I think on a Saturday during the summer that Calgary should try to have the largest ground float down the Elbow or Bow river. Thousands of people all having a blast and the more creative raft the better!! There could be two or three different launch points and BBQ's afterwards.
Do something different
Let commuters take bikes onto the train at all hours! The current regulations clearly discourage cycling. A vertical storage system with hooks would help create space for all. More cyclists would also ease the parking issues we have around train stations.
Grab some paint and add colour to the dreary public infrastructure!
Gut one street in the middle of each of Calgary's suburbs and create a pedestrian-only place for people to gather locally. Calgary lacks social spaces for informal gatherings, like Italy's piazzas or Spain's plazas. Having somewhere for the average family to go and run into neighbours is a sure-fire way to boost community spirit.
Whatever we do should be big, inclusive of all cultural & heritage organizations (not just the arts), and engage the entire city and its citizens. Perhaps one project could be the creation of a cultural loyalty / discount card. It would be credit card sized and via participating retailers, cultural organizations & institutions offer discounts to their events, performances, and at participating retailers (such as hotels, ...more »
The city of New York has dedicated a series of buses to be moving monuments of people that have represented New York positively in their lives. The bus has a decal placed on it in honor of that person and a brief ceremony occurs. Calgary could do the same, honouring either Calgarians or people that have come to Calgary and become ambassadors for the city and it's people. We have musicians, athletes, actors, etc that ...more »
Allow creatives to connect with each other easily to get their ideas realized. If I need help programming my microcontroller, or an installation artist needs stories, or a theatre producer needs help putting together his or her set, we should all get together and spend a bit of time helping out on each project, with the ability to get in touch with collaborators afterwards. So that cultural producers (and consumers) in ...more »
Let's host the artists from Royal de Luxe from France and their 'Little Giant Girl' puppet. Follow the link to see her:
This is an amazing project for a city's coming of age which could be linked to our visual and performing arts community.
Organize and present storytelling venues and events in Calgary of Calgary's cultural history.
Workshops ,seminars,events which explain various culture and faith and cultural events like calgary folk festival where people from all over the world can display their music,food,dance,literature.
Also more dialog between the member of diverse racial,and religious groups which will get rid of stereotyping,and present the right and true aspect.
While we have several excellent, in-house theater companies, and a semi-regular season of travelling productions, Calgary has little-to-no experience with Broadway. Productions of both CATS (several years ago) and The Phantom of the Opera took several years to finally arrive, and while Mama Mia opens this fall, it has been played on the London West End for several years. We need to encourage Broadway productions – whether ...more »
Host a world record breaking line dance along 17th avenue. This acknowledges Calgary's history as "Cow Town", home of Stampede, Cowboys and fun ! All can participate, young and old.