100 Things to see + do

Eat, Play, Stay Airdrie

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Eat Play Stay 2017: Guide

Jun-12-2017 Story by airdrielife

Here is the full guide to Eat Play Stay in Airdrie. Enjoy!

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Airdrie’s Historical Highlights

Jun-05-2017 Story by airdrielife

With Airdrie set to celebrate Canada’s 150th birth in July 2017, it’s interesting to note that the city’s past is chock-full of interesting people, places and things.

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Keeping it Green

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Golf courses in Airdrie and area offer picturesque, interesting courses for players of all skill levels.

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Taste Airdrie!

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TASTEairdrie is an exciting new year-round promotion of the city’s best independent restaurants and food and beverage retailers. From tapas to craft beer on tap, Airdrie has an awesome lineup of flavours and promotions. Follow TASTEairdrie on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to speed with promotions such as the popular Price Fix Menus, wine pairings, samplings and other great-tasting ideas, plus the chance to win dinner out for a whole year! And coming

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Explore these great attractions, an easy drive from Airdrie

Story by Suzy Rounce

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Located just10 minutes south of Airdrie, off the Queen Elizabeth II highway, Century Downs offers slot machines, electronic table games and casino favourites such as roulette and baccarat. Visit on weekends, holidays and Mondays to enjoy the breathtaking spectacle of live horse racing. Racing calendar available online. On non-live race days, visit the spacious off-track betting area for more horse race action. Stop in at the Mid City Grill restaurant, open

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA!

Story by airdrielife

Canada celebrates 150 years in 2017, and the city of Airdrie is pulling out all the stops.

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Arts Alive 2017

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Airdrie has a vibrant arts and culture community, showcasing colourful works created by both local and renowned Canadian artists.

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Places to play

Jun-04-2017 Story by airdrielife

With first-class athletic and recreation facilities, 67 playgrounds, 120 kilometres of maintained pathway, and 740 groomed parkland acres, there’s plenty of space to stay active in Airdrie.

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Accommodation & Dining

Jun-03-2017 Story by airdrielife

Accommodation   Best Western Airdrie Inn 121 Edmonton Tr. SE   Comfort Inn & Suites 133 Sierra Springs Dr. SE   Days Inn & Suites Airdrie 911 Highland Park Cove N.E. 403-945-7000 daysinn.ca Rooms: 93 Free breakfast; free Wi-Fi; indoor pool; hot tub; fitness centre; business centre Handicap accessible: yes RV parking: yes Pets: yes (designated rooms)   Hampton Inn & Suites 52 East Lake Ave. NE   Holiday Inn Express 64 East Lake Ave.

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Eat Play Stay Airdrie: 2016 Edition

May-25-2016 Story by airdrielife

Read the full publication here!

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Airdrie Events: May – December 2016

May-19-2016 Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

Airdrie Events: May – December 2016

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Dining Out 2016

Story by airdrielife

ASIAN Airdrie Wok 121 Main St. S 403-948-3003 Creekside Chinese Restaurant 91 East Lake Cres. NE 587-775-2828 New Silver Star Restaurant 1861 Meadowbrook Dr. SE 403-948-5830  Noodlebox 101, 2821 Main St. 587-775-9660 Starlight Chinese Restaurant 205, 960 Yankee Valley Blvd. SE 403-912-7887 Win Garden 3013, 130 Sierra Springs Dr. 587-360-0688 BAKERIES The Avenue Cakery and Bakeshoppe 6, 620 First Ave. NW 403-948-6331 Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Airdrie’s top choice for

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Accommodation 2016

Story by AIRDRIELIFE

Check out all the great places to stay in Airdrie. This is your go to guide.

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Century Downs – An Extraordinary Experience!

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If you’re staying in Airdrie, make sure to visit Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. Located 10 minutes south, just off of the Queen Elizabeth II highway, this unique attraction offers an unforgettable experience. Walk through the doors into a vibrant and welcoming facility.

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Time Out

Story by AIRDRIELIFE

Two local businesses provide respite from your hectic day – whether an escape for a deep tissue massage or a reprieve from renting a hotel room, here are two ways to make your Airdrie time more relaxing.

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The Sweet Life

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Indulge your cravings at one of Airdrie’s specialty shops dedicated to tasty treats and delectable delights.

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Rural Roots

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Airdrie offers an active western and agricultural lifestyle. Boasting a rich farming and ranching heritage, the city celebrates rural life with a variety of popular annual events. Airdrie and District Agricultural Society Founded in 1909, the Airdrie and District Agricultural Society (ADAS) is a family friendly organization dedicated to promoting agriculture as well as a healthy relationship between rural and urban communities. A dynamic non-profit organization with a diverse membership base, ADAS has a history

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Play Time

Story by airdrielife

Staying active – indoors or out – is easy in Airdrie, thanks to first-class athletic and recreation facilities, 64 playgrounds, 102 kilometres of maintained pathway and 680 groomed parkland acres. Whether your goal is to get energized, to unwind, or both, Airdrie is the perfect destination for play.

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History Comes Alive

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Airdrie has a rich history of settlers and railways, starting out as a stop destination for the Calgary and Edmonton Railway Company train delivering mail.

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In the Groove

May-17-2016 Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy the interesting, scenic courses on offer in Airdrie and area.

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Party Time – Festivals

Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

Be a part of the celebrations in Airdrie Airdrie Festival of Lights Lighting up Airdrie for more than 20 years, the festival turns Nose Creek Park in the heart of Airdrie into a winter wonderland – the largest outdoor walk-through light display in Canada. Open nightly Dec. 1-31 from 6-9 p.m., Airdrie Festival of Lights welcomes more than 60,000 people annually as they stroll through the light display, sip hot chocolate and enjoy two beautifully

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Day Trips

Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

Just a short drive away. Have a day or two to spare? Explore these great area destinations

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Best Bites

Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

A few of our favourite places to grab a bite, a glass of vino or a coffee and let someone else do the dishes!

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The Bert Church LIVE Theatre

Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

A fully equipped, live performing arts facility located on the east side of Airdrie next to Genesis Place and East Lake Park, Bert Church Theatre (BCT) creates memorable experiences to enjoy with family and friends.

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Arts Alive

Story by Suzy Rounce

A visit to Airdrie would not be complete without stopping to experience its vibrant arts and culture community, supported by the efforts and guidance of the Creative Airdrie Society and Airdrie Regional Arts Society. Explore and enjoy colourful works created by both local and renowned Canadian artists.

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Getting social at Sorso

Nov-15-2015 Story by Carl Patzel

Photos by Carl Patzel

“Everything is made in-house in the oven. We try to do farm-to-table as much as we can to stay local.” Most of us just endure the daily grind. Dmitri Martin soaks it in, brews it up, savours the aroma and devotedly serves it to the rest of us. Having no beans to grind with franchise beverage outfits, the head-shaved, healthy-bearded entrepreneur escaped the ordinary fare, putting his personal touch on every aspect of Sorso Coffee

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Espresso Rubbed Braised Sirloin Tip

Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

Courtesy Sorso Coffee Social Ingredients 10 lb sirloin tip, whole 2 large onions 2 large carrots 2 celery stalks 2 cups freshly pulled high-quality espresso, cooled 1.5 tbsp brown sugar 1.5 tbsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp coarse salt 1.5 tbsp fresh ground pepper 4 bay leaves 6 cloves of garlic crushed 6-8 large tomatoes crushed 2 litres beef or vegetable stock Directions In a bowl, combine espresso, sugar, paprika, salt and pepper. Rub on sirloin

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2015 Edition

2015 Edition

Nov-11-2015 Story by Eat Play Stay Airdrie

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Thai Charm Eatery

Nov-10-2015 Story by Eat Play Stay Airdrie

Using authentic, natural ingredients and a wealth of traditional recipes, Kullanit Nya is bringing a taste of Thailand to Airdrie.

Situated in a quaint, pleasant setting in Bayside Village, Thai Charm Eatery’s owner Nya brings more than a decade of experience to the local culinary scene.

With no Thai restaurants in Airdrie, and having a long history of family involvement in Calgary restaurants, Nya saw an opportunity to expand local taste buds with genuine, long-established flavours from her home country.

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Where the Past Comes to Life

May-18-2015 Story by Eat Play Stay Airdrie

Starting out as a stop destination for the Calgary and Edmonton Railway Company train delivering mail, Airdrie has a rich history of settlers and railways.

Buildings were soon built along the railway, with workers living nearby to care for the train. Before long, general stores, blacksmith shops and a school were built to service the establishing families and growing number of people travelling to this tiny hamlet to begin a new life.

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Sweet Spots

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Airdrie and area courses offer golfers of all skill levels a variety of interesting, scenic courses.

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Day Trips 2015

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Cochrane

Located in the heart of Alberta cattle country and the Cowboy Trail, Cochrane is a recreation playground for families, adventure enthusiasts and those seeking rest and relaxation in a beautiful natural setting.

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Airdrie’s BEST Burgers

Story by Corey Wine

Photos by Sergei Belski

Corey Wine tackles his toughest assignment – rating Airdrie’s burger bites.

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Bert Church LIVE Theatre

Bert Church LIVE Theatre

Story by Eat Play Stay Airdrie

A fully equipped, live performing arts facility, Bert Church Live Theatre presents an outstanding lineup of professional acts each season.

Located on the east side of Airdrie right next to Genesis Place and East Lake Park, the 377-seat facility provides audiences with a unique opportunity to experience world-renowned performers in a local setting. With professional-grade sound and lighting systems, the theatre features an up-close-and-personal experience.

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Around the World in Seven Bites

Around the World in Seven Bites

May-12-2015 Story by Eat Play Stay Airdrie

Airdrie boasts some fabulous local chef-owned restaurants. We always prefer to spend our money here because the experience is infinitely more rewarding – from both a service and taste perspective.

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