Calgary Citizen Newsletter Tuesday October 3

Good morning, !

I would love to collect more of those wonderful photos from our beloved readers, especially as the change of season is upon us. I LOVE autumn and the photo opportunities are so beautiful this time of year. Please send your lovely photos to [email protected] and we might share them in the newsletter. Thank you and have a great week!

- Krista Sylvester, Managing Editor

👀 In today's edition:

  • Saying goodbye to Chris Snow

  • Meet Calgary’s 'Michael Myers'

  • 7 Halloween events to spook you

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Support flowing in for the family of beloved Calgarian Chris Snow after he passed away

Chris Snow’s wife Kelsie confirmed his death in a social media post on Saturday.

It’s not often an entire city mourns a death collectively but beloved Calgarian Chris Snow is leaving behind a legacy that made an impact in Calgary. His family is feeling the support during this tragic time as the city honours the impact Snow made.

As CTV reports, Snow was a fixture in the Flames' organization, a devoted father and husband, and a pioneer for ALS research. Snow battled the terminal illness for four years but tragically died after complications of the disease on Saturday at the age of 42.

As CBC reports, Snow's father, two uncles and a cousin also died of what's also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Gehrig, a New York Yankee, was diagnosed with it at age 36 and died in 1941.

Global News detailed the outpouring of support from the Calgary Flames family as Flames GM Craig Conroy called Snow “a real inspiration.” Players also weighed in on the person they affectionately called “Snowy”.

TSN reported last week while Snow was on life support that he would be donating his organs after his death. "In life, Chris offered his body to a clinical trial to help others. In death, he will do the same. He remains on life support while organ donation is arranged. We are so proud of him,” his wife wrote.

As Calgary Citizen previously reported, Snow's wife Kelsie bared her family’s soul and chronicled their battle with Chris's disease via her podcast "Sorry, I'm Sad".

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🎃 A Calgary man is spreading joy - and fear - in Calgary by dressing up as a horror movie villain as he walks the streets.

💔 A couple is dead after a bear attack in Banff National Park that saw the grizzly euthanized in the aftermath.

🔎 Police are seeking dash-cam footage to assist in the search for a missing Calgary woman. 

💸 'No certainty': Alberta Pension Plan push would be destabilizing, says Calgary Chamber.

💊 Concerns are growing over dwindling family doctor availability across Alberta as many families struggle.

🐶 A woman's golden retriever puppy taken during a swarming was likely resold, according to police.

🚓 Police say a pair of weekend shootings that saw stray bullets strike several homes targeted the same individual.

❤️ Calgary officials announced a new location for the Indian Residential School Memorial.

👮 A plan to boost safety at transit stations suggests creating a model with teams of transit and police officers working out of three hubs.

😷 Calgary long-term care COVID outbreaks come as seniors’ advocates call for more information.

See Sahil Bloom live in Vancouver

Our colleagues at Vancouver Tech Journal have been hosting big name speakers this year, including the My First Million podcast hosts, Amanda Goetz, Shane Parrish, Basecamp’s Jason Fried, and now Sahil Bloom.

Head west on November 3 and join them for an intimate and in-depth conversation with Bloom on strategies for scaling businesses, escaping from the daily grind, and leveraging frameworks to live a healthier and wealthier life.

Tickets available soon. Get on the waitlist so you don’t miss out.


Celebrate Halloween all month with these seven events taking place across the city

The popular ScreamFest takes over Stampede Park this month. // ScreamFest Instagram

It’s officially spooky month and that means it’s time to get in on some Halloween events. Between pumpkin picking and costume making, there’s a lot of preparation before the big day. There are so many Halloween-themed activities to take part in throughout the month so we’ve rounded up seven for you to check out.

ScreamFest: Six outdoor haunted houses take over Stampede Park with Halloween-themed mini golf, rides, films, and more. ScreamFest kicks off Oct. 6 and runs daily until Oct. 31. Pro tip: Adults Only night is Oct. 26.

Pumpkins After Dark: Pumpkins After Dark features over 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins. An award-winning outdoor event on until Oct. 31, the displays change each year providing a new experience.

Witches Gala: All witches, wizards, warlocks, ghouls, and magical beings are invited for the first annual Witches Gala on Oct. 28 at the Best Western Premier Calgary. Enjoy a buffet, drinks, music, entertainment, and a fashion show.

Spooky Nights Like This Vol. 02: This fun spine-chilling event on Oct. 27 at AURA immerses you in the Halloween spirit with thrilling performances and haunted attractions.

Paint Nite: Join Paint Nite for its multiple Halloween-themed paint parties around the city on Oct. 10, 17, 19, and 23. All supplies are included at the events and an instructor will guide you through the process.

Trick or Treat Pairings: Join Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer for an adult twist and learn how to pair your favourite Halloween treats with wine, beer, or cider on Oct. 28 at Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer.

Halloween Howler Club Crawl: Travel in style for the city’s largest Halloween club crawl on Oct. 31 as the Bust Loose bus takes you to four of the biggest parties in the city with costume prizes, giveaways, and free swag.

Things to do

🎟️ Sleep Rover Halloween Brunch: You just have a few more days to snap your tickets up for this Halloween brunch with the dogs! Put Fido in a costume and get yours today!

🎟️ Birding on St. Patrick’s Island: Explore the wonderful world of birdwatching through a guided tour from Nature Calgary at St. Patrick’s Island on Oct. 9.

🎟️ House of Burton: From Oct. 4 to 31, visit this Beetlejuice-themed speakeasy and enjoy themed cocktails as well as an immersive, unique, distorted experience.

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

Where to eat & drink

🍴 Italian Centre Shop: This spot has a cozy little coffee shop for you to settle into after shopping for your fresh produce. Enjoy delicious and classic lattes paired with house-made biscotti.

🍴 Share Tea: Serving up some delicious and refreshing new beverages for the season, the brûlée fresh milk series will quench your thirst.

🍴 Pigeonhole: An intimate culinary experience with a variety of small plates, larger dishes, sweets, and a brunch menu.

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

Local specials

💸 Hotel Blackfoot: Check out the Calgary Zoo Package, which includes accommodation, two adult and two child admission tickets and breakfast for four starting at $249. Valid until Dec. 31.

💸 Original Joe’s: On Fridays enjoy $2 off mules, $2 off fish & chips, and $7.50 OJs draft.

💸 Stage West: Gather your squad and make Sunday the highlight of your week, as you all enjoy a great performance and delicious dinner for just $75 each when you bring a group of four.

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

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