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Ian Tyson will celebrate Canada Day by leading hundreds in singing and playing Four Strong Winds

It’s an idea practically dripping with Canadiana.

Up to 1,500 people are expected gather at Olympic Plaza on Canada Day clutching ukuleles, guitars, and banjos for a flash-mob style exercise that will see them singing and strumming along to Alberta’s unofficial anthem, Four Strong Winds. 1,180 more words


Video: Prismatica sets stage for weekend light festival

About two-dozen free-spining two-metre-high towers are sitting in Olympic Plaza right now, and they’re happily showing off the colours of the rainbow.

Prismatica is an art installation by Toronto’s RAW Design and is acting as a precursor to the Family Day weekend’s GLOW Downtown Winter Light Festival. 50 more words

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5 things to do for New Year's Eve 2017

As Alberta’s oil-based economy continues to slump, many Calgarians will be glad to see the end of 2016. With, hopefully, a more prosperous year ahead, there are a number of fitting ways to spend the last night of a tumultuous year. 446 more words

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Inspiring birthday party raises gifts for Calgary children

A birthday tradition for one Calgary boy continued Sunday, despite the nasty weather.

For the past six years, George Boyce, who turned 14 on Sunday, has been hosting a skating birthday party at Olympic Plaza where he doesn’t accept any gifts for himself. 167 more words


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This is a symbolic post.

I took this picture yesterday after we visited the Glenbow Museum. This picture represents important things about life. Like falling and learning how to pick ourselves up. 34 more words


Olympic Plaza controversy brings three-decade-old practical joke to light

A stone worker’s practical joke lasted almost 30 years until it was revealed this week when a city controversy erupted over a beloved Olympic project. 384 more words

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Donated bricks in Calgary's Olympic Plaza likely not salvageable

It’s very likely Calgary’s Olympic Plaza will be getting a facelift and the donated bricks lining the plaza aren’t in the plans.

City of Calgary urban strategy lead Carlie Ferguson says the bricks, inscribed with the names of donors, are in poor shape. 188 more words