March 18, 2016 2:22 pm
Updated: March 22, 2016 8:46 am

Free hot chocolate and ping pong during Calgary Earth Hour celebration

Around the world, countries will turn off the lights of landmarks on March 29 between 8:30 and 9:30.


CALGARY – Hundreds of Calgary businesses will be turning off their lights on Saturday in honour of Earth Hour.

The annual event is held world-wide to help the planet by decreasing energy consumption and showing support for environmental sustainability.

Calgarians are being invited to celebrate Earth Hour by visiting Confluence Plaza on St. Patrick’s Island for Calgary Unplugged, a free family-friendly Earth Hour celebration from the City of Calgary.

The event, which runs from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., features free hot chocolate, foosball, ping pong and a craft station where you can make your own non-toxic lip balm.

During Earth Hour, the City of Calgary will be shutting off non-essential lighting at several local sites, such as:

  • The Municipal Building and old City Hall
  • Calgary Public Building
  • Manchester Centre Building E
  • Water Centre
  • all fire stations
  • Centre Street Bridge
  • the 4th Street S.E. underpass
  • Langevin Bridge

The Calgary Courts Centre and three other government facilities in Calgary will also be powering down during Earth Hour.

Global Calgary will also be participating by shutting down all non-essential newsroom lights as well as our exterior sign.

Earth Hour runs from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. MDT on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

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