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Tuesday, April 22

Michelle Rempel - Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

Location: The Carriage House Inn
Address: 9030 Macleod Trail SE
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

The economy of Western Canada is resource based, but as our industry and population grows, business needs to diversify to match growth.It's with this in mind that Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, Michelle Rempel, will speak to Calgary's business community.

Minister Rempel will provide an overview of the Government of Canada's 2014 Budget and highlight key priorities that are of particular interest to western Canadians along with outlining Western Economic Diversification Canada's (WD) strategic agenda that was developed as a result of broad-based engagement across Western Canada. 

She will also speak to recently launched WD initiatives that will create jobs and economic growth and demonstrate to the world that The West Means Business. 

Cost: Member: $59  |  Non-member: $99  |  Member table (of 8): $472  |  Non-member table (of 8): $792

For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 23

Odysseo by Cavalia

Location: Canada Olympic Park

Odysseo, Cavalia's new larger-than-life theatrical production, is coming to Calgary. The equestrian extravaganza, featuring 63 horses and 47 artists, is set to open April 23 under the White Big Top at Canada Olympic Park.
Show runs April 23 - May 18

Cost: range of prices for child, adult, and VIP packages

Click here for more information : or call1-866-999-8111

Wednesday, April 23

Lessons my business has taught me: Three Calgary stories

Location: Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Light lunch will be available.)

Come hear Margot Micallef of Oliver Capital Partners, Shannon Lenstra of Kon-Strux Developments and Gena Rotstein of Dexterity Ventures and Place2Give discuss the lessons their businesses have taught them. All three were nominated for AWE's 2014 Celebration of Achievement award, and they have much hard-won wisdom to share with anyone who is in business or is contemplating starting one.

Cost: free

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP today at
For more information, visit

Thursday, April 24

Estate Planning Wine & Cheese Event

Location: Private Club with complimentary heated underground parking
Time: 7:00 PM

Sheri MacMillan, President & Founder of MacMillan Estate Planning Corp. will be sharing her expertise on how to best protect your estate by preserving assets, minimizing tax and maximizing wealth, thus ensuring family harmony and peace of mind.

Cost: Free

For further information contact: Genna-Rae Roy, 403-266-6464,, or visit

Thursday, April 24

WinSport's Open House

Location: Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport's Canada Olympic Park
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Time: 4 - 7 pm

WinSport invites you to experience our world-class facility in the newly completed Markin MacPhail Centre. Take a tour of our 30,000 sq. ft. event spaces as well as our recently opened Performance Training Centre, see our new team building options, savour the flavours  from our creative kitchen and sample beverages.

Cost: free

For further information contact:,

Thursday, April 24

Business After Hours with Valentine Volvo at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Location: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Address: 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Canada Olympic Park
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Business After Hours is one of the best networking opportunities in the city. These events are fun and lively, creating the perfect opportunity for you to meet new like-minded people and nurture new business relationships, while networking with other people in Calgary's business community. The Chamber is thrilled to be partnering with their friends at Valentine Volvo to show you the latest in automotive technology, set against the backdrop of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Plus, meet 2014 Olympian Jesse Lumsde!

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

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Thursday, April 24

CJF J-Talk: Covering the Oil Patch

Location: Calgary Petroleum Club
Address: 319 5 Ave. SW
Time: Reception: 5:00 p.m./ Discussion: 6:00 p.m.

How do reporters provide balance in the face of a massive industry with powerful roots in their community? What is the view from afar? Jameson Berkow, western bureau chief for BNN, moderates this discussion with Claudia Cattaneo, western business columnist for the National Post, Clifford Krauss, Houston-based national energy correspondent for The New York Times, Gillian Steward, Calgary-based journalist, and Deborah Yedlin, business columnist for the Calgary Herald.

Cost: General admission: $30/ Students: $15

For further information contact: Wendy Kan, Program Manager, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (Toronto), 416-955-0394 x502, or visit

Thursday, April 24

Support the Troops at War with Cancer

Location: William Joseph Communications
Address: 105, 101 6th Street SW
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 pm

In partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, join William Joseph for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and music, and help raise money in the fight against cancer.

Cost: No cost to attend; donations to the CCS are encouraged.
For further information contact: Ryan Townend,, 403 770 4900,

Tuesday, April 29

Open House: Stronger than ever

Location: Calgary Chamber
Address: 600, 237 8th Avenue SE
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

A new chapter in the Chamber's history began this year when they moved into their vibrant new space in the Burns Building - a reflection of a renewed and invigorated organization with 123 years under its belt, and more to come. Their open house is the ideal time to stop by, tour the space, connect with Chamber staff and enjoy some refreshments.

Cost: free

For more information, visit

Friday, May 2

Meet The Real Wolf of Wall Street

Location: Telus Convention Centre
Time: 1pm - 4pm

From his paper route at age 8 to the brokerage firm he launched in his early twenties: you'll have the unique opportunity to learn how to replicate his strategies for massive success, without enduring his failures. Hear about pivotal moments in his life story. The first flush of success. The near destruction. And the lessons he learned from them.

Cost: General Admission - $97 (Enter Promo Code "3033")

For more information, visit 

Friday, May 2

2014 Leadership Symposium

Location: Telus Convention Centre MacLeod Hall C&D-South Building, lower level
Address: 120 9th Avenue SW
Time: 9-4pm

Learn and exchange powerful leadership ideas and principles.
The day will be hosted by Catherine Brownlee, CEO of Prominent-Personnel; meet John Maxwell, Jeff Lehrmann, president of Chevron Canada, marketing expert Braden Douglas, former CEO of Imperial Oil, Timothy Hearn;  Rodd Sawatzky, Chaplain for the Calgary Flames and Stampeders and others.

Cost: $299 early bird (table of 8 - $1,999)

Contact: Tibor 'Tibi' Ribi 403 589-2727,

Thursday, May 8

The TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards Dinner

Location: The Grand Ballroom, The Westin
Address:  320 4 Ave SW
Time: 5pm - Wine reception
6pm - Introductions & Dinner
7pm - Awards Presentation
9pm - Musical Entertainment

Dress to impress and join 400 of your colleagues at BOMA's most prestigious ceremony. It's a celebration of challenging industry standards in building management.

Cost: Awards Event Registration - $190

For more information, contact Aydan Aslan, ,