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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.

Hey Guy's. It's Time To Grow a Mustache For Movember

Posted 2014-10-14

Movember

Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a mustache for the 30-days of November. After registering on Movember, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros act as walking and talking billboards, bringing awareness to men’s health issues and prompting conversations wherever they go.

Movember’s not just for Mo Bros. Mo Sistas are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas raise funds and encourage the men in their lives to get involved.

Plant Your Amaryllis Now For Christmas. November Is The Huntington Society's Amaryllis Campaign

Posted 2014-10-15

Calgary Community Hall

The Huntington Society of Canada Amaryllis campaign continues to grow and blossom, thanks to the tremendous work of our volunteer network across Canada. Amaryllis volunteers sell bulb kits to raise vital funds for our programs in research, services and education. Each and every Amaryllis kit we sell takes us one step closer to finding a meaningful treatment for Huntington disease (HD). Each and every Amaryllis kit blooming in someone’s home or business holds the promise of a world free from HD.

Join the Amaryllis volunteers and help grow a brighter future! You can order cases of 12 kits to sell in your community, we'll help you every step of the way. Or, you can order a kit or two for your own enjoyment!

Visit the Huntington Society of Canada for more information on how to order your Amaryllis.

Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoe Box Gift Collection November 17-23

Posted 2014-10-20

Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoebox

The Samaritans Purse annual Christmas shoe box gift collection is scheduled for November 17 to the 23th. You can get involved by packing your own shoe box with school supplies, toy's, gifts, hygiene items and a personal note. For more detailed information on how to fill your shoe box visit the Samaritan Purse web site.

Operation Christmas Child provides an opportunity for organizations and people of all ages to get involved in a simple, hands-on project that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas.

From the Collection Center, the shoe box is trucked to a Processing Center, where it is inspected and prepared for shipping by trained volunteers. The shoe box is loaded into a sea container, along with thousands of others, and shipped overseas where it is received in the destination country by a team of Operation Christmas Child volunteers called a National Leadership Team. From the port of entry, many methods of transportation, such as airplane, canoe, helicopter, truck, donkey, camel, etc., may be used to get the shoe box to Children in need.

10th Annual Nexen Holiday Fair Nov 27th

Posted 2014-11-07

Calgary Nexen Holiday Fair

The 10th Annual Holiday Fair is held in the Main lobby of the Nexen Building Down Town Nove 27th, 10am to 2pm. Posted throughout the downtown core. 65 Tables of unique vendors are chosen. We are looking for new exiting crafters. We do not allow any book orders or vendors such as Mary Kay, Stella and Dot etc. we are looking for local artist with unique items. Most years have more than 2000 people walk through the lobby. All proceeds from table registration, bake table, raffles and other areas are donated to charities and matched by the company.

Email the Nexan Holiday Fair for more information.

Once Upon A Christmas At Heritage Park

2014-11-05

Calgary Heritage Park Once Upon a Christmas

Weekends from November 22 through to December 21, 2014. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at Heritage Park. Take a step back into true holiday enchantment by going for a wagon ride, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself. Experience the magic of Christmas past as three of our historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.

Take part in one of the special holiday activities such as ginger bread making, children's winter games, snow painting, Santa's petting zoo, Train display, live theater, children's crafts and more. Visit the Heritage Parks Web Site for more information and admission costs.

The Huron Carole, Defeating Hunger December 18th

Posted 2014-11-24

Calgary Huron Carole

Join us for this annual concert with a fresh new twist: the enchanting musical re-enactment of the first concert in 1987. All proceeds benefit the Calgary Food Bank.

Honoring 27 years of fundraising history, Jackson’s varied philanthropic national projects have generated over $200 million in combined cash in-kind donations for food banks and disaster relief. The 2014 concert tour will begin in Victoria on November 30 and end in Calgary on December 18. Presenting Sponsor of the tour is Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

Visit the Huron Carole Web Site for more information and locations.

Cantare Children's Choir Frost and Fire Dec 20th

Posted 2014-11-25

Calgary Cantare Children's Choir

The glow of candlelight; the angelic sound of children's voices - a glorious evening of seasonal music. Join Cantaré Children's Choir as our four internationally-acclaimed choirs of children present a luminous candlelight celebration of the Christmas season through song and carols on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 PM at Knox United Church.

Our ensembles Cantare and Cantando will present "SNOW ANGEL" by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel. This five-movement work that tells the story of angels among us will move you and tug at your heart strings. Our ensembles will also present a wide selection of carols and songs for Christmas and Hanukkah .... and our audience will be invited to join in the singing of well known carols.

Visit the Cantare Children's Choir Web Site for more information and locations.

Seniors Secret Service Is Bringing Cheer To Isolated Seniors

2014-10-30

Seniors Secret Service

The Seniors Secret Service is a non profit organization that helps seniors who do not have family or a support network. They're looking to fill Secret Santa spots and in need of donations in the form of gifts and or financial help. The Seniors Secret Service also works year round with their birthday cheer program. In our society the elderly often find themselves forgotten. Their gift donations can make a difference to a senior who has no one in their life.

Since 1985, the Seniors Secret Service has found anonymous donors who selflessly provide personalized gifts for these elders. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation visit the Seniors Secret Service web site.

Give the Gift of Joy this Holiday Season

2014-11-01

Make a Wish Canada

The holiday season is a time for giving and celebrating. At Make-A-Wish, this time of year is the Season of Wishes. It’s a time when individuals, corporations and foundations get in the spirit of giving and support our magical wish granting mission. There are many magical ways you can support our wish granting efforts during the Season of Wishes.

From November 1 until December 31st, various events, corporate promotions and wish granting activities are taking place across the country. By donating to Make-A-Wish® Canada, you transform lives. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

Don’t Let Thieves Steal Your Christmas

2014-11-07

Christmas Crime Calgary

Calgary Police Service Crime Prevention Unit Community Bulletin The Christmas season is prime time for car prowlers, house break-ins and thieves. Gifts and valuables left in your vehicles make their jobs easy. You can protect your home and car with these Calgary Police Service prevention tips for more information. Police are warning shops to be vigilant about shoplifters during the busy run up to Christmas. Shoplifting crime figures show an increase throughout November and December.