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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!


HEART MONTH

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February 1 – 28, 2017

February is Heart Month, a time when Heart & Stroke, with the generous support of volunteers and donors, raises funds on-line, through special events and its annual door-to-door campaign. The success of the Heart Month campaign has a huge impact on Heart & Stroke’s ability to fund medical breakthroughs that give Canadians more hope, more memories… more LIFE!


KINKY BOOTS

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February 21 – 26, 2017 | Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.


WORLD OF WHEELS

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February 24-26, 2017 | BMO Centre at Stampede Park

Check out Western Canada’s finest hot rods, custom cars, restored motorcycles and trucks at the World of Wheels car show. In addition to some awesome classic vehicles, your family can catch some live entertainment, demos, and appearances from celebrity guests.


HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

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March 1-2, 2017 | Scotiabank Saddledome

The Harlem Globetrotters, a world-famous exhibition basketball team, combines athletic feats and teamwork with theatre and comedy. The basketball game the teams play isn’t just about who wins and who loses; it’s mostly about the impressive tricks and techniques the players use in order to get the ball to the other side of the court and into the hoop.  Perfect event for young families!


TOUCH OF GOLD GALA

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March 4, 2017 | The Palace Theatre

This year Believe in the Gold will be hosting its annual A Touch of Gold Gala. An evening of 1920’s Glitz and Glamour. The evening will be full of live entertainment interacting with the guests. This year ‘A Touch of Gold’ will be supporting three Golden Stars, children who are currently being treated for cancer, with an evening of glitz and glamour to share their stories and forget about their sickness; even if it is just for a moment to enjoy a 1920’s Gala. Enjoy an evening full of music, entertainment & tantalizing food.


THE BRENDA STRAFFORD SOCIETY ~ SIGNATURE SPECIAL EVENT

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March 8, 2017 | Webster Galleries 812 11 Ave SW (6:00-9:00pm)

Celebrate the women in your life on International Women’s Day; with tickets to The Brenda Strafford Society Signature Special Event hosted by Global Calgary’s very own Leslie Horton.  Enjoy an evening of food, drink, music and art.  All proceeds support the 85 women and their children who are healing from the effects of domestic violence in The Brenda Strafford Centre’s safe and secure shelter.


THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL

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March 11, 2017 | Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Mark your calendar now for DJD’s annual fundraising party – the Black & White Ball, an evening where you take over the dance floor and party the night away to the sounds of The Penguins on Broadway and a DJ.

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.


LEGACY PLACE ST. PATRICK RACE

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March 11, 2017 | Eau Claire Market Calgary, AB

Calling on all Police Officers, Peace Officers, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Services, 911 Dispatch, Military Personnel and Support Staff. Join us for our 10th Annual Legacy St Patrick Race in support of Family Mental Health of First Responders and Military Personnel.  10K Run or Team Challenge, 5K Run or Team Challenge, or Kids 1K Fun Run


CALGARY INTERNATIONAL AUTO & TRUCK SHOW

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March 15 – 19, 2017 | BMO Centre, Stampede Park

The 2017 Calgary International Auto and Truck Show presents one of the largest exhibitions of new cars and trucks in Western Canada and features the absolute latest in automotive technology. Manufacturers unveil stunning new designs and revolutionary technology, featuring some of the fastest, most expensive and most advanced vehicles in the world.


CCIS – THE JOURNEY SO FAR

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March 20, 2017 | Telus Convention Centre

It is the most influential photo ever taken; a young girl, badly burned in a napalm attack. She was not expected to survive, but survive she did.

CCIS is proud to present a special evening with Kim Phuc, #theGirlinthePhoto

For more information visit www.ccisab.ca


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


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.


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!


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.


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


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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