Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday August 22

Good morning, there!

We know that one of the things our readers like best about Calgary Citizen is learning about all of the cool events happening around our city each week. That’s why we decided to launch a weekly events listing newsletter called “This Week in Calgary” that will land in your inbox every Tuesday afternoon. You will receive this email automatically and we think you’re going to enjoy this customized snapshot of the city’s events. Let us know what you think!

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

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Dan Clapson has always had the idea to write a cookbook dedicated to the Prairies, but he only started on it a few years ago. // Submitted

A Calgary food writer has written a love note to the Prairies with his new cookbook, Prairie. Dan Clapson is a restaurant critic for The Globe and Mail and co-founder of the food media and events company Eat North. Raised in Saskatchewan, Clapson has always had a deep love for all things Prairies. He has lived his adult life in Calgary but has spent plenty of time in Manitoba as well.

A cookbook for everyone: Created with approachability, Clapson says Prairie will be easy to follow, as most recipes in the book are not overly complicated.

Prairie’s launch: The cookbook launches on Aug. 29 and can be ordered as a hardcover or eBook. To celebrate, Clapson is holding a dinner event on Aug. 31. Tickets for the dinner event are still on sale so be sure to grab yours now!

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🔥 Three Calgarians visiting West Kelowna are recounting the panic and terror of the evacuation as residents fled from the wildfires. (Calgary Herald)

🚯 A Calgary man has decided to clean up some local communities to instill pride in people to take care of their neighbourhoods. (City News)

❤️ A dog that police believe was abused by its foster owner is back in the Animal Rescue Foundation’s care after the abuse was brought to attention.

🚜 “We found our forever home”: Why young Albertans are leaving the city to be farmers. (CBC)

🚰 City officials say there has been a noticeable decrease in water use amid restrictions. (Global)

👮 A high-risk offender was released in Calgary with multiple previous convictions for sexual assault, assault, uttering threats, and more.

💸 A Calgary couple and their contractor are in a battle with a hired company following a digging mishap that lead to a costly fix.

🏚️ “It’s everyone’s responsibility”: Calgary affordable housing advocates call for government support. (CTV)

🙌 Calgary continues to support Yellowknife evacuees through accommodations for people and pets with 2,449 evacuees registered so far.

📽️ Canada’s longest-running one-hour drama Heartland will have a world premiere of its 250th episode at the Calgary International Film Festival.

💰 In a survey by Angus Reid Forum, it was found that 90% of Alberta Small Business Owners cite inflation as a major concern to their businesses.


Brow Bagging for Calgary Kids has partnered with Southcentre Mall to raise awareness about food insecurity and childhood hunger. // Submitted

Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids (BB4CK) feeds over 6,500 students every school day throughout the year. With food insecurity continuing to rise, it’s critical the organization raises awareness and funds through programs such as the Back to School Together campaign with Southcentre Mall. Until Sept. 15, visit Southcentre's Sporting Life on the main level to check out the BB4CK installation featuring interactive games as the organization collects donations.

Things to do

🎟️ GoGo Battles Eliminatrix 2: Grab your tickets for one of the city’s most unique events! Watch WWE meet SNL at GoGo Battles at Dickens Pub on Aug. 22.

🎟️ Pond Dipping for Families: Join the Weaselhead Preservation Society as a naturalist guides you on a walk through the wetlands in Weaselhead Park on Aug. 23.

🎟️ Wine & Burgers: Sample six wines alongside food from Five Guys during Wine & Burgers nights at Market Wines in University District on Aug. 24.

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Where to eat & drink

🍴 Karahi Boys: Serving traditional Pakistani Karahis and BBQ in the heart of Calgary, this Pakistani restaurant puts passion and authenticity first.

🍴 Greedy Donut: Donut worry, Greedy Donut is the ultimate destination for heavenly treats! Try its hand-crafted cream-filled donuts to be transported to another dimension.

🍴 Tiger K: Recently opened in Kensington, Tiger K is the hottest new Korean soul food restaurant. Its cocktails are high quality and its food is delicious!

Have a food or drink suggestion? Message us and we might share it!

Local specials

💸 Humble Coffee Roasters: Order some of Humble’s coffee blends with promo code YYCHOME to receive free shipping, or buy in-store and receive one free coffee with the purchase of a bag.

💸 F45 Training: At your local F45 Training centre, test the waters with a trial! Prices vary between locations.

💸 Donna Mac: Grab $6 beer and wine and $5 mini fried chicken sandwiches, gouda and porcini crullers, and za’atar fries at Donna Mac’s happy hour from 3 to 6pm.

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