Upcoming Events, Articles, and News at Calgary
Calgary Events (from DiscoverCalgary.com)
Calgary International Improv Festival (September) - The Calgary International Improv Festival takes place at multiple venues in Calgary, AB.
Calgary Stampede (July) - For 100 years the Calgary Stampede has brought people from all over the world together to experience our unique western heritage and values.
Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival (September) - The Festival will feature a wide array of world-class wine, premium spirits, import and micro-brewed beer, and an assortment of local culinary creations in a fun, social, and relaxed atmosphere.
For more events, check the calendar at http://www.visitcalgary.com/things-to-do/events-calendar
Lonely Planet: World's Best Festivals - Calgary Stampede
Published May 27, 2012
More mild west than wild west, the Albertan city known colloquially as ‘Cowtown’ dons its spurs for the self-proclaimed ‘greatest outdoor show on earth’. Bringing together an invitation-only list of the world’s best cowboys, the 10-day party is headlined by one of the richest rodeos on earth, offering more than C$1.6 million in prize money. Evenings at Stampede Park belong to the uniquely Albertan event of chuckwagon racing, the ‘half-mile of hell’ that sees four chuckwagons and outriders hurtle around a racing track at around 60km/h – think Ben Hur meets Ascot.
Article in The Toronto Star: Alberta Travel: Six must-see places in Calgary
Published: Jan. 13, 2012
Written by: Petti Fong
1. Mirch Masala - This family-run restaurant in a shopping mall (6208 Rundlehorn Dr. NE)
2. Telus Spark Science Centre - It took a decade to plan, design and construct the Science Centre (220 St. George’s Drive NE) became the first science centre to open in Canada in 25 years.
3. 17th Avenue SE - The street is lined with shops and restaurants from many corners of the world (known as "International Street"). Grocery stores from different cultures and countries bring a bit of home to new arrivals to Calgary who long for a taste of something familiar.
4. Rotary Challenger, Prairie Winds and Ralph Klein Parks - East Calgary has had a dearth of great public spaces, especially outdoor public spaces, in the past, but this is changing. Rotary Challenger Park (3688 48 Ave NE) and Prairie Winds Park ( 233 Castleridge Blvd. NE) in the Westwinds area, and the city’s newest Ralph Klein Park
5. Bai’Tun Nur Mosque - One of the country’s biggest mosques, the Bai’Tun Nur Mosque (4353 54 Ave. NE) built by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, has become a gathering place for all cultures and religions “We welcome everybody,” says Khalid Choudhry. “This is a place where anyone can come to visit, to make new friends, to join their families. Our door is open.”
6. Short Pants Plaza and Pacific Place - The multiculturalism in East Calgary means the best Indian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese and African foods are found at Short Pants Plaza (255 28 Street SE) and Pacific Place (999 36 Street NE).