Archive for January, 2013

Pizzapalooza Community Skate, Saturdays at Ramsay Rink

January 10th, 2013
Community Skate every Saturday

Community Skate every Saturday


Drop in at the Ramsay Rink every Saturday from noon to 3pm! Pizzapalooza is a community skating event that launches this Saturday, January 12! Everyone is invited to the Rink to skate. We have a skate and helmet loan program. Plus, the Ramsay Canteen will be open…and you guessed it, there will be pizza on the menu!

Wee Wednesdays at Ramsay Rink

January 8th, 2013

Wee Wednesdays at Ramsay RinkCome out for our first Wee Wednesday at Ramsay Rink starting on January 9th. Parents and tots can spend the morning skating, playing games, doing crafts or visiting over a hot chocolate! 10am to noon every Wednesday. We have a skate loan program and the Ramsay Canteen is open!

Bleak Midwinter Festival – Jan 19 and Feb 23

January 7th, 2013

Bleak Midwinter Festival 2013

From Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis:

Happy New Year!


Now that 2013 is upon us, and there are many bleak midwinter nights still ahead, it’s time to announce the dates for the Inglewood Bleak Midwinter Festival.


This year we are doing two shows. On January 19th, Inglewood’s own Dedicated Animation Fiend, Nik Thierry will curate the Kids’ Program (it’s fun for adults too) and, just to shake things up a bit, on February 23rd we’ll be staging our first ever Variety Show which will feature a combination of films and LIVE entertainment. Details coming soon!


As usual, both shows will be at the Lantern Church and and all proceeds will go to charity (TBA).


Best wishes,


Wendy & Amanda


Calgary Folk Festival Hall Unleashed on January 26

January 7th, 2013

From the Calgary Folk Festival:

The Calgary Folk Music Festival welcomes 2013 with a bang: the grand opening of Festival Hall on January 26, 2013 in the heart of Inglewood, 1215 10 Ave. SE. From 2:00 – 11:00 pm, we toast this new arts, performance and music space with live music and DJs on three floors.


After having to continually move the Festival’s office, we heeded the call to keep the Festival vibe going year-round and provide a quality, accessible venue that enhances Calgary’s arts community. Eight years in the making, Festival Hall now acts as the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s brand-new home for our staff and 1600 volunteers. It is a state-of-the-art multi-media, 180-seat flexible performance space that will host local, Canadian and international artists from a wide array of artistic disciplines. Designed by award-winning Vancouver-based Peter Cardew Architects, Festival Hall includes geo-thermal passive heating and cooling systems, reclaimed materials and significant, creative architectural details, such as the timbered ceiling.


Festival Hall Unleashed is a free-of-charge, grassroots, community celebration using the annual Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park as our model with our unique collaborative sessions as the festivities’ centerpiece. The sessions – curated by local artists Lorrie Matheson, Paul van Kampen, Kenna Burima & Steve Fletcher, Allen Baekeland, and Brent Cooper – will operate consecutively through the day. There, over 35 of Calgary’s finest roots, folk, indie and blues artists will share songs and stories. CJSW, CKUA, CJSW and up!97.7 FM DJs will create a chill lounge atmosphere in the upstairs offices. In conjunction with the Festival’s 33 1/3 anniversary, they’ll spin old school: 33 1/3 records from theirs and the audiences’ collections. Food trucks sustain the audience while the artists’ music fills their ears.


Festival Hall Unleashed will be a veritable festival-in-a-box for all Calgarians to celebrate the opening of this one-of-a-kind new performance space.


For the full artist list and schedules, visit or call 403-233-0904.