Former US President Barack Obama coming to Calgary this March

Jan 9 2019, 9:42 pm

Barack Obama will be landing in Calgary this March for a visit to the Scotiabank Saddledome.

“A Conversation with President Barack Obama” is a ticketed event that Calgarians (and visitors) will be able to attend for $104 and up, and will be taking place on March 5.

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Obama is probably best known for his stint as president of the United States of America between 2008 and 2016, serving eight years over two terms.

Prior to that gig, he had served a state senator in Illinois from 1997 to 2004. In the two years since he handed the presidency over to Donald Trump, Obama has been making speeches, appearing at rallies, making visits at non-profit organizations, and ordering the occasional ham and cheese sandwich with his pal Joe Biden.

Tickets for the event go on sale starting with a presale this Monday, January 14, and the tier-priced tickets will be available to the general public as of Wednesday, January 16.

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A Conversation with President Barack Obama promotional poster

The former president has also recently signed onto an agreement with Netflix, alongside his wife Michelle Obama, to produce and curate films and series, which they could potentially appear in.

Michelle has plans to visit Alberta this March as well, stopping in Edmonton on her Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama tour, which will also be seen in Austin, Toronto, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and more.

Depending on the warmth of reception Obama receives when he lands in Calgary, we may even be able to add the visit to the list of heartfelt moments between the former politician and our country.

But we’ll just have to wait to find out.

A Conversation with President Barack Obama 2019

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: Noon

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Tickets: Available online, presale starts Monday, January 14 at 10 am, sales to the general public begin on January 16.

Prices are leveled at $104, $157, $210, and $314

Presale password: President