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Post date: 2018/07/10 - 13:16

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're all having a great time with all of the Stampede fun around town. Don't forget to check out previous event posting for all the details on finding free food and activities while they last.


FREE:

Jul 18: Sundown Social @ Bridgeland (under the 4th Ave Flyover, parallel to Memorial Drive) 4-9pm. The street will come alive with performances, flowers, and food & beer vendors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/224070935055562/?active_tab=aboutwww.marketspotyyc.com has all of the info.

Jul 19-22: Calgary Turkish Festival @ Eau Claire Festival Plaza, 11am-10pm. Celebrate and learn about Turkish culture through art, dance music and food.

Jul 20: Calgary Night Market @ Bridgeland Riverside Community Association (917 Centre St NE) 5-11pm. Local vendors, food trucks and entertainment.

Jul 20-22: Fiestaval Latino Festival @ Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SE) There will be food vendors, and dozens of performances throughout this Latin culture festival. You can check out the lineup here: http://fiestaval.ca/schedule/

Jul 21: Festival of Chariots @ Shaw Millennium Park (1220 9 Ave SW) 11am-5pm. Live entertainment, free vegan feast all day.

Jul 21: European Classic Car Meet @ Stanley Park 9am-3pm. Stop by and see all of the lovingly restored and maintained cars that the Vintage Sports Car Club of Calgary members will be showing.

Jul 21: Parks Day & Creekfest @ Fish Creek Park (15975 Bow Bottom Trail SE) 10am-3pm.  Song writing workshop, interactive performances, and a number of games and activities throughout the day. Donations to the Friends of Fish Creek society are appreciated. You can get all of the information about this, and other events hosted by the Friends of Fish Creek  event here: http://friendsoffishcreek.org/event/creekfest/

PAID:

Jul 18: Secret Cinema @ Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (#100 1725 10 Ave SW) Entry is through the alley behind the building. 5:30-8pm. Secret Cinema screens 16mm films they inherited from the Calgary Public Library in the 90’s. The titles of the films show will not be disclosed until they are shown. Admission is by donation. Enjoy!               

Jul 21: Taste of the Caribbean @ Winston Heights Mountview Community Association (520 27 Ave NE) Noon-6pm. Admission is $10. Caribbean Food, music and art.

 

 

 

Post date: 2018/07/05 - 12:04

The CASS Employee Center will be down for scheduled maintenance this weekend from Friday July 6th at 16:00 MST to July 9th 08:00 MST 2018.

During this time frame our service provider Sparkrock will be moving our solution to a new environment, and also updating us from release 9.06 to 9.08. As a result of this move and the subsequent update we should see noticeable improvements in performance and we will also get to take advantage of the new features and bug fixes provided by the most recent release.

If you have any time sensitive expense claims or payment requests please ensure that they are submitted by 16:00 Friday July 6th.

Update: This process is now complete. Thanks for your patience.

Post date: 2018/07/04 - 11:09

Hi Everyone,

 

Indefinite arts is moving back to their old building at 8038 Fairmount Drive SE. To celebrate this, they will be hosting a block party on July 16th from 11:30am-1:30pm. There will be music, art, and a great time.

Cyclepalooza is back—There are a number of bicycle adventures throughout the city from July 13 to 22. A few of the rides cost money, if they involve icecream, concerts, or camping trips. Otherwise, they are free and easy to join up with. You can even plan and facilitate your own ride! You can find the full calendar and information at https://cyclepalooza.ca/

For all of the Yu-gi-oh!, Pokemon, and Magic: The Gathering players out there: Metal Galaxy has weekly tournaments for these games, and more. Check out their schedule of events at https://www.metal-galaxy.com/schedule-events

And don’t forget to find all of the free stampede breakfasts and BBQs! You can find some near you by going to http://dailyhive.com/calgary/free-stampede-breakfasts-2018   http://stampedebreakfast.ca/  or http://www.freestampedepancakes.com/

 

FREE:

July 10: Outdoor Market @ Stephen Ave (340 8 Ave SW) 10 am-4pm. The regular market on Stephen Ave, now surrounded by stampede revelry!

July 11: Sunnyside Salsa Wednesdays @ containR (1020 2 Ave NW). 7-9pm. This Outdoor community space has a number of weekly events- Salsa Wedensdays gives you a chance to listen to great music, and learn a few steps, or make up your own.

July 13: International Car Collector Appreciation Day @ A&W (Glendeer Circle) 5:30-9pm. Check out the classic, historic and specialty cars.

July 13: Inglewood Night Market @ various locations in Inglewood. 5-11pm. This fantastic pedestrian market takes over Inglewood the second Thursday night of every month in the summer. See http://www.inglewoodnightmarket.ca/ for all of the details.

July 14: Writing Winning Proposals: How to Get That Grant @ CommunityWIse Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW) 11am-4pm. 2 hours of solid information about how to succeed in grant writing. If you have a grant that you are working on, you can register for a 20-minute session with one of the presenters for $10. Go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/writing-winning-proposalshow-to-get-that-grant-tickets-47121105495 to register or get more information.

July 14: Rod-O-Rama @ North Haven Community Centre (5003 North Haven Drive NW) 9am-3pm. All vehicles are pre-1972, in this classic car show. https://www.facebook.com/events/239165953308471/ has all of the info.

Big Slam Skate Clinic & Contests @Brewery Flats (1210 11 Ave SE) 10 am-6pm. Local bands, skateboarding contests, bike polo demonstrations, and tons more to check out.

July 15: Blacksmith/Knife Forging Demonstration @ High Line Brewing Parking Lot (#113 1318 9 Ave SE) Noon-3pm.

July 15: Tails & Treasures Dog Park Opening @ 4410 University Avenue. 1-5pm. With a Dog Show contest at 2:30pm. Details can be found at https://business.facebook.com/events/629704837394312/

 

PAID:

July 10: Date Night @ Studio Bell (850 4 Street SE). Admission is reduced to $10 per person from 4-7pm. Learn about the history of music in Canada, and play with the interactive activities throughout the space.

July 10-14: Western Series @ Globe Cinema (617 8 Ave SW) Retro and modern western movies, $10 admission for each screening. Please see http://globecinema.ca/movie.html#428 for full movie listing & schedule.

July 13 & 14: Chili Cook-Off @ Calgary Farmer’s Market (510 77 Ave SE) 11am-3pm. Make a cash donation to the Calgary Interfaith food bank for a chance to sample 7 great chilis and vote for your favourites.

July 14: Roller Skate Disco @ Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave NW) 8-11pm. Admission is $10, rollerskate rentals are $4.

 

Post date: 2018/07/03 - 14:37

Just a reminder that this month's Dinner Club is the second Wednesday this month. July 11th - diners will meet at Ricky's All-Day Grill at North Hill Mall.

Be sure and check out the Summer Safety Tips in this month's CASS Report!

 

 

 

Post date: 2018/06/29 - 09:27

Hi Everyone,

It’s Stampede time! If you want to find more affordable ways to get in the gates, check out https://www.calgarystampede.com/stampede/value-days  . For the info about all of the free stampede breakfasts, check out http://stampedebreakfast.ca/, http://dailyhive.com/calgary/free-stampede-breakfasts-2018 or http://www.freestampedepancakes.com/

We have also received stacks of coupons for free coffee, and free small fries or apple slices at McDonalds. They are in the resource area at the CASS office if you want to pick some up.

 

FREE:

Jul 5: Downtown Walking Tours, meet @ Downtown Central Library Noon-12:45 pm. Wander through The Beltline and East Village. Please register through https://events.calgarypubliclibrary.com/programs/online-registration?id=7378|1

Jul 5: Free First Thursdays @ Glenbow Museum (130 9 Ave SE) From 5-9 pm you can explore the Glenbow museum for free. This event recurs every month.

Jul 7: emergeMarket @ Fuse33 Makerspace (1720 Radisson Drive SE) 2-7pm. Come by to shop, or just to check out the space.

Jul 7: ACAD Show Off! @ Main Hall & 371 gallery, ACAD (1407 14 Ave NW) 11 am-3pm. Come see high school student art from all over Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, and see the next potential batch of ACAD students show off their work.

July 7: Night Market @ Falconridge/Castleridge Community Association ( 95 Falshire Drive NE) 7-10pm. Meet your neighbours, check out food and other vendors, get free coffee, and entertainment.

PAID:

Jul 4-8: North American Tournament @ Spruce Meadows. Rush seating is $5 for this spectacular show jumping event. You can find all of the info here: https://www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments/view_tournament.jsp?id=27

Jul 6&7: MexiFest @ Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) 11am-9pm. Music and dancers on the mainstage, along with Luchadores, and fully licensed venue, and lots of great food! Tickets are $10 in advance, or $20 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets via http://mexifest.ca

Jul 7: ReWilding through restoration @ Cookhouse, Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial park (15975 Bow Bottom Trail SE) 10am-Noon. This events costs $5 per person, and consists of a tour around the Friends of Fishcreek restoration sites, where they are attempting to mitigate the damage done by park visitors walking off designated pathways, and by flooding events. This tour will not run in poor weather. You can find a registration link, and information about this, and other events here: http://friendsoffishcreek.org/programs/other-tours/

Post date: 2018/06/22 - 11:38

ENJOY THE SUMMER EVERYONE!

 

Post date: 2018/06/19 - 14:00

Hi Everyone,

Don’t miss Family Fun Day at Rotary Challenger Park, this Saturday June 23! Admission Barbecue and Parking are all free, and so are the entertainment, hay rides, wheelchair sports demonstrations, mini train, line dances, and everything else under the sun! Please see the attached flyer for all of the info.

The Regal Cat Café is celebrating their first anniversary, and all visits will be 25% off from June 9-23, leading up to their “Anni-purr-sary” on June 24. http://www.regalcatcafe.com/  has all of the info.

Canada day is coming up this week, and there are a lot of activities going on in and around downtown for you to enjoy. You can see the full city of Calgary Event listings here: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Events/Canada-day.aspx there is also a comprehensive list of road closures that will be in effect throughout the weekend to help you plan your commute.

There are discounted Calgary Transit day passes available for pre-purchase for July 5-15 to help people get all of their Stampeding in this year. They cost $6.50 and are available at 7-11, Macs, Safeway, City Hall and Calgary Transit Customer Service Centre. If you don’t want to pre-purchase the passes, they will also be available directly from the ticket vending machines a C-Train stations on the days that they are valid.

 

FREE:

Jun 25: Pop-Up Bike Shop @ The Women’s Centre (39 4 St NE) 6-8pm. Bring your bikes and learn how to fix them! Events details can be found here: http://villagedays.ca/event/pop-up-bike-shop/?instance_id=603

Jun 26: Jazz Tuesdays @ Stephen Ave (between Centre St & 1 St SE) Noon-1pm. There is a different artist to check out every week throughout the summer.

Jun 26: The Market on Stephen Ave (340 8 Ave SW) 10am-4pm. Take a stroll down Stephen Ave and see what weird and wonderful vendors are around town.

Jun 26-Jul1: Pan American Tournament @ Spruce Meadows. If you need public transportation to attend this event, there will be a Red Arrow Shuttle Bus that picks passengers up at the NE corner of the Somerset-Bridlewood C-train station throughout the event. Please see https://www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments/getting_here.jsp for a full schedule.

Jun 27: Downtown Summer Stage @ Stephen Ave (between Centre St & 1 St SE) Noon-1pm. There will be a different local musician, spanning a number of genres every Wednesday throughout the summer.

Jun 28: Building Community Through Art @ The Women’s Centre (39 4 St NE) 6-8pm. Learn more about the Women’s centre artists in residence and meet new people. Full event info can be found at http://www.womenscentrecalgary.org/events/integration-building-community-through-art-workshop/

Jun 29: Dilawri Detour Weekly Car Show @ Stephen Ave (300 block, 8 Ave) 11am-3pm. Each week a different car dealership will be bringing out their unique cars to fawn over. The schedule can be found here: https://distinctivecollection.ca/dealership/news/dilawri-detour.htm

Jun 29: Americana Roots Performance Series @ Stephen Ave (between Centre St & 1 St SE) Noon-1pm. This weekly series of local, live, outdoor performances is curated by Matt Masters, on Stephen Ave throughout the summer.

Jun 30: 60’s Block Party @ Calgary Tower. 11am-4pm. Free ice cream, music, and 50% off admission to the Calgary Tower observation deck.

Jun 30: Sunalta Summer Soko @ Sunalta Community Centre (1627 10 Ave SW) Noon-7pm. This market features crafts, arts, food, all many more Alberta-made goods, all set to music picked by DJ Butta.

Jun 30: Farmers & Makers Market @ cSPACE (1721 29 Ave SW) 10am-3pm. Over 50 vendors, live music, and interactive art activities.

Jun 30: Downtown Through the Decades @ Stephen Ave (between Centre St & 1 St SE) 1pm-4pm. Yet another weekly music series on Stephen Ave. This particular one explores Calgary’s history through music.

July 1: East vs. West Crescent Heights Water Fight @ Rotary Park. The fun/feud starts at 2pm. Bring your own water implements, but please no water balloons. See http://villagedays.ca/event/east-vs-west-crescent-heights-water-fight/?instance_id=570 for all of the details.

PAID:

Jun 25: Beginner Golf Nights @ McCall Lake (1600 32 Ave NE) 5-7pm. Get all of your game and etiquette tips over 9 holes. You will want to book your tee times 4 days in advance, green fees are $16 for an adult. Regular Fee Assistance cards are not accepted at city golf courses, you will need to call 311 to request a specific Fee Assistance Golf Card if you would like to get a discount.

Jun 29-Aug 19: Shakespeare by the Bow @ Prince’s Island Park. This year Theatre Calgary will be presenting “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” on a pay-what-you-will basis. The play will run Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7pm, and twice on Sundays, at 2pm and 7pm. For more information and a visual schedule, check out https://www.theatrecalgary.com/2018-19/two-gentlemen-of-verona#tickets

Jun 30: Brewery Tour & Tasting @ Tool Shed (Unit 9, 801 30 St NE) Noon -2pm. Tickets are $15 and get you a tour through the whole operation and samples of all of the beers made there. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tool-shed-brewery-tour-tasting-tickets-41223620960?lang=en-ca&locale=en_CA&aff=ebdssbdestsearch&view=domo

 

 

Post date: 2018/06/11 - 11:01

Hi Everyone,  

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Check out www.vollyapp.com  to browse through volunteer opportunities over a wide range of interesting prospects.

The Alberta Securities Commission has created a website to help people learn financial literacy, and avoid scams. There are a lot of quick quizzes, videos, budget calculators, and other tools to learn more to protect yourself. Go to http://www.checkfirst.ca/ to see if there is anything that you can use.

 

FREE:

Jun 18: Green Calgary Volunteer Orientation @ Green Calgary (100,301 14 St NW) 6-7:30pm. Find out what being a volunteer with Green Calgary is all about. Please register if you plan on attending by going to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/green-calgary-volunteer-orientation-monday-june-18th-2018-tickets-46330494757

Jun 21: 9th Annual Walk for Reconciliation @ Harry Hays Building (220 4 Ave Se) at 7:45am, to Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave SE) @ 9:30am. Please see  for more info.

Jun 22: Summer Solstice Party @ Shaganappi Community Hall (2516 14 Ave SW). Bring a lawn chair or blanket and get to know your neighbours over a campfire. The event is free, but they would like you to register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/summer-solstice-in-shaganappi-tickets-46372007924 to know how many people to plan for. There will also be ice cream available for sale.

Jun 22: Summer Night Market @ Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd SE). 4-9pm. Food, entertainment, and local shopping.

Jun 22 & 23: The Market YYC @ Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) Fri 4-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Food, fashion, art, health and wellness.

Jun 23: Pay it Forward Community Action Day @ Ernie Starr Arena (4808 14 Ave SE) 10 am-3pm. Free family BBQ and round dance, with drummers from the Siksika Nation. Everything you need to know can be found on the facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/179562706062042/

Jun 23 & 24: Cotton Candy & Financial Literacy @ Calaway Park. Events run both days from 10am-7pm. This events aims to help seniors avoid scams and fraud, and improve financial literacy. It is hosted by the Alberta Securities Commission. Please see https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cotton-candy-financial-literacy-calaway-park-tickets-46423023513 to register, and get more information.

PAID:

Jun 25: Beginner Golf Nights @ McCall Lake (1600 32 Ave NE) 5-7pm. Get all of your game and etiquette tips over 9 holes. You will want to book your tee times 4 days in advance, green fees are $16 for an adult. Regular Fee Assistance cards are not accepted at city golf courses, you will need to call 311 to request a specific Fee Assistance Golf Card if you would like to get a discount.

 

Post date: 2018/06/05 - 14:37

Hi Everyone,

Summer is here, and CASS has received some coupons for The Hidden Spot Kitchen & Billiards, located across the street from the CASS office. These coupons are good for 2 for 1 appetizers, 1 hour of free pool, and 2 for 1 lunch specials, and are valid until August 31, 2018. Please email me if you are interested in getting a coupon.

Let the Stampede Breakfasts begin! The first one I have found for the season is on June 16th in Deer Run—see below for more details. To keep an eye on other upcoming breakfasts, you can follow www.stampedebreakfast.ca more events will be upcoming as we get further into into free breakfast season.

 It’s Sled Island time again—locations and ticket prices vary, so check the event out at www.sledisland.com. They are still looking for volunteers, too, if you want a chance to check out some of the acts for free. There are also free shows throughout the event, which you can find out more about through the link above, under "financial acessibility", under the Sled Island Inclusion policy.

 

FREE:

Jun 11: Bowness Mural Launch Party @ Bowness Road & 63 Ave NW. The party starts at 8am with a free pancake breakfast, and celebrates a new mural painted by the Bowness High School Art and Construction students.

Jun 13-17: Continental Tournament @ Spruce Meadows (18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW). Free admission, horse jumping, face painting, pony rides. See https://www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments/view_tournament.jsp?id=25 for more info.

Jun 14: Reconciliation Journey- Walking a Path Together @ Marlborough Community Association (636 Marlborough Way NE) This event kicks off with the Vibrant Communities Calgary Annual General meeting from 3:15-4pm, followed by a banquet and discussions ranging from being an ally, how systems change, and historical knowledge in treaty 7. You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vibrant-communities-calgary-walking-a-path-together-annual-general-meeting-tickets-45031552586

Jun 15&16: Art O Rama @ Fort Calgary (750 9 Ave SE) Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Free admission and parking, and a juried selection of fine art by Canadian artists.

Jun 16: Stampede Breakfast @ Deer Run Community Association (2223 146 Ave SE) 8-11am. There will be wagon rides and games at this breakfast, too.

Jun 16: VegFest @ Millennium Park (1220 9 Ave SW) 10am-5pm. Live cooking demos, beer gardens, speakers, kids activities and vegan food everywhere!

Jun 16: Making it Right ~ Relations Art Festival @ Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 St NW) 9am-3pm. Art, performances, foods, discussion panels, and collaborative art to take part in.

PAID:

Jun 14: Adults Only Night: Cocktail Science @ TELUS Spark Science Centre. 6-10pm. Regular admission rate apply – adults $26, seniors $24, but you can use one of the CASS Community connections passes to get up to 6 people in for free.

Jun 15-16: Vintage with Flair Market @ Bragg Creek Community Centre (23 White Ave, Bragg Creek AB) Fri 4-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm. Admission is $4.

Jun 16: Family Fun Fair Eid Event @ Akram Jumaa (2624 37 Ave NE) Noon-5pm. Admission is $5. Activities, food, crafts and prizes.

 

Post date: 2018/05/31 - 11:29

Hi Everyone,

The CASS dinner club will be going to Boston Pizza (1116 17 Ave SW) On June 6th. If you want to attend, you will need to RSVP by phoning (403)283-0611, or emailing dinner-club@c-a-s-s.org, and please arrive no earlier than 5:45.

Have you ever wanted to write a blog? The Calgary Public Library is here to help- On June 7th from 6-8pm, at the 11950 Country Village Link location, there will be a presentation on “How to overcome the fear of writing a blog”, including: What is a blog? Steps to creating a blog, and why you would want a blog”

 

FREE:

Jun 5: Pokemon trading card game @ Autism Calgary (3639 26 St NE) 6:30-8:30pm. This family friendly gathering happens every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. You can find more info at https://autismcalgary.com/pokemon/

Jun 5, 12 & 19: Square Dance Rocks @ Winston Heights Community Hall (520 27 Ave NE) 6:30-7:30pm. Beginners of all ages welcome. No partners necessary. http://www.squaredancecalgary.com/ has all the info you need about square dancing, and this event.

Jun 7: Seniors Cultural Festival @ Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) Noon-2pm. There will be a talent showcase, information booths and snacks.

Jun 8: Inglewood Night Market @ 9 Ave & 10 St SE, starts at 5pm.

Jun 8: Night Market North @ VIVO (east parking lot, 11950 Country Village Link NE) 4-8pm.

Jun 9: Parade of Garage Sales @ Hidden Valley (throughout the neighbourhood). Check out the neighbourhood finds! 8am-Noon

 

PAID:

Jun 5: Yoga for YOUR body @ Yoga Bunz Studio (7711 MacLeod Trail) Learn how to break down poses to create a practice that fits your body, including seated, standing and strength building. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/yoga-for-your-body-tickets-45923639843

Jun 6-10: ‘National” Horse Competition @ Spruce Meadows. Tickets are $5, seniors get in for free. Red Arrow is providing complimentary shuttle service to the venue from the Somerset/Bridlewood C-train station. Please see https://www.sprucemeadows.com/tournaments/view_tournament.jsp?id=23 for all of the info.

Jun 7: Let’s talk about… Public Art @Victoria Pavillion, Calgary Stampede Grounds (11 Agriculture Trail SE) 6-8:30pm. Tickets are $12 online, or $15 at the door. What is Public Art? What do our public spaces mean to us?  How can we engage in local public art practices and processes? Find out more at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lets-talk-aboutpublic-art-tickets-45957887278  

Jun 8&9: Eid Bazaar @ Falconridge Community Centre (95 Falshire Drive NE) 6pm-Midnight. Admission is $2. Free Iftar, and lots of great vendors.

Jun 9: Folclor Latin Fest @ Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 St SW) 6pm-1am. Latin food, cash bar, and Latin Folk Dance Groups around. Admission is $10.

Jun 9-10: Summer Skirmish @ the Military Museums 9am-6:30pm. $5 per adult, or $10 per car gets you in to see re-enactments and demonstrations ranging from Viking raids, medieval duels, and modern combat. There will be an old west photo booth as well this year.

Jun 10: ReggaeFest Afternoon Jam @ Village Brewery (5000 12 A St SE) 1-5pm. For $20 you get a free drink, a burger, and some local Reggae music. Kids under 12 get in for free.