The winter season is upon us, everyone! Snow is falling, lattes are sipped, mittens are on! In Calgary, there are tons of things to do in weather like this because here, we’re used to the below zero degrees. You can look forward to these events going on in our city this weekend!
Calgary European Film Festival
What: A festival for European films!
When: All weekend long
Where: Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade S.W.
Cost: $12 for entry, $50 for 5 movies passes, $125 for full festival pass
Warm up at the Calgary European Film Festival! There are many many movies to choose, ranging from animation to dramas to comedies. What’s so cool about this is that all the movies will be in different languages! (With English subtitles of course!) Here, you can watch Greek movies, German movies, Bulgarian movies, etc. 18 countries worth of movies will be happening right here in Calgary this weekend. Be sure to check out their website to see which movies are available!
Calgary Food Tours
What: A tour of… FOOD!
When: November 11-12, 12:00-3:00
Where: Cibo, 1012 17 Ave. S.W.
I think the title is convincing enough already; who doesn’t love food? On Saturdays and Sundays, 17 Ave SW hosts a food tour where you actually go on a tour of the street’s cute restaurants and sample their food. With Calgary Food Tours exclusively, you will get a chance to take a look behind the scenes at some of Calgary’s local restaurants. You can talk with the chef there and get a taste of the delicious foods 17 Ave has to offer!
Free Public Skating & Swimming
What: Free skating and swimming at select recreation centres in Calgary
When: Nov. 11, skating is 1:00-2:30, swimming is 1:00-4:30
Where: Ernie Starr Arena, Shouldice Arena, Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arena, Murray Copot Arena, Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Glenmore Aquatic Centre, Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre, Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre
Grab your friends and family for a free day of swimming and skating! At the listed arenas/aquatic centres, enjoy a day of fun, free of cost!
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Hangar Museum
What: Remembrance Day Ceremony
Where: 4629 McCall Way NE
When: Starts at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 11
Cost: admission by donation
The Hangar Flight Museum is holding a Remembrance Day ceremony for all those who want to come and pay their respects to all the fallen Canadian soldiers. This museum houses lots of different historical aviation artefacts, including those from the world wars. It would be an amazing experience to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony right beside real parts of history. The ceremony will be held outside, so be sure to dress for the weather.
Field Of Crosses: Memorial Project
What: Remembrance Day Ceremony
When: Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Memorial Dr. between 3rd St. NW & Centre St.
For 11 days, Nov. 1 through Nov. 11, 3400 crosses are placed along Memorial Drive, each representing a fallen soldier from southern Alberta. On Remembrance Day, you will get to walk through a field of crosses and get a chance to pay tribute to the real people who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It is so important that we commemorate them and make sure they are never forgotten. This heartwarming project serves to preserve awareness that our freedom did not come without a price. You can attend any of their ceremonies happening this Saturday. Help remember our soldiers. Lest we forget.
Dress warm and enjoy the weekend!