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The Great Canadian Tour

Calgary artists and cultural organizations could put together a national touring show (one big show together or several smaller shows) that would start to put a bigger emphasis on "exporting" Calgary's creativity. We already do this in a number of areas, but with extra support, 2012 could be a year when Canadians learn first hand what Calgary has to offer.

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Rewind Retro 80's music festival

Retro Music Festival Called Rewind! great bands from the 80's coming to calgary for a 2 day festival at C O P or princess island

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Pull many of these ideas together into Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche is a wonder concept Toronto, and now New York, have borrowed from Paris. It is a large district wide series of art installation which welcome the citizen to engage with the art, with each other, and with the city at night. A very special event to experience. They usually run 7pm-7am but in september we could manage a 5pm-2am version.

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Breaks Beats and Culture

Aweekend event in the summer at princess island or millieum park...called BREAKS BEAT and culture... a 2 day event featuring an electronic music stage... astage for local designers to display thier fashions....and local artists displaying thier paintings throughout the park...this is a huge success here in Toronto

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Laser Labrinth

Using laser technology create an outdoor, walking labrinth in one of Calgary's parks.

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Culture to drive tourism!

I just returned to Calgary after 2+ weeks in Chicago, where preserving heritage buildings and installing fabulously huge public art are ingrained, which is so opposed to what we have here. Even more amazing, their tourist office -- the equivalent of Tourism Calgary -- is part of their Civic Cultural Promotion department. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see Calgary driven to develop high culture to bring tourists, and not ...more »

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The Offical Red Mile!

Make 17th ave officially the red mile! have all trees in red lights and an arch on both ends with "red mile" on it designed by local artists. it would make it so bright and would be a cool place to visit for tourists and locals and possibly drive more traffic for local businesses!!

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Dancing in the Streets

So You Think You Can Dance - the Festival! Let's get everyone dancing in the streets in a 3 day festival that showcases Calgary's and Canada's best professional dance companies in performances, and that gives every Calgarian a chance to dance in the streets, learn new dance forms (from ethnic to contemporary to whatever anyone brings to the festival) and people-watch. Can we get So You Think You Can Dance auditions ...more »

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Street Food as an Art Form

Let's make street food an art form and part of our culture! How creative can we be in the design of the stands? How creative (and healthy) can we be in terms of the food served? Can we provide fun places to sit and chat with strangers while eating? This could be a major DT attraction - and could extend to other hot spots like Inglewood, 4th St/17th Ave, Kensington etc.

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street festivals!

I think it should be a year full of festivals and parties. I would love to see some of the main streets closed off and turned into a street party. Like 17th ave, stephen ave, centre street, parts of mcloed trail etc and each one could have a different theme. Add these street festivals to the great events we already have in the city and it would make for an epic year!!

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All-Ages Venues!

There really isn't enough for us underaged kids to do that is legal and fun at the same time.

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Free Gala Performance

One big gala performance: CPO, Alberta Ballet, One Yellow Rabbit, Shumka, Land's End Chamber Ensemble. Free for everyone so that people can see how much there is to love about Calgary's cultural scene - traditional, ethnic, experimental. Let our people come!

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