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June 28, 2017 0

Sticking around Calgary for the long weekend? With sunny skies in the forecast and a plethora of Canada Day activities in store, this is a great weekend to stay put. Still looking for ideas for this weekend? We’ve rounded up a few for ya!

• Hit up Riverfront Avenue. The party starts at 10:00 am and wraps up with fireworks at 11:45 pm. Calgary sweethearts Tegan and Sara are just one of the acts on deck for the celebrations

• Go check out a big red ball. No, seriously. It’s 115 kilograms, it measures 4.5 meters in diameter, and it will be celebrating Canada Day in our fair city. This temporary art installation, dubbed the RedBall Project, has appeared in 30 cities worldwide since 2001. The big red ball will be gracing a different Calgary landmark each day leading up to Canada Day, when it will be having a ball (ha!) at Olympic Plaza

• Be part of a living flag at Fort Calgary between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm, and afterwards stick around for all sorts of kid-friendly activities including a petting zoo, craft tent and photo booth

• Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way and hit Heritage Park. The first 2017 guests get a free pancake breakfast, and then the fun continues with live music, mini chuckwagon races, boat rides and more!

• In 2017 Canada turns 150….and Confederation Park turns 50! At 11:00 am, their 1967 time capsule will be opened (Beatles poster anyone?). Other fun stuff includes a pancake breakfast (of course), horse-drawn carriage rides, live entertainment and more family friendly activities

Happy sesquicentennial anniversary Canada (we’re going to miss that word!)

Category : Celebrating Canada


January 23, 2017 0

Canada turns 150 this year! And there is no shortage of ways to celebrate this exciting milestone. Outlined below are just a few of the ways in which proud Canadians can take part in the fun.

The ParticipACTION 150 Play List
Sign up for the Play List here, and check out the 150 listed activities (geocaching, knuckle hopping, tug-of-war and Pilates are just a few of the 150 activities). Then get active! Chip away at the list, track your activities online and get entered in for some fantastic prizes (the grand prize is a brand-new Chevrolet).

Get Out and About Locally…..
There are some fantastic festivities being planned in Alberta to commemorate Canada’s 150th, and several organizations have planned expansions and upgrades to coincide with Canada 150. The Passport 2017 app and website is a great way to stay in the know on upcoming events.

….And Also Make 2017 the Year you See More of Canada!
What better excuse to hit up a Canadian destination that you’ve never experienced before. With all the Canada 150 festivities in store, year-round, there is no need to head abroad. Experiences Canada, a Canada 150 project, will be giving Canada’s youth the opportunity to explore the country. Further details available here.

Get Your Nature Fix
For the whole year, Canadians and visitors can gain free access to all Parks Canada places, from coast-to-coast. And with Parks Canada hopping on the Canada 150 train, and planning activities galore in support of this celebration, 2017 promises to be a fantastic year to rekindle your love with the great outdoors.

And, of course, this year’s Canada Day festivities will be in fine form as Canadians band together to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, so you’ll want to put on your party hat on July 1st!

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