Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday June 1
Thursday, June 1 | ☁️ High 17C, Low 8C | 7-day forecast
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There’s just one week left until SocialWest takes over the city and I’m proud to announce that we are a sponsor of the digital marketing event that features more than 30 speakers and 600 attendees. SocialWest brings together a diverse community of professionals, influencers, and leaders from various industries and offers unparalleled networking opportunities. The popular event was already sold out but 25 tickets were just released earlier this week so this is your last chance to snap up yours. Let me know if you’re going to be there and we can say hi!
As a thank-you to our readers, we also want to give you this special offer to get $5 off your FunnyFest tickets. The 11-day comedy festival starts today and features 11 venues and more than 70 performers. The best part? Another $5 from every ticket goes to H.U.G.S. Helping Ukraine – Grassroots Support charity.
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👀 In today's edition:
Author taps into her past trauma
Get your free vegetable plant
The Wilde on 27 chef talks lunch
Do you plan to go on vacation this summer?
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Author Jamie Louise Madigan will be at the Lilac Festival on Sunday and invites Calgarians to say hi. // Submitted
A decade ago, her heart cracked open. These are the remnants. “I wonder how it feels to be the main course instead of the toothpick and peppermint at the door on the way out,” muses Jamie Louise Madigan in her poem “Peppermint.” The words the 30-year-old Calgary author shares make her feel naked and vulnerable, remembering a time when things were highly emotional after going through a tumultuous breakup from an abusive relationship when she was 18. But it’s those hardships that make up the words to her first book, a collection of poetry titled Lipstick Stains and Coffee Cups.
Her roots: Madigan moved to Calgary with her parents when she was just six years old after her parents fell in love with the Rockies.
Her work: Lipstick Stains and Coffee Cups is also available at Indigo, independent bookstores, and directly from www.jamielouisemadigan.com.
Need to know
🪴 Calgary greenhouse Highfield Farm is handing out free plants on Thursday. as they encourage gardeners to donate a portion of their harvests to local food banks. (CTV)
🚗 Here’s a strange one: A naked man attempted to dig out a truck stuck in a riverbed near a south Calgary park. (Herald)
💔 A Calgary senior facing a terminal illness is calling out Canada’s largest insurer over a denied claim. (Global)
🌪️ Alberta recorded its first tornado of the 2023 storm season on Wednesday afternoon north of Calgary. (City News)
🍷 A century after the end of prohibition, a dry Alberta town steps closer to allowing liquor. (CBC)
🏒 In the running for the Flames’ coaching job is former New York Rangers head coach, Gerard Gallant, says TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. (TSN)
🎵Arts Commons Presents announced its 2023-24 season featuring National Geographic Live’s first Indigenous explorer, two American Idols, a celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter, and more.
❤️ Phase 2 of the city’s Indian Residential School Memorial Project is slated to start later this year.
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🎶 Postmodern Jukebox is bringing its unique vintage twist on modern hits to Calgary on Jun. 16. Don't miss this unforgettable musical experience. Tickets here.*
🛍️ When you shop at the Women In Need Society thrift stores, you are directly impacting the local community programs whilst protecting the environment. Learn more today at WINSYYC.ca/thrift-stores.*
The Wilde on 27 has launched a new lunch menu available every Tuesday to Saturday from 11:30am till 2pm. // Submitted.
A menu that is sure to tantalize your tastebuds, The Dorian, Autograph Collection, and The Wilde on 27 have launched a new Wilde lunch crafted by a team of expert chefs, providing customers with an elegant and memorable culinary experience. The Dorian’s executive chef since 2022, Joshua Dyer, is an accomplished chef that has travelled to the world’s top restaurants. Dyer is committed to utilizing local ingredients that create dishes that are informed by great culinary traditions as well as uniquely Western Canadian. Chef Joshua Dyer’s culinary journey started in his youth on a bit of luck, when he found himself amidst the dynamic energy of a kitchen at a local breakfast eatery. Dyer learned to work with food as a craft of endless possibilities and saw its strength in connecting people every day from creation to an eager diner’s table.
A reader snapped this photo of the Peace Bridge. // Georgina Paul
Where to eat and drink
🍴 Fleetwood Lounge: Indulge in the art of classic cocktailing and savour a rich, shareable menu in a sleek vintage atmosphere that is sure to transport you with a rare 1933 Cadillac Fleetwood.
🍴 Egg & Spoon: This new breakfast spot serves breakfast and lunch options such as carrot cake smoothie pancakes, eggs Benedict with pork belly, a spicy albacore tuna poke bowl, and more.
🍴 Gong Cha: This popular bubble tea chain offers a wide variety of delicious and refreshing drinks to quench your thirst, including its signature milk teas, fruity teas, and more.
💸 Pho Kingdom: Indulge in happy hour pricing Monday to Friday between 2:30 and 5:30 at this authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Enjoy $6 spring rolls, $2 off all bubble tea drinks, and more!
💸 Goodwill: At this Goodwill outlet located at 2731 57 Ave. SE, pay for your products by the pound for a rate of $1.35/lb.
💸 Nordstrom: While supplies last, shop HUGE sales at Nordtrom’s liquidation sale online and in person.
🗓 Things to do
The ART of Reclamation: Join energy advocates, experts, and artists in a panel discussion about reclamation success stories at Calgary Petroleum Club on June 1.
Eating Well When Fatigued: For those with fatigue and physical or cognitive limitations, learn how to be successful in the kitchen with this free online workshop on June 1.
Moon: Indigo Child: Capping off the 2022/23 season of the TD Amplify Cabaret series, this evening of music, spoken word, dance, and design will captivate the audience at the Engineered Air Theatre on June 2 and 3.
Opening Ceremonies: In honour of National Indigenous History Month, the Calgary Public Library is hosting an opening ceremony to kick off a month of Indigenous events on June 2.
Art Show and Book Launch: Join Lana Skauge as she launches her new book, She Walked Away, with vibrant visual art on display by Caryl Skauge. Taking place at nvrlnd. arts foundation on June 4.
Family Puppet Festival Day: This year’s festival will feature a micro puppet show, puppet making, and more! Taking place at the Highland Park Community on June 4.
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