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Float getting ready for the Auburn Bay ParadeLast Saturday night Auburn Bay held its annual Parade of Lights event and it was a great success. Families lined up along the street on a warm December evening to spread Christmas cheer and bring the community together. A lot of effort went into the floats and the residents, young and old, enjoyed it all.

We were so impressed with the organization and quality of the parade. An event like this doesn't happen by itself. Over 35 people volunteered to work as street marshals, and manning hot chocolate, cookie and craft tables. Not to mention the hours of planning involved to make the parade a success. Having our 2 fantastic community groups working together as a team created phenomenal results  

Parade Participants

Seton Optometry float in Auburn Bay parade

Here is a list of all of the

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Calgary lake communities are bustling with activity during the summer months, you would think that come winter, everyone would hunker down and hibernate. That couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, some of these neighbourhoods are busier than ever in the colder season.

If you're looking for things to do, in the upcoming months and holiday season, there is plenty going on.

Arbour Lake

Light the Night: November 28, 6:30 pm

Kids Christmas Party: December 6, 1:00 to 3:00 pm SOLD OUT!

Best Decorated House Contest: December 17, 7:00 pm

Winter Programs: Assortment of winter programs including skating, curling, kids ice fishing, figure skating, hockey basics, pond hockey and power skating.

Visit www.arbourlake.com to download registration

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Canadian Pacific Holiday TrainWho says Christmas has to break the bank? There are plenty of free things to do in and near Calgary, certain to put a twinkle in your holiday spirit. Many of these events are free, or require a foodbank donation. Remember to dress warm and enjoy!

Christmas Lights Downtown Walking Tour -

This is a great way to enjoy the lights of Christmas while exploring Downtown Calgary. Start off with a skate at Olympic Plaza, and continue down Stephen Avenue. Stop at CORE and take in the Devonian Gardens while warming up with a cup of hot chocolate. Continue to the McDougall Centre and finally end at Prince's Island Park.

Multi-Vendor Holiday Extravaganza - November 22 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Shop til you drop at the Copperfield Community Centre, featuring 2

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When it comes to all things spooky, there is no shortage of awesome events going on this Halloween in Calgary. Here is a list of some of the most fun and terrifying things to do for Halloween:

Halloween events in Calgary Alberta

ScreamFest

This annual spookfest is now held at Stampede Park, which means more room which means more ways to be scared! You'll now find multiple haunted houses such as the Madhouse, Bates Motel and the new Walking with the Dead area. You can also get into some zombie paintball and try to keep back the undead hordes. You can check out ScreamFest on Friday or Saturday night at the Grandstand Building. Note: This is not a kid-friendly event as it is scary.

Haunted Rocky Ridge Home

Since 1987, the home at 222 Rocky Ridge Bay NW has turned into one of Calgary's

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Check out some of the fun fall events happening in Calgary's lake communities!

Auburn Bay

Events in Calgary Lake Communities
  • Fishing Derby - There are great prizes and the derby is open to residents only who are more than 12 years old. The Fishing Derby goes on Sept. 20, 2014. Registration packages are available at Auburn House.
  • Women's Show & Sale - will be held at Auburn House on Sept. 20, 2014. This show will showcase the latest fashions, beauty products, crafts and much more. Admission is free but organizers are kindly requesting gently used clothing donations which will go to the Women in Need Society. Children are welcome and childcare will be provided.
  • Halloween Haunted House - This spooky attraction is sure to be a thriller on Oct. 31. Check out the haunted house at
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While many people come to Calgary to take in the action and fun of the Calgary Stampede, if you're staying in town for a while, there are a host of fun attractions in and around the city.

Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Drive SW)

Heritage Park is a 127-acre western-themed park that is one of Calgary's major tourist attractions. There is 100 years of history there and those who go can shop, eat and explore the more than 180 historical exhibits and service structures. Kids will enjoy the carousel and other small rides.

Fort Calgary (750 - 9 Avenue SE)

Founded where the Elbow and Bow Rivers join, Fort Calgary was built in 1875 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This fort became the foundation for what is now modern day Calgary. The site is set on 40

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Calgary Stampede concerts 2014

Every year the Calgary Stampede delivers a stellar lineup of  big-name artists and this year's list of Stampede concerts is certainly no exception. Shania Twain will be at the 'Dome on July 9 and 10, making her only Canadian live concert appearances this year. Other great concerts include the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire and Canadian rockers Monster Truck, who will be on the Coca Cola stage July 8.

Scotiabank Saddledome Concerts

July 9 & 10 - Shania Twain

July 11 - Paul Brandt

July 12 - Keith Urban

July 13 - Reba McEntire

Nashville North Concerts

July 4 - BlackJack Billy

July 5 - Deric Ruttan

July 6 - Gord Bamford

July 7 - Brett Kissel

July 8 - George Fox

July 8 - Charlie Major

July 9 - The Road Hammers

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Best bars and clubs during calgary stampede

The Calgary Stampede officially gets underway this year on July 4, and when it does, the city goes from hard-working oil and gas town to boot-stomping party central - big time! If you're looking for a fun place to have a few drinks and get into the Stampede spirit, here is our list of the best Stampede Bars in Calgary (in no particular order).

Ranchmans (9615 Macleod Trail SW)

Easily recognized as Calgary's most iconic country bar, Ranchmans definitely kicks it up a few notches during the Stampede. They open up a massive party tent with two patios and the drinks flow. This bar is a favourite with rodeo participants and the chuckwagon crews. Ranchmans has live music every night for the 10 days of Stampede.

Cowboys (421 12 Ave SE)

Cowboys - "The

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2014 Calgary Stampede Breakfasts, Caravan Committee

The Calgary Stampede caravan committee is a group of behind-the-scenes enthusiastic volunteers who put on many of the Calgary Stampede Breakfasts the city is so well known for. Stampede Breakfasts have been a major part of the Stampede celebrations for the past 85 years. So with this year's Stampede running July 4-13, 2014, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at where and when people can get their free pancake breakfasts. In addition to the food, there is always good entertainment at the Caravan breakfasts as well. And they are on come rain or shine. Unless noted, all breakfasts are open from 9 am - 11 am.

July 3: CBC Building (1745 Westmount Blvd. N.W.), 7-9 am.

July 4: Allstream (303-9 Ave. S.E.), 8-10:30 am, first 2,000 people.

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Better to be underrated than overrated, right? Well it looks like Calgary's doing alright after CNN International named the Stampede City one of its 10 most underrated cities in the world.

Calgary real estate

CNN has got Calgary nestled in there alongside world-class cities like Queens, NY., Bergen, Norway, and Lisbon, Portugal. We can't help but agree with the good folks at CNN: Calgary, with its western heritage, is definitely an underrated city.

Where else in the world does a city host a 10-day party complete with 10-gallon cowboy hats, rodeos, chuckwagons and plenty of cold beer to wash it all down? And don't forget the pancake breakfasts! Yes, the Calgary Stampede is one reason the Stampede City is on CNN's list.

Calgary is the gateway to the Rockies and some of

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