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Full Moon Maze

Oct 6 Festival event Festival

Have you ever been in a rustling spooky corn maze at night? Come scare yourself by the light of the moon as you find your way through our 8 acre corn maze. You can also visit our farm animals, try out strawberry mountain, creep through the gnome walk, enjoy a wagon ride. Don’t get too… Full details 

Family Fall Festival

Sep 30 Festival event Festival

This is a large harvest celebration will all the regular Back Forty activities such as our 8 acre corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin cannon shows, gnome walk, pedal carts, farm animals, and more. This festival offers extra family fun with a face painter, live music, mini session with with a professional photographer, demonstration and other… Full details 

Study and Go Abroad Fair 2017

Sep 23

Visit the Study and Go Abroad Fair at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park on September 23rd to meet with top-ranking universities from around the world to start planning your next step in education. Learn about undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and certificate programs, alongside gap year and travel options, such as working abroad, volunteering, internships and language travel. Expo is open from 1-5pm, with our first seminar beginning at 12pm. Admission is free. Register online at to be entered into a prize draw for an Air Canada flight to a place of your choice. Full details 

Rock the House Run

Sep 17

Join us for the 11th Annual Rock the House Run® presented by Apache in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern & Central Alberta! Featuring a 10K Run, 5K Run and Walk, and 1K McDonald’s Go Active! Walk (perfect for little legs), there is truly something for everyone. With the start and finish line at Market Mall, participants will wind through the community of Varsity enjoying some of Calgary’s finest musical entertainers, artists, dancers and performers along the way. Families are also invited to join us in the Family Festival area located outside Market Mall for complimentary snacks, bouncy castles, caricature artists, balloon twisters, a petting zoo, face painting, photo booth and more. Let’s rock this run! Full details 

Sauerkraut Festival

Sep 16 Festival event Festival

This festival focuses on fermented foods. Many people are looking carefully at food they put into their bodies. Naturally fermented foods are full of live probiotics. You can learn how we make naturally fermented sauerkraut and dill pickles. Plus your family can enjoy our Back Forty play area which includes a wagon ride, 8 acre… Full details 

Pumpkin Season Kick Off

Sep 2 Festival event Festival

This is the opening of our 8 acres corn maze, Back Forty play area and family memory making. Come with your camera so you can capture all your family fun on our 60 ft strawberry mountain slides, wagon rides, farm animals, straw play area, cowboy corral, gnome walk, pedal cart and more. While you are… Full details 

Field to Jar – Pickle Making

Aug 12 Food event Food

Join us for this hands on workshop to make your own pickles. We start with a walk to the cucumber patch to pick our cucumbers and finish with each participant taking home a jar of delicious, crisp pickles. You will also take home a recipe, tips and advice plus the the confidence to make pickles… Full details 

Dance Educators Conference

Aug 8

Register today for our August 8th, 2017 conference at the beautiful LUNCHBOX THEATRE in Calgary, AB. Dance Studio Teachers, Dance Studio Owners, Early Childhood Educators, Classroom Teachers and all those aspiring to be (must be at least 18 years of age) are welcome. Conference participants will be greeted at 10:00AM with complimentary coffee and tea. The morning session will begin with a floor barre class followed by an improvisation exercise. The floor barre class is an excellent way to introduce technique and conditioning for dancers both in schools and at studios. Following the floor barre class, the morning sessions will engage both studio and classroom teachers through sessions inspired by the creative process, technique and classroom management. The afternoon session will begin with a class on mindfulness and the choreographic process. In the afternoon conference participants will have a choice of studio or classroom sessions to attend which will cover relevant topics in 21st century dance education. The day will conclude with a special guest speaker. Our mobile shop will also be set up so you can purchase all of our resources at the conference. You will leave the conference with a plethora of exercises, activities and strategies and skills, just enough to revive your engines and reinspire you to be the best dance educator you can be. Full details 

Heritage Day Festival

Aug 7

Come join us for the 40th annual Heritage Day Festival at Olympic Plaza! Come for 6 hours of multicultural performances, ethnic foods, and unique handicrafts. Explore the Indian Village, get face painted into a lion, jump in a bouncy castle, frolic in the water, try a new dish, or simply soak up the sun in front of the stage and enjoy the folk performances :) If you are looking at participating in the event or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at This is a free family event! Full details 

Strawberry Festival

Jul 22 Festival event Festival

Come celebrate summer and strawberries at our strawberry festival. There will be lots of strawberry food items such as strawberry salsa, strawberry salad, strawberry tarts and of course strawberry shortcake. Your family will be able to enjoy different activities like face painting, jam making demonstrations, live music, wagon rides and more. Strawberry picking is not… Full details 

4th Annual Kenn Borek Air Ltd. Charity Golf Tournament

Jul 18

Kenn Borek Air Ltd. is hosting the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This years charity is The Military Museums (TMM). The Military Museums is seeking to construct a Barrier Free access directly to their Outdoor Event Space with a view to increasing the accessibility for any and all persons with a mobility disability. This event space is meant to facilitate weddings, gatherings, outdoor demonstrations, music festivals, art space, etc. In a future step, the TMM does intend to put a covering onto that space making it a year round space for all of the above. Your support will go directly toward the overall cost of completing this project. Full details 

The Amber Approved Stampede Breakfast 2017

Jul 12

CALLING ALL HEALTH-CONSCIOUS AND GLUTEN-FREE CALGARIANS: Do you love Stampede but struggle to find events with delicious healthy food that honours your body’s needs? Are you a team leader and want a unique breakfast experience to take your team to? Are you interested in supporting a great cause – Meals on Wheels? If you said yes to any of the above, then the Amber Approved Stampede Breakfast is for YOU! Full details 

ABC Preschool Program

Jul 3 - Aug 31 Food event Food

ABC preschool program. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from July 3-August 31 This one hour weekly program is geared to families with preschool age children. This program is 9 consecutive weeks. Each week we will explore our garden to learn about our theme letter. The children with help from a parent will pick and eat a… Full details 

Cool Choir Rocks the Jube

Jun 23

Rock out with Calgary’s largest adult rock and pop choir concert! Over 300 voices combine to fill the Jube with powerful renditions of pop and rock favourites! Feel the contagious energy of Creative Director Jamie Serafi and Cool Choir® in a concert experience like you’ve never seen or heard. Cool Choir® f. performances from Calgary’s YYC RockStar search! Details: Friday, June 23, 2017 7:30pm-9:30pm Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 – 14 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1M4 Tickets $35, $30 or $25 Visit and search ‘Cool Choir’ Full details 

Awakening to Plant Consciousness

Jun 23 - Jun 25

Northern Light News invites you to come participate in the Awakening to Plant Consciousness Conference in Calgary! This is the time of the awakening of our being to the connectedness of all things. Our key note speaker, Miguel Angel Vergara, Master Teacher, Mayan Shaman and former director of Chichen Itza, will joined by teachers and wisdom-keepers from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, to present their research and inner explorations. In this three day conference of consciousness, you will learn how plants communicate and “speak.” You will also become versed in the true nature of plant medicine, the consciousness of plants and how to communicate with them. In addition, you will be exposed to herbs and remedies, how to choose medicinal and edible nature plants where you live, and much more. Full details 

1st Annual Crime Stoppers Open

Jun 21

Welcome to the 1st Annual Crime Stoppers Open golf tournament. We are delighted to have your company share our enthusiasm with the tournament and we invite you to be one of the key players for our special charity fundraising event. Our confidence grows daily, as we work to secure prominent sponsors while progressively moving towards a sold out event. The golf day begins at Elbow Spring Golf Club at 1:00 pm on Wednesday June 21, 2017. Players will want to come early to hit a bucket of balls, and have your team photo. A photographer will be on the course throughout the day and photos will be splashed on the big screen in the club house afterwards. This is a best ball scramble and a non-traditional shot gun start tournament. There will be food and refreshments throughout the day on the course…and an opportunity to participate in the $1,000,000.00 shoot out! We are currently seeking your support by way of sponsorships, team registrations, prizes and auction items. Without your support, we simply will not be able to continue to provide the valuable community service we do! Crime Stoppers is a registered charitable organization that provides the public with the ability to contact police anonymously with information regarding crime in the community. We are an extremely valuable crime fighting program run by volunteers and funded through public and private donations. Our value to the community is easily demonstrated through our impressive statistics, in 2016 Calgary Crime Stoppers received 4,198 Tips resulting in the following: 138 Arrests, 138 Cases being cleared, 612 Charges being laid, $393,826.00 in stolen property being recovered and $479,406.00 in Illegal Drugs being seized. Included in these figures are: 16 Stolen auto cases solved, 34 Theft/Robbery cases solved, 36 Drug cases solved, 18 Fraud cases solved and 100 Wanted cases solved. During 2016 the board of directors authorize over 140 Rewards were approved for a total liability of over $58,000.00! Calgary Crime Stoppers is a registered non-profit charity, partnered with the media, public and police to solve crime through anonymous tips. Crime Stoppers receives no government funding. The program receives funding through private donations and private corporations such as yours in cash and/or in-kind support. We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience and remain available for any further discussions. Full details 

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