Stories

“Temporary local projects and events that motivate Calgarians to

walk, play and be neighbourly.”

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Completed and Upcoming Projects:

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Blue icons are completed projects

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Stories:

Explore Hidden Valley

June 26th, 2018
Explore Hidden Valley
On a sunny Saturday afternoon in May 2018, the residents of Hidden Valley were on the hunt! What were they hunting for? Well, they were looking for the small treasure bundles that were part of the Explore Hidden Valley scavenger hunt, put on by the Hidden Valley Community Association (HVCA). The organizers were nervous at ...

Tuscany Harvest Festival

March 28th, 2018
Tuscany Harvest Festival
On a beautiful fall day in September, people from all over the community gathered in the centre of Tuscany for the Tuscany Harvest Festival. The carnival-like atmosphere brought around 4000 attendees out to enjoy the day, and organizers say everyone left with smiles and great parting comments. Using $700 from ActivateYYC, the Tuscany Harvest Festival ...

Queensland Winter Olympic Festival

March 26th, 2018
Queensland Winter Olympic Festival
After identifying a public space that needed activating, Queensland Community Association applied to ActivateYYC to host a winter carnival near the end of January. A winter carnival was proposed because it promoted year-round use of a space that is typically only used in the spring or summer. Using a $750 ActivateYYC microgrant, Queensland was able ...

West Hillhurst Winter Carnival

March 26th, 2018
West Hillhurst Winter Carnival
To activate a space that is typically underutilized during the winter, West Hillhurst Community Association decided to host a winter carnival in early February. Using $750 from ActivateYYC and a $500 sponsorship from Brady Dance Academy, they were able to hold a fun and engaging outdoor event – including sleigh rides, snowshoe demonstrations, giant ski ...

Walk-In Movie/Fresh Air Cinema Event

February 12th, 2018
Walk-In Movie/Fresh Air Cinema Event
In an exciting and unique effort to “take back the street” and transform a public space, St. Matthews United Church decided to host a walk-in movie event, where residents could gather together to enjoy a movie under the stars. After receiving $625 from ActivateYYC, the road was closed using a block party permit from the ...


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Contact Us

McKayla Saint-Cyr
ActivateYYC Coordinator
(403) 244-4111 ext. 217
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Created by: Ben Morin -- Last Modified: July 5, 2018