Archive for the ‘Cultural Events’ category

earthships around the world

March 19th, 2014

come on out on saturday march 22nd to the ramsay hall, watch the full ‘garbage warrior’ documentary about the beginnings of the earthship. talk with everyone about what sustainability in our community means to you.

ramsay hall
saturday march 22nd
food and beverages will be there

The Annual Ramsay Christmas Artisan Sale is on Dec 8

November 20th, 2013

Mark your calendars!

Art in the Hood is on Sunday, December 8th from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Ramsay Community Centre – Upper Hall, 1136-8th St. SE.

A great place to get your Christmas shopping done or pick up a treat for yourself!

Bonus: It’s a showcase for talented artists and artisans from in and around Ramsay.

Download the poster
Art in the Hood 2013

Kit and Kaboodle Circus Starts Tomorrow (Wed May 8)

May 7th, 2013

Kit & Kaboodle Circus is a community based music and circus performance featuring original music, magicians, dancers, clowns, light spinners, acrobats, comedians, hoopers, story-tellers, and more!

The show follows the adventures of Independence, Rupert & Stilletta stepping in and out of a magical box that reflects their true selves. Circus-loving grown ups and quirky-awesome families will love it!


7:30PM Wednesday May 8, 2013 (Pay What You Can – door sales only!)
7:30PM Thursday May 9, 2013
7:30PM Friday May 10, 2013
2:00PM Saturday May 11, 2013
7:30PM Saturday May 11, 2013
3:00PM Sunday May 12, 2013

Tickets and details at

Chris Turner: TEDx YYC

April 10th, 2013


RCA is proud to present Chris Turner this weekend at our 3rd instalment of ‘Ramsay Inspiration Series’. Watch Chris presenting at TEDxYYC.

Come on out and see Chris this weekend at the RCA Hall.

Saturday April 13th
food and beverages are provided

rsvp at eventbrite

Ramsay Inspiration Series #3: Chris Turner

April 3rd, 2013

We are very excited to invite you to the third ‘Ramsay Inspiration‘ event. Calgary’s own sustainability expert, Chris Turner, will be speaking about sustainable neighbourhoods and helping us understand what that means, what it looks like and how we can get there ourselves.

Please come and join us for what promises to be a very special evening.

Saturday April 13th
Ramsay Upper Hall
1136 – 8 st se
The event will book up quickly so please go to eventbrite and get your tickets now, they’re free.

Tickets For Chris Turner Event

Kevin Cunningham
RCA President

International Festival of Animated Objects, March 9-17

February 25th, 2013

Has it been two years already since the last amazing edition of the International Festival of Animated Objects?

This year’s line-up promises to be even more awesome, according to festival organizer Xstine Cook:

Thirty years ago I made my first mask, twenty years ago I moved to Ramsay, ten years ago CAOS was born. It’s a milestone of sorts, and we’re celebrating with the biggest, craziest lineup ever. I acknowledge each and every one of you for the role you’ve played in building this uniquely Calgarian festival. The most delicious part for me is pitting our shooting stars, Western Canada’s emerging talent, against epic superstars of international renown from Mexico, France, the UK, USA, and Montréal. Rejoice as their mad brilliance shines upon us.

View the festival guide

Download the festival guide 

Calgary Animated Objects Society


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.

Art in the Hood – Ramsay Christmas Artisan Sale on Sunday December 9

October 14th, 2012

Ramsay Art Sale Poster

Ramsay Christmas Artisan Sale

Sunday December 9th

11:00am – 5:00 pm

At the Ramsay Community Hall (1136 – 8th street SE)

Showcasing artwork from talented folks in and outside of the Ramsay community.

Any artists interested in signing up for a table please contact Angie Rees for details.

Kids are welcome also – free table space will be made available for kids from the community to showcase and sell their wares.


Full Moon Movie Night at the Rink, Sat Sept 29

September 22nd, 2012

Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 Ramsay’s outdoor covered rink
(corner of Ramsay Street and Margaret Avenue SE)

Feast on these tasty titles curated by local award winning filmmakers, Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis.

Popeye: The Spinach Overture by Max Fleischer Studio  (USA)
Butter by Serik Abisev (Kazakhstan)
Dinner for Two by Janet Perlman (Canada)


A Dozen Ways by Andrea Mann (Canada)
The Cake by Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar (Belgium) 
Wild Life by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby (Canada)

Plus live entertainment (bring your flashlight and be a part of it!)

Special guest and Ramsay resident, Andrea Mann, will be on hand to introduce her film, A Dozen Ways.

Bring your own lawn chair and flashlight!

Kernels popcorn, canned pop/juice, movie snacks for purchase (cash only).

For more details, contact find it Calgary