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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.
The Great Street Challenge! We love to complain that our downtown isn't vibrant. Why wait for City Hall to do something? What if the building/business owners in each block of key walking routes in the downtown (1st St SW, 7th Ave for example) worked with a team of creative volunteers to make their block more fun and interesting for pedestrians, night and day? It could be a sudden transformation, over a week or weekend, ...more »
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 »
Stampede draws tens of thousands of visitors to Calgary for 10 days every summer. It would be great if those folks could see Calgary as it is the other 355 days a year - bursting at the seams with culture. I'd like to see the Stampede co-host an arts festival on the scale and calibre of the '88 Olympic Arts Festival (for those of you who remember - fabulous theatre, circus, visual arts, dance and more). And wouldn't ...more »