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February 11-17 events and activities

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Hi Everyone, 

If you or someone in your family/chosen family are affected by mental health struggles or addiction, check out the Recovery College at www.recoverycollegecalgary.ca to see what FREE programs are out there to build skills, celebrate culture, and connect with yourself and others. Many of the courses are only 2-4 sessions long, and some don’t even require you to register before you go.

Calgary has been building a resilience plan, and the city is looking for your input into four focus areas: Economic, Infrastructure, Environmental, and Inclusive leadership & decision making. Please take the time to be a part of the plan by connecting with them here: https://engage.calgary.ca/resilientcalgary?redirect=/resilientcalgary

The Alberta Government is building the next budget, and are looking for input. GO to https://www.alberta.ca/budget-consultations.aspx until February 10 at midnight to let them know where your priorities lie. There is only one question to answer, so if you have been intimidated by feedback forms in the past, this might be a good one to try.

 

FREE:

Feb 14-18: Glow Winter Light Festival @ various locations downtown. 5-11pm. There are three main locations for this festival, and a number of one-night-only activities as well, including a live music night at Olympic Plaza on February 17.  https://experienceglow.com/ has all of the info.

Feb 14-24: Watch Glass Blowing @ Fuse 33 Makerspace (1720 Radisson Dr SE) Thurs 14th 5-9pm, Sat 16th, Sun 17th, Sat 23rd & Sun 24th 11am-6pm. Classes will be free to watch. If you would like to participate in the classes, they start at $99, and you can register through https://ghxperience.com/about-classes-1/

Feb 16: Beltline Bonspiel @ Lougheed House (707 13 Ave SW) 11 am-4pm. Curling, live music, free curling, firepits, and fun.

Feb 16-18: Family Fishing Weekend Alberta @ Alberta water bodies with open fishing seasons, not in national parks. This is a twice-yearly weekend where people can try out fishing without a license. https://mywildalberta.ca/fishing/family-fishing-weekends/default.aspx

PAID:

Feb 14: 4x the Love @ Calgary Farmer’s Market (510 77 Ave SW) 10am-2pm. $5 donation at the door is recommended. There will be a photo kissing booth, chocolate and wine samples, donut decorating and live music.

Feb 14: Toys in the Waterpark @ Southland Leisure Centre (2000 Southland Drive SW) 7-9pm. This recurring Thursday night event lets you get into an inflatable ball and walk around on the water. Regular admission rates apply.

Feb 16: FISHtival @ Bow Habitat Station (1440 17a St SE)   10am-4pm. Admission is $5. Learn about Alberta’s fish, wildlife, and winter recreation.