Calgary Citizen Newsletter Thursday June 8


Thursday, June 8 | ⛅️️ High 29C, Low 14C | 7-day forecast

Good morning, there!

We’re in the midst of another heat wave and not everyone loves the hot weather.

Environment Canada (EC) issued a heat warning for the city on Tuesday with temperatures reaching 29C with overnight lows near 14C. While there’s rain expected Friday, an EC meteorologist says it may not be enough to offset the hot and dry conditions, which can also cause issues for wildfires. Stay cool and hydrated out there, folks!

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👀 In today's edition:

  • Let Mother Nature take the lead

  • Swimmer heads to special Olympics

  • Refillery market is a win-win for all


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Step into a magical world at the YardSmart demonstration where insects dance and habitats flourish. // Julie Patton

Calling all green thumbs in Calgary! Get ready to embark on an exciting gardening adventure with YardSmart, the ultimate program for creating fantastic, water-efficient gardens that can conquer Calgary's climate.

Design a garden that not only looks stunning but also saves water and is a breeze to maintain: Calgary Horticultural Society’s guru Kath Smyth is here to guide you on this wild and eco-friendly journey. By using native plants, you'll be a superhero.

What about costs and maintenance, you ask? Fear not! Once your garden is established, it's smooth sailing! Minimal watering, minimal fuss. Mother Nature takes the lead.

So, fellow garden enthusiasts, join the YardSmart revolution! Let's transform Calgary into a haven of vibrant, water-wise gardens bursting with life. Get ready to unleash your inner green superhero!

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Need to know

🏊 This weekend, Calgary swimmer Abby Wilson will head to Germany for the Special Olympic World Games. (CTV)

💰 Affordable housing controversy earns Calgary city council a lot of backlash, prompting councillors to vote again. (CBC)

💔 Brentwood massacre victims' families drove from Calgary to Edmonton for Matthew De Grood's latest appeal seeking an absolute discharge. (Global)

🏈 The Calgary Stampeders are back with their home opener taking place tonight as the team hosts the BC Lions.

🏒 Calgary Flame Mikael Backlund is one of three NHL finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

🏀 Calgary Surge’s new basketball team mascot is in search of a name and taking suggestions on Twitter.

🗳️ Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is facing challenges and a smaller roster in naming a new cabinet. (CityNews)

💸 Olympic Plaza is undergoing a transformation as it will see a full $40 million redesign.

🐖 Sunterra Market is offering customers a break on pork products during the month of June with pre-ordered Value Pork Packs online for only $49.

🚸 Bored kids? Calgary's Child Magazine is here to help! Calgary’s Child Magazine’s free weekly newsletter is packed with family-friendly activities, local events, excursions, and giveaways. Sign up here and never hear “I’m bored” again!


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Greenbriar Market + Refillery founders Mathew Beaudoin, left, and Shawn Kearns.

Greenbriar Market + Refillery founders Mathew Beaudoin and Shawn Kearns were inspired to open their store during the pandemic when the world was thrown into chaos. With a passion for sustainability and reducing their environmental impact, they launched an online store in 2021 and then opened a physical market and full-service refillery where customers can bring their own containers and have them filled with non-toxic and sustainable products. The store aims to support small Canadian businesses, reduce waste, and encourage customers to make changes gradually.


Eight years ago, there was a yarnbombing on 10th St NW across from Riley Park. When this little house was built, the road out front was known as the Morleyville Trail. The house was demolished not long after.

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Where to eat and drink

🍴 Flirty Bird: This restaurant specializes in serving crispy fried chicken and other classic comfort food. If you're feeling brave, be sure to try the spicy chicken for a fiery kick.

🍴 Avitus Wine Bar: At this French wine bar located in Marda Loop enjoy a glass of wine, charcuterie, cheese, and pickles as well as learn about the world of wine from their expert staff.

🍴 Busan Korean Cuisine: Busan serves delicious Korean dishes, ranging from mouth-watering BBQ meats to soups and stews, sure to entice anyone with a love for Korean cuisine.

Local specials

💸 Pulcinella: Every day between 11:30am and 4pm, enjoy Pulcinella’s lunch special which features an appetizer, salad, and pasta dish all for $21.

💸 Nanta Karaoke & Bar: Every Sunday get one hour free in a private karaoke room for a minimum of one drink purchase.

💸 Stampeders: With football season kicking off, get great deals when booking tickets for groups of 10 or more people!

🗓 Things to do


  • Learn to Mountain Bike: Mountain bike skill courses will be offered by Norco Dirt Series in Celebration Learn Square every Thursday and Saturday from June 8 to July 20.

  • Dai Ga Jie Pop-Up: Top Chef Canada runners-up Deseree Lo and Billy Nguyen are bringing their Asian French fusion seven-course tasting menu to The Prairie Emporium on June 8 and 9.


  • Calgary Black Achievement Awards: The third annual event celebrates the achievements of Black professionals, entrepreneurs, and youth on June 9.

  • BioBlitz: Calling all scientists! Join in on a 24-hour ecological treasure hunt on St. Patrick’s Island on June 9 from 4pm to midnight and on June 10 from 6am to 4pm.


  • Let’s Talk About the Confluence: Celebrate the official opening of Innai’tsiyiyaawa, an exhibit by Sikapinakii Low Horn, at Fort Calgary with a panel discussion and artist talk on June 10.

  • Indigenous Awareness: In honour of National Indigenous History Month, the Calgary Public Library is hosting a Kairos blanket exercise on June 10.


  • King Eddy: Every Sunday until September (except during the Stampede) starting on June 11 King Eddy is transforming its rooftop into a backyard BBQ and games oasis for all to enjoy!

  • Comedy Show: The FunnyFest is wrapping up the festival with six headline comedians Festival including Stu Hughes, Brian Stollery, Dave Nystrom, and more at Bonesera Pub on June 11.


  • Women's Try Golf: An event for women with little to no golfing experience, Women’s Try Golf at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club is the perfect introduction to golfing on June 12.

  • Kinky Boots: Front Row Centre Players’ production of Kinky Boots runs until June 24 at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre and you won’t want to miss this gem of a show!

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