Have you ever ridden the Star Wars simulator at Disneyland? Imagine if we created a virtual reality simulator that would allow small groups of 20 people at a time to sit in a small theatre that can be moved using hydraulics. The simulator would begin by zooming across the prairies, past grain elevators and wind-turbines, and then roar down Deerfoot Trail, into Stampede Park and into the point-of-view of a chuckwagon driver, ...more »
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Calgarians have embraced the cowboy history and culture by celebrating the Calgary Stampede each year. What about showcasing the music those cowboys (and many of our ancestors nationwide/worldwide) would have cherished and enjoyed by celebrating the culture and heritage of fiddle music? I would like to see a fiddle celebration or festival in our city!
Celebrate and Integrate Calgary Deaf Community as an unique language and cultural group in Calgary! Sign Language Rocks!
Work with us and allow us to break the silence and be visible at Calgary 2012!
A lot has happened to Calgary in the past 100 years. Perhaps a discovery trail throughout the city to showcase the city. The Freedom Trail in Boston is an excellent way to tour through the city on your own. Simply follow the line.
Let's create our own line through Calgary to show places, items of interest.
The Canada Mosaic Lottery Cultural Fund with The Largest Mosaic on the Planet Earth. Created in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as a lottery from the mosaic value of Pi 3.1415926535. The Original Canada Mosaic Lottery Pi Template is designed personally by: Tyler Achtem. For all copyright collections of the Canada Mosaic in Calgary there is only one original. Interested cultural agencies that would like copies of the Canada Mosaic ...more »
Same-day ticket booth - discounted tickets for performances and sports games. To support charities, include option for people to donate tickets they will not be able to use with re-sale proceeds going to pre-determined charities.
Calgary has already won the right to host the 2012 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. What if we made an effort to host other regional, national and international gatherings, festivals and galas in 2012? We could bring some things that normally happen in Toronto or Ottawa to Calgary, we could create our own conferences and galas.
The city of Phoenix has identified 33 attractions and landmarks and deemed them, "Points of Pride". Historical landmarks, marketplaces, hills, points of interest. We should do the same, promote them in a one stop website with maps, pictures, videos, etc. You involve the community by giving them a place to put up their pictures and video. Get people to submit nominations and have the people vote for them. I would put ...more »
Create a chuckwagon video game for iPhone, Sony Playstation, Nintendo Wii, PCs, Mac, etc. that would simulate a chuckwagon race! You would begin by selecting from two options: existing riders and the horses and wagons that they race, or building your own team by selecting the types of horses you like, the shape, colour and sponsors on your wagon, and even create a driver/avatar of yourself! You could also select the race ...more »
In recent years the Downtown core has had more buskers! Street performers are fun to watch and listen to. It would be fun to do what Halifax has done for quite some time and has much success too---a Buskers Festival!
In Edworthy Park you have great historical significance with the Edworthy family, the John Lawrey settlers who arrived in 1882, the Crandell and Tregillus and the burnvale brick plant. The Shaganappi encarpment has the presence of butchered and burned bones possible kill sites. A bison jump site where the Blackfoot used for years similar to Head smashed in Buffalo site.. With all this rich history you can develop a daily ...more »
Use the library system to host neighborhood block parties all around Calgary. People could come together there to make their own art and participate in creating a city wide art project to showcase the creativity within all of us. Make these mini all ages festivals with free music and entertainment!