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IN CELEBRATION OF CANADA 150 Glenbow Museum – Thru Aug. and Ending Sept. 10: Exhibit titled Shame & Prejudice: A Story of Resilience.


Glenbow Museum – Thru Aug. and Ending Sept. 10: Exhibit titled Shame & Prejudice: A Story of Resilience. A large scale project by Ken & Monkmen which address Canada's Sesquicentennial in taking the viewer on a journey thru 30 years of Canada's history, and narrating a story of Canada thru the lens of First Nations resilience. 130 – 9 Ave. S.E. Phone: 403-268-4100

Banff Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies – Thru Aug. and Ending Oct. 15: Exhibit titled Celebrating 150 Years – Banff Then and Now; from the art, archival and library collection, the exhibit spans the development of the Town of Banff and Canada's First National Park. 111 Bear St., Banff. See

ParticipACTION 150 Playlist Cross Country Tour Stop in Calgary – Aug. 30 to Sept. 3: The crew will be at the 2017 Shaw Charity Classic; an opportunity to learn about the 150 Playlist Project. Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club. See

RCMP Musical Ride – Sept. 2 & 3: Banff Community High School Park. See

Heritage Park Restoration Project – Ongoing over the next two-years: A project to restore a 1905 wooden Colonist Rail Car (just one of two left in Canada) will be undertaken. The accompanying exhibit and a bilingual performance will illustrate the experience of settlers who travelled across Canada via Colonist Cars. 1900 Heritage Dr., SW. Phone: 403-268-8500


2017 Annual Franco Festival Calgary – Aug. 5: Celebration of Francophone culture thru music, dance, food and crafts. Free admission. 11 am to 9 pm; Murdoch Park. See

Calgary Blues Festival – Ending Aug. 6: A week of the best in blues music at Shaw Millennium Park. Twilight Blue Dance Parties each evening. See

27th Annual Calgary Historic Week – Ending Aug. 7: Tour museums and explore archives plus many other activities and tours. Sponsored by Chinook County Historical Society. See

Heritage Day 2017 at Fort Calgary – Aug. 7: Various activities to experience Calgary's multicultural heritage; free to attend. See

Taste of Calgary – Aug. 10 to 13: Sample cuisine from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Free admission; sampling tickets for purchase. 11 am to 9 pm each date; Eau Claire Market. See

City of Calgary P.U.P.P.Y. Events – Aug. 12 and Aug. 19: Environmental educators share info about dog waste and community peace officers will answer questions about the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw; supplies will be available for residents who want to “pitch in and pick up”. Aug. 12 event at Bowmont Park Off-Leash Area (5550 – 85 St. NW near the river) and the Aug. 19 event is at Connaught Park. Noon to 3 pm for event times at both parks. See

Annual Marda Gras Street Festival – Aug. 13: Entertainment stages, vendor tables, food concessions plus activities; free to attend. In the Marda Loop area at 33 and 34 Avenues SW. See

Global Fest – Aug. 15, 17, 19, 22, 24 and 26: This is the first time that the festival will have a distinctly Canadian focus. Fireworks themes: Aug. 15 – The West; Aug. 17 – Prairies; Aug. 19 – Ontario; Aug. 22 – Quebec; Aug. 24 – Atlantic and Aug. 26 – Finale. Ethnic food booths, cultural pavilions and performances stages. Elliston Park. See

Calgary ReggaeFest – Aug. 17 to 19: Hosted by Calgary Reggae Festival Society. Main stage entertainment. Shaw Millennium Park. Info. and tickets see

Expo Latino – Aug. 18 to 20: Three days of Latin culture showcasing Latin dances and bands; hosted by The Hispanic Arts Society. Prince's Island Park. See

Heritage Park Country Kickback Event – Aug. 26 & 27: An event focusing on rural history.1900 Heritage Dr. SW. See

Calgary Highland Games – Sept. 2: A day filled with the sights and sounds of Scotland with piping, dancing, heavy events and tug-o-war events. See

BBQ On The Bow Festival – Sept. 2 & 3: Competing teams vie for recognition as Grand Champions. Free event. BBQ concessions on site. Montgomery Community Centre (5003 – 16 Ave. NW). See

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Library Night – Second Monday of Aug.: 2-7 pm.; research assistance available. Ascension Lutheran Church (1432 – 19 St., N.E.). Phone: 403-273-8178 or see

Conversation/Social Group for Those With Speech Disabilities – Ongoing Weekly on Mondays: Opportunity to meet with others who have the same issues as you in a friendly setting; have fun and learn how to improve your speech/self-confidence. No fee and you can attend on a self-referral basis. Coffee/tea available. 1:30- 3 pm Heart & Stroke Fund Offices (119 – 14 St., N.W.) Group does not meet on stat holidays falling on Mondays. Phone: 403-289-7520

2017 Summertime Cruises on Glenmore Reservoir – Thursdays Thru Aug. and Ending Aug. 31: Calgary's only paddlewheel boats! Gourmet hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment; 6:15 to 8:15 pm 1900 Heritage Dr. See

Calgary Farmer's Market – Ongoing Fri., Sat. & Sun.: 75-plus permanent vendors. Hours: 9-5 pm 510-77 Ave., S.E. (just off of Blackfoot Trail and Heritage Drive S.E.) Phone: 403-240-9113

Calgary Assoc. of Lifelong Learners – Ongoing Year Round: A member-led group open to individuals 45+. Activities include a CALL Cafe, lecture series and interest groups. See

Calgary Seniors' Outdoor Clubs – Ongoing Year Round: Seniors 55+ meet weekly year ‘round for hikes, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the foothills/mountain parks west of Calgary; also hikes on Calgary's walking paths. Phone: 403-288-7551 or see

Seniors Alpine Ski Club – Ongoing Year Round: 55+ and a downhill skiing enthusiast? This club offers affordable prices for ski tours, ski days, a newsletter plus year-round social functions. Phone: 403-288-8889

Calgary Community Libraries – Ongoing Year Round: The 18 community libraries in the city offer great book clubs, family history coaching sessions, 50+ Coffee and Conversation programs and presentations like those on e-books etc. Phone: 403-260-2620 or see


Opera in the Village – Aug. 10 to 13 and 17 to 20: Plays: South Pacific and Cinderella. Enmax Park. See

Music in the Plaza – Wednesdays Thru August and Ending Aug. 30: Evenings of free music featuring some acts selected from among Western Canada's finest up-and-coming artists. 6 to 8 pm, in the Engineered Air Bandstand, just before the park gates of Heritage Park (rain alternate venue: Gasoline Alley Museum inside Heritage Park). No pets allowed. Bring a picnic or food is available for purchase. 1900 Heritage Dr. See

Music At Noon Series – Wednesdays Throughout the Year: Presented by The Pro Arts Society. Concerts from 12:10-12:50 pm at Cathedral of the Redeemer (7th Avenue and First Street S.E. across from Olympic Plaza.) Bring lunch & enjoy music in the midst of the day. Concerts are free; donations gratefully accepted. Phone: 403-269-1904


Calgary Fringe Festival – Aug. 4 to 12: Website outlines venues, Fringe buttons and presentation titles. See

Shakespeare by the Bow – Ends Aug. 27: As You Like It; Prince's Island Park. See


Glenbow Museum – Thru Aug. and Ending Sept. 10: Geraldine and Douglas Moodie – Historic Photographs of the Canadian North. Downtown at 130 – 9 Ave. S.E. Phone: 403-268-4100

National Music Centre Studio Bell Exhibit – Thru Aug. and Ending June 1, 2018: Big, Big Love – k.d. lang on Stage. An exhibit honouring this Canadian singer-songwriter. 850 – 4 St. S.E. See

U of C Nickle Gallery – Ending Aug. 18: Coins of Jesus – Money and Religion in the Ancient World and Speaking Notes – Nickle Galleries' Recent Acquisitions. Located on the first two levels of the Taylor Family Digital Library on the U of C Campus. Phone: 403-210-6201

The Military Museums – Ending Aug. 25: Exhibit titled War Stories – 1917. 4520 Crowchild Tr. Phone 403-410-2340 or see



55+ Coffee Drop-In Get Together – Ongoing 2nd Thurs. and 3rd Sat. Monthly: Meet other seniors from the community over coffee. 9:30 am McDonalds at 104 Edmonton Tr. NE. See


First Nations Performances – Thursdays in Aug. and Until Sept. 14: Performances of dance and music by First Nations Stony Nakoda (at the base of the Banff Gondola; free). 1-3 pm. See

Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies – Thru Aug. and Ending Oct. 15: Two exhibits - This Wild Spirit – Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada and Celebrating 150 Years: Banff then and Now. 111 Bear St. Phone: 403-762-2291


Canmore Folk Music Festival – Aug. 5 to 7: Centennial Park, downtown. See

Artspace Canmore Events – Aug. 10 to 12: Canmore International Improv Festival (a weekend of laughs, performances and workshops).950 – 8 Ave. Phone: 403-609-2623


Calgary Police Rodeo/Barn Dance – Aug. 12: Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds. Se

Cochrane Fair – Aug. 18 to 20: Cochrane Ag Society Grounds. Se


Okotoks Museum & Archives – Thru Aug. and Ending Dec. 20: Two commemorations of Canada 150 with varying exhibits through the year (Okotoks – Our Place In History) reflecting on community history and the I Love Canada Because Sticky Note Project (people are invited to write a sentence about what they love about Canada and notes will be displayed on the attic's picture window to form the shape of a flag). Phone: 403-938-8689

Art on the Lawn Events at Okotoks Art Gallery – Thursdays to Aug. 24: Local artwork on display and live entertainment to enjoy on the front lawn of the Okotoks Art Gallery between 5 and 8 pm. 53 North Railway St. Phone: 403-938-3204

Okotoks Chile Fest – Aug. 26: Downtown. See