Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday June 6


Tuesday, June 6 | ⛅️️ High 23C, Low 9C | 7-day forecast

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In 2013 after the Calgary floods, the outpouring of generosity from neighbours sparked the idea to create Neighbour Day, which is a way to celebrate the kindness of your neighbours. This year’s Neighbour Day falls on June 17 and Rümi and ATCOenergy are hosting a Neighbour Day Celebration from noon to 5pm. The event will feature live music, magicians, face painting, a petting zoo, and more. There is also a contest open to all Albertans where Rümi and ATCOenergy will be rewarding one community the Ultimate Block Party. All you have to do is nominate your community by June 11 and explain what makes it great and why it deserves to win. Good luck!

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👀 In today's edition:

  • Shining a light on Alzheimer’s

  • About that naked guy…

  • Five trendy thrift shops to peruse


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Alzheimer Calgary is working to show the community that those living with dementia can still enjoy the same activities they had prior. // Submitted

“Aging is more” is the theme of this year’s Seniors’ Week across Alberta from June 5 to 11, which reminds people that misconceptions about aging and age-related diseases still exist. Dementia is often associated with memory loss, but it’s much more than that. Dementia includes challenges with thinking and decision-making, communication difficulties, and changes in mood or behaviour. These are daily challenges for those living with dementia, but it should not limit their quality of life.

Calgary seniors: Age is one of the biggest risk factors for developing dementia, which is important to Calgary’s fastest-growing age group—seniors.

Misconceptions: Most portrayals of dementia in movies and TV focus on the late stages of the disease, however you can live with dementia for many years, enjoying the things you love before ever hitting those late stages.

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Need to know

🤯 About that nude man freeing his truck: Swimmers are trespassing on Tsuut'ina land to access the nude beach. (CityNews)

💔 A Calgary toddler was taken to the hospital after a dog bite to the face on Monday evening. (Global)

🔥 A large grass fire broke out just north of downtown on Monday but fire crews were able to prevent it from reaching nearby homes.

🏒 A few more details on the city’s $1.2B deal for a new arena are emerging, and not everyone is happy. (CBC)

💸 'I was really, really scared': A Calgary kabab restaurant is out thousands of dollars after a break-and-enter. (CTV)

🐕 The Calgary Humane Society’s annual Dog Jog raised more than $135K for animals affected by animal cruelty.

👙 Most of Calgary's outdoor pools and splash parks are set to open on Father's Day weekend. (Herald)

💻 Calgary was named the 6th best Canadian city for startups by HelloSafe in a new study.

🖊️ Applications are open for AE West, a five-week creative entrepreneurship program for emerging artists by Canada’s Music Incubator and the National Music Centre.


Are you part of an amazing neighbourhood?

Rümi, powered by ATCO, is running its annual Good Neighbour contest. Nominate your neighbourhood for an opportunity to win the ultimate block party this summer, valued at approximately $10,000.

Nominations are open until June 11 at 11:59pm. Hurry over to and nominate your community today! The winner will be announced at Rümi's Neighbour Day Celebration taking place at Calgary’s ATCO Park on June 17.

Tickets to Rumi’s Neighbour Day Celebration are on sale now and support Habitat for Humanity’s Southern Alberta Chapter. Mark your calendars and join Rümi for an unforgettable day of live music, a petting zoo, great games, and some special guests! Buy your tickets today!


Meow Charity Thrift Shop is located at 336 41 Ave. NE Unit 110. // Instagram

Do you ever feel like you're drowning in a sea of sameness when you walk into a clothing store? The endless racks of identical items at exorbitant prices can be overwhelming. But fear not, because there is a solution: thrift shopping. Not only is it a more affordable option compared to traditional retail, but it also empowers you to make sustainable and ethical fashion choices. With thrift shopping, you have the opportunity to uncover unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that add personality and flair to your wardrobe. Plus, it's a chance to reduce your environmental impact and support local businesses.


Bin thrifting in Calgary!

Looking to save this Summer on a new wardrobe? More Store by WINS is Calgary's #1 Bin Thrift Store. Items include all types of clothing and footwear for all the family and select household items.

The more you buy, the more you save! Items start at $1, and can be as low as 50 cents per item. Open 7 days a week from 8am-4pm. Unit 133 7007 54 St SE, Calgary, AB.

Things to do

🎟️ Indigenous Science Month: Celebrate Indigenous History Month at the TELUS Spark Science Centre where every Saturday in June Indigenous-led programming will take place.

🎟️ The Hive Bee Tour: Learn all about the honey bee through a MOB Honey workshop at The Hive in East Village on June 6.

🎟️ IGNITE!: Sage Theatre is hosting a festival for emerging artists that will provide development, networking, and presentation opportunities for artists at Pumphouse Theatres from June 7 to 10.

🎟️ Comedy Show: As part of FunnyFest, check out a show featuring six comedians at the Track Golf Course on June 7 or the show featuring Kelly Taylor, Kevin Farley, Brian Stollery, and more at Cardel Theatre on June 8.

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Where to eat & drink

🍴 Fringe Coffee: This specialty coffee shop prides itself on serving ethically-sourced, high-quality coffee beans, as well as a selection of pastries and snacks, perfect for any time of the day.

🍴 Hitman’s Bar: Created by wrestling icon Bret "Hitman" Hart, this bar at Cowboys Casino is a dream come true for fans. Sip on cocktails like The Hitman and snack on delicious snacks.

🍴 Hancook: Step into a world of Korean goodness at this new restaurant. Dive into a menu filled with hearty dishes like wanggalbi tang, mul-naengmyeon, and savoury Korean pancakes.

🍴 Borough Bar & Grill: Borough is a restaurant that serves a variety of appetizing dishes, ranging from starters such as fried artichokes and warm pretzels to pizza, pasta, and more.

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Local specials

💸 Wonder Donuts: Until June 30, get 5% off when you order half a dozen donuts plus six free wonder holes, or get 10% off when you order a dozen donuts and get 12 free wonder holes!

💸 David’s Bridal: Shop up to 30% off all shoes and dresses at David’s Bridal with an extra 60% off all clearance items!

💸 The Rooftop: Planning for rooftop drinks downtown now that the sun's out? Every Tuesday indulge in $10 classic cocktails at The Rooftop.

💸 Stage West: Join Stage West on Wednesdays for a night of seasoned delight, where seniors can savour a delectable dinner and a live performance for just $75.

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