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ACURA TUBE PARK

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Now open until March 2017 | WinSport

WinSport is excited to announce the opening of the Acura Tube Park for the 2016-2017 winter season! The Acura Tube Park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada. Calgary’s only tube park features 10 lanes, each 200 metres in length. It even has its own dedicated magic carpet. So get out there and enjoy the snow Calgary!


GROOVY GALA

March 31, 2017 | La Brezza Ristorante

Put on your best 70’s outfit and help celebrate Marco’s favourite music era by joining in on the fun at the Groovy Gala for an evening of peace, love, and community. The gala includes appetizers, wine, JG n’ The District Band, and a silent auction. All proceeds going to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

For tickets email madina.abdi@abdifoundation.com


OPPORTUNITEA

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April 2, 2017 | The Westin Calgary

March of Dimes Canada’s fourth annual Calgary OpportuniTea High Tea will take place at The Westin Calgary, 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, on April 2, 2017. The event features actors from the top-rated North American soap opera The Young & The Restless, including Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) and Christian LeBlanc (Michael Balwin) who will be co-hosting the event, Bryton James (Devon Hamilton), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe Mitchell), and Tracey Bregman (Lauren Fenmore).


HEART OF THE SPORT

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April 8, 2017 | DC Dance Studio

The HeART of Sport 2017 aims to tie the robust Calgary arts community to the exciting world of sport. The event will feature entertainment featuring gymnastics and dance. Hosted at DC Dance Studio, a variety of performances, live artists painting sports themed pieces, silent auctions and DJ’s will round out this unique and exciting event!

For more information visit www.theheartofsport.com


TASTE OF JAMAICA

April 15, 2017 | Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre

For over 20 years the Taste of Jamaica festival has enriched the community with Jamaican food, music and culture. The event is filled with performances from local musicians and artists as well as Jamaican culture through art, language and dance.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.jcaalberta.com 


CRAZY FOR YOU

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April 18 – May 20, 2017  | Theatre Calgary

When a young banker is sent to the sleepy town of Deadrock to foreclose a rundown theatre, his heart and his life are turned completely upside down. This hilarious song-and-dance extravaganza features the classics “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” High-energy fun!


THE LADY BALL

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April 20, 2017 | TELUS Spark

The Lady ball is an elegant evening of fashion and fun to honour the women in our lives, in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada – the only national charity dedicated solely to overcoming ovarian cancer. The Lady Ball is a memorable event that combines fashion, comedy and music – creating an exciting evening for you and the women in your life!

For tickets and more information, visit their website.


MODERN VAUDEVILLIANS

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April 20 – May 6, 2017 | DJD Dance Centre

“I’m very excited for Modern Vaudevillians. The form of Vaudeville has such a rich and sometimes sordid history, with roots in circus, burlesque, minstrel and medicine shows, Vaudeville grew to huge popularity during the early part of the last century. DJD looks forward to exploring this world and putting our own twist on it. We will be joined by guests from the Calgary community and beyond. It will be a boisterous, disorderly, exceptionally fun evening.” – Kimberley Cooper

Performed by the DJD Dancers with live music.

Throughout its more than 30-year history, DJD has become well-known throughout Canada and beyond, as one of the only professional dance companies with jazz music and dance as its raison d’etre. DJD has created more than 60 original productions since its inception, many with live music. DJD also runs Calgary’s largest recreational dance school. In the spring of 2016, a wonderful new cultural asset opened in Calgary – the stunning new $26 million DJD Dance Centre.


BREATH AND BLACKJACK GALA 

April 21, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Calgary

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic, fatal disease with no known cure.  Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis, raising money for more breaths, more birthdays, more years.  Purchase your ticket to the Breath & BlackJack Gala and help us find a cure. Visit the Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis website for ticket information.


A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO

April 22, 2017 | Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

The Wishing Well Wedding & Event Foundation (WWWEF) is hosting their second gala at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. WWWEF is a nonprofit wish granting foundation providing weddings, vow renewals and events to couples or children directly facing terminal illness. This year’s event is themed, “A Night In Monte Carlo”.

For tickets and more information about WWWEF visit their website. 


RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA

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April 25 – 30, 2017 | Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award® – winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!


CALGARY POLICE HALF MARATHON

April 30, 2017 | Mount Royal

The Calgary Police Half Marathon presented by Bennett Jones, proudly celebrates its 37th year during Canada’s 150th, offering a half marathon, 10Km run, and 5 Km run/walk on April 30, 2017.  New this year is the “Rookies & Legends” (youngsters and seniors) 1 KM indoor category.

Register by March 19 to guarantee your exclusive CPS 37th annual/Canada 150th race shirt in time for race day! Registrations after March 19 can pick up their exclusive shirt at YouthLink after race day.

To learn more about the race and to register, click here.

The Calgary Police Foundation will receive proceeds from the race in a number of ways including sponsorship, pledges and the new Rookies & Legends category of participants. These critical funds allow the Calgary Police Service to work closely with our community in developing programs which better address the needs of children, high risk youth and their families.

To learn more about the Calgary Police Foundation, click here.


THE UP AND AWAY CHARITY GALA

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May 4, 2017 | BMO Centre, Stampede Park

The UP Foundation builds strong families, and the UP Gala is your chance to get behind Calgary families – while having a lot of fun!

The UP Gala includes a banquet dinner at Stampede Park, first class silent and live auction, and exciting raffles. The UP Foundation proudly welcomes Sheldon Kennedy as this year’s keynote speaker, and Global’s Linda Olsen as MC.

The theme of this year’s Gala is Answering the Call, Offering Hope and puts the spotlight on the affordable and accessible counselling services supported by the UP Foundation.


DAY OUT WITH THOMAS

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May 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14, 2017 | Heritage Park

All aboard!  Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out With Thomas:  The Friendship Tour 2017.  This is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends themed activities.  Tickets can be purchased through Ticketweb only.


SPLASH OF RED

May 27, 2017 | Fairmont Palliser

The 5th annual Splash of Red benefit, in support of HIV Community Link, will occur on May 27th, 2017. For one night only, the Fairmont Palliser, Alberta Room will be transformed into a captivating assortment of music, dance and entertainment. Splash of Red raises awareness of the issues surrounding HIV, and provides critical funds to our prevention, education and support programs in Calgary and across Southeastern Alberta.


WOMEN2WARRIOR 2017

May 27, 2017 | SAIT and Riley Park

We know there is a warrior in the heart of every woman. Challenge yourself, challenge others and register for the 2017 Woman2Warrior Calgary, a women’s only charity obstacle adventure race benefiting Easter Seals Alberta and Children’s Hospital Aid Society. To register visit the Woman2Warrior Calgary website. 


BETTY’S RUN FOR ALS

June 11, 2017 | North Glenmore Park

Betty’s Run for ALS celebrates, promotes and channels hope for those affected with ALS, their families and their friends.

In 1996, Calgarian Betty Norman was diagnosed with ALS. Her year-long physical and emotional battle with this terrible disease inspired her friends and family to organize an annual fundraiser. Betty’s Run for ALS has grown steadily to become one of the largest ALS fundraisers in Canada. Register with The ALS Society of Alberta.


JAYMAN BUILT MS WALK – CALGARY 

June 11, 2017 | Prince’s Island Park

Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. When you join the Jayman BUILT MS Walk, you join our country’s collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars you raise are invested in world-leading MS research happening right here in Canada. It’s an exciting time for MS research, and your fundraising will help improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS today, and those who may receive a diagnosis tomorrow.

Support a team or register now at mswalks.ca.


JOHNSON MS BIKE – AIRDRIE TO OLDS

June 24-25, 2017 | Airdrie to Olds

Experience the excitement, challenge and community that is Johnson MS Bike – Airdrie to Olds! On this two-day, 180 km cycling journey through scenic rural Alberta you will be united with hundreds of cyclists of all levels in the fight to end Multiple Sclerosis.

Support a team or register now at msbike.ca.


COUNTRY THUNDER ALBERTA

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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!

Get your tickets today at www.countrythunder.com


VICTORIES CENTENNIAL BALL AND GALA

October 20, 2017 |  The Telus Convention Centre

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.


CALGARY YOUTH SINGERS

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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

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

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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!


CALGARY INFERNO

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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

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

Global Calgary is proud to be the Calgary Stampeders officially local television partner. Watch Global Sports on News Hour Final for Stampeder game highlights and player profiles all season long.


WITZEL WEATHER WEBCHAT

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Join Global Calgary Meteorologist, Jordan Witzel on the 2nd Wednesday of every month for “Witzel Weather Webchat” starting at 9am MST!  Email in your weather-related questions and have Jordan answer them live during the webcast!

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