What: This “rodeo” is a fantastic showcase that animates the city with some of the best live performances from around the world and is essentially known as Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. This week check out exciting performances, such as Daughter, Make Love not War, Moon Moon No Moon, Onegin and so many more. View the full lineup here!
What: Looking to set some serious fitness goals this year? Get started with Movement U’s January challenge. Sign up by January 10 and complete 20 classes by January 31 to be entered to win a FREE full year membership to the studio. Now that’s one way to kick your butt into shape! *Offer valid for new members only.
What: Ski Mt. Norquay for only $2 on January 10 – yes that is less than a cup of coffee! If you thought this deal couldn’t get any better, then think again. Not only do you ski for $2, but your money is also donated to a local charity at the end of the season. Help them beat their $20,000 total from last year!
What: In the effort to promote grassroots hockey and support the minor hockey league, Canada’s National Women’s Team will be playing 24 games against the AMHL. Come see them on their road to PyeongChang where they will hopefully bring home their fifth Gold Medal in the Winter Olympic Games.
What: Come see your favourite Science Guy as he launches a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocates for the importance of science, research, and discovery in life. Of course you can expect the typical hilarious behind-the-scenes shenanigans in the lab as he breaks down scientific views on climate change and evolution. It’s time to relive your childhood science class movie time!
When: Thursday, January 11 (see all showtimes here)
What: Looking to do a few upgrades around your home? The Calgary renovation show is the perfect place to get inspired. Learn 2018’s hottest interior trends, find the perfect products, and discover how to do your renovations the right way. Be sure not to miss special guests on The Calgary Herald MainStage, HGTV’s Sarah Richardson of ‘Sarah off the Grid’ and Sabrina Smelko of HGTV Canada’s ‘Save My Reno’ to get some tips and tricks from the pros.
What: Grab a mimosa and a two-course brunch and settle in for a stimulating presentation by Amber Romaniuk, a certified holistic nutritional consultant, holistic health food expert, and speaker dedicated to educating on healthy eating and overcoming self-sabotage with food. You will get the opportunity to do some speed networking, have amazing conversations, and get motivated to slay your dreams and ignite your grind.
What: Calgary’s only tube park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and now boasts 12 lanes, a four person tube option, and a dedicated magic carpet. A village including a food trailer, a deck with heaters, a fire pit, and washrooms have also been added for the 2017-18 season.
Admission: Tickets cost $28 for an adult to slide for two hours, and senior, youth, and family discounts are available.
Hit the Slopes
What: Getting snow early this year means that our mountainous backyard is waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities. Take advantage and get some shredding in during this great pre-season, or take your snowshoes for an adventure around one of the many picturesque lakes that the Rockies have to offer.
Looking for a new winter activity to try your hand at? Test the waters with ice fishing. In the city try spots like Chestemere Lake, Bearspaw reservoir, Bruce Lake Ghost Lake and MORE! If you’re looking for more of an epic adventure try out one of the many lakes up in the rockies, or book a guided tour to show you the ropes!
What: This fun outdoor winter activity is one that the whole family can enjoy – no one said it was reserved for children! Bundle up and grab your sled to head to one of the many city-maintained hills for a fun, snowy adrenaline filled afternoon. Don’t forget your helmet!
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