Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Dec. 5

Good morning, there!

Since today is International Volunteer Day, we wanted to highlight an inspiring Calgarian who was recently awarded the prestigious Hazel Gillespie Community Investment Award. Britt Kubicz has spent her career ensuring the companies she works with and volunteers for are making a difference. Recognized for her commitment to giving back to her community, Kubicz has put in hundreds of hours in support of many local organizations such as The Mustard Seed, Skipping Stone Foundation, Calgary Food Bank and the Distress Centre. She has also led the TELUS Calgary Community Board and acted as a community ambassador for the company. She is an inspiration! Check out our things to do today to win tickets to a premiere screening on Wednesday.

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

  • Transit disruptions finally ease

  • FORE! Golf in December

  • Let’s GLOW, girls

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☁️ Today: High 12C, Low 1C. See the 7-day forecast.

🚗 Driving today? Check the current traffic situation, and find the city’s traffic report and road closures.

Great news for commuters as Red Line service resumes after a disruptive nine-day closure


It’s business as usual for commuters as the new Victoria Park-Stampede Station opened to riders on Monday. The transit line was fully closed between Chinook Station and City Hall Station to complete a rebuild project of Victoria Park and Stampede station.

As CTV reports, the work was part of a larger project that broke ground in 2021 to extend 17 Avenue across Macleod Trail. The city hopes it will help connect the Beltline area to the Entertainment District, linking pedestrians and traffic to development on both sides of Macleod Trail.

As the Calgary Herald also reports, It marks a significant step toward preparing the station for the BMO Centre expansion, slated to be completed in 2024. The finished construction is a major step forward in making a more accessible CTrain station.

Calgary Transit is offering 25% off December monthly transit passes.

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Need to know

🎄 If you love snow on Christmas Day you might be sad to learn that the chances of a brown Christmas are higher than normal.

⛳ Get ready to tee up because two Calgary-owned golf courses are open this December for 'winter' golfing.

👩🏽‍🍳 The 4 P’s for Meal Planning Dec 11: Put nutrition knowledge into practice using the 4 P’s for meal planning: Plan, Purchase, Prepare, and Pack. This class is led by a registered dietitian.*

🎸 Calgary Stampede is bringing Motley Crue to play the Scotiabank Saddledome during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

🗳️ 'The people of Chestermere deserve better': Province fires Chestermere mayor, three councillors; spares three others.

🚒 The Calgary Fire Department is cautioning people to stay off the ice amid the unseasonably warm weather.

🚗 Calgary’s new residential parking permit rules are now taking effect.

💸 A man is facing 27 charges after police seized five guns and almost $300,000 worth of drugs.

🎒A pilot plan to change the daily school hours for students enrolled in the Calgary Catholic School District has been grounded.

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If you haven’t been there yet, you need to experience the illuminating festive event known as Glow. This enchanting indoor holiday experience features festive attractions, live entertainment, and a light garden illuminated by millions of twinkling bulbs has become a beloved and anticipated holiday tradition at the Nutrien Western Event Centre at Stampede Park.

Along with its spectacular light display, this year’s theme—Santa’s Sleigh Adventure—takes attendees through an enchanting maze and is the perfect backdrop for snapping selfies. There’s also a lineup of live entertainment, including nightly musical performances from local artists and, on Fridays, the Rocking Reindeer Bash Dance Party with an in-house DJ.

Visitors can also get plenty of holiday shopping done at the night market, which showcases homemade crafts from artisan vendors. New this year is a Tasting Lounge, featuring a delightful selection of offerings from local distilleries and breweries.

Our readers will get a special promo price for admission later this week!

Things to do

🎟️ My Life With the Walter Boys: This is an invite-only screening to watch the premiere of this Calgary-shot Netflix series and we have two pairs of tickets available for readers to attend. Email us at [email protected] and we will message the winners. Wed. Dec. 6 at Eau Claire. Red Carpet at 6pm, movie at 7pm.

🎟️ Old Maid playing card tournament: The United Way’s Planet Youth Initiative is hosting this event to bring adults and youth together at the Genesis Centre on Dec. 7 from 6-8pm. Email [email protected] to register.

Have an event suggestion? Message us and we might share it!

Where to eat & drink

🍴 Village Ice Cream: The independently owned, local, premium small-batch ice cream producer has reopened its Britannia Plaza location so get over there and enjoy some of that tasty ice cream.

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

Local specials

💸 The National Music Centre: For December, enjoy pay-what-you-can admission to Studio Bell courtesy of ATB.

💸 Jubilations Dinner Theatre: Save up to $40 when purchasing a three or five-show VIP package.

Know of any hot specials or deals? Message us and we might share it!

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