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Winter Sports Registration Starting

Posted 2014-08-12

Winter Sports

With fall and winter fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about registration for the 2014 -15 winter hockey season. Check out the local sports clubs for more information on registration. You can also access all the sports categories by selecting the Sports and Clubs link found in the top menu bar by scrolling upward.

September Is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Posted 2014-08-15

Since 1994, World Alzheimer’s DayTM – on 21 September each year – has been the only day on the calendar to unite people with dementia, caregivers and Alzheimer associations around the world.

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

World Alzheimer’s Month was introduced in 2012 and offers Alzheimer associations the opportunity to reach more individuals and groups and increase their efforts to call for improved support services for people with dementia and their caregivers.

To learn more about what is happening in your area, visit the Alberta Alzheimer's Disease Web Site for more information.

Calgary International Film Festival Sept 18 to 28th

Posted 2014-08-18

Calgary International Film Festival

The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.

The first Calgary International Film Festival was held in 2000 for six days, and was attended by 8,000 people. Within three years, attendance had more than tripled to 25,000 for the expanded ten-day festival. Today it is the largest film festival between the Rockies and the Great Lakes. Visit the Calgary International Film Festival Web Site for more information.

Calgary City Wide Food Drive Sept 20th

Posted 2014-09-08

Calgary Food Bank Food Drive

Let's work together, Calgary, and reclaim our Guinness World Record! 560,000 pounds of food is our goal! The City-Wide Food Drive is the largest single-day food drive in Calgary, and over the past 9 years, has collected well over 3 million pounds of food for the Calgary Food Bank. More than 7,000 family volunteers participate and help collect food throughout the morning and night. If you see the City-Wide Food Drive bag at your door, we encourage you to fill the bag with NON-perishable food items, and leave it on the doorstep for an 8am pick-up! We do absolutely zero door knocking / solicitations, so make sure your bag is visible to the volunteers! The City-Wide food drive is an important drive for the city as September and Fall heads into a high-demand period due to back-to-school expenses.

Visit the Calgary Food Bank Web Site for more information and drop off locations.

Annual Life Without Limits Challenge Sept 20th

Posted 2014-08-25

ife Without Limits Challenge

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta’s (CPAA) 8th Annual “Life Without Limits Challenge” is a fun event for people of all ages and abilities to come together and have fun while raising funds and creating awareness for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Participants can run, walk or wheel (bike, adapted bike, wheelchair, etc.) on a 5 km circuit in Calgary and Edmonton or a more challenging 20 km cycle circuit in Calgary and celebrate afterwards with a BBQ, booths from local vendors, entertainment and local celebrities. Prizes will be awarded for fundraising more than $500, $1000 and $2000, best costume, most enthusiastic, most pledges raised and more. Donate to the clothing and bottle drive and win prizes for largest donation!

Visit the Annual Life Without Limits Challenge web site for more information.

World’s Largest Truck Convoy Sept 20th

Posted 2014-08-28

World’s Largest Truck Convoy

The World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is an annual event which unites law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. Since it began in 2001, more than 10,000 trucks – big rigs to dump trucks – have traversed more than 4800 kilometers. Hundreds of truckers will drive their rigs in Grande Prairie and Calgary on September 20, joining 1,000s of truckers from across North America who will participate this year. Funds raised this year will benefit Special Olympics athletes in the Calgary area as well as the 2015 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games in Grande Prairie. Across North America more than $564,000 for Special Olympics was raised in 2013! Visit the World’s Largest Truck Convoy web site for more information.

Calgary City Wide Food Drive Sept 20th

Posted 2014-09-08

Calgary Food Bank Food Drive

Let's work together, Calgary, and reclaim our Guinness World Record! 560,000 pounds of food is our goal! The City-Wide Food Drive is the largest single-day food drive in Calgary, and over the past 9 years, has collected well over 3 million pounds of food for the Calgary Food Bank. More than 7,000 family volunteers participate and help collect food throughout the morning and night. If you see the City-Wide Food Drive bag at your door, we encourage you to fill the bag with NON-perishable food items, and leave it on the doorstep for an 8am pick-up! We do absolutely zero door knocking / solicitations, so make sure your bag is visible to the volunteers! The City-Wide food drive is an important drive for the city as September and Fall heads into a high-demand period due to back-to-school expenses.

Visit the Calgary Food Bank Web Site for more information and drop off locations.

Nuit Blanche Calgary Sept 20th. 7pm to 1am

Posted 2014-08-28

Nuit Blanche Calgary

Nuit Blanche is an annual international, multi city contemporary late night arts festival. The city’s downtown will come alive with unforgettable live performance art produced by fantastic performance artists doing remarkable, unique installations.

Up close and intimate, professional and carefully considered, these performances are captivating. The program is designed to inform, intrigue and inspire audiences to eventually venture out ‘en masse’ for this event, one-night only, transformative celebration of creativity. Craft and media feed innovation in the commissioning of new performance artworks for Calgary audiences as Nuit Blanche Calgary is a participatory ‘spectacle’ that remains awe-inspiring, fun and thoughtful, aiming to bring the public downtown for impromptu workshops, talks, one-off projects and seminars.

Visit the Nuit Blanche Calgary web site for more information.

YYComedy Festival GALA Sept 29th to Oct 4th

Posted 2014-09-10

Calgary Comedy Festival

This September 29th through October 4th the third annual YYComedy Festival will be taking place in Calgary and promises to deliver some of the funniest comedic talent in North America. Must see show Funny1060AM YYComedy GALA featuring Harland Williams, Mike MacDonald, Jessica Holmes, Darrin Rose and more on October 4th. Various venues around the city including Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Festival Hall, Loose Moose, University Theatre and more

Visit the YYComedy Web Site for more information and locations.

Rent a Community Hall For Special Occasions or Festive Parties

Posted 2014-09-10

Calgary Community Hall

Calgary has several local community centers that are available for rent to association members and the general public. Several of these halls offer bar tending and catering services for weddings, company parties, socials and special events. Renting a community hall benefits both the customer and the local community alike. The community associations depend a great deal on the revenues generated from their hall rental, for the operation of the entire facility.

If you're looking for a hall or venue for your special occasion, visit the Calgary Community Halls Rental page for more individual hall information and photo's. Please contact the halls directly for inquiries and bookings.

Calgary Annual New and Used Ski Sale October 24 -26

Posted 2013-09-20

Calgaty New and Used Ski Sale

If you want to sell or you’re looking for ski equipment, don’t miss this annual event sale. The new and used ski sale is not a commercial venture. It was started in 1963 and is now the largest sale of it’s type in Canada. Volunteers from the Calgary Ski Club, the Canadian Ski Patrol (Calgary Zone), the Lake Louise Ski Club, as well as industry partners, make this event possible every year.

Check out the New and Used Ski Sale Web Site for more information.