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Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps

Posted 2015-02-01

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 organizations 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.

City of Calgary Summer Recruitment

Posted 2015-04-09

City of Calgary Summer Jobs

The City of Calgary needs to fill 300 summer recruitment positions within their recreation departments for day camps, swimming lessons, skateparks, arts, sports and much more. This is a great summer employment opportunity for those looking for a fun and meaningful way to spend their summer.

Visit the City of Calgary job opportunities web site for more information and a detailed list of summer job descriptions.

International Dark Sky Week April 13th to 19th

Posted 2015-04-13

Calgary Dark Sky Week

The Milky Way galaxy is hidden in the glow of city lights, as are thousands of stars. As amateur astronomers, we know the universe that awaits us overhead when the skies are truly dark, but that's true only for a few of us. That's why International Dark Sky Week is so important for spreading the word beyond the amateur community and into general public discussion. Started in 2003 by amateur Jennifer Barlow when she was just 15 years old, this week of activities focuses on preserving starry nights, and now it has expanded to a worldwide effort. The International Dark Sky Association features daily themes to educate the public on the effects of light pollution and what we can do about it. The "public" that we're educating includes our children, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren too. Even very young children pay more attention than we might realize to just about everything around them.

Light pollution puts animals and entire ecosystems at risk and it also has ill effects on human health. We'll all benift from seeing nature as it is and we need to stop trying to change the natural world to fit our needs.

Visit the International Dark Sky web site for more information.

Ujamaa Grandmas Giant Fabric and Yarn Sale April 18th

Posted 2015-03-26

Calgary Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric and Yarn Sale

Annual sale to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation's work in Africa. Fabric, yarn, books and patterns, sewing and craft supplies. Donations welcome on April 15 and 16. See web site for details. UJAMAA GRANDMAS works, as part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Our Founders started small but had big ambitions and our contributions continue to grow each year and with each event.

Visit the Ujamaa Grandmas web Site for more information and locations.

Calgary Super Train April 18th - 19th

Posted 2015-03-17

Calgary Super Train

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.

Youth Employment Annual Hiring Fair April 21st

Posted 2015-03-03

Youth Hiring Fair

The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 17th Annual Youth Hiring Fair on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at the Big Four building on the Stampede Grounds. Over 80 employers are expected to be in attendance to recruit for over 5,000 part-time, full-time, seasonal and career opportunities.

Free admission, Ages 15-24. Bring your résumé and get an interview. Visit the Youth Employment Centre web site for more information.

Calgary Annual BikeXchange April 23 to 25th

Posted 2015-04-01

Calgary Bike Exchange

The 5th annual bicycle recycle and exchange event will be held at Ecole St. Cecilia School, 610 Agate Crescent S.Eth annual. Families are encouraged to donate to the school any bikes, or parts, that they have out-grown and have the opportunity to get another bike for the upcoming summer that will fit better. Those donating a working bike will receive a $10 voucher (per bike) that can be exchanged towards a different bike. All bikes will be sold on Saturday April 26 10:00am-1:00pm for $20 (max. one voucher per bike).

People donating a bike this year will be allowed early entrance at 9:00 am. We are also opening up our collections again this year to include used bike parts. This is a great way to save some space in the garage and know that you have helped your friends and community by reducing the need to purchase a new bike when your family has one that is no longer needed.

It also encourages the reuse of our bicycles; helps ensure that kids have easy access to healthy activities. Bicycles and parts that do not find a home during our event will be donated to other organizations or recycled. We are accepting all bikes from tricycles to adults. Bike drop offs will be accepted Thursday April 24 and Friday April 25 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm each day.

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate please contact for possible pick ups. Last year we had 392 bikes find new homes, this year we hope for 400. Bring your helmets with you this year and have it fitted properly by members of Pedalheads, Helping to ensure you have a fun and safe ride. Visit the BikeXchange web site for more information.

Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show


Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show

Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show April 25 and 26, 2015 at the Acadia Recreation Complex 240 - 90TH Avenue SE Calgary. On behalf of the show management and Canada’s leading Antique experts we welcome residents and visitors from across Calgary and surrounding areas to the Acadia Vintage Retro & Antiques Show which offers very easy access off McLeod Trail in South East Calgary with lots of free parking. The Show is open to the public on April 26 & 27 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Get your Antiquing FIX... an Eclectic Array for some serious Rummaging! Top pickers and Dealers from across Canada offering very special inventory. Deluxe Antiques & Vintage Bargains. Fresh finds not seen before! Something for everyone. This is the Antique Show to attend. Adults $6.00 at the door
Children 13 & under FREE with an adult Admission
ATM • & Snack Bar • Wheelchair Accessible FREE PARKING LOCATION Acadia Recreation Complex 240 - 90TH Avenue SE Calgary AB T2J 6P6 403 255 1252 Antiques Identification Clinic Find out more about your own heirloom. The Identification clinic will feature Peter Blundell, CPA, a fully accredited member of the Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisers, author and lecturer on antiques.

Visit the Antiques By Design web site for more information.

Calgary Move For Hope May 30th.


Calgary Move For Hope

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is inviting Canadians to raise hope for women who have experienced violence by participating in Move for Hope, the country’s largest pledge-based event to end violence against women, April 7th. Move for Hope, hosted by Mookie Wilson and Billie Jo Ross, hosts of Mookie and Billie Jo morning show on Kiss 95.9 and Tara Slone, co-host of Breakfast Television on City is a fun and empowering one-hour workout for all fitness levels, led by GoodLife Fitness and is sponsored by WINNERS/HomeSense, Rogers Media, Avon and Scotiabank. Avon and Scotiabank are matching the first $100,000 raised nationally at the event.

Local sponsors include Community Sponsor Pulse Seismic and Event Match Sponsor Agrium Women’s Leadership Network who will match the first $10,000 raised in Calgary. Funds raised will support local shelters for women and children, and prevention programs in Alberta that break the cycle of violence. Visit the Calgary Move For Hope Women's Foundation web site for more information.

Gluten Free Expo May 2nd to 3rd


Gluten Free Expo

The Gluten Free Expo is Canada's largest gluten free event! Come discover, sample, and buy hundred's of gluten free products while learning from a variety of respected speakers and chef's all under one roof. Discover, Sample, and Save on a huge variety of gluten free products while learning from leading experts.

Donations of Gluten Free Food are being accepted onsite for the Calgary Food Bank. To date, your kind donations have raise over 5300 lbs of food for Food Banks across Canada. Donations collected at this show will go to your local food bank. Visit the Gluten Free Expo web site for more information.