Calgary House Concerts
Bridging LOCAL hosts with LOCAL professional musicians
"DRIVEWAY HAPPY 1/2 PROJECT"
Connecting local musicians to play on local driveways and front yards
Please Email me to discuss further if interested in Hosting or Playing within our own communities
Music is universal in its healing qualities without borders, colors or prejudice
Clayton Jeffrey June 11 2020 – Driveway Happy 1/2 (#1) Video
Interested in hosting or playing? Please say hello & we will assist
I am truly humbled to be mentioned on this list. Shocked yet very thankful
Thank you to all the amazing artists & all us other folks that support our Live Music performers
Look forward to our next project series “Driveway Happy 1/2”
Super Clean House For Rent – Edmonton
Tedeschi Trucks Band: Tiny Desk Concert
Jimmy Rankin – FB Post June 13 2020
Tedeschi Trucks Band Orpheum Theatre – Madison, WI, USA 2015
Marcus Trummer plays a great 1 hour set at The Blues Can May 25 2020
Fly free as you should my Angelika G…Dec 28 – May 13 2020
We will dance away the moonlight nights again my friend
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Deadly explosion in Lebanon: Premier Kenney
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Alberta Newsroom) on August 4, 2020 at 11:15 pm
Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement regarding the deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon:
Update 107: COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta (Aug. 4 at 3:30 p.m.)
by email@example.com (Alberta Newsroom) on August 4, 2020 at 10:10 pm
In total, 9,754 Albertans have now recovered from COVID-19. There are 85 people in hospital, 23 of whom are in intensive care.
Funding for renewal at the Hinton Training Centre
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Alberta Newsroom) on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Work will commence shortly on $3.8 million in updates to maintain the Hinton Training Centre.
Modernizing Alberta’s Wildlife Regulation
by email@example.com (Alberta Newsroom) on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Alberta is updating the Wildlife Regulation to improve wildlife conservation, enhance opportunities for hunters and trappers, and provide economic relief for outfitters.
Improving irrigation in southern Alberta
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Alberta Newsroom) on August 4, 2020 at 8:10 pm
More than $2.6 million in grant funding will support St. Mary River Irrigation District in managing and delivering water for irrigation in southern Alberta.
Temporary Face Coverings Bylaw comes in effect this weekend: free masks will be available while supplies last
on July 31, 2020 at 5:57 pm
The temporary Face Coverings Bylaw (BYLAW NUMBER 26M2020) regulations that require the wearing of face coverings in indoor public premises and public vehicles begins Saturday, August 1, 2020. “In entering the temporary regulations this Saturday, we want to remind Calgarians to not only have a face covering at hand to wear when entering an indoor public space or public vehicle, but to exercise our kindness and compassion that Calgarians are known for,” says Kay Choi, Manager, Strategic Services, Calgary Community Standards. “With underlying medical conditions or disabilities inhibiting the ability for some to wear a face covering, we ask that people not pass quick judgements, and kindly ask others if they are unable to wear a face covering before they assume.” Under the bylaw business operators or owners are required to display Face Coverings Bylaw requirement signage in public entryways of the business or vehicle. The City of Calgary has made downloadable signage (including translated versions) and a business and operators guide available on Calgary.ca/covid19. The City of Calgary, as part of an allotment of face coverings provided by the Province of Alberta, will be making free disposable face coverings available at a number of locations across Calgary, the next 500,000 which will be available starting August 1. “We have several spots in Calgary where you can pick some free face coverings up,” says Deputy Chief Susan Henry, Calgary Emergency Management Agency. “We recognize that cost and availability may be a barrier for some, so this may help ease the burden on those who don’t already have their own face coverings.” “Please take only what you need to make sure all those who need them have a chance to get some. If you have your own cloth or homemade face covering, remember those work just fine to help protect others as long as it fits you well.” The City of Calgary’s primary focus is educating Calgarians on the importance of wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces and public vehicles, rather than enforcement. Failure to wear a face covering where required or failure to display prescribed signage can result in a penalty of $50 or $200. More information about the bylaw, as well as a list of pick-up locations for the face coverings are available on calgary.ca/covid19. -30-
City welcomes citizens back to recently the renovated Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Fitness Centre on August 4
on July 29, 2020 at 6:31 pm
The City of Calgary is reopening the renovated Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Fitness Centre on Tuesday, August 4. The facility will be open from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends. Beginning today, customers can book an appointment time online at calgary.ca/dropin. As with all City-operated fitness and recreation facilities, putting health and safety measures in place before opening to the public and staff is a top priority. Similar to the reopening of previous City-operated indoor recreation facilities, we are asking customers to observe recent health and safety measures aligned to the Government of Alberta Stage 2 relaunch guidelines for recreation and fitness facilities. Managing capacity is an important part of these measures to ensure that physical distancing and other safety requirements are followed. Current health and safety information is posted online at calgary.ca/pools and calgary.ca/arenas. In accordance with The City’s new temporary bylaw mandating face coverings in public indoor spaces, beginning August 1, 2020, customers will be required to wear face coverings inside recreation facilities when not engaging in an athletic or fitness activity. Reopening the Sir Winston Churchill facility helps The City support the demand for pools and fitness facilities in north Calgary communities. The pool at Sir Winston Churchill will be available for lane swimming, self-led deep-water exercises, lane walking and family swim times. There will be a limited number of swimmers allowed in the pool at one time. Weight and cardio equipment users will notice additional distance between equipment and separated stretching areas. This is the fifth City-operated aquatic and fitness facility to reopen. The facility previously closed on November 30, 2019 for a planned renovation project to update the facility and complete lifecycle replacement work. This included upgrades to the lighting, heating and water systems, a new universal change room, modernized washrooms, weight room and studio, enhanced safety and security features including exterior lighting and pool gates, improved accessibility, including an accessible pool pod and a second-floor elevator to fitness amenities and the installation of a water slide. The lifecycle renovations are part of The City’s continuing investment in indoor and outdoor recreation facilities that address the evolving needs of Calgarians. Sue Goulden, superintendent of operations with Calgary Recreation, says the staff at the Sir Winston Churchill facility are looking forward to the reopening of the renovated pool and fitness facility because it offers an enhanced user experience that will contribute to active lifestyles and the well-being of citizens. “We’re really excited to welcome back more customers,” said Goulden. “Anyone who has used this facility in the past will notice a lot of upgrades throughout the building. The facility has a new look and atmosphere that will enhance the overall customer experience.” The City is also opening six additional ice sheets on Tuesday, August 4: Jimmie Condon Arena, Rose Kohn Arena, Max Bell Centre - Ken Bracko Arena and Arena #2 and Southland Leisure - Ed Whalen Arena and Joseph Kryczka Arena. This will increase The City’s total number of available ice sheets to 10 at five locations. All 10 ice sheets are available for user group bookings. More information on public skating will be available in the fall. Calgary Recreation continues to make additional sport and playfields available for user group bookings across City facilities. Future facility openings will be based on demand and the completion of capital projects currently under way. -30-
Announcing Chinook Blast: Calgary’s Midwinter Roundup
on July 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm
A Chinook Blast is coming! More than 55 partners across Calgary’s arts, non-profit, neighbourhood, tourism, and sport communities, including Calgary Arts Development, Tourism Calgary, the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, Calgary Downtown Association, and many others are collaborating to bring Chinook Blast: Calgary’s Widwinter Roundup to life. “Calgary’s arts, culture, and sports scene is vibrant no matter the season,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Chinook Blast is our way of putting a stamp on the winter weather as a badge of pride. With the partners assembled on this festival, there will be enough energy flowing throughout our city to keep everyone warm. These six weeks are going to be something special whether you’re from here or coming to experience the best of Calgary in the winter.” The festival will take place over a six-week period from mid-January to the end of February, in what is typically a slower season for Calgary’s tourism industry. Chinook Blast will create a central branding for the artists, performers, entrepreneurs, and non-profits to attract patrons. Tying existing events together with a number of new experiences, Chinook Blast will highlight Calgary’s status as a winter city that doesn’t let a little cold weather get in the way of good time. “Research shows that 93% of Calgarians engage with the arts in one way or another – and that was pre-COVID,” says Calgary Arts Development President and CEO Patti Pon. “We also know people are really leaning on the arts during the pandemic, whether it’s picking up that dusty old guitar or attending an online concert. Chinook Blast is something we all need – a great opportunity to participate in a festival of arts and sports programming in a safe way in the heart of downtown. We are excited to be involved and even though it's a mid-winter festival, I know Calgarians will bring all their warmth to it and I can’t wait to be part of the celebration!” Venues across Calgary will be transformed for the festival, with hubs located at a number of different locations. There will be both paid and free events for locals and visitor to experience. “One of the best things about Calgary is our community spirit. I can’t think of a better way to showcase that spirit than collaborating with 55 partners on a winter festival that will bring excitement, energy, activity and an economic injection to a time of year when we need it most,” says Cindy Ady, CEO Tourism Calgary. “When it’s safe for us to gather again and we launch Chinook Blast, it will be a fantastic opportunity for Calgarians to invite their friends and family to our great city to participate in Calgary’s winter cultural showpieces.” "Downtown Calgary is thrilled to be a partner of Chinook Blast and to host this exciting new event in the heart of our city." says Jennifer Rempel, General Manager of the Calgary Downtown Association. "Downtown is the perfect backdrop for Calgarians, local business and visitors to gather in celebration of our winter city, but also in the spirit of togetherness when we can safely do so again. It's incredibly important we lay the groundwork and plan ahead right now, to bring to life ambitious activations that Calgary is known for. Chinook Blast will help drive support for our local businesses and keep Calgary's creative spirit thriving into the future." With Calgary’s high quality of life and vibrant public spaces, it has been called “the best city in which to live” in the entire western hemisphere. Chinook Blast will give visitors and attendees the opportunity to see that Calgary has a lot to offer throughout the year. “CMLC is a proud partner and supporter of Chinook Blast and the opportunity it presents to build upon the collaborative spirit and energy of Calgary’s arts, culture and sport community, says Kate Thompson, President and CEO, CMLC. “We are committed to working with our partners on this initiative to bring the type of vibrancy and activation to downtown Calgary that is so important at this time.” The pandemic and its associated impact have made 2020 a difficult year for everyone, and the launch of Chinook Blast gives something for Calgarians to look forward to. Planning is underway for the inaugural Chinook Blast to take place in January 2021. Adjustments and protocols will be made as required to ensure the safety of the attendees, performers, partners, and the public. More details will be released as planning progresses.
Temporary bylaw mandating face coverings in public indoor spaces and public vehicles passed by City Council
on July 22, 2020 at 2:27 am
Calgary City Council voted to pass the temporary Face Coverings Bylaw (BYLAW NUMBER 26M2020) to require the wearing of face coverings in indoor public premises and public vehicles. The City of Calgary initiates these new regulations beginning August 1, 2020. The bylaw mandates that face coverings be worn on public transit and public vehicles (for hire) and in all public indoor spaces, including City of Calgary buildings. “This temporary bylaw should be considered one of our most important tools to keep Calgary open,” says Kay Choi, Manager, Strategic Services, Calgary Community Standards. “With businesses reopening, more social interactions and the number of cases increasing in Calgary, these additional measures will better mitigate a potential resurgence being experienced around the world. We know that navigating the COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for local businesses and a second wave may further exasperate an already challenged economy.” The bylaw was informed by feedback from 2,000 local businesses and City of Calgary operations. Under the bylaw business operators or owners are required to display signage in public entryways of the business or vehicle. The City of Calgary will make downloadable signage available to businesses and operators on Calgary.ca/covid19. Businesses are not expected to deny services as not everyone is required to wear a face covering. Exceptions to the face coverings bylaw include: Children under 2 years of age People with underlying medical conditions or disabilities inhibiting their ability to wear a face covering People who are unable to place, use or remove a face covering safely without assistance People who are eating or drinking at a public premises that offers food or beverage services People engaging in an athletic or fitness activity People who are caregiving for or accompanying a person with a disability where wearing a face covering would hinder the accommodation of the person’s disability People who have temporarily removed their face covering where doing so is necessary to provide or receive a service (for example, a visit to the dentist) All levels of government continue to have a role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Calgary City Council may pass bylaws for municipal purposes respecting the safety, health and welfare of people. The World Health Organization (WHO), Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Alberta continue to strongly recommend the wearing of face coverings to limit the spread of COVID-19 where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Even with the strong recommendation by all orders of government, according to City of Calgary research, only 34 per cent of Calgarians say they always wear a face covering in public or confined spaces (such as grocery stores, shopping malls and public transit), far below the WHO’s desired 80 per cent of the population to be masking regularly in order for community spread to be contained. The City of Calgary research also found that 74 per cent of Calgarians are either strongly or somewhat supportive of making face coverings mandatory in public and confined spaces. “If you are in an indoor public space, please wear a face covering,” says Chief Tom Sampson, Calgary Emergency Management Agency. “This is not about enforcement, it is about educating people first. We’re trying to get the public to comply during what could be a worsening situation that may be coming if we can’t respond within the next six to eight weeks.” The City of Calgary’s primary focus is educating Calgarians on the importance of wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces and public vehicles, rather than enforcement. Failure to wear a face covering where required or failure to display prescribed signage can result in a penalty of $100 to $200. More information will be made available for business owners or operators and the public on Calgary.ca/covid19 soon. -30-
City of Calgary celebrates 1000 km of paved pathway
on July 13, 2020 at 7:17 pm
The City of Calgary has now completed its 1,000th km of paved pathway. This multi-modal system allows Calgarians to experience a number of hidden gems around the city like glacier rocks, historic trees, natural springs and plenty of wildlife. “Our pathways are a great place to get some exercise and enjoy nature,” said Todd Reichardt, Manager Parks North and West Region with The City of Calgary. “We are very fortunate to have one of the most extensive urban pathway networks in North America.” Unique to Calgary’s pathway system is its connectivity, highlighted by the Rotary Mattamy greenway, a 138 km system that circles Calgary and connects to over 55 neighbourhoods. In addition, the “missing links” program identifies and constructs new regional pathway links, connecting existing sections of pathway network to one another. All 1000 km of Calgary’s pathways are visually inspected each year and prioritized for lifecycle repairs and safety improvements. As we continue to pave and repair Calgary’s pathways, we ask that citizens stay off closed pathways during construction. Detours are only a few extra kilometers long and help to ensure the safety of pathway users and our staff. To help citizens discover our less-traveled parks and pathways, we will be providing suggestions on the Calgary Parks social media channels. We’re also giving away three guided tours as prizes on the City of Calgary Instagram account. A guided birdwatching tour at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary A guided walking tour of one of Calgary's historic cemeteries — Burnsland Cemetery, St. Mary's Cemetery, or Union Cemetery A guided archeological tour of Twelve Mile Coulee with a Calgary Parks archaeologist Follow The City of Calgary on social media to learn more: https://www.instagram.com/cityofcalgary/ https://www.instagram.com/calgaryparks/ https://twitter.com/CalgaryParks https://business.facebook.com/cityofcalgaryparks/ Before you head out, remember to: Help limit the spread of COVID-19 by observing physical distancing; leave at least 2 metres between yourself and others and if the park or pathway you go to is busy, leave and head to a less crowded area. Utilize the online Pathway and Bikeway map to plan a route near you Share the trail and warn others as you pass. Note: bicycle bells are mandatory (bylaw) Visit the pathway closures page for maintenance or construction updates Visit www.calgary.ca/parks for more information. -30-