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.
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.
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.
Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show May 3rd to 5th
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, 54 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 4th
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 12th
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.
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