Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday May 23


Tuesday, May 23 | ⛅️️ High 22C, Low 7C | 7-day forecast

Good morning, there!

The provincial election is less than a week away but voters can cast their ballots in advance as of today until Saturday. The days and hours of operation may vary for some locations so you should check before heading out. Voting locations and information about voting in advance can be found online. Elections Alberta estimates between 700,000 to one million people will vote in advance in the 2023 election. Everything you need to know is online.

Become a member to unlock full access to the newsletter and to get the special Saturday roundup newsletter.

👀 In today's edition:

  • Too good to throw away

  • Catch up on the long weekend news

  • Village Brewery revamps its space


Do you plan to vote in the Alberta Election?

Login or Subscribe to participate in polls.

Want to advertise your business, event, or restaurant to 35,000+ engaged locals? Contact our team today.


Amy Kadziolka and her husband, Connor Kadziolka, founded their plant-based meal delivery service in 2020 and have teamed up with Too Good to Go. // Submitted

An app designed to reduce food waste and bring affordable food to homes across the globe is making waves in Calgary a year after launch. Too Good To Go was founded in Denmark and first launched in Alberta last year. Amy Kadziolka and her husband co-founded a plant-based meal delivery service in 2020 called Sprout Society, which has teamed up with the food waste app.

Success: In its first year, the app has kept 100,000 meals from going to waste and has saved Albertans $1.3 million on food. More than 320 local businesses have now signed up for the app.

Waste: The average family wastes $2,000 on food they throw away. On average, Canadians waste 58% of the food produced, which is higher than the global average of 40%.

Related Story

Need to know

🏆 Calgary filmmaking gets on the map with the Location of the Year Award at the Cannes Awards in France. (Global)

🏥 Calgary hospitals are seeing an increase in cough and smoke-related complaints as wildfires burn. (CBC)

🧵 The Calgary Flames are expected to announce former player Craig Conroy to be the team’s new general manager today. (Sportsnet)

🏈 Smoke, rain, thunder, and lightning wreaked havoc on the CFL’s pre-season opener at McMahon Stadium on Monday. (CTV)

🔥 Smoke-cooled air and rain helped slow weekend wildfire spread in Alberta, officials say. (City News)

🚗 A councillor pushing for more spending on road repairs says doing a better job of addressing potholes now will save the city costs in the long run. (Herald)

⛸️ The NHL betting experts have crunched the numbers and this is who has the best odds of becoming the next Flames coach. (

🎵The University District Night Markets with local vendors and live music are back on the last Wednesday of each month, starting May 31.

🤓 Bottlescrew Bill's has trivia and beer bingo, alternating Wednesdays at 7pm, and it's free-to-play. Win great prizes and enjoy half-price wings, cauli-bites, and $5 BSB feature beers!*

*Sponsored Listing


Join the Automation and Digital Agriculture Specialist Program from Palette Skills

Take your first step towards a career in agriculture technology and join a new innovative training program. Look no further than the Automation and Digital Agriculture Specialist Program from Palette Skills.

Recently launched in Alberta, this 130-hour program is designed to equip you with the latest industry knowledge and skills. You'll learn from top industry experts in technologies such as GIS, IoT, drones, AI, robotics, and big data. Not only will you receive hands-on training, but you'll also gain professional skills in project management, business development, problem-solving, and team-building to help you get a job in the industry following the program.

Apply now for the upcoming Alberta and Saskatchewan cohort from Jun. 12 until Aug. 4, for only $150 CAD plus tax.


Village Brewery is located at 5000 12a St SE. // Submitted

Familiar but different. Village Brewery has undergone a transformation to bring its taproom a new design that provides a spot to gather and commune over a beer. With the transformation, Village hopes to offer customers a comfortable and welcoming space to enjoy events, concerts, and more. On top of this renovation, Village will open an additional transformable event space above the taproom later this spring. This space, with views of the brewery, will be open to host events and gatherings of all kinds.

Things to do

🎟️ Lobster Boil: A collaboration between Rodney’s Oyster House and Alexander Keith, purchase tickets for a lobster boil at Rodney’s Oyster House on May 25.

🎟️ Blue Jay Sessions: Enjoy an evening of music hosted by alt-country singer Justine Vandergrift. The evening will feature two sessions of six acts at The Prairie Emporium on May 26.e

🎟️ Mandalas and Mocktails: Create your own mandala art and indulge in craft drinks and food all while visiting and supporting local businesses on May 23.

🎟️ Innovators Brunch: For students curious about the world of tech, innovation, and startups join Innovate Calgary at their networking brunch at the Life Sciences Innovation Hub on May 24.

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

Where to eat & drink

🍴 Mumbai Bites: Previously known for its food truck and takeout kitchen, Mumbai Bites has opened a new restaurant in Inglewood. The restaurant offers progressive Indian cuisine and more.

🍴 Chungchun: With hundreds of locations across the world, this Korean-inspired hot dog chain offers an extensive selection of hot dogs, including those topped with chicken nuggets and more.

🍴 Clay Pot: Stop by the newly-opened Asian food kitchen on Crowchild Trail for traditional Asian ingredients with Euro-style presentation.

🍴 Lakeview Bakery: This bakery with two Calgary locations carries traditional, low-carb, gluten-free, and vegan goodies for every dietary need.

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

Local specials

💸 Joy Tea: This Kensington bubble tea shop offers a 15% discount on their six new drinks until the end of May!

💸 Theatre Calgary: Enjoy any performance at Theatre Calgary for $40 if you're under the age of 40! Just apply the promo code 40U40 at checkout.

💸 Modern Steak: Date night special! Get two steaks, two sides, and a featured bottle of wine on Wednesdays at Modern Steak.

💸 Bottlescrew Bill’s: May 25 marks the last Thursday of the month meaning all packaged beers at Bottlescrew Bill’s that are over $8 are 40% off!

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

Want to reach an engaged audience of 35,000+ locals in Calgary?

Join the conversation

or to participate.