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Friday-Sunday, September 26 - 28

Springboard Performance Presents
(AB) Art at containR  |  We Can Be Heroes
as part of Alberta Culture Days

Location: containR
Address: Located on the corner of 9th Street and 2nd Avenue N.W.
Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm

In collaboration with Alberta Culture Days, Springboard Performance present a weekend of heroic acts, performances and fantasy, in celebration of all things hero and fantasy.

Fabulous (Alberta Artists) take to the stage and fantastic (Kensignton businesses) share a 100-mile diet of create ideas at containR. A fun weekend for folks, families, frolickers, and the freakishly fabulous. Musicians Kris Demeanor and his Crack Band, The Plaid Tongue Devils, Freak Motif, and the BassBus join artists Sheri-D Wilson, La Caravan Dance Theatre, Tangy Lime Productions, Clem Martini, Patrick Finn, and many more, for a 3 day celebration of awesome Alberta artists and creative acts of all kinds.
Find your inner hero and celebrate at containR!


For further information contact: Aldona Barutowicz, Media Relations 
Telephone: (403) 471-5308

Friday, September 26

Annual SME2014 Business Expo

Location: Hotel Arts
Address: 119 12 Ave SW
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

SME2014, hosted by SOHO Business Group, is the #1 business-to-business event featuring keynote panel sessions, exhibits and displays, business skills competitions, coaches corner and amazing networking for entrepreneurs, business owners and sales/marketing professionals. Overcome business challenges and inspire, motivate and drive your business success.

Super Meetup Morning Kick-Off:
Free with promocode BIC (or $20 at the door)
Main Conference & Tradeshow:
Free with promocode BIC (or $20 at the door)
The After Party Networking Event:
$39 with promocode BIC (Save $20)


For further information contact: Rachel Neumer, Manager | Marketing & Client Partnerships | 1.800.290.SOHO ext 255 |

Saturday, September 27

Meet an Innovator: The McCaig Institute for Bone & Joint Health

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

The Meet an Innovator series brings TELUS Spark visitors together with incredible people in our community who are solving problems in creative ways. The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health is home to a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, clinicians and health system researchers who have established an innovative, world-class research program to enhance the prevention and treatment of bone and joint conditions to keep people moving! Join the movement and learn about how you can keep your bones and joints healthy and happy.

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 contact: 403.817.6800 |

Sunday, September 28

The Study and Go Abroad Fair

Location: BMO Centre at Stampede Park
Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Time: 1:00-5:00PM and Seminars from 12:00-5:00PM

Meet with top-ranked universities from around the world to find out more about studying abroad for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, certificate or diploma.  Learn about admission requirements, scholarships, program options and exciting destinations.  Visit the Travel Zone for Gap Year options, volunteering, internships, language travel and work abroad.

Cost: Free


For further information or to register:  Monica Kitchen,

Thursday, October 2

Brave Communications Performance Training for Leaders presents Jane MacFarlane’s vocal Workout

Location: containR in Sunnyside
Address: 1020 2 Avenue NW
Time: 12:15-1pm

Brave Communications Performance Training for Leaders helps you communicate your ideas clearly and present them powerfully.

At this 45 minute workshop you will learn effective communications techniques that help you develop your natural voice. Do not worry - there is no singing involved!

Cost:  Regular rate is $40 - 15% discount for Business in Calgary events subscribers


For further information contact: Kelly Schuler 403 680-7307


Friday, October 3

The Complete Professional Seminar

Location: PennWest Petroleum Limited, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Address: 200, 207 - 9th Avenue S.W.
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

The Complete Professional Seminar to Boost Business Etiquette Skills
Want to be more effective at networking?
Unsure of business versus social etiquette?
Confused by new dress for success standards?
Ever felt awkward dining with clients?
Want to improve all your client points of contact?
A day to be empowered & inspired.

Cost: $445+gst (includes tutorial lunch)


For further information contact: Joanne Blake | 780 472-0767 |

Wednesday, October 8

George Cope: Let's talk about mental health

Location: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
Address: 120 9th Avenue SE
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

George Cope, CEO of BCE and Bell, will lead a conversation on how Bell Canada is breaking down the barriers of mental illness in the workplace through the Let's Talk mental health initiative, the largest corporate initiative of its kind in Canada, and the impact it's having on Bell's business. Join the Calgary Chamber in partnership with The Calgary Counselling Centre, as we kick off National Depression Screening Day with an enlightening event on the importance of addressing mental health in the workplace.

$20 from the sale of every ticket for this event will go to support community mental health initiatives in Calgary.

Member Ticket: $75
Non-member Ticket: $100
Member Table (8): $600
Non-member Table (8): $800


Thursday, October 16

Karo Group Presents: Why Social Media is Your Business.

Location: The Headspace
Address: 1817 10th Avenue S.W.
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Event Description: Social media matters.  No matter what industry you are in, it is an integral part of any communications strategy.  That's why we want you to join our conversation, Why Social Media is Your Business, where we will examine effective social media strategies and discuss how your business can start participating today.

Cost: $20 (Proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.)


For further information contact: Doreen Collins, meeting organizer, 604 255 6100 |