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.
Banff National Park Snow Days Jan 13 to Feb 5th
With heaps of snow and fun-filled activities, Banff National Park knows how to do winter best! Celebrate this exciting season with the 3rd Annual SnowDays, a month-long festival jam-packed with mid-week events and weekend festivals that celebrate Banff’s historic love for winter.
SnowDays festivities are focused in three main central locations, The Banff Downtown Skating Rink (300 block Banff Avenue), Banff Avenue Square (200 block Banff Avenue), Central Park (Banff Avenue and Buffalo Street).
For more Snow Days events and information, visit the www.banfflakelouise.com web site.
Calgary RV Expo January 26th to January 29th, 2017
Calgary's premier RV exposition, the RV Expo and Sale has been bringing you the best of the industry for 45 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.
2017 Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Carnival
To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is proud to present the “2017 Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Carnival” on January 27, 2017. 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 “2014 Year of the Rooster 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 aboutChinese New Year Carnival, visit the Chinese Cultural Centre 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 20th
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.
Calgary Winefest February 24th to February 25th, 2017
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.
Annual Antiques and Collectibles Feb 25th
Saturday, February 25, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Hall, 5600 Centre ST. North Calgary Admission $4 (Children under 12 FREE) FREE PARKING!The First Canadian Collector's Club Presents Our Annual Spring Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale! Over 150 Tables featuring a wide variety of Antiques & Collectibles including: Vintage toys, dolls, tins, bottles, china, pottery, glassware, figurines, silver, sports memorabilia, books, postcards, ephemera, LP records, estate jewellery, furniture, coins, pins, militaria, artwork, pictures, tools, radios and much, much more! Come out and discover why this show is a favourite of so many people with an interest in collecting and / or decorating with cool pieces from the past! For more information visit our web site.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-294-7414 ext 4, with any questions.
OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR IMAGINATION!
Snow And Ice Removal Reminder.
The City of Calgary snow and ice removal bylaw is in effect. Property owners and occupants are responsible for the complete removal of snow and ice from all City pathways and sidewalks, adjacent to the front or side of their property within 24 hours after snow stops falling.
If you, or someone you know can’t manage to shovel your walk, feel free to post your snow removal needs on the bulletin board.
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.