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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018 Cenoptah Dedication for WWI Soldiers 1928 – A decade after the end of the First World War, thousands of Calgarians made plans to attend the unveiling and dedication of Memorial Park’s Cenotaph (now called Central Memorial Park). The public event was of religious, … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems: Restaurants, Shops & More

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Calgary Hidden Gems: From Restaurants to Stores & More Every city has its own hidden gems – restaurants, pubs, shops, bookstores, etc. – that are tucked away from the beaten path of tourists and even some locals. Whether you're just visiting or have been living in YYC for a while, finding these places that are … [Read more...]

Wild West Ensemble at Bella Concert Hall (Oct. 15th, 2016)

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Wild West New Classical Music Ensemble at Bella Concert Hall Another exciting performance is happening soon at Mount Royal University’s Bella Concert Hall as part of the Northern Lights Series. This time around it is the Wild West New Music Ensemble, one of Calgary’s newest professional chamber music groups comprised of some of … [Read more...]

GlobalFest 2016: Calgary’s Best Fireworks Festival

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Calgary's All-Inclusive Fireworks Festival is Almost Here! GlobalFest is a cultural celebration of epic proportions showcasing the traditions, food, music and languages of over 60 different nations from around the world! These are all expressed in different ways during GlobalFest’s 12 day period. You’ll see: Culinary … [Read more...]

Raghav, Live at Bella Concert Hall (Sept. 21st, 2016)

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2016/17 Music to your Ears - Raghav at Bella Concert Hall Good news folks, Raghav is coming soon to Calgary! Raghav is an independent Canadian singer and songwriter who to date has released three studio albums including Storyteller (2004), Identity (2009) and The Phoenix (2012). His single "Angel Eyes" reached the top … [Read more...]

Best Classic Rides at the Calgary Stampede

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Top 10 Classic Rides at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! Whether you’re a reasonably tall youngin’ (most rides have height limits) or a fully-fledged adult looking for some adrenaline Stampede pumping rides, these ones below will leave a smile on your face from ear to ear! And the best part is that they have been around for … [Read more...]

Top 3 Nightclubs in Connaught

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Connaught Isn’t Just All Restaurants, Shops and Offices… It’s Got Nightclubs Too! Calgary’s nightlife scene is full of fun things to do, great places to go and friendly people to meet. Connaught is one YYC neighbourhood where you will find a high concentration of bars, nightclubs and other places that are worth a visit if a … [Read more...]

Calgaryism’s Top 3 June Festivals (2016)

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Don't Miss These 3 Calgary June Festivals! The spring and summer seasons have almost arrived, meaning that we all need to prepare for some of the best festival activities year round! Here are three of Calgaryism’s must see festivals for June of 2016 – don’t miss them! FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival When – June 2nd – … [Read more...]

Studio Bell – EV’s National Music Centre – Opens July 1st!

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Long Awaited NMC in East Village is Opening July 1st, 2016! After three years of construction, the new National Music Centre currently nearing completion in the downtown community of East Village is set to open on July 1st, 2016! There’s no better date to open what will be such an important facility in our country’s … [Read more...]

Calgary Public Art – “Ascension” by INCIPIO MODO

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Calgary Public Art – “Ascension” by INCIPIO MODO Quick Facts INCIPIO MODO was selected through a process called targeting Alberta artists The group was given a budget of $66,650 to complete the project Funds were allocated from the same fund created to implement the City of Calgary Centre City Parks and … [Read more...]