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July – September | YouthLink

Uncover the secret and sophisticated world of the Calgary Police Service. From underground operations to helicopter pursuits; get real-world Intel on what it takes to keep our city safe.

YouthLink’s state-of-the-art Police Museum is complete with exhibits and interactive displays to explore beyond the badge.

Unravel Calgary’s most impressive stories of crime and corruption by examining actual evidence, photos and puzzling outcomes. Discover multiple exhibits on safety and crime prevention.

Free admission, family fun, open Tuesdays – Saturdays all summer long, 10 am – 4 pm. Visit their website for all the information.


July 29-30,2017 | Eau Claire

The latest census shows that 1 in 10 Calgary residents owns at least 1 dog, and they will all be at Sleep Rovers Pet-A-Palooza this summer! With events including Running Of The Bulls (French and English bulldog races) Wiener dog races, a puppy stampede and dock diving in the middle of the city this is one event you don’t want to miss. Did we mention its FREE and pet friendly!? For more information visit the Pet-A-Palooza website.


July 31 – August 6, 2017 | Various venues across Calgary

A full week of Blues workshops, concerts and special events culminate in 4 days & nights (August 3-6) of non-stop music on MainStage at Shaw Millennium Park, followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Dance Parties.

Check out the colourful arts market, pick up some festival souvenirs and get your CDs autographed, enjoy the delicious cuisine offered by our YYC Trucks, and sip on a cool beverage in the shade of a beer tent! For more information visit the BluesFest website. 


August 7, 2017 | Heritage Park

Do more than celebrate our heritage this Heritage Day, live it at Heritage Park! Join us for an interactive history-filled day, that’s sure to delight the entire family. Lively costumed interpreters bring history to life in the homes, shops and on the streets of Heritage Park!

Wander through the exhibits, take a spin on the antique midway, a cruise on Calgary’s only paddlewheel boat or tour the park on an authentic steam train. Play traditional Aboriginal games, train to be a voyageur and march with the Mounties! Visit the website for full details. 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Broadway Across Canada

August 9-20, 2017 | Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera comes to Calgary this summer as part of a brand new North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”


August 10-13 & 17-20 | Enmax Park

This summer, join us at ENMAX Park for our full-scale Opera in the Village presented by Imperial, featuring South Pacific, Cinderella, and the musical review, And So It Goes featuring Brett Polegato!

Calgary Opera is thrilled to bring Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific to Opera in the Village. This timeless production has instantly recognizable hits like Some Enchanted EveningThere is Nothing Like a DameBali Hai and I’m gonna wash that man right outta my hair.

Join us for Cinderella at Opera in the Village, an adaptation by Rob Herriot of two operas; Gioacchino Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon. This one-act opera is a perfect introduction to opera, and fun for the entire family.


August 12, 2017 | Shouldice Athletic Park

On Saturday August 12th, 2017 the 8th Annual CALGARY Minor Football CHARITY JAMBOREE will take place at Shouldice Athletic Park; home to thousands of athletes and fans from a variety of sports including football, baseball, and soccer.

Please help us to score a another touchdown for Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta by raising funds to provide a home away from home for what children need the most –their families. One hundred per cent of funds raised goes directly to Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta.

Visit the event page on Facebook for more details.


August 15 – 26, 2017 | Elliston Park

GlobalFest’s Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival illuminates the night sky every August with a symphony of pyrotechnics and music, coming together as an artistic display of light and sound. To celebrate their 15th and Canada’s 150, all of this year’s teams are Canadian.

Tuesday, August 15: The West
Thursday, August 17: Prairies
Saturday, August 19: Ontario
Tuesday, August 22: Quebec
Thursday, August 24: Atlantic
Saturday, August 26: Finale

For more information visit the GlobalFest website. 



August 18 – 20, 2017 | Prairie Winds Park

The thunder is rolling back into Calgary at Prairie Winds Park August 18 – 20, 2017. Country Thunder Alberta returns and features: Brad Paisley, Dallas Smith, Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton & many more!

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August 18 – 20, 2017 | Shaw Millennium Park

Let the Main Event on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 at Shaw Millennium Park transcend you beyond all boundaries. Experience why this Calgary family-friendly event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada.

Chill out with a brew in the Village, hang with the kids in the Zone, savour the flavours of island spices and see what souvenir you’d like to take home. More details and ticket information on the ReggaeFest website. 


August 29, 2017 | Country Hills Golf Club

Established in 2007, 2 years after passing of a great leader, mentor, friend, husband, father, and grandfather. The Don Laberge Memorial Golf Classic raises funds in support of The Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Patient Financial Assistance Program to make life better for Albertans facing cancer.

Don’s personal experience with the exceptional care provided at The Tom Baker Cancer Centre and his passion for golf made the decision to establish the tournament to raise funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation an obvious choice. A total of over $250,000 has been raised for the Alberta Cancer Foundation since the event inception. Registration and more information is available on the ACF website.


September 6, 2017 | Sun Life Plaza (144 – 4 Avenue SW, Calgary)

Participants will take the leap down a 30 storey building to help Albertans living with disabilities and medical conditions. This unique adventure raised well over a million dollars in the past 12 years and drawn hundreds of spectators to downtown Calgary. This will be the final year for the Easter Seals Drop Zone and together we hope to make it the most successful yet. Visit the Drop Zone website to register.


September 19, 2017 | Stephen Ave to Olympic Plaza

YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® Presented by Shoppers Drug Mart, is an annual fundraising event that asks participants to STEP UP and take a stand to help break the cycle of family violence in our city. Individuals register online and commit to fundraising $1,000 each so we can reach the fundraising goal of $250,000.

On Tuesday, September 19, Calgarians will strap on a pair of high heels and walk down Stephen Ave from The Palace Theatre to Olympic Plaza. Although family violence is a very serious matter, this fun and light-hearted event asks participants to challenge each other to participate and help women and their children walk away from family violence. Register online today.


September 23, 2017 | 200 Barclay Parade SW

Believe in the Gold is a charitable foundation dedicated to the children. It is committed to raising awareness about childhood cancer, raising funds to help support families with medical expenses that are not covered by Alberta Health Care or extended benefit plans, and raising funds for childhood cancer research. Register for the Run for Childhood Cancer to help support this important cause. 


September 24, 2017 | Heritage Park

You are invited to join RBC and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation for the first ever Calgary RBC Race for the Kids – an exciting event that is sure to inspire our community! Join us this September at Heritage Park Historical Village for a family-friendly run like no other! Register today.


September 30, 2017 | Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

This year we celebrate 150 Women of Inspiration to recognize Canada’s 150th Anniversary. It will be memorable business empowerment, celebrating women who make a difference in our community. Join us to build authentic connections, networking with like-minded women and men passionate about advancing women in business, pay it forward in the community to support HomeFront to end domestic violence and be inspired by our Women of Inspiration Award winners, keynote speakers, dignitaries and celebrity guests. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Canadian Business Chicks website.


September 30, 2017 | McMahon Stadium

Ever Dream of Playing on the Field in a CFL Stadium? What about hanging out with members of the Calgary Stampeders? Here’s your chance!

Teams will compete in a fundraising flag football tournament on the field and participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience at McMahon Stadium Saturday, September 30, 2017 2pm – 6pm. Guts N Glory is a flag football tournament where teams compete against each other at the home of the Calgary Stampeders while helping to raise funds to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Local teams of businesses, football fans and athletes of all skills will come together for this one day tournament. Each team will participate in a minimum of 3 games played on the field. There is no event quite like it. Register your team today.


October 20, 2017 |  The Westin Calgary

To commemorate the centenary of Vimy Ridge; Hill 70; and Passchendaele, nine Calgary military organizations are pleased to present the “Victories Centennial Ball and Gala” to be held at the Telus Convention Centre on Friday, October 20th 2017. This event promises to be a memorable evening of military pageantry, music and commemoration to the courage and sacrifice of those valiant Canadians.

For more information and tickets visit The Victories Centennial Ball & Gala website.


October 26, 2017 | Calgary Hyatt Regency

Each year, senior business leaders from across southern Alberta gather to celebrate business in our region. The Calgary Business Hall of Fame, Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony honours our most esteemed business leaders for their life achievements and service to the economy, community and our future. It is the premier annual gathering of business and community leaders from within every sector.


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Youth Singers delivers a leading-edge professional curriculum encompassing choral (from classical to contemporary pop), musical theatre and a wide variety of dance styles. Our artistic team includes over 50 outstanding educators, directors, arrangers, composers, choreographers and dramatists. Youth Singers of Calgary is a Performing Arts Company with divisions covering all ages from three to 93. Register today!


YMCA and the Flames Foundation are offering free YMCA memberships to all students currently in grade 6! Youth are encouraged to take advantage of the facilities after school in addition to participating in some of the free student workshops offered. Also be sure to check out Flames Fridays, where each Friday after school a new activity is planned for all that wish to attend!



Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is one of Calgary’s newest entertainment destinations located on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation, nestled in the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

Offering to their guests professionally conducted, exciting entertainment in a unique environment!



Global Calgary is proud to support the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and Calgary’s home team, the Calgary Inferno! Check out their website and find out how you can support Women’s Hockey in our city! With affordable game packages and single ticket pricing, what better way to ring in the new year then to show some team spirit!


Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate launches a pass during second half CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts in Toronto on Friday October 14, 2011. Smart and patient are words used to describe Tate. The 27-year-old has had to be patient playing behind Henry Burris for three seasons. But Tate will get his first CFL start Friday when Calgary hosts the Saskatchewan Roughriders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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