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Wednesday, August 27 – 31

Shaw Charity Classic

Location: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club

In addition to exciting professional golf (the list of golfers includes Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Fred Funk, last year’s winner Rocco Mediate, Kenny Perry, Mark Calcavecchia, Steve Elkington, David Frost and Calgary’s Stephen Ames), a total of eight charity partners will benefit from the tournament, with children being the primary benefactors of those dollars.

Cost: various prices

To purchase tickets, visit


Thursday, September 4

John Carruthers: What market access means for Canada’s energy future

Location: The Hyatt Regency
Address: 700 Centre Street SE
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

Reaching international markets for Alberta’s resources is crucial for the continued growth of our province and our country’s economy. Northern Gateway Pipelines recent federally approved pipeline project will allow bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands to be carried to the B.C. coast, and then be shipped overseas. Northern Gateway Pipelines’ President, John Carruthers will lead a conversation on  the challenges of this particular project, as well as the benefits of improved market access for all Canadians, and how it will help equip us to compete and prosper internationally. This event is the first in the Calgary Chamber's Our Energy Future series. This series will showcase the leading-edge developments being made in Calgary’s energy industry, in order to continue to attract more of the best and the brightest talent to this city.

Tickets: Member Ticket: $69  |  Non-member Ticket: $99  |  Member Table (8): $552  |  Non-member Table (8): $792

For more information, visit


Friday, September 5

ZOOGALA 2014: Gallivant

Location: The Calgary Zoo
Address: 1300 Zoo Road NE
Time: 6:00pm to midnight

Join the Calgary Zoo as they wander in pursuit of pleasure and entertainment… ZOOGALA is the zoo’s annual wine and food festival. It is the most unique event experience in the city!  It is also an integral part of revenue generation, which funds daily zoo operations as well as Capital and Conservation projects around the world.

Cost: $140

For further information contact: Roz Freeman, Special Events Advisor, Calgary Zoo, T 403.232.9383, E or visit

Monday, September 8

The Art of Leadership conference

Location: Telus Convention Centre – North Building
Address: 120 9th Avenue SE
Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm

This one day conference features five internationally renowned bestselling authors and thought leaders, who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today’s most critical leadership issues. Connect with over 1,800 of Calgary’s most notable professionals for a full day of cutting-edge leadership advice and real-world experience as you hear from these five thought leaders:

Tickets: General - $499   |   VIP - $699   |   Platinum - $899
Save $50 per pass; use promo code BIC32
To register, visit


Wednesday, September 10

The Tremendous and Curious World of Beakerhead

Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts
Time: 7:30 pm showtime

Experience a modern-day variety show where you are the star during Beakerhead 2014
An evening with special guests … you certainly know them — or if you don’t, we’ll introduce you. This 75-minute performance will leave you delighted and inspired. It opens a surprising and entertaining window onto the  world of science and engineering — and invites you to leap through. You’ll be guided by renowned Canadian  science writer and broadcaster, Jay Ingram, and his band, the Free Radicals.

You’ll leave this evening with a whole new view of entertainment at the crossroads of art, science and engineering.

Cost: $20.00, $30.00 and $40.00 ticket options plus family promotional packages available

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Thursday, September 11 to Saturday, September 13

The Periodic Table

Location: Fort Calgary
Times: Periodic Table seatings each day are 12:00 (noon), 12:30, 1:00, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 pm

Experience Canada's first ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room
The Periodic Table is Canada’s first sustainable energy ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room. The 16-bucket wheel gently rotates while diners are treated to a multi-course molecular gastronomy meal created by esteemed Calgary chef Nicole Gomes, a contestant on Top Chef Canada. Enjoy both a lovely view and a guilt-free conscience, because this ride is powered with used cooking oil from downtown restaurants.

Tickets: $90.00 per person (two people are seated per dining carriage)

For more information, visit

Thursday, September 18

YWCA of Calgary Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

Location: Olympic Plaza
Time: 11am - registration opens
          Noon - walk begins

On September 18, 2014 step up with over 250 of Calgary's most brilliant men in the stilettos.  Participate in the YWCA of Calgary Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® fundraising event.  Strap on a pair of high heels and will walk two laps around Olympic Plaza. Take a stand against family violence, and raise money to support the work the YWCA does to break the cycle of family violence and help keep women and their children safe.

For more information, contact Sarah Hughes by phone at 403.705.0138 or email, or visit