I'd like to see Calgary set a new Guinness World Record for the largest participation in singing the song "I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)." Anyone can sing, everyone welcome, no auditions! I would also love to see a sign language choir performing to this song. Possible venues - Canada Olympic Park or McMahon Stadium. Possible corporate sponsor - The Coca Cola Company. Celebrating community spirit ...more »
I'd suggest more grassroots arts. The Fringe here is a good start, but public places for DIY art would be very cool to see, maybe in public parks? With this as well should be more funding to cultural/arts related festivals. There's lots of good artists in Calgary who need a place to be seen.
The Calgary Public Library is a huge supporter and provider of local cultural events. Events are usually free and include all Calgarians. Current funding levels threaten this incredibly valuable service. One of the best things we can do to preserve and encourage a greater commitment to local cultural events is to support the Calgary Public Library now. Be sure to vote for a mayor who says "YES" to the Calgary Public ...more »
Get the City of Calgary to sign on to Agenda 21 for Culture- an internationally recognized guideline to help local governments support the production and dissemination of culture for all citizens. We have plenty of ambitious and creative people in Calgary, but sometimes we lack the structural or systemic support to make good things last. Making cultural planning part of city operations would have a positive impact on ...more »
Agree totally, Calgary needs to bring the college campus downtown. College kids wil hang out 24/7 in the core which will create ambiance and small business will come. These single people don't sleep, they are musician, bohemian, creative, artsy, young, they will add action and life to the Core. I have lived in Montreal and have visited big, trendy cities in Canada and US, I noticed that Universities contribute lots ...more »
Create a cell phone application that keeps users informed on all upcoming events in Calgary, with minute by minute updates! Calgary has a lot to offer but most people are too unaware because we have minimal media outlets. We need to build a free app that can inform the population. Think of the possibilities this app could offer, how many times have you had the urge to get out and take in the city but nowhere to go? ...more »
What a better way to celebrate the history of Calgary than with thousands of historical markers throughout the city? If you've ever been to France, you've probably stopped to read a sleek 'Panneau Historique' designed by Philippe Stark in 1992 (You can also see them on www.stark.com and under 'Urban Furniture' or at http://paulfesta.com/uploaded_images/histoire-792308.JPG). People often say dismissively that Calgary (as ...more »
We just visited Artist Ranch Project at the Western Oasis (complete with a wine bar!) at the Stampede. This project provides artist residencies at a ranch in Southern Alberta. The artists create work inspired by the residency, and this work is displayed during the Stampede. Agriculture/ranching is an important part of Calgary's heritage and culture, and it was inspiring to see the fresh perspectives provided by the ...more »
There are empty lots through out the inner city. Developers have gone broke or lost interest. Some (Inglewood, Bridgeland) have sat empty for years! Let's turn all the empty lots into luscious community gardens, with wild space and seating.
There really isn't enough for us underaged kids to do that is legal and fun at the same time.
I'd love to see the city commission artists to create "Calgary: The City Under The Arch", by building permanent arch-shaped sculptures large and small, indoors and especially outdoors (impervious to Calgary's weather) in public areas (similar to the cow-art project a number of years back).
As a fan of music festivals I would like to see all Calgary musicians come together and perform in different venues divided by genres for one week. Similar to Sled Island but showcasing local talent. One venue may feature folk, another may host local DJ's, rock etc. Ideally this would be held over the summer hosted in many of our scenic parks/amphitheaters across the city. This will thrust the spotlight on the locally ...more »