5 things to do in Calgary today: Wednesday, February 20

Feb 19 2019, 6:45 pm

With everything from Calgary Flames hockey games to an Evening of Time Travel Preparedness (yes, that’s a thing) we’re sure you’ll find something fun to do this Wednesday!

Just take a look below for a few fantastic suggestions.

Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders

What: The Flames face off with the Islanders at Scotiabank Saddledome.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

An Evening of Time Travel Preparedness

What: The Faculty of Lesser-Known Arts & Sciences, along with some special guest scholars, are kicking off a new series of talks with a discussion on the finer points of time travel preparedness. Let their panel of pseudo-professionals give you a crash course on medieval self-defence, learn the local cuisines of a time before GMO produce, and learn from a possibly real doctor about what vaccinations you might need whenever you travel to.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1 – 116 7 Ave SE Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

The Walrus Talks Youth Leadership

What: Hear seven speakers for seven minutes each on how the next generation of Indigenous leaders is shaping the future of culture, reconciliation, community, and more.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Hudson – 200 8 Ave SW 6th floor Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Speaker Series: Insects: Conservation, Perceptions, and Early Ed

What: Elizabeth Boileau will be presenting Insects: Conservation, Perceptions, and Early Education. Elizabeth is a doctoral student at Lakehead University in the Educational Studies program. Her research is focused on early childhood environmental education, which includes child-nature relationships and outdoor preschool programs such as Forest Schools. Elizabeth argues that we need to think critically about the messaging that children receive about insects and that we need to promote early development of positive perceptions of insects if we are to protect these vulnerable creatures.

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: La Cité des Rocheuses – 4800 Richard Rd SW, Calgary,
Admission: Free for members, $5 for non-members

The Gathering Marketing Summit 2019

What: Tony Hawk is coming to Banff. The legendary skateboarder is accepting the Cult Brand Personality Lifetime Achievement Award at The Gathering Marketing Summit. Hawk, who turned 50-years-old last May, will be recognized for his sporting career, entrepreneurial endeavours, and acts of philanthropy.

When: Wednesday, February 20 to Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: Agenda can be found online
Where: Fairmont Banff Springs — 405 Spray Avenue, Banff
Tickets: 3-day summit pass starts at $1,000, register online