Week 27. Things going on around town! June 30-July 6.

     

    Canadian Gymnaestrada. University of Calgary’s Jack Simpson Gymnasium. Saturday, June 28, 2014. Runs until Tuesday, July 1, 2014 

    The 2014 Canadian Gymnaestrada is a performance and educational event. It is a festival of movement involving all gymnastics disciplines and is proudly hosted by the Alberta Gymnastics Federation, in partnership with Gymnastics Canada. While non-competitive in nature, the Canadian Gymnaestrada provides an opportunity for participants to share in the fun and pleasure of performing and demonstrating their physical, technical and creative abilities in performance artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics, circus and acrobatics. It is a true Canadian multi-gymnastics celebration for male and female gymnasts of all ages as teams show case their “Splash of Movement” as they vie for the opportunity to perform at the 2015 World Gymnaestrada in Finland.

     

    2014 Canadian Baton Twirling Championships. Mount Royal University – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW.  Sunday, June 29, 2014. Run Thursday, July 3, 2014. Free admission

    The 2014 Canadian Baton Twirling Championships will have over 300 athletes from across Canada competing in team and individual events from June 29-July 3. Come down at CATCH the excitement!

     

    East Village Street Fair and Show n’ Shine. Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

    We are a classic Street Fair that will encourage Calgarians and visitors to walk about our community and experience our exciting transition. We will be hosting 2 blocks of local vendors and artisans, main stage performances at the Golden Age Club and children’s activities. The vision of the EV Street Fair and Show n’ Shine is to strengthen our community by providing enrichment and enjoyment to our residents on Canada Day. This will include involving nearby communities and the support of many organizations that are part of the East Village. This classic street fair will encourage Calgarians and visitors to walk about our community and experience our exciting transition. We will be providing many activities geared to our demographic and targeting future residents. Our focus will be the history of Calgary within the context of showcasing many historical aspects of East Village. In addition to the history aspect, East Village is home to the River Walk, Seafood Market Studios, Fort Calgary and the future home of Cantos Music Foundation. In addition, we have successfully approached neighboring community businesses to complement our street fair. Our vision for the EV Street Fair is to grow with the community and become East Village’s premier event proving a rich and vibrant experience for all Calgarians. We are confident that once again the East Village will be the urban downtown community it once was and will create a healthy environment for its residents and business owners

    Calgary Art Walks. Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Price: Free

    What better way is there to celebrate Canada Day than to come to an Art Walk with Canadian artists? Stroll along Calgary’s Stephen Avenue. Check out the art, meet the artists, buy something new, be inspired and have fun! Local artists display and sell their artwork.

     

    Downtown Calgary Canada Day Family Experience.  228 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5 Tuesday, July 1, 2014 – 10:00

    Is your birthday July 1st? Got proof? In addition to all of the great FREE, fun and interactive family activities happening downtown, if it’s your birthday and you can prove it you’ll be granted exclusive access to the ‘BIP tent’ packed with free goodies and prizes. We’ll also have a birthday cake, large enough to feed all the birthday boys and girls (of any age) and a few hundred of their friends on site. It doesn’t matter where you were born or what year, we want to celebrate your birthday in style. You can bring your entire family down as there are tons of FREE activities available for children and adults of all ages. FREE Events happening 11am to 4pm Biggest Ever Birthday Party – VIP tent and Birthday Cake 12:30pm – 1:30pm CAKE TIME! Gymnaestrada performance Green Fools Social Circus – Free circus training every hour on the hour Jumpzone – Jump on safe, springfree™ trampolines, free. The Buffalo Herd Interactive Native Art by Terrance Houle – Create your own artist inspired punk rock T-shirt Calgary Youth Chorus Performs their newest show: Alberta Bound! A high energy show that will get your family moving and grooving along in this truly “all Canadian family experience”BeatDrop DJ camp (free) – Teens! Learn to DJ from Beat Drop’s mixing and scratching experts Crazy Family Dance Party from 3pm – 4pm #IAMDOWNTOWN Picnic Zone – Borrow one of our #IAMDOWNTOWN picnic blankets to enjoy your BYOL (bring your own lunch from home or grab some grub in the area) and watch the kids having fun. 3ft Tall Stage featuring Mr Rayz and Wagon Stage – A treat for the little ones with appropriate children’s entertainment for the tots and pre-schoolers Snacks will be available from Carne and other food vendors in Olympic Plaza, as well as the various selections along Stephen Avenue Plus much, MUCH more! Did we mention it was FREE and completely open to the public?
    Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ Show Jumping Tournament. R.R.9, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW. Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Runs until Sunday, July 6, 2014
    Gate Admission is Adults/Teens: $5, Seniors/Children under 12: free. Reserved seating/Club International Tables available on the weekend for additional price.
    The ‘North American’ hosts the best show jumping athletes and horses from throughout the world. In addition to the show jumping, we invite you to enjoy family entertainment (complimentary pony rides, carriage rides, face painting and more) and exclusive shopping opportunities on Friday to Sunday. Rush Seating is included in the price of admission for all days and reserved seating is available in select locations on the weekend. Most seating is covered from the elements. See our website for schedules, shopping, entertainment and ticketing information. The best family deal in town!
    Bicycles For Humanity Bike Pit Stop.  600 6 Ave SW Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Free
    Bicycles for Humanity-Calgary, Tangerine and Bow Cycle & Sports are proudly teaming up for the B4H Bike Pit Stop! Stop by with your bike on Wednesday July 2nd from 10am-4pm for… – A free quick inspection/safety check from the good folks from Bow Cycle & Sports. – Enjoy beverages and snacks. – Get a Polaroid of you and your two-wheeled beauty in the photo booth. – Drop off your old bike/bikes part to be recycled with Bicycles for Humanity. – Win some great swag. – Enter to win a Schwinn Folding Bike! The event is free but donations to Bicycles For Humanity are greatly appreciated! All to raise awareness and support the great work Bicycles For Humanity-Calgary does!
    First Flip Stampede Breakfast. Stephen Avenue Walk between 1st St. S.E. and Centre St. Thursday, July 3, 2014. FREE Event – No RSVP required!Step right up to the First Flip Stampede Breakfast! This grand event will be a spectacle you won’t want to miss. Join 5000 of your closest friends for Stephen Ave’s free premiere Stampede event. Live entertainment features Jacquie Drew & The Crew! Everyone is welcome to this FREE event! No RSVP required. This event is hosted by… ATB Financial, Calgary Economic Development, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary Parking Authority, Downtown Calgary and Tourism Calgary.

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