Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Nov. 21

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I’m so excited to share some of the films I’m most excited to check out at the CUFF.Docs film fest from Nov. 22-26 at Globe Cinema. I’m most excited to see the CatVideoFest, a compilation reel of funny cat videos on Saturday at 10am, with 10% of ticket sales being donated to the MEOW Foundation. I’m checking out Sorry/Not Sorry, which is about Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct during his comedy career, alongside the perspectives of three women who spoke out about it. I’m also looking forward to Time Bomb Y2K about the mass hysteria that infiltrated everything from politics to pop culture as the year 2000 approached.

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

  • Calgary author releases her first book

  • YYC singer getting millions of Spotify streams

  • Check your “nice” list for these holiday markets

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Meagan Mahoney with her daughter, Grace, who she wrote the story for, breathing in the ‘real book smell.’ // Submitted

Reading and writing have always been a passion of Meagan Mahoney. It wasn't long before Mahoney started putting pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keys) to create her own literary works of art. She spent countless hours in her dad's basement crafting heartfelt poems and gripping short stories on his trusty typewriter that she would craft with wallpaper covers. However, as she grew, a new passion took hold of her time and attention. 

Rediscovering writing: After many years of focusing on her medical career, Mahoney rediscovered her love for writing when she started reading her favourite stories to her children. 

The influence of motherhood and medicine: As a pediatric intensive care doctor, Mahoney says that her work has influenced her writing, with the story being centred around her protectiveness over her family. 

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Need to know

🖥️ Calgary police tactics are being called into question after social media videos show disturbing arrests that included a teen and a woman.

💸 Calgarians made their way to city hall to share their thoughts on the city’s proposed nearly 8% increase to the four-year budget.

🎵Calgary musician Tate McRae’s latest single is being featured on Spotify's Equal Canada playlist and it has racked up 317 million streams.

⚖️ Calgary Co-op asks feds to reverse the ban on compostable bags after a court ruling on plastics.

⚖️ A Yellowknife-born, Calgary-based Inuvialuk artist has been named the winner of the Sobey Art Award.

🎁 The Toys for Tickets campaign giving people who’ve received an AHS parking ticket a chance to donate a new toy rather than paying the fine has kicked off.

👮 A man has been charged after a drug trafficking investigation at a Calgary tattoo shop.

🚓 Police are investigating after another shooting over the weekend left one man seriously injured.

🪧 Four people were charged after a large pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstration ended with a “dangerous situation.”


Local Christmas markets to start your shopping at

The Night Market brings a festive atmosphere with more than 35 local artisans, a free outdoor ice-skating rink, roaming characters, music performances and a 50-foot heated igloo.

It’s that time of year again when we start to wonder what we will get the special people in our lives for Christmas. Well, we’ve got the list for you because there’s nothing better than finding a handcrafted, unique gift from local vendors and we happen to be right in the middle of market season. 

Located at the Crossroads Farmers Market on Nov. 24, 25 and Dec. 1, 2 for $5 admission.

Located at Calgary Farmers’ Market South and North on Nov. 24-26. and Dec. 1-3 for free and $20 for photos with Santa.

Located at Heritage Park Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 for $15 for children 3-15 and $20 for 16 and up.

Located at the BMO Centre Dec. 8-10 for $7, 12 and under free. 

Located at Granary Road from Nov. 25–Dec. 17 and admission is free.

Located at the University District’s Central Commons Park on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 with free admission. 

Located at Spruce Meadows on Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 2-3 with $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors and children.

Located at the Kerby Centre Nov. 25-26 for $5 a day or $8 for a weekend pass and kids 12 and under are free.

Things to do

🎟️ 🍸 Tinseltown: The Christmas Speakeasy: SunnyCider Bar & Kitchen is serving up all of your favourite festive goodies from Nov. 23-Dec.24.

🎟️ 🐈 Fill-the-Van at MEOW Thrift: The MEOW Foundation van will be parked outside of MEOW Charity Thrift Shop on Nov. 25 for a Fill-the-Van donation drive.

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

Where to eat & drink

🍴 Tiger Sugar: Tiger Sugar is an international dessert chain brand that created the original "Tiger Stripe" Black Sugar Drink.

🍴 The Plate: This Korean restaurant and bar located downtown offers an affordable 13-course meal to drool over.

🍴 Last Best Brewing: With a name inspired by Calgary’s history, Last Best is committed to making delicious well-crafted beer, spirits, and Alberta-inspired cuisine.

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

Local specials

💸 Glow YYC: Experience the magical Glow YYC Christmas Lights for 25% off by using this special promo code.

💸 The Palomino: Can’t decide between smoked or breaded? Well, on Wing Wednesday don’t base that decision on price because after 4pm, wings are only $10 per pound.

💸 Grey Eagle: Until Dec. 15, if you win a hand-pay jackpot in the high-limit slot room, you will receive a ballot for a chance to win $5,000 and the watch!

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

That’s it! Thanks for reading. If you have a hot story tip you want to share, feel free to reply back anytime.

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