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.
Learn about Alzheimer's disease & related dementias January 31st
Join us for a special Community Information Forum and gain a more in-depth understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dr. Zahinoor Ismail, a local dementia specialist, will lead an informative presentation and answer your questions. The Alzheimer Society of Calgary will provide an update on programs and services available to benefit you.
This is a fantastic opportunity for people looking to learn more about dementia, or who may be searching for additional support, resources, hope and inspiration. Join us.
There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Visit our Web Site for more information.
Calgary RV Expo January 29th to February 1st, 2015
Calgary's premier RV exposition, the RV Expo and Sale has been bringing you the best of the industry for 46 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.
2015 Year of the Sheep Chinese New Year Carnival
To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is proud to present the “2015 Year of the Sheep Chinese New Year Carnival” on February 14 and 15, 2015, Saturday and Sunday. This event attracts a rich array of more than 20,000 visitors each year and has been supported by the City of Calgary, hundreds of volunteers, community partners and performing groups.
The “2015 Year of the Sheep Chinese New Year Carnival” features programs and performances of traditional Dragon and Lion Dance, festival music and dance, martial art demonstration, vocal singing, folk art demonstration, festival food, games, artworks exhibition and an indoor bazaar of trade booths selling all sorts of gifts and festival items.
To learn more about the 2014 Year of the Horse Chinese New Year Carnival, visit the Chinese Cultural Centre Web Site for more information.
Calgary Winefest February 20th to February 21st, 2015
Swirl, sip and savour at this wonderland of wine! Indulge in fine wine from the world's most celebrated wine regions at Winefest. Winefest is an all-inclusive event, offering you the chance to sample from hundreds of local and international wines, port, sparkling, and dessert wines while indulging in a gourmet selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres. One ticket is all you need to enjoy unlimited sampling.
Indulge at Winefest - a full-bodied experience that will engulf, seduce and satisfy your senses! Calgary Winefest, will be located at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary. Visit the Winefest web site for more information.
2015 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.
Fish Creek Community Fair February 22nd
Would You Like to Be a Volunteer in Fish Creek Provincial Park? The Friends of Fish Creek Need YoU! Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace, Fish Creek Provincial Park If you live close to Fish Creek Provincial Park, an urban oasis for outdoor recreation, relaxation and nature appreciation, then you are part of the Fish Creek Community!
No matter your age, skill level or physical ability, The Friends of Fish Creek have opportunities for you to get involved. Come to the Fish Creek CommUnity Fair to learn about amazing volunteer opportunities, educational tours, wellness programs, and community events kicking off in 2014. The ground may still be covered in snow, but Spring starts now in Fish Creek!
Visit the Friends Of Fish Creek web site for more information.
Calgary Heritage Award Nominations Ends Feb 27th
Once again, it is time to solicit nominations for the Calgary Awards. Presented since 1994, The City of Calgary established the Calgary Awards to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians.
The Heritage Award recognizes an individual Calgarian who has made a sustained and extraordinary contribution, either as a volunteer or professional, to the promotion of awareness and or preservation of Calgary’s heritage in the areas of built heritage, archaeology, culture, education or advocacy.
If you know of an exceptional individual who has contributed to Calgary’s heritage in any one of the subject areas, the Calgary Awards provides an outstanding opportunity to recognize and profile their noteworthy efforts. We encourage you to submit a nomination for this prestigious award.
For more information about the Heritage Award, or the Calgary Awards in general, please visit the Calgary Awards website or call 403.268.8881 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.
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.
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival March 2nd to March 15th
The Calgary Kiwanis Festival is an educational, non-profit, charitable organization. It is one of approximately 250 performing arts festivals in Canada and one of the largest amateur competitive festivals in North America with approximately 4,000 entries and 12,000 participants annually.
Since 1931, the Festival has been an integral part of the Calgary arts community and remains one of the premier performing arts events on the Calgary arts calendar. It encourages classical and contemporary music and speech arts performance among amateur students of all ages and skill levels.
Youth 18 and under make up 95% of our participants. They have the opportunity to enter a variety of classes such as: band, strings, woodwind, brass, choirs, handbells, singing, piano, and drama. Each year, more than 20 highly qualified musicians and actors are hired to adjudicate their performances, ensuring that each competitor receives a written and verbal assessment.
Visit the Kiwanis Musical Festival web site for more information..
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 email@example.com or by phone at 403-294-7414 ext 4, with any questions.
OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR IMAGINATION!