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- Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Nov. 28
Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday Nov. 28
Good morning, there!
In the spirit of Giving Tuesday today, we wanted to share an easy way to give back over the holidays. Southcentre Mall is bringing back the popular Giving Machines (located on the main level next to Sporting Life) that made their Canadian debut last year. The machines provide a classic vending experience by offering 30 different items benefiting seven charities including warm meals for the hungry, livestock for a family in need, and blankets to provide warmth, with 100% of the proceeds going to the participating charities.
- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor
👀 In today's edition:
Violence and the perception of safety
Renters turn to motels, campgrounds
Enjoy festive drinks at these Christmas pop-ups
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Calgarians have growing concerns about public safety in light of recent shootings, mall stabbings
A local criminologist says the recent violence in the city is damaging Calgarians’ perception of safety. // Shutterstock
A recent spate of shootings, stabbings, and acts of violence have been hitting the headlines in recent months including on Friday, with six people being stabbed in separate targeted attacks at Market Mall and CrossIron Mills. Calgary police arrested four people after the Market Mall incident, but the RCMP is still searching for suspects related to the CrossIron stabbing.
According to the Calgary Herald, these high-profile acts are damaging to Calgarians’ perceptions of safety in their community. Despite that, police say numbers are roughly in line with the average in recent years.
As Global News reports, The Market Mall incident was not a random attack. “This was two opposing groups that had had some issues with each other that chose to try and settle that within the confines of the mall rather than somewhere else.”
Need to know
🏠 'Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head': How some are turning to motels and campgrounds for housing.
💸 Albertans are responding to inflation by isolating and becoming increasingly lonely, according to a report.
👩🏽🍳 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 free class is led by a registered dietitian.*
👮 On the deployment of sheriffs, the public safety minister and Calgary police don't seem to be on the same page.
🔪 The Central kitchen connected to a historic E. coli outbreak in Calgary daycares has been cleared to open.
🚄 How to get around the city during the lengthy CTrain service disruptions and closures.
🎙️ Luann de Lesseps (Real Housewives of New York) brings Countess Cabaret to Grey Eagle on Dec 15 for an evening of songs, laughs and glamour. Get your tickets today.*
🚓 Calgary police are investigating after a woman was found shot on Monday morning.
⚖️ Alberta Sovereignty Act: Province could explore electricity Crown corporation to deny the validity of Clean Energy Regulations.
THE CALGARY GUIDE
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! ‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry at these local spots
Sippin’ Santa at Ricardo’s Hideaway is located at 1530 5 St. SW and on until Dec. 31. // Krista Sylvester
The calendar is about to switch to December and Christmas is in full swing as Calgary restaurants get in the festive mood for the next month. We found a few local spots that will make you want to get into your favourite Christmas outfit and mark the season.
Sippin’ Santa at Ricardo’s Hideaway | 1530 5 St. SW
Ricardo’s Hideaway is getting in on the holiday spirit this year and has transformed its menu into a festive one with cocktails served in unique Christmas-themed mugs that keep its tropical vibe. Did we mention there is also delicious food being served? Check out drinks such as the Peppermint Daiquiri and the Merry Spritzmas. Ends Dec. 31.
Miracle on First Street at Proof | 1302 1st St. SW
Proof’s pop-up tradition known as Miracle on First Street is back for its sixth year and you won’t be disappointed. Adorned in Christmas decor with holiday music and festive cocktails such as The Krampus, and the Christmapolitan await you. Ends Dec. 24.
Home Alone at Eighty-Eight Brewing Co. | 1070, 2600 Portland St. SE
Eighty-Eight Brewing Co. is transforming into the McCallister house from the classic film Home Alone again this holiday season. The brewery’s taproom upstairs and the downstairs taproom are both designed to replicate the movie and its sequel, flanked with booby traps and all. Enjoy seasonal holiday food and drink pairings as well as Portland Street Pizza. Until Dec. 31.
Tinseltown at SunnyCider | 1, 3300 14 Ave. NE
A local cidery is morphing into Tinseltown with a Christmas-themed experience featuring a festive cocktail list created in tandem with Confluence Distilling. The $15 ticket gets you a 90-minute experience with holiday music and decor as well as a drink. Use CODE CITIZEN10 to book your tickets for a promotional price. From Nov. 30 until Dec. 30.
Things to do
🎟️ Naughty… but Nice: Xmas!: You’re going to want to grab your tickets for this popular Christmas classic as Forte Musical Theatre Guild is putting it on for its final year at cSPACE from Dec. 6-23.
🎟️ Free skate session: On Thursdays, the Bowness Community Association rink offers free drop-in public skate from 12-1:30pm.
🎟️ Lions Festival of Lights: The 37th annual edition is now underway for families to drive and walk by this free Confederation Park Golf Course tradition. The lights spark on at 5:30pm until midnight every day until Jan. 8.
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Where to eat & drink
🍴 Vintage Chophouse: Calgary’s trusted steakhouse, Vintage not only serves some of the best steaks in the city but also offers more than 700 wines from around the world.
🍴 Cornerstone Music Cafe: Learn from experienced teachers in a fun and exciting environment that also sells delicious food and coffee in a cafe setting.
Have a food or drink suggestion? Message us and we might share it!
💸 ATCO Energy: When Calgarians make the switch to ATCOenergy and complete a home service through Rümi, they will receive a $250* credit on their ATCOenergy bill.
💸 Buffalo Bob’s: Every Sunday to Friday from 3-6pm is happy hour at this delish spot serving up pub grub and drinks.
💸 Hotel Blackfoot: Take advantage of the CF Chinook Shopping Package, which includes a $75 CF Chinook Centre gift card for each night stay. Wi-Fi and parking are always complimentary.
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