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July 31 - Aug 6 Events and Activities

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Hi Everyone, 

Historic Calgary Week is here! This yearly glimpse into history will be running from July 28-August 7. There are a ton of interesting things going on. You can find out more by heading to http://www.chinookcountry.org/ .

Beakerheadis back--that week every autumn when Calgary is taken over by science, art and engineering installations. This year there will be a virtual reality space station at the Calgary Tower, a science storytelling panel, giant see-saws, and dozens of other cool and inspiring street projects that are free to check out. (There are ticketed events too, but you can get a pretty good taste of Beakerhead just by wandering through Calgary’s East Village). Find out what interests you by heading to www.beakerhead.com  If you are looking for a volunteer experience, you can apply your interests and talents to Beakerhead by filling out their volunteer form here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=95840349  And remember—nearly any arts/culture festival in Calgary has volunteer opportunities. Don’t forget to check out how to get free admission while meeting new people and having a great time volunteering whenever you are looking up info on a festival.

The City of Calgary is also looking for elections workers. To find out more, and apply to be an election worker, check out http://www.calgary.ca/election/Pages/election-workers.aspx .

Last but not least, we have “entertainment” coupon books again! Swing by the office to take a look at the deals at local restaurants, attractions and more.

 

FREE:

Aug 3: Do you live on an Airport? @ Central United Church (131 7 Ave SW). Begins at noon. Did you know that Calgary has had 6 airports, most of which are now built over? The Canadian Aviation Historical Society will be giving an overview of Calgary’s flying history, from hot air balloons to piracy, with a few bankruptcies thrown in.

Aug 4-6 Franco Festival Calgary @ Murdoch Park (9th St & Centre Ave NE). This Francophone Multicultural Festival features spoken arts as well the regular festival fun. Check out http://www.francofestcalgary.com/program.html for info.

Aug 5: Sunfest @ Inglewood. Watch Inglewood transform into a fantastic street market, beginning at 11am.

Aug 5-7: Tour de Bowness @ Various locations. Come and watch the 60th Tour de Bowness Bike race. You can see the schedule here: http://www.tourdebowness.com/

Aug 7: Heritage Day Festival @ Olympic Plaza. Noon-6pm. This multicultural festival will celebrate with music, performances, food and crafts from around the world.

PAID:

July 31-Aug 6: Calgary International Blues Fest @ Shaw Millennium Park. Tickets start at $30, but there are a few free performances throughout the week. Check http://www.calgarybluesfest.com/17AUschedule.php for the schedule to find deals.

Aug 2:Movies @ Spruce Meadows- Beauty and the Beast. Gates open @ 7:30, movie starts at dusk (appx. 9:20pm) Tickets at $15 per vehicle. Please visit https://www.sprucemeadows.com/tickets/movies.jsp?eid=1068 to buy tickets and get more information.

Aug 4-12:Calgary Fringe Festival @ Various Locations. Ticket prices vary, check out http://see.calgaryfringe.ca/sections/3-shows/pages/27-buy-tickets for how to purchase tickets.