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January 26 saw the start of construction on enhancements to the 1 Street S.W. underpass to provide greater safety and comfort for users of the underpass pedestrian walkways.
This project will result in some underpass pedestrian and road restrictions and closures.
Starting Sunday, January 25, 2015, the west side pedestrian walkway of the underpass will be closed between 9 Avenue and 10 Avenue until the enhancements on the west side are completed. During this time, pedestrians will need to use the east side pedestrian walkway.
One lane of southbound vehicle traffic will also be closed during construction on the west side.
When the enhancements on the west side are completed and it is opened to the public, the east side pedestrian walkway of the underpass will be closed between 9 Avenue and 10 Avenue until those enhancements are completed. One lane of northbound vehicle traffic will also be closed during construction on the east side.
In support of Calgary Meals on Wheels, the fourth annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest will run February 1-28, 2015. YYC Hot Chocolate Fest celebrates the creativity of local eateries competing to create Calgary’s best hot chocolate.
Throughout the month-long festival, participating coffee shops, restaurants, chocolatiers, and hotels will feature signature hot chocolate drinks created especially for this friendly competition. Partial proceeds from each drink will benefit Calgary Meals on Wheels. Customers are encouraged to vote online to help determine which vendor will win the coveted title of “Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate” and “Calgary’s Best Spirited Hot Chocolate.” Bragging rights will also be awarded to the establishment that raises the most funds for Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Calgary Meals on Wheels is one of Calgary’s most established charity organizations and is celebrating 50 years of serving their community. They are dedicated to meeting the nutritional needs of all Calgarians who require their services, regardless of age or income.
Downtown Calgary participants for 2015:
The Bean Stop – Eau Claire Market, 145-200 Barclay Parade SW
Trib Steakhouse – 118 8 Ave SW
Swine & Sow Wine & Ale House – 131 6 ave SW
Murrieta’s Bar & Grill – 202, 808 First Street SW
Lougheed House is pleased to present the work of renowned Calgary based photographer George Webber. This exhibition of recent work underscores the photographer’s fascination with the formal beauty of this abandoned and feral industrial site. George Webber has been photographing the people, landscape and urban environment of the Canadian west for over thirty-five years and has received numerous awards for his photography. His work can be found in museums and archives in Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Australia. This exhibit is part of the Exposure 2015 Photography Festival.
Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW)
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 00:00
Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 00:00
$8.50, adults; $6.50, seniors & students; $5, children ages 6 to 12; $25, family; free, under 6
Heritage Park Historical Village works diligently to preserve and share the history of Western Canada with the world – and now they need your help to save a piece of theirs – The Big H as the entrance of the park. Make a little history of your own and help save this iconic piece of Calgary history by donating today! All funds received will aid in the refurbishment of this monumental structure. The H will be refreshed, aligning it with the Park’s current brand. The current crumbling river stone base will be replaced with brick, the axe removed, the log H rebuilt and painted, and the structure will be illuminated with lights, so it’s visible at all times.
Help us spread the word – share your “Big H” photos and memories on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #SaveTheBigH.
Please donate today by calling Heritage Park Guest Services team at 403.268.8500.
Despite a dip in December, total housing starts in the Calgary region finished 2014 up 36.1 per cent from the previous year and hitting a record level.
-Calgary Herald – January 11, 2014
Countdown to midnight outside at Olympic Plaza. The event features music, ice sculptures and fire performances.
WHERE: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Avenue SE
WHEN: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Downtown Canmore will shine brightly with the spirit of the holiday season for 5 weeks starting November 28. Main Street and the surrounding area will come alive with the vibrancy and magic of Christmas with lights and decorations, guided shopping tours, Christmas specials, husband and child sitting, and more!
Visit the Christmas in Canmore official website for more details: www.christmasincanmore.com
The Festival of Lights is the largest free drive-by Christmas lights display in Calgary. Every year, volunteers help assemble over 105,000 LED lights in Confederation Park. The display draws over 55,000 visitors every day. It can be seen along 14th Street N.W., south of 24th Avenue.
WHEN: November 29th, 2014 – January 8th, 2015. 6 p.m. – Midnight
WEBSITE: Lions Festival of Lights
Head to the Calgary Zoo for their annual Christmas light display. 1.5 million twinkling lights line pathways and twist around trees, forming animals shapes and flashing to music. Dress warmly because this event is outside – but if you get cold there are fire pits to keep you warm, as well as hot chocolate.
WHEN: November 21st, 2014 – January 3rd, 2015
COST: General Admission $14.00, Child (3 – 15) $11.00, Infant (2 & under) Free
WEBSITE: Calgary Zoo