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  • Never a dull moment in Calgary

    Bringing your event to Stampede City? Let Calgary handle the entertainment. With hundreds of annual festivals and celebrations across the city, there’s always a slice of Calgarian culture for guests to discover whenever (and wherever) your plans take them. For a little flavour, plan around the Taste of Calgary festival in August for a four-day celebration of food, drink and live entertainment at Eau Claire’s Festival Plaza; or stop by in March for 10 days of culinary treats during The…

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  • Celebrate Ontario 2017 now accepting applications

    Province investing in festivals and events to boost tourism and create jobs Ontario is encouraging festival and event organizers across the province to apply for Celebrate Ontario 2017 funding. Celebrate Ontario is a grant program that makes it easier for festival and event organizers to offer new and improved experiences that attract more tourists and increase visitor spending. Last year, the program supported 200 festivals and events across the province, boosting local economies. For 2017, organizers of existing large festivals…

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  • Eight reasons summer events are better in Calgary

    Calgary is an all-season destination, but the city truly comes alive in the summer. With its outstanding music and arts scene, a plethora of food and cultural festivals and one of the world’s largest and most celebrated rodeos, it’s impossible not to find fun (and even some leisure!) in Alberta’s most-visited city. Planning a corporate event this summer? Here are eight reasons to choose Calgary: 1.  The Calgary Stampede: Calgary’s most famous attraction is by far the Calgary Stampede. This…

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  • Understanding the risks and perceptions of mass gatherings

    Over the past eight months I had the privilege, along with two of my post-graduate students (Jane Chevrier and Shawn Shapiro), the two colleagues listed to your right and two of Ginette Soulieres’ students (Rachel Thombs and Greg Watkinson), of working on a research project to determine:a) How the public perceives the risks of mass gatherings in Torontob) How those that work in the professions that produce the mass gatherings perceive the risks.

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