From Night at the Midway to Little Free Pantry, here’s what’s up this week in YYC.
1. Heritage Park – Night at the Midway
May 31st 7pm-10pm
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. SW
Here’s your chance to be a kid again!
Heritage Park is opening the doors to its unique Antique Midway for two exclusive evenings. Ride all the Antique Midway rides as many times as you’d like – in a kid-free environment!
Upgraded midway snack options will be available, including Duck Confit Poutine, Gourmet Chicken Corn Dogs, and more.
Ages 18+; cash bar available.
2. Best of Calgary Community Day- Bridging the Divide
May 29th from 1pm-3pm
Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0E7
Every year Best of Calgary hosts an interactive lab focused on the community at large. This year, we’ve partnered with The Sprawl for an afternoon discussion around bridging the geographic income gap that our city faces. Based on a recent article in The Sprawl highlighting the fact that Calgary is the most income unequal city in Canada, we have brought together a panel of speakers to discuss this topic in detail and bring forth some solutions.
3. Forty Creek Whisky Tasting
May 29th at 7:30pm
Shelter, 1210 1 St SW
Shelter’s monthly spirit tasting is a juicy one this time around: Forty Creek Whiskey. Your tasting will include: a full flight of six different whiskeys, two delicious cocktails, Forty Creek spirit theory and history, appetizers, a blind tasting contest with prizes followed by a question and answer period.
4. Financial Empowerment Workshop with First Calgary
May 29th 6pm-8pm
Last Best Brewing & Distilling, 607 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1
The team at First Calgary Financial and one of Calgary’s best breweries Last Best Brewery have paired up to share goal-setting insights, tools and tips to get YOU to your next big dream faster. Enjoy specialty cocktails, delicious bites paired with an innovative financial planning workshop with the team at First Calgary. These two hours will fly by with financial tips, tricks and tasty treats. We make better decisions when we’re eating amazing food, don’t you?
5. Little Free Pantry
May 30th from 5:30pm-7pm
Ironwood Stage & Grill,
Haven’t heard of Free Little Pantry yet? What started off as a small gesture from a local northeast community member has turned into a neighbourhood fixture. Margot Baker set up a free pantry in her front yard over a year and a half ago to help provide groceries for those in need. As the pantry became more well-known, she struggled to keep up with demand, but her fellow neighbours pitched in to help keep the pantry running. She funds the project herself along with donations, costing her approximately $75/week to stock.