Project Projekt: Artwork Project

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

Project Projekt is hosting an art project that invites artists to submit uplifting or impactful art related to one of 3 themes for exhibition in a projected outdoor art show which will be featured over 3 weekends in February as a part of Glow Festival and Chinook Blast. Spread Compassion and Kindness Equality Calgary’s Future Art entries that are selected by the jury …

Chinatown Lamppost Banner Contest

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Have you seen Chinatown’s current lamppost banners? For the past 3 years, the lamppost banner has had a panda design. They are now looking for a new design and are running a contest for it! Details of the contest: Calgary Chinatown BIA will select 3 designs Each winning designer will win $800 CASH PRIZE!  The winning artworks will be deployed to the …

Changes to Calgary Public Library Services

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

After the Government of Alberta released the new mandatory health measures, Calgary Public Library has made a few changes to their services. Cancellation of all in-person programs and events will continue until Monday, January 11, 2021. Social gatherings are not allowed in locations. All group seating will be limited to no more than three persons. Exceptions can be made to …

Municipal Reception Hall Renamed to Honour Virnetta Anderson

Michelle Mak Community, Fun Facts, Updates

Recently, the Calgary Power Reception Hall (CPRH) is reverting to its original home in the 109-year-old building. With this change, the temporary CPRH located in the Municipal Building will be renamed the Virnetta Anderson Hall. This is to honour Anderson to being the first Black person elected to Calgary City Council, and the legacy she left for Calgary. Anderson became the …

Playground Zones in Calgary

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As children are going back to school, please remember to slow down to 30 km/h during designated playground zones from 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM, everyday. Playground zones were consolidated into a single zone with fixed hours in 2016. This was done in consultation with and with the support of the Calgary Police Service, the Alberta Motor Association, Calgary Board …

Heritage Park – Harvest Sale

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The Calgary Produce Marketing Association is partnering up with Heritage Park Historical Village for the annual charity Fall Harvest Sale! As always, this year’s Harvest Sale will feature truckloads of fruits and veggies at historically low prices. Those who want to participate will be asked to pre-purchase an admission ticket online for a time slot. These tickets give you access …