Calgary News, Events & Local Insights about Calgary - Blog Archive: October, 2014

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Last fall, the first phase of the Fort Calgary Master Plan Expansion began.  Officials from various government levels participated in a sod turning to mark the event.  Now phase two has begun and is expected to be completed in 2015. Calgary is restoring the Deane House and Hunt House to replicate the 1875 fort. Here is what residents can expect.

Phase Two & Three

Phase two of the 1875 replica fort in Calgary began on October 16th as sod was turned. The goal is for Calgarians to be able to start visiting next year and experience a re-imagined version of the original 1875 NWMP fort. The land that marked the birthplace of Calgary will now hold a permanent interpreted exhibit for residents to enjoy.

Phase three of the project will involve the expansion…

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The cold, snowy months are not far away and now is the time to find the coat you will wear this winter. If you prefer something fashionable, you need to know where to go for the right coat. Here are a few spots in Calgary to visit when you go winter coat shopping.

For Men

Men have plenty of options including:

  • Henry Singer - 315 8 Avenue SW and 100 Anderson Road SE - This shop provides plenty of good choices for the harshest winter months. They carry brands, such as Canada Goose, Canali, Michael Kors, Moncler and Hugo Boss.
  • North American Quality Purveyors - 1207 10 Avenue SE - If you're looking for quality craftsmanship NAQP is the store for you. They carry all types of menswear with plenty of options from down jackets to pea coats and so…

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Free Wi-Fi Zone - Image Credit: you struggle to find a place in Calgary to access Wi-Fi? Whether you are a student, professional, or someone that works from home, it’s nice to know where you can get Wi-Fi while you’re out in the city. There is great news for residents; the city of Calgary has partnered with Shaw Communications to add nine new Wi-Fi locations in the city. Here is where you can find Wi-Fi all around the city.

What Initiated New Wi-Fi Locations to be Added?

The city’s public Wi-Fi program successfully added nine new locations in which anyone can access WiFi for free. There is no cost to use it and it’s said to be of high-speed for users. The goal was to allow residents of Calgary to be able to access Wi-Fi in the park, at the golf course, in an arena, and at the LRT…

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Halloween - Image Credit:’s that time of year again, Halloween is here. Calgary is celebrating this spooky month of October by putting on special events. Enjoy festivals, fall food, and a spooky movie screening at these area locations.

Dark Beer, Spooky Spirits and Bloody Wine Festival - 10801 Bonaventure Drive S.E., Calgary

This October 30th you won’t want to miss the Dark Beer, Spooky Spirits and Bloody Wine Festival at Willow Park Wines & Spirits. It costs $40 to attend and will include blood red wines, creepy cocktails specially made for this event, and darks beers from around the world. They are encouraging folks to dress in their best costumes to try to win a prize. The event will start at 7pm.

Ghosts and Gourmet - 1900 Heritage Drive S.W. , Calgary

Heritage Park…

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Halloween MakeupHalloween is coming and that means it’s time to find a great costume. Whether you’re looking for something unique or to transform yourself into your favourite television character, here are the best places to shop in Calgary for your costume this year.

Heritage Park

Many people go to Heritage Park, the historical village, to eat cheese buns and ride the caterpillar. It’s actually a great place to start getting costume ideas because the park is full of attire that is historically accurate to the era. This is a great place to start.

Bleeding Art Industries - 3815 61 Avenue S.E.

This is the place to get your Halloween makeup. Whether you’re dressing up as a zombie, a clown, or a movie star, get the makeup you need from Bleeding Art Industries. This…

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