Archive for the ‘Cultural Events’ category

Reminder: 23rd Ave Artwalk and Street Celebration Tomorrow (Sep 22)

September 21st, 2012

23rd Ave will turn into an outdoor arts & craft gallery and street party tomorrow.

Check out this awesome list of artists and artisans.

See you on the Avenue!

Saturday September 22

11am – 5pm

Ramsay Kids Get Ready for the Red Carpet at CIFF

September 20th, 2012

When I Met Dottie is an animated short film that was directed by Ramsay’s own Maezy, Medina and Zaiyah Dennie.

It’s going to be shown at the Calgary International Film Festival this week-end.

Saturday September 22


Eau Claire Cineplex

Here’s a CTV news clip about the young film makers: 

When I Met Dottie

2nd Annual ProHab Bike-In Party – Free All-Ages Event on Sat Aug 18 at Ramsay Rink

August 13th, 2012

Bring the whole family to Ramsay Park this Saturday (Aug 18) for the 2nd Annual ProHab Bike-In Party.

Here’s the scoop from Prohab Helmet Society Calgary:

It’s the 2nd Annual ProHab Bike-In Party!

Brought to YOU, cuz we love you. By US, cuz we’re rad!

Saturday August 18th 2012 from 1- 6 PM at Ramsay Park. All Ages welcome to this free event!

We’ll have a bouncy castle for the whole family, a BBQ by donation, Helmets by donation, and Bands by demand!

Dojo Workhorse, Cowpuncher, Mountaineer and Forest Tate will tickle your eardrums and ring your bells.

Come one come all and don’t forget your helmets.

Sponsored by Calgary 2012, Protec Helmets, Tubby Dog, AMA, Vans and Sled Island, Jiffy-T and West Canadian.

For more information, visit the Prohab Helmet Society Calgary Facebook page.

New Street Spoken Word Safari, This Wednesday (Aug 15) at 7pm

August 13th, 2012

find it Calgary sends the following invitation:

When: Wednesday August 15, 7:00pm 

Where: Meet at St. Vincent’s Church in Inglewood (1405 – 8th Avenue SE).

At this one-of-a-kind spoken word event, rock star poets including Calgary’s poet laureate Kris Demeanor will share their unique interpretations of one of Calgary’s best-kept secrets: Inglewood’s New Street.

The safari will lead you to secret locations along the street, past homes that are part of the lane’s eclectic charm.

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the event.

You can also purchase tickets ahead of time at ReworksDouble Elle Bakery,or Gravity.

If you can’t make it down to one of our ticket locations, contact us so we can put tickets aside for you.

But everyone’s invited to the last stop on the safari!

Join the tour at Inglewood’sNellie Breen Park at about 9 PM, and enjoy an evening’s entertainment by the New Street Band.

Food trucks (Jelly Modern Doughnuts and JoJo’s BBQ) will be on hand to provide tasty snacks.

Don’t miss it!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Choose a Project for the 23rd Ave Artwalk

August 13th, 2012

Thanks to your votes, the 23rd Ave Artwalk has received funding!

Now they need your help to choose a project:

Help us spend $1200!

We’re happy to report that, thanks to the many Calgarians who took the time to vote and support our project, the 23rd Avenue Artwalk & Street Celebration has been awarded one of Calgary 2012′s Grassroots Initiative Grants!

In our application, we pledged that:

“We will put our Calgary 2012 grant towards a project that will contribute to the beautification of 23rd Avenue. After all, 23rd Avenue has given us so much – let’s give something back!”

Help us choose a project to celebrate 23rd Avenue.

You can fill out the short survey on the 23rd Ave Artwalk site.

Sam Hester was interviewed today on CBC Calgary’s Homestretch.



Vote for the 23rd Avenue Artwalk and Street Celebration

July 29th, 2012

Sam Hester sends the following:

Hi neighbours,

Only a few days are left to vote for a fun community event, the 23rd Avenue Artwalk & Street Celebration!

This won’t take place until September 22nd, but we’re applying for a Calgary 2012 Grassroots Initiative Grant which has a fast-approaching deadline.

Grants will be awarded to the top 12 projects with the most votes, and we’re in 10th place right now. So please help to keep us in that spot – vote for us at, or follow the links & instructions from our own website:

If you feel really inspired, you can vote once every day until the end of July.

Thanks for your support! Details about the 23rd Avenue Artwalk & Street Celebration can be found on our website and in the upcoming (September) issue of the Ramsay newsletter.

All the best from

Sam Hester.

Free family fun at the Green Fools April Fools Day Parade

March 26th, 2012

Green Fools Theatre says:

Green Fools Theatre presents the 21st annual April Fool’s Day Parade April 1, 2012.


Free family fun!


In keeping with our namesake, our commitment to community and a connection that we embrace with ritual and tradition, we annually mark April Fools Day with a time-honoured parade and host a public gathering at our studio.


Community participants come in costume and mask or rifle through our supply to become active participants in this local happening. Masked and costumed families, stilt walkers, giant puppets, strollers, bikes, and bagpipers march through the streets singing, yelling, laughing and playing instruments.


On arrival at our studio destination, donated food is devoured and physical theatre skills are introduced. Associate artists lead willing public participates in informal lessons and presentations of juggling, stilt walking and instantaneous clown routines.


Come join in the Parade of Stilt walkers, mask wearers and Fools for all ages! Bring your own costume or wear something of ours. We will be parading back to the Green Fools Theatre where we invite you to stick around with your fellow fools to enjoy activities, snacks, and Green Fools Theatre’s stilt/ mask creations.