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LEADing the way

Volunteer Airdrie for Airdrie Life Magazine. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

With school, friends and extracurricular activities, teenagers have a lot on their plates, but Volunteer Airdrie’s LEAD program is helping teach youth the importance of leadership and community involvement.

Awesome Airdrie Kids!

Airdrie is home to hundreds of awesome kids from all walks of life who inspire community members with their determination, spirit, compassion and leadership. 


An ambulance sits with its lights on at the Airdrie Community Health Centre Urgent Care Services at around 9:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Airdrie, Alta. An EMS personnel explained he doesn't use the lights unless leaving the Centre for an urgent transfer of a patient. Britton Ledingham/iEvolve Photo Inc.

Lives are helped and sometimes saved day and night in Urgent Care at the Airdrie Community Health Centre.

Anne Beaty Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Airdrie Student

The first Anne Beaty Memorial Scholarship for Journalism and Communications was presented Thursday Nov 9, 2017 to Rachel McCarville of Airdrie, a third year Public Relations student at Mount Royal University. McCarville received $1000 towards her education.

Volunteer Airdrie

Volunteer Airdrie for Airdrie Life Magazine. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

Since 2010, Volunteer Airdrie has been helping people give back to the community through volunteering.

Creative Collaboration

Chirping Bird Films Airdrie

They’re not sure whose idea it was, but these two Airdrians teamed up, made an award-winning music video, and have released a second powerful project over the summer. Jay Stoudt, guitarist for the cover band Steady The Wheel, and Paul  Hurst, owner of Chirping Bird Films, both work for the City of Airdrie – but those are just their day jobs.

School of Arts!

Fine Arts Academy Airdrie

There’s a new way of learning at Airdrie’s W.H. Croxford High School, and it comes with the distinguished title of Fine Arts Academy. The academy is made up of the Cavalier Music Academy (CMA), Visual Arts and Media (VAM) Academy, the Drama and Performing Arts Academy, and the Mechatronics/Robotics Academy (MRA).

Family First

North Rocky View Community Links Airdrie

North Rocky View Community Links has recently settled into its new location in Airdrie and staff members are excited to continue offering quality programs and services from the new site. People of all ages, from newborns to seniors, can benefit from the agency’s programs and services, which were created to meet Community Links’ mission of strengthening individuals, families and communities.

Community Links

Airdrie community

Nearing its 35th anniversary, North Rocky View Community Links is embarking on some big changes. According to executive director Brenda Hume, the not-for-profit is kicking off its Journey to One fundraising campaign, which will bring Community Links’ staff and programming – now physically separated in two buildings on Main Street in Airdrie – under one roof.

Airdrie Festival of Lights


One of Canada’s largest outdoor lights displays, the Airdrie Festival of Lights has been dazzling visitors for 21 years! Come out for a winter walk (or take the miniature trains!), grab a cup of hot chocolate, warm yourself by the fire and enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun and holiday cheer.

Winter Events in Airdrie


There are so many events going on this issue it’s hard to keep track of them all. Check our Events Calendar for day to day happenings. Events Calendar AIRDRIE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Nose Creek Park One of Canada’s largest outdoor lights displays, the Airdrie Festival of Lights has been dazzling visitors for 21 years! Come out for a winter walk (or take the miniature trains!), grab a cup of hot chocolate, warm yourself by the

ARTember 2.0

ARTember Airdrie

Each year, Airdrie’s arts community gets together during ARTember to celebrate the creative spirit of this city. Now in its sixth year, the festival is getting a makeover for 2016.

Honouring Talent

Christian Hudson performs with 2015 recipient Brad Fleischer

The third annual TD Airdrie Mayor’s Night of the Arts is now accepting nominations until Oct. 28, 2016, to celebrate and honour Airdrie’s brightest stars, professional to youth, in all genres of the arts.

Quinn’s Legacy of Hope Runs On


It takes courage to turn the death of a child into a message of hope, but Quinn’s Legacy Society Run, held for the first time last year on a cool and rainy day in August, is bringing just that to parents who have been affected by the grief and financial stress of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Despite the weather, the race was a festive event marked by a release of red balloons, a BBQ, and more than 200 runners and walkers who raised $25,000 for the SIDS Calgary Society.

This year’s race is shaping up to be even larger.

Addison & Kadence

Addison & Kadence

Sisters dealing with rare disease, a community rallying behind them. Two little Airdrie girls have had to add two very grown-up words to their vocabulary: Friedreich’s ataxia, or FA.


Book Champions

Sometimes we take our library for granted, not realizing that volunteers help to make it more than just place for books.

Standing Up to Bullying

They say we live in a much more diverse culture these days. Unfortunately, bullying has become just as diverse.


Annual artsfest will open your eyes and ears to the vast amount of talent in our city. New calendars need to be printed in Airdrie, because it’s not September here anymore – it’s ARTember. For the last half-decade, Airdrie residents and local artists have gathered to celebrate the arts in this city, whether through painting elaborate Adirondack – sorry, AIRdirondack – chairs which are auctioned off at a prestigious gala, sharing culinary creativity, performing music

Ever-changing Canvas


Unique ‘gallery’ draws attention What started out as a roughly sketched idea to attract spray-paint artists has transformed into wondrous, colourful canvas for creative minds. A testament to street art, Airdrie’s Miller Paint Park is regularly decorated with multi-layered lettering and characters exhibited in vivid colours. This Main Street compound at Nose Creek Park, fondly known by some as “The Cage,” slowly progressed from a tennis court to a temporary skateboard park to the current

The Vital Link


Under the auspices of Alberta Human Services, Parent Link centres provide parents and caregivers with free resources and support to develop nurturing environments to support early childhood development.

When Art and Learning Collide: Convergence


Muriel Clayton Middle School teacher Alison Turner’s idea was to bring young art enthusiasts together with like-minded students and local artists to create a collaborative art challenge.

Hockey Night in Airdrie

street hockey 2

The third annual James Tonk Memorial Street Hockey Tournament took place in the cul-de-sac of Fairways Close just the day after the Amazing Airdrie Women Awards, at which street hockey event organizer Candy Adams was honoured with the Pureform Amazing Courage Award.

Cultivating a Passion

Cultivating a plant-growing culture in the Airdrie urban environment can be as simple as spreading a handful of seeds. Not letting hailstorms, unpredictable temperature changes or occasional harsh winters deter their green thumbs, local garden enthusiasts are lining up to grow their own food. Beginner botanists lacking initial know-how can sprout some perennial knowledge with the help of the Airdrie Horticulture Society (AHS). Utilizing a crop of information from experienced members and a planter full

Extraordinary Dads

What started out as a plan for a modest private golf tournament has grown into a major charity fundraiser. And it all started with a group of dads. Marc Smith and Grant Whittemore, members of the Airdrie Dads Facebook group, came up with the idea while texting back and forth. “We thought we should do a golf tournament,” says Smith. “At first, we talked ourselves out of it; we were busy enough. The next morning

2015 Summer Camps

Summer is fast approaching, and before we know it, the kids will be out of school and looking for something to fill their days. There are of course a variety of options – not the least of which include helping mom weed the garden and dad organize the garage and garden shed, as is the case in our household – but not all will appeal too much to the younger set.

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