Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday May 30
Tuesday, May 30 | ⛅️️ High 26C, Low 10C | 7-day forecast
Good morning, there!
Danielle Smith and the UCP have won the election. The results took longer than expected to tabulate due to some issues, but CTV and Global both projected the UCP win around 11pm. The NDP was expected to steal some seats from Smith's party, especially in Calgary, but failed to win the election.
Smith was re-elected in Brooks-Medicine Hat. Some big names in the UCP did lose their seats or were involved in tight races.
In her concession speech, NDP leader Rachel Notley said she will stay on as leader of the official opposition for the foreseeable future as she congratulated Smith and thanked her supporters. The Calgary Chamber of Commerce congratulated Smith on the win.
“As the champion for Calgary businesses, the Calgary Chamber stands ready to work with the government as they strive to support Alberta's economic growth and implement policies that strengthen Calgary's business community,” says Deborah Yedlin, president and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
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Woman meets 100 new friends
Police kill two suspects in car chase
Check out these fun June events
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On May 21, over 100 young Calgarians gathered in Prince’s Island Park to meet, connect, and make new friends. // Submitted
A young Calgarian organized a friend meetup that brought over 100 people looking to make new friends. Lauren Rutherglen is in her mid-20s and moved to Calgary about a year and a half ago. She’s enjoyed exploring the city and attending events, but finding a friend group to do it with was a challenge. This prompted her to take to TikTok and organize an afternoon in Prince’s Island Park on May 21 where young Calgarians could gather and meet each other.
Not alone: In a Statistics Canada survey published in November 2021, more than one in 10 Canadians aged 15 and older said they always or often felt lonely. Additionally, data published in February 2023 from Mental Health Research Canada says 10 per cent of Canadians face high levels of anxiety and another 35 per cent say they experience medium levels.
New club: Similar to Rutherglen’s meetup, Picnic Club YYC is a new group that plans to hold bi-weekly picnics to build community and foster friendships. Its first picnic will be on June 4 at Stanley Park.
Need to know
🚓 ASIRT is investigating a low-speed police pursuit that led to a Calgary officer killing two suspects Monday morning.
🗳️ Danielle Smith is still the premier of Alberta after a United Conservative Party win in the provincial election. (Global)
🦒 The Calgary Zoo confirmed that the 12-year-old giraffe that died last week suffered a broken neck and died quickly.
🎵A group of preteens has become Canmore’s newest rock band. Through handmade posters, the band booked two gigs at local restaurants. (CBC)
🗞️ A longtime electoral tradition came to an end when Postmedia announced there would be no printed newspaper announcing the winner in Calgary. (CTV)
🗳️ More than 170,000 Alberta students elected an NDP government in a provincewide mock vote coinciding with the 2023 provincial election.
🏫 With an estimated 13,000 new students starting school over the next two years, the CBE is planning to hire 710 school staff in the next year. (Calgary Herald)
🏒 Team Canada won gold at the 2023 IIHF Men’s World Championships with three Calgary Flames players helping drive the win. (Flames Nation)
🏠 Calgary real estate is seeing a comeback after last year’s launch of the Alberta is Calling campaign. (Globe and Mail)
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JazzYYC Summer Festival // Facebook
The sun is shining, summer is upon us, and June is filled with many diverse events around the city. With festival season kicking off, there is also a celebration almost every day of the month. Here are several exciting events happening around the city this month to enjoy. From a comedy festival to a jazz festival to Father’s Day events and more, there’s something for everyone this month.
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Things to do
🎟️ Jared Daniel: Born and raised Calgary artist Jared Daniel is hosting an intimate showcase of his work at The Lantern on May 31.
🎟️ Aunty Laughs: In honour of National Indigenous History Month, the Calgary Public Library is hosting a comedy show by the Queen of Native TikTok, Sherry Mckay, on June 1.
🎟️ WGA Annual Conference: The Writers’ Guild of Alberta conference will focus on networking, publishing, genre, and craft at Fort Calgary from June 2 to 4.
🎟️ 100 Years of Riding: To celebrate the 100th year of riding in Banff National Park, Banff Trail Riders are hosting a concert series featuring Corb Lund, Tim Hus, and Mariya Stokes at the Banff Trail Rider Barns on June 2 and 3.
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Where to eat & drink
🍴 Jam’s Diner: This popular Airdrie diner expanded to Inglewood, taking over the former Kane's Harley Diner, serving delicious breakfast, brunch, and dinner dishes such as the Denver sandwich.
🍴 Honjin Izakaya: Looking for a new spot to satisfy your Japanese food cravings? Check out the new Izakaya with a wide variety of dishes, such as stone-grilled Japanese wagyu.
🍴 Poutinarama: This family-run spot recently opened on Edmonton Trail and is serving up authentic poutine and Montreal smoked meat sandwiches.
🍴 Macao Imperial Tea: This bubble tea chain has two locations in Calgary and serves delicious teas from mixed fruit tea to red bean pudding matcha, and plenty more flavours.
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💸 Comedy Cave: Every Tuesday when you buy the dinner and show package you can get a second package for free!
💸 Color Me Mine: Planning a ladies’ pottery paint night? On Thursdays at Color Me Mine downtown receive a 10% discount for ladies with any purchase of three or more.
💸 Kibo Sushi: From now until May 31 indulge in $1/piece tempura at Kibo Sushi’s Sarcee Plaza location. The special is only available for dine-in.
💸 Leopold’s Tavern: Every Wednesday from 3pm to close, indulge in half-priced wings, including cauliflower and plant-based options for those looking for a healthier and equally delicious bite.
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