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.
Aggie Days April 6th to April 7th
Take a trip to the farm and never leave the city... that's what you and your family can do 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.
Calgary Super Train April 13th-14th
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.
Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness April 27th
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.