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CALGARY INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

May 24 – 27, 2017 | Olympic Plaza and Arts Commons

The Calgary International Children’s Festival (Kidsfest) celebrates its 31st anniversary this season. From its humble beginning in 1987, Kidsfest has grown to become one of the most prominent arts festivals of its kind in Canada and the largest presenter of performing arts for young people in Calgary.

As a vital contributor to the cultural landscape of our community, Kidsfest offers children, parents, and teachers an experiential and educational environment for imagination, growth, and creative expression.


FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR STUDENTS

May 25, 2017 | CBE Education Centre

You are to invited to support our first Full STEAM Ahead for students fundraising event. A cocktail reception featuring exciting entertainment, culinary creations from CBE students, a silent auction, and Keynote speaker, Brian Keating!

Education Matters is a charitable trust that funds innovative enhancement programs to help Calgary Board Of Education elementary and secondary students excel and enrich their learning experiences. Click to purchase tickets.


JCC SPORTS DINNERS

May 25, 2017 | Beth Tzedec Congregation

The 28th Annual JCC Sports Dinner, presented by ATB Financial, is very excited to announce that Brian Burke, President of the Calgary Flames, is the guest speaker.  As a not for profit charity, the funds raised at this dinner help the JCC continue to run many vital programs and services. Visit the JCC Calgary website for more information.


FIELD OF DREAMS

May 26, 2017 | Seaman Stadium, Okotoks, AB

First Annual “Field of Dreams” Charity Classic is a charity slow-pitch game and home run derby, to be held in support of charities.

#YYCDreamGame will feature players and alumni from the Calgary Stampeders, the Calgary Flames and the Okotoks Dawgs battling one another on the field! Attending this fun event will be local celebrities and media who will capture the spirit of the game and good sportsmanship in general. Purchase tickets here.


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. 


JUDO CANADA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 24 – 28, 2017 | Olympic Oval

The excitement surrounding the Canadian Open Judo Championships, to be held in Calgary from May 24 to 28, can already be felt throughout the city. Head down to the Olympic Oval and catch all the action. For a full schedule and more information head to the Judo Canada website. 


WORLD PARTNERSHIP WALK

June 4, 2017 | Prince’s Island Park

Every dollar we raise together is helping to bring hope to people and communities who need it the most. Donations made to the World Partnership Walk support Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s programs in Africa and Asia – initiatives that enable women and men to lift themselves and their children out of poverty, creating strong, vibrant communities able to lead their own development.

Visit the World Partnership Walk website to register, and for more information.


CALGARY BRAIN TUMOUR WALK

June 4, 2017 | Edworthy Park, Site 6, SW side of Bow River & Harry Boothman Walking Bridge

Brain Tumour Walks are annual family-friendly events that take place in more than 20 cities across Canada! All funds raised by Walkers and Teams support Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada programs and services. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has been providing hope to Canadians affected by a brain tumour for 35 years. With your support, they will continue to provide hope until the cause of and a cure for brain tumours has been found. Register online on the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada website.


SAIT CENTENNIAL WRAP UP

June 5, 2017 | Heritage Hall & FirstEnergy Capital Corp. Centennial Circle

Throughout the centennial year we have been collecting items and ideas to include in the 2016 time capsule, to be opened on Oct. 16, 2116. Join us for a special event hosted by SAIT alumna and Global Calgary news anchor Linda Olsen. Find out what’s going into the capsule before it is interred, not to be opened again until SAIT’s 200th birthday on June 5, 2017 at 11:00am outside Heritage Hall.

Then, in celebration of the centennial, SAIT commissioned a special art installation by alumnus and metal artist Michael Perks (Millwright ’06). The reveal ceremony will take place following the 2016 Time Capsule Reveal, capping off an exciting year of centennial celebration events on campus. Join us in the FirstEnergy Capital Corp. Centennial Circle at 1:30pm.

 


TRAVIS PASTRAMA’S NITRO CIRCUS LIVE

Sunday June 11, 2017 | McMahon Stadium

Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world’s greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live, is coming to Calgary! Featuring 30 of the world’s best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and anything you can imagine with wheels! Plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50ft into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils. For tickets, click here.


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.


BREAKFAST ON THE BRIDGE

June 17, 2017 | Peace Bridge

Join us for a Breakfast to Remember! The third annual Breakfast on the Bridge will be held on June 17, 2017. Starting at 5:00 am on Calgary’s Peace Bridge, this event will honour 150 years of service and include a keynote speech from the Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence. Breakfast on the Bridge is a fundraiser for the Calgary Military Families Resource Centre. Purchase tickets online. 


 

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.


VARIETY PARK OPENING

June 24, 2017 | Variety Park, South Glenmore Park

In 2002, Variety Alberta opened Variety Park, the first barrier-free spray park and playground in the City of Calgary. The park was built with the goal of creating an accessible play space for all children, including those in wheelchairs or using other assistive devices. However, developments in inclusive playground equipment and park design has grown tremendously since 2002.

In the spring of 2017, Variety Alberta will be upgrading and expanding Variety Park to provide more accessible play spaces and updated equipment that will provide a more engaging and inclusive play experience for children with various abilities to develop and cultivate skills through mobility, cognitive, developmental and sensory play experiences. The updated park will be unveiled on Saturday, June 24, 2017.


YOUTHLINK FIVE-DAY POLICE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM

July – August | YouthLink

We’re requesting you and your friends to assume the role of a Calgary Police Officer. A heavy responsibility, you’ll spend the week finding bad guys, solving crimes as a leading detective, and playing hard while learning specialty skills.

This complete crime-busting experience also entails a whole lot of fun – outdoor games, team-building challenges and a Specialty Unit Field Trip to spend some quality time with real world experts.

For more information and to book your Police Summer Camp, visit the YouthLink website.


OXFORD STOMP 2017

July 14, 2017 | Fort Calgary

The Oxford Stomp will play host to thousands of party-goers, each helping contribute to local charities and Calgarians in need. This year three Canadian artists will headline the day festival at Fort Calgary. The festival will open with a performance from Canadian singer Serena Ryder at 4 p.m. followed by Our Lady Peace at 5:45 p.m. Corey Hart will take the stage from 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. For tickets please visit the Oxford Stomp website. 


CHESTERMERE MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 24, 2017 | Chestermere Recreation Centre

Come out to the Chestermere Rec Centre on Friday July 21 for some amazing live music from Tim Hicks and supporting acts: River Town Saints, Drew Gregory, Chillbilly and Matt Blais!

Head to the Chestermere Music Festival tickets webpage for information and to purchase passes.


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.”


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


REGGAEFEST 2017

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. 


EASTER SEALS DROP ZONE 2017

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.


RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS

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!


150 WOMEN OF INSPIRATION

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.


GUTS & GLORY FLAG FOOTBALL 

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.


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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