Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday June 27

Plus, free pancakes, reading challenge, and water update

Good morning !

Readers of all ages are invited to join the Calgary Public Library’s largest program that helps families to keep track of their reading and have fun while doing it. Calgary Public Library has curated inspiration booklists for all ages: Stay Cool for babies and toddlers, Celebrate Summer! for school-age kids, Journey of Time for teens, and Blockbuster Summer Action for adults. Starting July 1 until Aug. 31, participants can log their daily reading, engage in various activities, and enjoy the chance to win amazing prizes like Calgary Zoo memberships, iPads and more. Registration is free and available at all library locations or online at

Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

  • Calgary’s livable city status

  • Road rage rampage

  • Free pancake breakfasts

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Where does Calgary rank on the livable city list?

Where do you think Calgary ranks on the world's most livable city list? // Krista Sylvester

Calgary is the fifth most livable city in the world, and most livable city in North America, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2024 Global Livability Index. Last year, Calgary was the seventh most livable city. 

“Calgary’s rank as the most livable city in North America is a testament to the high quality of life and the opportunity that exists in our city. We can see it in the record number of people moving to Calgary who come here to build a life and career,” says Geraldine Anderson of Calgary Economic Development, adding it’s not time for the city to rest on its laurels.

“That said, the work doesn’t stop. We will continue to work with community organizations, businesses and Calgarians to ensure we build on the momentum, keep investing in ourselves and ensure Calgarians can see a future for themselves and the next generation.” 

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Need to know

😠 Road rage becoming more common on Calgary roads, according to research.

🚧 Repairs on the city’s broken feeder main are now complete, but water service has not yet been restored.

💔 A 19-year-old has been critically injured after walking on Stoney Trail with a 13-year-old boy and was reportedly trying to stop traffic.

🏢 One of Calgary’s first office-to-residential projects, located on the west end of the downtown core, is being hailed a success.

🪧 Public approval of Calgary's mayor and council has fallen beyond record lows recorded at the end of 2023, according to a new survey.

👮‍♂️ Man facing hate-motivated charges after racist tirade on city bus.

🚓 Multiple charges against three people after a violent kidnapping that sent the victim to hospital last month after being held against his will for days.

Check out these Calgary Stampede pancake breakfasts

Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes.

The only thing better than Stampede pancake breakfast is a free one—or five. Here are some western breakfasts to enjoy during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Happy Stampede!

  1. CF Chinook Centre: July 6 from 7:30am to 11am at 6455 Macleod Trail SW.

  2. South Trail Chrysler: July 6 from 9am to 11am at 6103 130th Avenue SE.

  3. Calgary Co-op Richmond Road: July 8 from 8:30am at 4940 Richmond Road SW.

  4. CF Market Mall: July 9 from 9am to 11am at 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW.

  5. CARSTAR Airdrie: July 13 from 8am to 11am at 124 Gateway Drive NE, Airdrie.

Here is a full list of Stampede Caravan pancake breakfasts.

Where to eat and drink

🍴 Bar Chouette: Bar Chouette is a French-influenced, contemporary wine and cocktail bar located in the heart of the Beltline. It’s a MUST.

🍴 A&W Brew Bar: Enjoy this chain’s new mango passionfruit drinks in either smoothie, shake, or icer form, available for a limited time at all A&W Brew Bar locations in the city.

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Local specials

💸 Purolator Tackle Hunger Game Day Food Drive: This annual food drive is coming to the Stampeders’ home game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 29. Bring non-perishable food items and/or donations in support of the Calgary Food Bank and get a photo with the Grey Cup in return.

💸 Mount Royal University massages: Did you know you can get a 60 minutes massage with MRU students for just $30? Plus you are helping them get hands-on experience. Book one today!

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Things to do

🎟️ Southcentre Mall Chuckwagon Display: Discover the incredible history, fun facts, and artistry that define the Calgary Stampede and experience the magic up close at the mall’s Centre Court until July 14.

🎟️ Sound Atlas Music Festival: Taking over Contemporary Calgary until Saturday, celebrate works by living composers and enjoy extraordinary performances by local and international sound artists.

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One of our readers shared this photo from his walks as a reminder to fellow Calgarians to get out and enjoy. // David Wilson

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