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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.
Wow – it’s 2017 and we are celebrating our seventh year of these awards. I can’t believe how this program keeps producing the most exceptional stories about women in our community.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes we take our library for granted, not realizing that volunteers help to make it more than just place for books.
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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…
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…
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.
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.
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 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…
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…
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.