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What Happened This Week

What Happened This Week A Frozen-inspired WestJet plane, coupons instead of candy and a new cultural landmark. By Karin Olafson   October 23, 2015   WestJet has a new plane It’s inspired by the hit Disney movie Frozen and it was unveiled in Calgary on Wednesday. This happened in Calgary…

What Happened This Week

A Frozen-inspired WestJet plane, coupons instead of candy and a new cultural landmark.

 

 

WestJet has a new plane

It’s inspired by the hit Disney movie Frozen and it was unveiled in Calgary on Wednesday.


This happened in Calgary last weekend


The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will call Calgary home

It became official this week. The National Music Centre partnered with the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and it’s going to set up permanently in NMC. Once the new NMC opens next year, the spot will celebrate inductees such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot and Robert Charlebois.

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will join the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection of the fifth level of Studio Bell.

A museum exhibition showcasing Alberta women during the Second World War opened

Lougheed House opened its new exhibition, Proudly They Served: Canadian Women’s Army Corps in WWII, on Wednesday, October 21. With Remembrance Day just around the corner, this exhibition is a timely showcase of the important role Alberta women played in serving Canada during the Second World War.

Until January 2016, Calgarians can get a good idea of the jobs Alberta women performed during the war and what Lougheed House was like from 1941 to 1946 when it served as a barracks.

You can give kids free swims instead of Snickers this Halloween

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about the sugary treats. Time is running out to purchase City of Calgary Halloween booklets that can be given to trick-or-treaters in lieu of candy. Each booklet includes a swim coupon for a leisure centre and nine coupons that give kids free admission to any City aquatic or fitness centre.

Elbow River pedestrian bridges are officially complete

The three pedestrian bridges along the Elbow River that were damaged during the 2013 flood were officially completed this week, ahead of schedule. The finishing touches included landscaping and panelling. It’s expected that the bridges will last at least 100 years.

There’s a new cultural landmark on Nose Hill

The next time you’re walking in Nose Hill Park be sure to see the recently added cultural landmark. There’s a Siksikaitsitapi medicine wheel constructed out of rocks. It’s circular and represents four member tribes, being Siksika, Blood, Northern and Southern Peigan.

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