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Snow And Ice Removal Reminder.


Snow Removal

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.

2016 Year of the Horse Chinese New Year Carnival


Calgary Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is proud to present the “2016 Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Carnival” on January 30th, Saturday. 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 “2016 Year of the Monkey 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 2016 Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year Carnival, visit the Chinese Cultural Centre Web Site for more information.

Calgary Toboggan Hills.


Calgary Tobogganing

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.

Alberta Family Day Holiday February 15th


Alberta Family Day

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 19th to February 20th


Calgary Winefest

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.

2016 YYC Hot Chocolate Fest


Calgary 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.

Valentines Day February 14th


Valentines Day

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.

Fish Creek Community Fair February 27th


Friends of Fish Creek Cummunity

Would You Like to Be a Volunteer in Fish Creek Provincial Park? The Friends of Fish Creek Need YoU! Saturday, February 27, 2016 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.

Annual Antiques and Collectibles Feb 28th


Antiques and Collectibles

Saturday, February 27, 2016 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.

Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival April 18th to May 7th


Kiwanis Music Festival

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..

Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps


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.

March Community Association Membership Awareness Month


Membership Awareness Month

Did you know there are more than 20,000 volunteers in the community association movement in Calgary? It’s the LARGEST collective volunteer movement in the city! There are also more than 156,000 Calgarians who are members of their community association. Be part of it!

The Federation of Calgary Communities is proud to once again announce that March is Community Association Membership Awareness Month, proclaimed by Mayor Naheed Nenshi. We encourage you to take a few minutes this month to find out what your community association can do for you! It’s easy and you’d be surprised at the many benefits and options available to you as a resident.

Visit the Federation of Calgary Communities web site for more information.

Federation of Canadian Artists Art Show and Sale


Federation of Canadian Artists

The Federation of Canadian Artists is having an exhibition at the Edgemont Community Centre, Saturday March 12 from 10am to 4pm. All paintings are juried and will be of the highest quality. A large variety of styles, sizes and mediums will be shown. Realism to abstract in a wide range of subjects: acrylic, oil and mixed media techniques available. Come out and meet the artists!

Artists in Attendance - Free Admission - Original Art. Bring a donation for the Food Bank and Enter to win a framed painting by renowned artist Ken Bourassa

Visit the Federation of Canadian Artists web site for more information..