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Sunday, July 20

Sun and Salsa Festival

Location: Kensington Road
Address: : 10th St to 13th St & 10th St from Memorial Drive to 5th Ave NW
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm

The Sun and Salsa festival heats up Kensington as thousands of people descend on the neighbourhood to sample salsas, watch crazy performances, shop from all of our street merchants, and just sit on a patio relaxing in the summer sun. With so much to see and do its no wonder this festival is one of Calgarys favorites. Salsas are a definite highlight of the festival. Be sure to buy a bag of chips to help support our two charities, the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association and Norfolk Housing and sample all of the free salsas on offer.

For more information please visit

Thursday, July 24

MNP Self-Employment Training Program Information Session

Location: MNP LLP
Address: 1300, 640-5th Ave SW
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Through MNP's program you will receive practical training in business planning, marketing, cash flow and other key areas of small business management. You will also gain access to MNP's in-house consultants during your first year of business.

Cost: Free

The next program begins in September 2014. To qualify, register for our upcoming information session.

Saturday, July 26

Meet an Innovator: Calgary Fire Department

Location: TELUS Spark
Address: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Meet an Innovator series brings TELUS Spark visitors together with incredible people in our community who are solving problems in creative ways. Ever wonder what it's like to be a firefighter? Curious to see what really happens on a fire truck? Learn about the risks and challenges of firefighting. Meet Calgary Fire Department firefighters and one of their very smart dogs on July 26.

Cost: Included with Membership or Admission. Individual rates: Adult (18-64) $19.95 | Senior (65+) $17.95 | Youth (13-17) $15.95 | Child (3-12) $12.95 | Children under 3 are free | All Prices + GST

For more information please visit or contact 403.817.6800 |


Tuesday, July 29

Retirement Rocks at TD

Location: Cardel Theatre
Address: 180 Quarry Park Blvd. SE
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A dynamic experience that addresses the retirement concerns of Canadians 45+ years of age. First comes lifestyle and relationships; what are you retiring to? Next is a look at Retirement finances and how to plan ahead! Fast paced, humorous, thought provoking and practical; TD's presenter draws on her refreshing perspective of a boomer who "walks the talk" and is living in retirement now with her retired spouse.

Please note that event is limited to 150 guests, and RSVP's are required. 
For further information contact: Terri Eriksen-Parker, TD Wealth Private Investment Advice, (403)299-8686.

Thursday, July 31

Business After Hours at Wild Rose Brewery

Location: Wild Rose Brewery
Address: 4580 Quesnay Wood Drive SW
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Its summer time, and what better way to build business relationships than over a pint of craft beer and delicious appetizers? Join the Calgary Chamber for the next Business After Hours hosted by Wild Rose Brewery for your chance to learn first-hand how Wild Rose beer is made, while networking amongst other members of the Calgary business community. Participants will also undergo a Beer 101 session to learn the many facets of craft beer. Come find out how you can partner with Wild Rose to supply your next corporate function.
You wont want to miss this networking opportunity, spaces are limited so reserve your spot quickly.

Cost: Members: $10 Non-members: $30

To register please visit


Saturday, August 2

Inglewood Sunfest

Location: 9th Ave SE from 11th Street to 14th Street
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

It's all about having fun in the sun with this year's Inglewood Sunfest! This year we're adding more things to see and do, plus we'll still have all those favorite activities for the whole family. Join Sunfest from 11am to 5pm on August 3rd, 2013, as the street comes alive with performers, vendors, and fantastic food. Make this the year you start a fun family tradition at the Sunfest! The Inglewood Sunfest is a FREE event so bring all your friends and family down for what will be a beautiful fun summer day!

Cost: Free

For more information please visit


Monday, August 4

Heritage Day Evening Concert

Location: Heritage Park 
Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Time: 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Celebrate Heritage Day with a star-studded concert under the stars. This evening event features Juno award winning Canadian songstress Holly Cole, singer, songwriter, poet, Sarah Slean, and Canadian country duo, The Stellas. Proceeds raised from the concert will go towards preserving the Parks priceless collection of buildings and artifacts.

Cost: $44.95 per ticket

Tickets are available at