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August 27-September 2 Events and Activities

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Hi Everyone,

 

Happy Pride week! There are events happening all over the city for the next week, including parties, discussions, and free gelato! You can find out more about Calgary’s celebrations of gender and sexual diversity here: http://www.calgarypride.ca/

Are you looking for the perfect volunteer opportunity? There will be a volunteer pop up shop at the Genesis Centre on August 37 from 10am-Noon. You will learn how to use the Propellus volunteer connector, and can ask any questions you have about volunteering in Calgary. To see the Propellus volunteer connector, visits https://www.propellus.org/

If you are looking for a way get some exercise while enjoying the sun, there is a full list of parks with outdoor fitness equipment, sorted by quadrant of the city, here: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/Parks-with-fitness-equipment.aspx?

 

FREE:

Aug 26: Fluid Art Demo @ East Village Junction (439 8 Ave SE) 1-3pm. Learn more about Acrylic paint and fluid art techniques.  This is an outdoor event. You can register through https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fluid-art-demo-paint-along-with-amela-tickets-49300497114?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Aug 28: The Market on Stephen Ave (340 8 Ave SW) 10am-4pm. Come check out the sights and sounds of this biweekly downtown outdoor market.

Aug 29: Salsa Fest @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 3-7pm. Bring your own chips, or get a bag for a donation, and sample salsas from all of the usual HSCA Farmer’s market vendors. There will be live Latin music and salsa dancing demonstrations.

Aug 30: The Yoga Social @ cSPACE King Edward (1721 29 Ave SW) 7pm. Free yoga. Bring your own mat and water bottle. You will need to pre-register through https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lululemon-presents-the-yoga-social-tickets-49227788641?aff=erelexpmlt

Aug 30-Sept 2: BUMP Festival @ Various locations. Check out all of the new street art/ murals up in the beltline area, and enjoy live music at an alley party to wrap up the week. Find out more at http://yycbump.ca/festival/

Aug 31-Sept 2: Fiesta Filipino @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) Fri 11am-Noon, opening ceremony; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 11am-4pm. You can find out more about this festival here: https://www.fiestafilipinoyyc.com/

 

PAID:

Aug 27: Tacos and board games @ Greater Forest Lawn 55+ society (3425 26 Ave SE), taco bar opens at noon, followed by games and an open pub. Admission is $5.

Aug 30: Field Trip of Terror: Brainscan @ The Rec Room (1180 901 64 Ave NE). Screening at 8pm. If you need transportation, there will be a 7pm pickup by the bassbus at Kensington C-Train station. $20 if you need transportation, or meet up with everyone at the Rec Room and pay by donation. Find out more at https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/field-trips-2018

Aug 30-Sept 8: Honens Piano Competition & Festival @ Arts Commons(205 8 Ave SE) Dates and times vary. Ticket prices range from $10 to $97. http://www.honens.com/competition/2018-piano-competition/schedule/ has all of the details.

Aug 31-Sept 2: Cross Border Bonspiel @ North Hill Curling Club (1201 2 St NW). Team registration is $280, or you can watch for free. https://www.crossborderbonspiel.com/ has all of the info.