Jun 04

The summer programming has begun! Don’t forget to visit our event calendar for a full list of downtown activities, it’s going to be a busy summer!

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Jun 01

I’ve had the pleasure of calling Jameela Ghann a friend and colleague over the past few years, and I absolutely love what she’s doing – not only the designs of her jewellery line, but also her efforts to create and cultivate community in our city.

When we first met many moons ago, it was her incredible and positive energy that captured my attention, and of course, her personal style, which has continued to evolve over the years. I photographed her then for street style, and then had the immense pleasure of also styling her for a Style Q&A with Avenue Magazine a couple of years ago as well.

And as her business and personal style continue to grow and evolve, I decided it was time again to showcase her wonderful and gorgeous self – especially when I spotted her in this incredibly unique and stunning outfit!

So make sure you check out her work here – https://www.alora.ca

xo Aldona B, Street Style Huntress

@aldonabcreative

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May 31

“Getting old sucks”….so says much of the media and pop culture. Well, THIRD ACTion Film Festival is here to tell you different!

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May 29

Fashion and beauty are a great way to express your personality, but figuring out how to make trends work for you can be difficult. Luckily, Aldona Barutowicz of AldonaB Creative and Scarlet Style is here to help! Each Tuesday in June, in partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique, Aldona will discuss the latest in style and beauty.

We sat down with Aldona to discuss the workshops – read on to learn more!

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May 28


Each summer, Downtown Calgary empowers a group of students to become downtown ambassadors. Split into two groups, the four-person Hospitality, Outreach and Safety Team (HOST) will be seen roaming downtown and manning the kiosk on Stephen Avenue and 2nd St SW. The Off The Wall team, another group of four, travels around downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods removing graffiti. Read on to find out more about this year’s teams!

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May 28

Fashion and fun are coming to downtown Calgary this week! Disability Pride is also making its way to the city centre on Sunday, so make your way down and show your support!

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May 25

For any production of Much Ado About Nothing to be successful, the audience has to be rooting for Beatrice and Benedick. They have to be taken by the couple’s charm and buy into their chemistry. This is something that The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions does well with their production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, starring Myla Southward as Beatrice and Tyrell Crews as Benedick. Throw in talented cast members, a bright stage design and some creative twists along the way and you have a successful rendition of the Bard’s comedy.

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May 23

Sherlock is back, with an American Problem. He’s also brought a whole slew of characters with him, including his reliable friend Doctor Watson, for Vertigo Theatre’s closing show. Artistic Director Craig Hall has decided to end the season with a bang, featuring Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem by R. Hamilton Wright and bringing back Vertigo’s former Artistic Director Mark Bellamy to direct it. It stars Braden Griffiths and Curt McKinstry as Holmes and Watson respectively, and they both have big shoes to fill as previous productions of Sherlock Holmes have starred Haysam Kadri and Karl Sine. They both play their roles spectacularly, and add their own special twist to it. The set design and sound composition in this production all shine, making Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem a thoroughly entertaining evening, even if you’re not entirely sure how the pieces of the mystery all fit together.

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May 23

Whether you travel for business or fun, hotels can become interchangeable – the same desk, office chair, uncomfortable bed and dingy carpets. This is not the case with the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Calgary, located downtown at 700 Centre St S. With amazing views, a stellar restaurant (hello, build-your-own-caesar bar!) and almost any amenity you could imagine, Hyatt is the place to be for business, vacation or just a little staycation.

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