Local Events

Calgary has many fabulous local events every year. We'll try to share as much information as we can about upcoming events in the city!

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With the holiday season officially upon us here in Calgary, there are many opportunities to take in some festive cheer and celebrate all things Christmas. If you're looking for some family-friendly ways to get into the holiday spirit, here's where you can find festivities in northwest Calgary:

  • Santa as BassPro: you can see Santa at BassPro in CrossIron Mills from now until December 24th, details here. 
  • Santa at Market Mall: Santa will also be at Market Mall now through December 24th, details here. 
  • Candy Cane Lane in Tuscany: take the family on a tour of holiday lights in the community of Tuscany, now through December 25th, details here. 
  • Lions Festival of Lights: this is the 31st annual installation of this massive lights display along
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On Tuesday, our city and its residents were presented with a huge honour. Governor General, David Johnston, came to our city this week to present Calgarians with a commendation of outstanding service, in the wake of our response to the flooding here in June.

Everyone in our city remembers how well we all pulled together to help out after that disastrous flood hit us, but to be recognized on a bigger scale is something really great for our city.

"People across the city raised their voices and asked, 'What can I do to help?'"

"And after the flood waters had receded, there was a renewed faith in the city, a willingness to roll up wet sleeves and plow forward to rebuild a better and stronger Calgary. You have earned, many times over, our pride and

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With the recent flooding in our city taking a toll on several homes, the issue of asbestos is getting more attention. We dug up a really great resource from CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation), that answered some common questions about asbestos.

What is asbestos?

It is a natural mineral that is strong enough to resist high temperatures, chemical attack and wear. It insulates well against heat and electrcity. Asbestos, although formerly used in many products, can cause serious health problems.

What are the health risks of asbestos?

The health risks associated with asbestos are only there when fibres are in the air when people breathe. The fibres lodge into the lungs, and can lead to severely impaired lung function, and even cancers

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shutterstock_77212465_222As most Albertans know, Calgary pretty much comes to a standstill over the duration of the Stampede. Since the first chuckwagon race kicked up the dust back in 1923 the city has hosted this exciting annual event, which today attracts over one million spectators. Along with the world-famous rodeo, the Stampede also hosts the fabulous opening parade, agricultural show and the midway, which features fairground rides and live concerts featuring big name acts.

But this year, there will be something of an added attraction as the Stampede coincides with the arrival of a rather special couple in Calgary. As part of their first official engagement, Royal newlyweds The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining in the fun at Alberta's most thrilling annual

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