Tourism Calgary is giving away two tickets to see Barack Obama

Jan 24 2019, 10:22 pm

Barack Obama will be landing in Calgary this March for a visit to the Scotiabank Saddledome, and you have a chance at winning a pair of tickets to the event.

“A Conversation with President Barack Obama” is a ticketed event that Calgarians (and visitors) will be able to attend for $104 and up — though Tourism Calgary is offering one lucky winner the chance to attend for free.

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The contest is open for all Canadians (except for anyone in Quebec, sorry Quebec) to enter, with the winner receiving two tickets valued at $350 total.

All you need to do is head over to visitcalgary.com, punch in your contact details, and enter a skill testing question (2 X 5 =? (it’s 10)) before February 19 and you’ll be entered to win tickets to the March 5 event.

Obama is 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.

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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

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