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On the Cover: Airdrie’s Canada Day celebrations include an awesome fireworks display at East Lake Park. Smaller photos showcase (l to r) Iron Horse Park, Airdrie Festival of Lights, Airdrie Summer Classic Charity Car Show & Shine, Airdrie Farmers Market and The Woods Restaurant & Patio.


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AIRDRIE BEER, WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

May - December

ART IN THE LIBRARY

Airdrie Public Library Throughout the year, Airdrie Public Library (APL) plays host to local, regional and travelling art, with six exhibitions a year of approximately 70 pieces each. The APL exhibit schedule includes: May - June: Caricatures by Kelly Gannon; July - August: ASA Travelling Exhibition and TREX/Katherine Funk; September - October: Self-Taught by Bob Harriman and BerylAnne Hodgins, calligraphy; November - December: All About Art by Anita Singh and Adila Saeed. airdriepubliclibrary.ca

Town and Country Centre Featuring more than 150 different sample-size offerings from local and international liquor reps, plus tasty treats from local food vendors. Enjoy live acoustic musicians and a silent auction in support of Carter’s Quest for a Cure. 5 to 9 p.m. Ages 18+. airdrieevents.ca

June - September

2014 AIRDIRONDACK ART PROJECT

Tour around Airdrie and you will discover 12 original works of art that just happen to be Adirondack chairs (or, as the Creative Airdrie Society calls them, AIRdirondacks). The chairs are auctioned off at a formal gala Sept. 20 in support of the arts, where guests enjoy gourmet foods, live music and more. creativeairdrie.ca

June 4 - Oct. 8

AIRDRIE FARMERS MARKET

Jensen Park Open every Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Explore the market and enjoy local goods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, original quilts, handcrafted art, natural soaps and lotions, and much more. Relax in the beautiful, redesigned Jensen Park setting. airdriefarmersmarket.com

June 5 - Sept. 18

CROSSFIELD FARMERS MARKET

Pete Knight Memorial Arena (Crossfield) Open Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m., this indoor market features a variety of vendors who make, bake or grow their own product; multiple vendors with hot food and ready-to-cook items; and more (e.g. out-of-province produce). New this year, enjoy weekly entertainment vendors and demos including local artists/musicians, interactive vendors and more. Check Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for details.

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June 21

8TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS ARTS FESTIVAL Nose Creek Park This celebration of local talent in visual and performing arts brings the community together, enhances awareness of local hunger issues and raises funds for Airdrie Food Bank. emptybowlsairdrie.com

June 27 - July 1

ANNUAL AIRDRIE PRO RODEO

Airdrie Rodeo Grounds With exciting highlights such as bareback and saddlebronc riding, steer wrestling, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding, the Airdrie Pro Rodeo always draws a great crowd. Only a short drive away, the Airdrie Rodeo Ranch is located west of Airdrie on Highway 567. On June 27-30 the junior rodeo will start at 6 p.m., the grand entry at 6:45 p.m. and pro rodeo at 7 p.m. On July 1, the junior rodeo starts at 2 p.m., the grand entry at 2:45 p.m. and pro rodeo at 3 p.m. Live entertainment will start each night after the last bull has been ridden. airdrieprorodeo.net


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CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Airdrie offers a variety of ways to celebrate the country’s birthday in style. Begin your day with the Canada Day Parade starting at 10 a.m. Enjoy the Airdrie Pro Rodeo, with events in full swing into the night. Enjoy lunch at many of the local restaurants or stop by the Airdrie Public Library Canada Day barbecue. As the day draws to a close, be sure to gather with the rest of Airdrie at East Lake Park for a family dance party starting at 9:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at approximately 10:45 p.m. (behind Genesis Place). airdrie.ca

July 9

LUNCH ON THE LAWN

City Hall An outdoor lunch-hour concert featuring local musicians, presented by SLAM in Airdrie. 12 noon to 1 p.m. slaminairdrie.com

July 11

SUMMER READING CLUB

Airdrie Public Library Author visit: Jacqueline Guest. 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. airdriepubliclibrary.ca

July 23

LUNCH ON THE LAWN

City Hall An outdoor lunch-hour concert featuring local musicians, presented by SLAM in Airdrie. 12 noon to 1 p.m. slaminairdrie.com

July 24-27

ALBERTA SUMMER GAMES

Airdrie welcomes more than 3,200 athletes, coaches and officials along with parents and volunteers. More than just a multi-sport competition involving athletes ages 11-17, celebrations include concerts, exhibitions, and arts and cultural events. 2014airdriegames.ca

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July 26

AIRDRIE AG SOCIETY RANCH HAND COMPETITION

Airdrie Rodeo Grounds See firsthand the cattle-handling skills used by local area ranchers and farmers. Events include simulated branding; team sorting; team penning; simulated doctoring; trailer loading of cattle; and for the kids, a calf scramble. Food and beverages available for purchase. The rodeo grounds are 6.5 kilometres west of Airdrie on Hwy 567. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. airdrieagsociety.com

July 30

FOOD TRUCK FRENZY 3.0

Plainsmen Arena Many different trucks with unique dishes and soul-comforting cuisine, presented by Airdrie Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Note: farmers market will be open regular hours, 3:30 to 7 p.m.) airdriefarmersmarket.com

Aug. 6

LUNCH ON THE LAWN

City Hall An outdoor lunch-hour concert featuring local musicians, presented by SLAM in Airdrie. 12 noon to 1 p.m. slaminairdrie.com

Aug. 8-10

45TH ANNUAL SHOW AND REUNION

Pioneer Acres (Irricana) The museum’s main event of the year will feature virtually every piece of equipment running. Many outside exhibitors also bring displays, equipment, crafts and much more. The 2014 feature is John Deere equipment. pioneeracres.ab.ca


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AIRDRIE SUMMER CLASSIC CHARITY CAR SHOW & SHINE

Nose Creek Park Note: rain-out date in case of bad weather is Aug. 23. Presented by the Time Traveller’s Car Club of Airdrie, this is a family event with a little bit for everyone. Enjoy live retro band Ronnie and the Fixations plus lots of great food vendors and the-ever popular 50/50 draws. Awards this year include best paint, best engineered, People’s Choice and the Mayor’s Choice. All proceeds donated to local charities. Spectators are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the food bank; each donation gets a ballot to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Entry fee for show vehicles is $10. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 12 noon; show runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 403-912-0007; timetravellers@hotmail.ca

Aug. 20

LUNCH ON THE LAWN

City Hall An outdoor lunch-hour concert featuring local musicians, presented by SLAM in Airdrie. 12 noon to 1 p.m. slaminairdrie.com

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Aug. 22-23

Airdrie Rodeo Grounds The only police rodeo in Canada, this amateur competition features contestants from all over the police community throughout Canada and the United States. Bring the family and enjoy watching a full slate of rodeo events. Free on-site camping and children’s carnival. Adults will enjoy the evening barn dance with live country music entertainment. Rodeo action kicks off at 1 p.m. Tickets available at gate on rodeo day. calgarypolicerodeo.com

Airdrie Rodeo Grounds This community fundraiser is hosted by the Airdrie Oilmen’s Association, featuring a bike rally at 1 p.m. on Friday, and concerts and pro bull riding both days. Cost is $50, plus a non-perishable food item, for full weekend. Free self-contained camping on site. aoaalberta.com

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Aug. 16-17

ANNUAL FALL FAIR

Plainsmen Arena (new location) The Airdrie and District Agricultural Society is pleased to host this celebration of the best Airdrie has to offer, with a variety of classes that span all ages. Categories include vegetable growing, children’s crafts, baking, fine art and photographs, and much more. Don’t miss this year’s scarecrow-decorating contest Sunday from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. airdrieagsociety.com

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4TH ANNUAL BIKES & BULLS CHARITY EVENT

Aug. 23

ZOMBIE CUP

All ages can enjoy ‘living out’ their ‘living-dead’ dreams at this fun annual charity football game presented by Artsy Fartsy in support of Airdrie Food Bank. In addition to zombies playing football, enjoy a DJ, food, raffle, silent auction, 50/50 draw, half-time performance by the Nose Creek Players and an afterparty. Spectators are encouraged to come in zombie costume! airdriezombiecup.weebly.com


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Sept. 6-7

Plainsmen Arena Many different trucks with unique dishes and soul-comforting cuisine, presented by Airdrie Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Note: farmers market will be open regular hours, 3:30 to 7 p.m.) airdriefarmersmarket.com

Pioneer Acres (Irricana) An event that highlights several stationary and portable steam engines as well as a 65 HP Case steam tractor. Visitors can also enjoy an impressive collection of internal combustion engines. Early settlers used these stationary engines to pump water, lift grain in elevators, operate blacksmith and woodworking shops, produce electricity and more. pioneeracres.ab.ca

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Sept. 6

AIRDRIE FEST 2014

Main Street Square An outdoor market-style festival that combines community group registrations with local artisans, delicious food and an afternoon of free family friendly activities. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. airdrie.ca

STEAM AND STATIONARY ENGINES

Sept. 12-14

AIRDRIE FAMILY FALL FAIR

Nose Creek Park A fun-for-all-ages event featuring a carnival, food festival, family friendly trade show, entertainment, laser tag and more. airdrieevents.ca

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Sept. 12-14

ARTS MARKET

Bert Church Theatre ARTember, Airdrie’s citywide celebration of the arts and culture, is launched at the newly renovated theatre. Enjoy the lively arts market hosted by the Airdrie Regional Arts Society in the lobby area and live entertainment on stage. Saturday night features the SLAM in Airdrie Songwriting Competition final performance showcase. artember.ca

Sept. 12-28 ARTEMBER

Airdrie’s arts and culture celebration features special events, festivals, workshops and the popular Taste of Airdrie restaurant promotion. The full calendar of activities is released online in early August. artember.ca

Sept. 15-27

ARTEMBER EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY

Airdrie Public Library Sept. 12 - ARTember Kickoff; Sept. 13 - Author & Artist: Maureen Enns; Sept. 15 - Movies That Matter (at City Hall); Sept. 17 - Writers Club: Spoken Word; Sept. 18 - Writers Guild workshop with Ellen Kelly; Sept. 20 - Junior Artists: Bob Harriman; Sept. 21 - Sunday Cinema; Sept. 24 - Writers Club: Journaling workshop with Sharon Christie; Sept. 27 - Culture at the Creek: Stories in the Big Tent (at Nose Creek Park). Some details subject to change; please check current schedule online. airdriepubliclibrary.ca

Sept. 20

5TH ANNUAL AIRDIRONDACK ART PROJECT AUCTION AND GALA

McArthurs Fine Furniture This black-tie event presented by Ravenswood is the highlight of ARTember and the annual fundraiser for the Creative Airdrie Society. Featuring the live auction of 12 original works of art on handcrafted Adirondack chairs. Entertainment, wine, craft beers, gourmet food and more. Tickets online. 2014airdirondackgala.eventbrite.ca

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Sept. 26-28

CULTURE AT THE CREEK

Nose Creek Park Airdrie’s celebration of Alberta Culture Days, providing free activities for all ages. Music, food, arts, cultural performances and much more. artember.ca

Sept. 27

FOOD TRUCK FRENZY 5.0

Nose Creek Park Airdrie Farmers Market moves the food truck flavours to Nose Creek Park in celebration of ARTember’s Culture at the Creek. Many different trucks with unique dishes and soul-comforting cuisine. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. airdriefarmersmarket.com

Sept. 27

ART OF THE HARVEST

Airdrie Ag Park The Airdrie and District Agricultural Society is proud to host this event for the third year. Horse teams and vintage equipment will be used to harvest the grain planted in the spring. This informational demo and event will have something for the very small to the very tall, and for the city dweller to those with rural roots. Located three kilometres west of Airdrie on Big Hill Springs Road. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. airdrieagsociety.com

October

AIRSCARES HAUNTED ATTRACTION

Are you afraid of the dark? The doors of this haunted attraction will open in October 2014 offering new chills and total terror! This year’s theme is ‘Nowhere to Hide.’ Guests will be guided through hidden mazes and bone-chilling experiences that will leave even the veteran haunt-stalker terrified. NOTE: no one under the age of eight will be permitted. Children age 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All proceeds will directly support the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie. Exact location, dates, times and ticket prices available online. airscares.com


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Nov. 7-8

A family friendly, all-ages Halloween experience that includes a walk through the fun house, with games and activities. NOTE: This is a completely separate experience from the AIRscares Haunted House. There will be no access to the main attraction during the Family Friendly event. All proceeds will directly support the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie. Exact location, dates, times and ticket prices online. airscares.com

Town and Country Centre Airdrie Farmers Market hosts this fun show featuring regular market vendors as well as baked goods and holiday-themed crafts and gifts. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. airdriefarmersmarket.com

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AIRDRIE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Oct. 23

AUTHOR VISIT

Airdrie Public Library Adult Author Series: Janice MacDonald. 7 to 8:15 p.m. airdriepubliclibrary.ca

Dec. 1-31

AIRDRIE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Nose Creek Park One of Canada’s largest outdoor light displays, the Airdrie Festival of Lights has dazzled 50,000 visitors a year for the past 19 years. Come out for a winter’s walk (or take the miniature trains!), grab a cup of hot chocolate, warm yourself by the fire and enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun and holiday cheer. 6 to 9 p.m. every night in December, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission by cash donation; parking is free. airdriefestivaloflights.com

Nov. 2

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Crossfield Community Centre Hosted by Crossfield Farmers Market, this show features seasonal vendors and product as well as regulars from the summer season. Watch for Santa (plus a photographer) on site! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for details.

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Dec. 6

CARTER’S QUEST BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Town and Country Centre Enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa. Be greeted by some amazing little helpers, have a professional photo taken with Santa, enjoy a great buffet, get your face painted, shop in the Secret Kids shopping section, enjoy the candy buffet, do arts and crafts and much more. Tickets are $25 each. 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. cartersquest.com


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ALL ABOARD! Iron Horse Park is open to the public, Sundays, from Victoria Day long weekend to Thanksgiving. TThe park is operated by the Alberta Model Engineering Society, a volunteer organization whose members want to share their hobby and the awesomeness of trains with children of all ages. Birthdays and special events can also be booked at the park. Stop by for a picnic, a train journey, or a walk around the grounds. For $3 per person you can enjoy a journey on the miniature railway.

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Dec. 6

CARTER’S QUEST BIDS FOR BRUISERS AUCTION

Town and Country Centre Help raise awareness and money during this night filled with dancing, laughter and fun. Cocktails at 7 p.m., buffet-style dinner to follow. Cash bar, 50/50, raffles and many more surprises. Ticket information online. cartersquest.com

Dec. 6

SANTA CLAUS PARADE

Main Street Watch Santa and numerous floats roll down Main Street and light up downtown. A fun, festive way to get ready for the holidays. airdrie.ca

Dec. 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS

East Lake Park Approximate start time is 6:30 p.m. Show is about 15 minutes long. airdrie.ca

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ART IN THE LIBRARY

Airdrie Public Library Events include: January - February: Through the Looking Glass photography by Cindy Pierce; March - April: High School Mosaic by Bert Church, George McDougall and St. Martin de Porres high school students; May - June: Art in the Prairies by Gwen Lemay, Glen Collin and Brenda Campbell. airdriepubliclibrary.ca

Jan. 27

FAMILY LITERACY DAY

Airdrie Public Library airdriepubliclibrary.ca

February - March

FREEDOM TO READ WEEK

Free a reader, free a book! airdriepubliclibrary.ca

March 3

HIGH SCHOOL ART GALA

Airdrie Public Library airdriepubliclibrary.ca

Shop online!

The ARTS Gallery is an online showcase of regional Artists, Photographers & Artisans. New members welcome!

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April 25

OLD TYME SPRING SEEDING DEMO

Airdrie Ag Park The Airdrie and District Agricultural Society is pleased to host a special seeding demonstration where visitors will see horses and antique tractors and equipment used. The field will be prepared with the turning of soil in the morning in preparation for seeding in the afternoon. An informative and exciting event for all ages. Located three kilometres west of Airdrie on Big Hill Springs Road. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. airdrieagsociety.com

April 25-26

AIRDRIE HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW

Genesis Place Enjoy a variety of home and lifestyle solutions plus entertainment and the ARTS Show & Sale. airdriehomeshow.ca


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Located on the east side of Airdrie right next to Genesis Place and East Lake Park, The Bert Church Live Theatre is a fully equipped, live performing arts facility that presents an outstanding lineup of professional acts each season. The 377-seat facility provides audiences with a unique opportunity to experience worldrenowned performers in a local setting. With professional-grade sound and lighting systems, the theatre features an up-close-and-personal experience. Parking is free for all guests, and the facility is completely wheelchair accessible. NOTE: Shows may be subject to change. Be sure to visit thebertchurchtheatre.com for full details, and a complete list of shows.

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CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. DE TEMPS ANTANS     Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. BLACK UMFOLOSI     Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

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What a better way to showcase public art than with a piece of art! This painting by local street artist Zach Abbott is your guide to some great public art pieces and venues in Airdrie. Collaboration Project 1 The Drop by the Chinook Winds fire hall’s main foyer between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and enjoy the work of abstract artist Koos de Jongh. Organized into three distinct panels, the installation of paintings takes advantage of the hall’s unique open design. 2525 Chinook Winds Dr. SW

Street Art Gallery 2 Miller Located at the entrance to Nose Creek Park on Main Street, this is one of the few free spaces for aerosol art in the province and gives artists the opportunity to share their talents. Artists come from far and wide year round so the artwork is always changing. Watch for a free workshop Sept. 27-28 during ARTember, Airdrie’s citywide celebration of arts and culture. Nose Creek Park, Main St. N

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Totems 3 Gwacheon Six handcrafted totem poles stand in Gwacheon Park

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(part of Nose Creek Park), donated by Airdrie’s sister city, Gwacheon, South Korea. The totem poles were received as a gift to commemorate 10 years of sistercity relations and friendship between Gwacheon and Airdrie. Gwacheon artisan Kim Ji-Moung crafted the totems. Nose Creek Park, Main St. N

Horse Park Mural 4 Iron At the clubhouse inside the park, an impressive mural by artists from the Airdrie Regional Arts Society is underway. Currently visitors can see a dramatic full-wall-length painting of a steam engine powering its way across a wooden trestle over a deep mountain gorge. When complete the mural will span all four walls. You can see the work in progress during regular visitor hours. For more information, visit ironhorsepark.net Railway Gate SW

Park Sculpture 5 McGillivray The developers of the Creekside Crossing shopping area installed a twisted stainless steel sculpture by metal artist Dan Hlus as part of the park space which is dedicated to fur trader Duncan McGillivray, who actually travelled just northwest of presentday Airdrie. Corner of Eighth St. and First Ave. NW

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Mural Hall 6 Miller 11 City What was once just an old metal storage facility has since The Centennial Sphere sculpture outside City Hall on Main become art. The owners of the property, Miller Trucking, hired area artists Zach Abbott and Graham Masters to make the transformation. The colourful piece is becoming a popular backdrop for wedding photos and is worth exploring up close. See how the artists worked with corrugated metal to create ‘waves of art’ for all to enjoy. First Ave. between First St. and Edwards Way NW

the Ancestors   7 Honouring The traffic utility box was turned into a work of art in September 2012 by local artist Veronica Funk as part of the Awesome Airdrie initiative. The design was selected by businesses near the intersection and the finished art piece has enhanced the streetscape tremendously. There are plans to turn more utility boxes into public art displays in the future. Corner of Main St. and First Ave. NW

and Sagewood Sculptures 8 Reunion Two of Airdrie’s northwest neighbourhoods boast sculptures for all to enjoy. Both are by Cochrane bronze sculptors Don and Shirley Begg. The Reunion statue honours the Bowen family, which originally farmed the land. The image of the little girl and the picnic basket reflects the Bowens’ family values, and recalls the fact that they were often seen enjoying picnics together in the early 1900s. Reunion Blvd. and Reunion Gateway NW The Sagewood statue’s theme was chosen because of Airdrie residents’ love of soccer and the neighbourhood’s close proximity to the Monklands soccer fields. The statue of a young soccer player is based on a local boy named Gordie, and the Airdrie Soccer Association logo is immortalized on the statue. Sagewood Blvd. and Sagewood Dr. SW

Street Art Project 9 Main Discover the work of hundreds of Airdrie residents along a 300-foot mural on an empty lot. The Main Street Art Project combines the talents of more than 30 artists and 1,100 eager volunteers. Each panel of the mural contains a curving grey line which represents the pathways that connect Airdrie residents to each other. The Main Street Art Project is a temporary exhibit. It will remain at its current location until construction begins at the site. Centre Ave. and Main St.

Public Library 10 Airdrie Throughout the year, Airdrie Public Library (APL) plays host to local, regional and travelling art, with six exhibitions a year of approximately 70 pieces each. With more than 370 visitors coming through the library’s doors each day, the APL art gallery is an important cultural stop in the community. 111, 304 Main St. S

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Street was a community-driven art project created to celebrate Airdrie’s Centennial in 2009. The piece was created by Cochrane artist Honsun Chu. The main foyer and meeting rooms at City Hall also feature local art displays. 400 Main St. S

Utility Cubicle 12 FortisAlberta Art Wraps Talk about thinking outside the box! Airdrie hosts the only artist-designed wraps in the province. There are currently five wraps, with plans to turn five more cubicles into public art displays in 2014. To find them all, visit creativeairdrie.ca

AIRDIRONDACK ART 13 RAVENSWOOD PROJECT From June through September discover a dozen original works of art on Adirondack chairs displayed around the city. These one-of-a-kind masterpieces are auctioned off Sept. 20 at a gala fundraiser for Creative Airdrie.

Centre Murals 14 The The Boys & Girls Club Mural in Airdrie is home to an awesome series of three art pieces created by local artists Michelle Pickering, Zach Abbot and Jessica Bennett. The display is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 200 East Lake Cres. NE

Place 15 Genesis In the windows of Genesis Place, near the indoor soccer fields, discover the stained glass work Out of the Blue by Heinz and Patricia Demes. Whimsical in design, it features the contemporary treatment of images on vibrant, colourful modern glass, created with classic techniques and modern construction. While at Genesis Place, check out the metal tiles created in Phase One by Airdrie school children to establish a lasting legacy.  Be sure to stand back; the tiles represent a panoramic view of the landscape of Airdrie. 800 East Lake Blvd. NE

Church Theatre 16 Bert The process is underway to select and install a major public art piece at the theatre. The installation should be completed by January 2015. Note: the recently expanded lobby area is a work of art in itself – check out the mood lighting! 1010 East Lake Blvd. NE


Artist directory

Art for Discovery Airdrie is a haven for talented painters and photographers who will help you remember your visit with an art piece that’s uniquely yours. Let CODIO show you their exceptional customer service and exquisite photography. 403-980-5159 403-651-5159 (cell) 182 Windwood Grove SW info@codiophotography.com codiophotography.com ARTSY FARTSY Artsy Fartsy is run by Shawnee Hoffman out of her Airdrie home-based studio. Offering extreme face and body painting, special effects makeup, prenatal art, equine art, murals, classes and presenting the annual event Airdrie Zombie Cup. Art is truly a passion of Shawnee’s and she loves to paint or create anything she can. Hire Artsy Fartsy today for your next birthday party, Halloween costume, corporate event, fundraiser or any other event and see what Shawnee can create for you. 403-836-7397 artsyfartsysh@hotmail.com artsyfartsysh.com

CODIO PHOTOGRAPHY Codio Photography is an Airdrie-based husband-and-wife photography team that supports local community events, businesses and charities. Specializing in capturing memories from weddings as well as family photos, newborns and events, CODIO’s Charlene and Rafael are excited to follow their clients through life’s miracles and preserve them forever. CODIO can capture the moments of which you have always dreamed – whether in a studio, location of your choice, or in the comfort of your own home. People are their specialty, whether it is wedding, maternity, newborn, family, portrait or commercial photography.

KRISTY REIMER PHOTOGRAPHY After graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA in photography, Kristy Reimer started her professional photography career in Airdrie in 2004. Kristy is available for weddings, engagements, photo booths, corporate events, studio business portraits and commercial photography. 403-852-4392 info@kristyreimerphotography.com kristyreimer.com

MAKE BELIEVE FANTASY MURAL COMPANY Zachary Abbott, your friendly neighbourhood mural artist, is available to create works of art on your walls inside or out! His work is well known in Airdrie – the Miller Mural and the façade of Sully’s Boardsports are two examples. Contact Zachary for a quote. 403-837-3888 makebelieveftc@gmail.com dollarstorediamonds.com

SERGEI BELSKI PHOTOGRAPHY Sergei is an Airdrie-based wedding and lifestyle photographer who also travels worldwide for photo assignments. He specializes in documenting events and photographing people, family, couples, weddings and more. Sergei loves taking photographs and would like to think that it shows in his work. With his photojournalistic background he is able to capture real-life images that translate into lasting memories. 403-616-5164 photo@sergeibelski.com sergeibelski.com

SPINDRIFT PRODUCTIONS Solving photographic challenges for big business in Alberta, Spindrift Photography is experienced in every aspect of image creation. From advertising stills to video documentary, you can be confident that your business and brand are given the presentation they deserve. 403-710-9916 kurtis@spindriftphotography.com spindriftphotography.com

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where to shop

Treasure Hunting With small-town service, big-city style and great selection, Airdrie’s shopping scene has something for everyone. The city is home to many original, owner-operated specialty shops sure to delight. Airdrie Farmers Market Explore the market and enjoy the finest purveyors and producers of local goods and the freshly redesigned Jensen Park setting, with play areas for the children and shade for the whole family. In addition to plentiful fresh fruit and vegetables, the market offers unique finds such as original quilts, handcrafted art, natural soaps and lotions, and much more. In 2014, the market is open every Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m., June 4 through Thanksgiving. Special events include three Food Truck Frenzies (July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 27), where visitors can take part in the phenomenon that is food-truck culture. There will be many different trucks with unique dishes and soul-comforting cuisine. Airdrie Farmers Market also hosts the Airdrie Christmas Show (Nov. 7 and 8) at the Town and Country Centre, featuring regular market vendors as well as baked goods and holidaythemed crafts and gifts. MAP LOCATOR J10

Bunky & Marie’s Consignment Boutique Featuring on-trend new and gently used women’s clothing pieces, accessories, home decor and work by local artists, Bunky & Marie’s is a popular new addition to Airdrie’s shopping scene. With an eclectic selection that might include designer tops and jeans, wedge sneakers, rubber cowboy boots, repurposed furniture pieces, vintage images on canvas, reclaimed barn wood wall art and handmade jewelry at one time, you’re sure to find something unique by which to remember your visit. MAP LOCATOR G10

My BFF Closet A shop-till-you-drop fashion destination for all occasions, this consignment store features great ladies and men’s formal, casual and athletic wear as well as shoes, handbags and accessories. Check out the new Main Street location and plan to set aside at least an hour to browse through the racks – fabulous finds can include designer denim, Louis Vuitton handbags and scarves, BCBG clothing and shoes, UGG boots, Guess and Coach items and much more. MAP LOCATOR I10

The Butcher Shoppe Camping out, staying with friends or hitting the road? This award-winning full-service butcher shop dedicated to homemade products and natural ingredients will have your mouth

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watering with local beef, pork, lamb, veal, buffalo and elk; free-range poultry; and a wide assortment of seafood. From the smokehouse, enjoy items like ham, bacon, beef jerky, maple sticks, salmon and more than 40 varieties of sausage. The shop also offers an extensive line of sandwich meats. Most of the items are made in store with no fillers or msg, and are completely gluten- and lactose-free. Deli items made fresh every day include such items as homemade soups, fresh salads (with homemade dressings), subs, sandwiches and even desserts. MAP LOCATOR I12

Cheap Smokes Cigar aficionados need look no further than this one-stop shop featuring a large variety of Cuban, non-Cuban and flavoured cigars. All major cigarette brands – including many specialty cigarettes – are sold by the pack or carton and restocked daily. The shop carries pipe and smokeless tobacco as well as smoking accessories and gift items such as lighters, humidors and humidor accessories, cigarette-rolling machines, tar-filtering products and a wide selection of ashtrays. MAP LOCATOR I12

Cream Body and Bath With the aim of helping every woman feel beautiful, confident and comfortable, this retail boutique specializes in intimate apparel, lingerie and lounge wear. The store carries no less than 150 different styles of bra, ranging in size from A to L, as well as a selection of quality swim wear in bra and hard-to-fit sizes from A to H. Customers will appreciate the free professional bra fitting offered by the store’s well-trained staff. Shoppers will also find a beautiful selection of spa-quality handmade bath products made right on site. MAP LOCATOR I11

Giddy-Up Western Wear Discover an excellent selection of western fashion for the whole family, with brand names such as Wrangler, Cinch, Roper and more. Footwear includes the cowboy boot brands Roper, Canada West, Ariat, Boulet and more, plus moccasins and flip-flops. Focused on customer service and satisfaction, this familyowned and operated store also features western-themed home décor, toys, jewelry and other gift items, as well as western tack, ropes and feed. Find something you just have to have but can’t easily take with you? Giddy-Up will arrange to ship it to your home. Ask about no-charge special order services as well. MAP LOCATOR L9


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dining out

Corey’s Taco Tour....

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STORY BY COREY WINE | PHOTOS BY SERGEI BELSKI

have been looking for Mexican food in Calgary and Airdrie for more than 15 years. Mexican food is the BEST FOOD ON EARTH and after moving here from Anaheim, Calif., I did not understand why there appeared to be no such thing. I have heard people say that we’re just too far north, but I think that’s a cop-out. We have East Indian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Italian … pretty much every ethnicity except Mexican. Even Jeff Garcia, former quarterback for the Stamps, opened a Mexican restaurant in Calgary that lasted mere months. Over the last decade and a half, the popular Alberta vacation destinations seemed to be Cuba and Phoenix; that is until a couple of years ago, when I started hearing about more and more people taking their holidays in Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Cabo, Playa del Carmen and Mazatlán. Well, it is my belief that these ‘newly discovered’ destinations have spawned an outbreak of Mexican food cravings and Airdrionians are eager for more. Within the last year, we have seen the arrival of an onslaught of new and exciting Mexican food establishments.

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THANK YOU – Airdrie finally gets it! That is why when Eat Play Stay publisher Sherry Shaw-Froggatt asked me to check out the newest Mexican restaurant additions to our city, I was totally up for the task! My first visit was to Quesadas. Wow, what a treat! I have always kept a motto: When food and drink are so good, they make you cuss, it’s a good thing! Well, when I saw that Quesadas had an increíblemente enorme burrito, I knew I was in a happy place. I went with the Ancho Seasoned Pork Burrito, extra guacamole. (Avocados RULE!) Perfect combination of Ancho Seasoned Pork and rice cilantro – lime rice, black beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and salsa. My fellow gourmand went for the chili-lime shrimp burrito. “A shrimp in every bite … that’s a good thing!” was the blunt verdict! The staff was very friendly and country music hummed in the background. (After all, we are still in Alberta.) Rating: ★★★+ Next was Costa Vida. I went for the fish tacos. You can really sum up a place by how good its fish tacos are and they nailed it! I accompanied the tacos with rice and black beans and grabbed a side of guacamole. My invitee at Costa Vida was Sherry and


if you know Sherry, then you know that she went for the Mango Chicken Salad – she’s hooked! It’s what keeps her coming back and now, I will be reeled in again for more fish tacos. Rating:★★★+ Mucho Burrito was just that … mucho! I went for the Mucho Burrito and it was YUGE. (The cool way to say “huge” when something is HUGE!) I delved into the massive Carne Asada – rice, beans, guacamole, cilantro, jalapeno sauce, sour cream and green-pepper concoction – and it took me a half-hour to eat it. The ambience had a great Tex-Mex appeal. When I go back, I have to pick up some of the Hotter-Than-Hell Hot Sauce. (Again, cuss words with food are a good thing!) Rating: ★★★ Next on the agenda – Tacos Puerto Vallarta. Ay, chihuahua! We’re talking genuine Mexican cuisine, and it is exquisito! This is the closest taste of Mexico that you will find here. The restaurant is decked out in rugs and sombreros and there’s mariachi music playing in the background. I went for the Dos Tacos Carnitas (two pork tacos) and a Chorizo Quesadilla, accompanied by a Jarritos Mango Soda. It all tasted so authentic. I closed my eyes for a minute and it felt as if I was back in Cancun … except for the heavy winter jacket I was still wearing. Tacos Puerto Vallarta is still very new and I encourage all Mexican food appreciators out there to check it out. Rating: ★★★★ On to Original Joe’s. I’m a big fan of OJ’s and its diverse menu. I also love that you can pick from a choice of side orders. No more spending $2.50 for a side of gravy! I went there for the Long Beach Fish Tacos – blackened mahi mahi seared in a light chili-lime sauce, avocado, lettuce, roma tomato, green onion, cilantro (you can never, ever have too much cilantro) and the

house chipotle sauce, folded into lightly grilled flour tortillas. One syllable explains this dish: mmmmmmmmmm! Go get some today, but remember, it is an 18-and-over establishment. Rating: ★★★+ Last but not least on my radar was The Woods Restaurant at Woodside Golf Course for some Sockeye Salmon Fish Tacos! Three East Coast sockeye salmon and grilled soft flour tortillas with chipotle mayo, avocado mango relish, sweet-and-sour coleslaw, jalapeno jack cheese and a side of rice – need I say more? The pico de gallo had a nice spicy kick to it, just the way I like it. The Woods is open year round, so you don’t have to wait for the snow to melt to have a reason to go to Woodside Golf Course! Rating: ★★★★ All in all, Airdrionians are pretty fortunate to have more and more Mexican food establishments popping up every year. What I will be looking for is a greater variety of Mexican food specialties that I miss, such as enchiladas, flautas, tostadas, tamales, barbacoa, chile relleno, chimichangas, huevos rancheros, machaca and chorizo burritos and empanadas. The last place I have a review for is my kitchen! The REAL secrets of authentic Mexican food have already been mentioned: plenty of avocados, refried beans, mucho cheese, pico de gallo, Mexican rice and a good cup of chopped cilantro. Give them a try and you, too, can have a table full of friends and family cussing up a storm about your food. I can’t wait to brew up my Frikken Spicy Big Balls Albondigas (Mexican meatballs) soup! Rating: ★★★★★ ¡Hasta luego!

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Divine Dining

Foodie List The

EPS editor shares her top picks

Every year we make a list of our favourite bites (and sips). As Airdrie grows, we are blessed with more and more delicious flavours.

The Pickled Radish Hey, we love all the sushi and especially the spicy Korean bulgogi at Zenbu but we always have to get a side of pickled radish!

The Flaming Saganaki Nothing says OPA! like ouzo poured over cheese and lit on fire at Paros.

The Grilled Salsiccia The homemade sausage sautéed with peppers at Rosa Rossa (formerly Ilforno) is a great starter. Or do what we do and combine it with the Caprese Salad for an awesome mixed plate.

The Sangria and Tapas Rico’s has the coolest vibe in the city, with plates made for sharing. The No. 1 date-night choice.

The Paddle Rico’s

In a pub that serves more than 80 types of beer from around the world, how on earth do you choose just one? You don’t! At Pour Beer Market, you choose four, five-ounce servings instead!

The Salads A restaurant that specializes in salads? Yes! And at Chopped Leaf you can wash it all down with fresh fruit water.

The Rooibos Latte Because at Good Earth Coffeehouse, it comes with local art on the wall, live music on the weekends and deck chairs on the patio. Zenbu

Salted Caramel Gelato We are slowly working our way through all the flavours at Amato Gelato….

The Options Pick your protein, your flavours and your level of spicy goodness at Noodlebox.

The Pizza Sophie’s Pizza – finally, pizza for grown-ups.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes Okay, we admit it, ANY flavor of cupcake from Avenue Cakery and Bakeshoppe!

The Fish Pakora Think Indian fish and chips. Spicy mint chutney dip at Taj. Food nirvana.

Good Things… Taj

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Come to those who wait, and we are trying to wait patiently for Peppercorns to re-open in their new location in Bayside sometime this fall.


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Kids’ Stuff

Family fun is easy in Airdrie, thanks to these attractions

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Airdrie’s year-round hot spot for active families, Genesis Place has it all. This first-class recreation facility offers swimming, athletics and drop-in classes sure to appeal to every member of the family. Aquatic area highlights include a leisure pool with spray-toy features and a lazy river; tot pool; water slide; dive tank; and an aquatic climbing wall. From sports to dance to mystery and magic, Genesis Place offers great themed summer programs (part- or full-day weekly camps) sure to keep the kids entertained; an ideal solution for parents craving some lane swimming, gym time or fitness classes. Children from walking age up to six years can have fun at the indoor play structure. A family drop-in facility day pass costs less than $25 and admits two parents plus their live-in children under 18. Ask for a wristband and get same-day re-entry privileges in case a shopping (or nap) break beckons. From October through June, free public skating is also offered on site. For detailed schedules, availability, admission rates and a copy of the current program guide, visit airdrie.ca

In Airdrie for the country’s birthday? Join the festivities as Airdrionians and visitors come together to celebrates the area’s agricultural heritage and wonderful community spirit. The Canada Day Parade takes place on Main Street, with many local businesses and groups on hand to make the event memorable for kids of all ages. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and runs to approximately 12 noon. Be sure to arrive early to stake out your vantage point!

Culture at the Creek Every September, in celebration of Alberta Culture Days, visitors to Nose Creek Park discover a bustling festival with free activities for all ages, including live music and cultural shows, art displays, school performances, food vendors and much more! Tons of hands-on activities have both the young and not-so-young eager to tap into their inner artist, from cool and colourful sculpture-building with recycled materials, to an art pavilion where youngsters can try their hand at different art forms, to a street-art workshop. Culture at the Creek is a memorable way to wrap up ARTember, Airdrie’s exciting 17-day celebration of arts and culture. In 2014, Culture at the Creek takes place Sept. 26 to 28. For a full schedule closer to the date, visit artember.ca

AIRscares

Iron Horse Park From the big (yet miniature!) attraction for all ages – a scenic 1.6-kilometre interpretive journey aboard one of the park’s 1/8th scale locomotives – to the passionate volunteers that make it all happen, there is lots to love about Iron Horse Park. Little ones will enjoy exploring and climbing the new largerthan-life wooden train on site, and parents will appreciate its location within easy viewing distance from anywhere in the park. A snack bar, housed in a full-size CPR station replica, plus picnic tables and a relaxed setting make family outings here easy. The park is open Sundays, weather permitting, from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving, as well as for special events such as the 2014 Alberta Summer Games and ARTember. Park admission is free but each journey costs $3 cash per person. Ride packages are also available. Children under three ride free but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie hosts two great Halloweenthemed events in October, with ghoulish fun for both young and old souls. The ever-popular AIRscares Haunted Attraction offers up a chilling experience for anyone who dares brave its haunted hidden mazes and spinetingling surprises. The full experience is approximately 10 minutes. Located in the former RCMP station off Edmonton Trail, this event is intended for adults and older children only. No one under the age of eight is permitted, and children age eight to 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For families with younger children, AIRscares Family Friendly offers an all-ages experience that includes a walk through the fun house with games and activities. This is a completely separate experience from the AIRscares Haunted House, with no access to the main attraction, so parents can rest assured their little ones will still be able to sleep at night! Date, location and ticket price information for both events available closer to the season at airscares.com

Airdrie Festival of Lights Throughout the month of December, Nose Creek Park shines with one of Canada’s largest outdoor light displays. This is a great place for all to enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun and holiday cheer. Bring your loved ones, grab a hot chocolate, take a leisurely evening stroll, warm up by the fire and stay awhile. The display is open every night between 6 and 9 p.m., including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is by cash donation.

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Alberta Summer Games Come join us as we kick off the Airdrie 2014 Alberta Summer Games! Torch Relay The Torch Relay starts at 10 a.m., makes its way through Airdrie and ends with the lighting of the cauldron at Ed Eggerer Athletic Park during the Opening Ceremonies. Each participant runs 500 meters carrying a twokilogram torch.

Opening Ceremonies Pre-Ceremonies entertainment will start between 6:30 and 7 p.m., with the Opening Ceremonies beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Torch Relay and Opening Ceremonies are sponsored by ATCO Gas. For Torch Relay route details, Opening Ceremonies ticket prices and more, visit 2014airdriegames.ca

Special Games Entertainment

There will be 3,200 athletes converging on Airdrie July 24-27,

competing in 15 sports. This is a great opportunity for you to see future Olympic athletes in the making and cheer on youth from across the province. Venues are open to the public. Be sure to check for the most updated schedules and results at 2014airdriegames.ca.

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The Bert Church Live Theatre In the afternoons, an internationally recognized ‘Kids Fest’ act will entertain with a family friendly performance, followed by a sponsored post-show reception in the theatre lobby. In the evenings, Airdrie’s own Nose Creek Players will present two one-act plays: FOKE by BJ Ronnback is a musical comedy that’s right out of everyday Alberta. Two ‘gentlemen’ vie for the attention of a young lady – Wendy, the bar waitress. Say no more.... If It’s Not Too Much Trouble by Trevor Poelman was the winner of the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. A comedy about family, with all the quirks, messes and joys that are all too familiar. Both plays will tickle your funny bone – guaranteed! A sponsored reception in the theatre lobby will feature art work by area artists. Phone 403-948-8824 for more information or visit thebertchurchtheatre.com


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1. Athletics – Bert Church High School MAP LOCATOR M13

2. Baseball – Chinook Winds Park MAP LOCATOR W7

3. Basketball – George McDougall High School (J8), Bert Church High (M13), St. Martin de Porres (Z4), Muriel Clayton Middle (BB2) 4. Beach Volleyball – Chinook Winds Park MAP LOCATOR W7

5. BMX – Fletcher Park MAP LOCATOR H8

6. Canoe/Kayak – Nose Creek MAP LOCATOR AA1

7. Football – Bert Church High School MAP LOCATOR M13

8. Lacrosse – Ron Ebbesen Arena

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9. Mountain Bike – Transfer Site MAP LOCATOR B7

10. Rugby – George McDougall High MAP LOCATOR J8

11. Soccer – Monklands Park MAP LOCATOR D10

12. Softball – Chinook Winds Park MAP LOCATOR W7

13. Swimming – Genesis Place MAP LOCATOR M12

14. Team Handball – Genesis Place MAP LOCATOR M12

15. Triathlon – Genesis Place MAP LOCATOR M12

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advertorial

Airdrie Edge Gymnastics Club:

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Higher, faster and more fun!

earn from the certified experts at Airdrie Edge Gymnastics Club this summer! The club offers week-long summer camps in July and August for all ages, in addition to different recreational core programs throughout the year. Enjoy gymnastics every day of the week!

Expert Instruction, Safety First Airdrie Edge Gym Club’s successful Women’s Artistic and Trampoline and Tumbling competitive programs have seen athletes compete at provincial, national and international levels, with several members representing Canada on both the senior and youth team at World Championships, World Cups and World Age Group Championships since 2001. The club teaches basic and beginner movements along with safety skills that help with co-ordination, balance, strength, agility and flexibility. Intermediate and advanced gymnasts build on the abilities they already have to master complex and powerful skills. Airdrie Edge gymnasts progress safely and quickly by learning correct techniques, good judgment and sound practice habits.  The club is equipped with the latest equipment and safety matting, accommodating early-learner gymnasts as well as world-class athletes.

Summer Fun The club offers weekly programs for children in all age groups, as well as skill-specific summer classes.

Evening Drop-In Aimed at ages 15 to adult, this program is offered throughout the summer for those trying gymnastics for the first time, branching out from another sport or building skills for fun and fitness.

Acrobatics Gymnasts ages 10 and up can join Aerial Arts or Parkour Ninjas to practice acrobatics in the air on one of the club’s many sprung surfaces, or while running up the wall.

Jumpgym This intermediate to advanced camp for students ages 10 and up adds partner skills and group routines to the gymnastics mix.

Megagym Aimed at ages six to 12, Megagym breaks down the barriers between gymnastics sports. Children attend from Monday to Friday for 4.5 hours each day to practice gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, acrobatics and the freerunning skills of Parkour. The program focuses on fun as well as skill development, both new and existing. Young gymnasts progress quickly in Megagym. Children who attend this session after one of the regular sessions can often master skills with which they had trouble previously.

Minigym Children ages two to five are invited to work on the same apparatus as the bigger kids, but with adaptations for age, size and interests. Minigym classes are one hour, Monday to Friday. A parent joins each child under the age of four, making the experience as personal and interesting as possible. 

TAKE THE LEAP! Join the Airdrie Edge Gym Club this summer! Registration begins May 1 and continues all summer, space permitting. 403-948-7769 info@airdrieedge.com airdrieedge.com Airdrie Edge Gymnastics Club on Facebook

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r e c r e at i o n

Play Time Boasting first-class athletic facilities, 62 playgrounds, a 94-kilometre maintained pathway and 560 groomed parkland acres, Airdrie makes it easy to unwind or get energized during your stay. Genesis Place Airdrie’s recreation centre for swimming, athletics and drop-in classes is located at 800 East Lake Blvd. NE. Genesis Place is a complete destination for all ages, offering an aquatic area that includes features such as a dive tank, leisure pool, lazy river, tot pool and six-lane competitive pool. In addition to dance and fitness studios, athletic facilities include two NHL-size arenas, twin indoor field houses (for soccer, lacrosse, basketball and more), a 200-metre indoor running track and double, full-sized gymnasiums. Child care, food services and a play structure are located on site.

Airdrie Edge Gymnastics (at Genesis Place) Watch world-class gymnastics competitions right here in Airdrie. The city is home to nationally and internationally ranked gymnasts in tumbling and trampoline. Major events are hosted each spring. With more than 1,000 members, the Airdrie Edge Gymnastics Club continues to grow and enjoy success. For a complete schedule, visit airdrieedge.com

Chinook Winds Park Located on Chinook Winds Drive, south of Yankee Valley Boulevard, Chinook Winds Park offers a variety of activities for kids of all ages. In addition to pathways, features include an imaginative playground, a skate park, a spray park, ball diamonds, a multi-use court, a concession and, in winter, a boarded ice rink.

East Lake Athletic Park The focal point of sports and recreation in Airdrie is a massive park space located directly behind Genesis Place. East Lake Park is home to an eight-lane, state-of-the-art rubberized running track, a multi-use playing field, track and field, long jump and triple jump pits, a grandstand, as well as pathways that wind around a large water feature.

Fletcher Park Those with a need for speed and a love of BMX need look no further than Fletcher Park, located just a few blocks off Main Street. Host to the BMX Nationals in 2010, Fletcher Park is a top location for BMX riding on the hard dirt track, whether beginner or expert.

Ice Rinks Airdrie offers three indoor ice surfaces: Genesis Place Twin Arena; Plainsmen Arena; and the Ron Ebbesen Arena, home to the Airdrie Thunder, the city’s Junior B hockey team. Free public  skating is offered at all three arenas. The City also maintains  a total of five boarded outdoor rinks, three snowbank rinks  and  three natural ice surfaces. Open ice times and outdoor seasonal rink information is available at airdrie.ca

Nose Creek Park Named for the creek that lazily runs through it, Nose Creek Park offers 40 acres of stunning natural area in the heart of the downtown core. Located off Main Street, with ample parking available, this family oriented park boasts playgrounds, fire pits, winding paved pathways, beautiful scenery, a fenced offleash dog park, an amphitheatre and a concession area. Nose Creek Pond, found in the middle of the park, stocks trout twice over the summer months, offering recreational fishing (license required for ages 16 and up).

Tennis The City of Airdrie offers eight tennis courts for public use: East Lake Park (four courts); Summerhill (two courts); and the Trischool site (two courts). Those at East Lake Park are the best non-club courts in Alberta, offering the plexipave surface used at both the Australian Open and U.S. Open Grand Slam tournaments. (Park at Genesis Place or in the parking lot just off East Lake Road near the Scouts Hall.)

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Golf Courses

Beaver Dam Golf Course & RV Resort

Enviable Greens Beaver Dam Golf Course & RV Resort

Cochrane Golf Club

About a 25-minute drive from Airdrie is Beaver Dam Golf Course, located to the northwest in the hamlet of Madden. Beaver Dam Golf Course is one of the Calgary area’s premier links-style destinations. This exciting 18-hole layout nestled smartly in the coulee landscape boasts a fun, relaxed atmosphere and a golfing experience second to none. With a creek carving its way in and around 13 of 18 holes, Beaver Dam offers a true test for golfers of all abilities. Playing over 6,000 yards from the back tees, this hidden jewel is sure to pique the interest of the golf enthusiast. Located around the course are 55 fully-serviced RV sites (with a total of 140 planned) available for lease by the season or currently also by the weekday/weekend. Golf packages are available. (Madden) 403-946-5200 18 holes, range, deli beaverdamgolf.ca

Designed with both challenging par 5 and friendly par 3 holes, Cochrane Golf Club is a full-service nine-hole semiprivate regulation course nestled in the community of Riverview Greens in the town of Cochrane, about a 30-minute drive southwest of Airdrie. This is a fun course with friendly staff, located in a beautiful setting just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Bow River. 240 Riverview Drive (Cochrane) 403-932-5103 9 holes, practice green/hitting net, pub and dining (Killarney’s) cochranegolfclub.com

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Collicutt Siding Golf Club Offering golfers of all ages and abilities an enjoyable experience in a relaxed atmosphere, Collicutt is located about 15 minutes north of Airdrie in the town of Crossfield. With two very differ-


Visitors to Airdrie can enjoy a number of interesting, scenic golf courses within easy driving distance. Whether you’re yearning for a day of challenge or a more leisurely game, you’re sure to find it at one of the great courses listed here. ent nine-hole layouts, the course offers a straightforward front nine followed by a challenging links-style back nine. Players can feel comfortable no matter their skill level, thanks to four different tee-box choices on every hole. Collicutt Siding Golf Club is a non-profit organization run for the benefit of the community. The club has the largest junior golf academy in Canada, and is home to Riley Fleming and Patrick Murphy. 1025 Western Drive (Crossfield) 403-946-2343 18 holes, range, dining collicuttgolf.com

Apple Creek Golf Course Township Road 275 (Airdrie) 403-912-2191 18 holes, range, dining applecreekgolfcourse.com

Woodside Golf Course Woodside Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf facility that provides one of the longest regulation golf seasons in the Calgary area. The par-70 layout features four sets of tees and water hazards that are in play on 14 of 18 holes. Welcoming, yet challenging for players of all levels, Woodside has a great mix of holes that offer players the opportunity for a rewarding score if they are willing to risk a potential snowman on the scorecard. Tee times may be booked 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the facility’s online booking platform, where guests enjoy an eight-day advanced booking privilege. MAP LOCATOR F8 525 Woodside Dr. NW, Airdrie 403-686-GOLF(4653) 18 holes, range, pub and dining (The Woods) woodsidegc.com

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rural roots

Western Life

Airdrie is home to a number of activities that celebrate its rich farming and ranching heritage. Airdrie and District Agricultural Society Celebrating its 40th year as an agricultural society in 2014, the Airdrie and District Agricultural Society (ADAS) is a family friendly organization dedicated to promoting agriculture as well as a healthy relationship between rural and urban communities. Founded in 1909, the ADAS is a dynamic non-profit organization with a history of successful community contributions and a diverse membership base. In addition to spearheading and supporting a variety of community projects, ADAS organizes and hosts a number of popular local events that connect Airdrie’s strong rural roots with the thriving urban centre it has now become. Highlights include a ranch-hand competition in July that showcases life on a working ranch; a fall fair in August; as well as an old-time harvest event in September and spring seeding demo in April. airdrieagsociety.com

Airdrie Pro Rodeo Attracting world and Canadian rodeo champions as well as more than 10,000 spectators over five days, the Airdrie Pro Rodeo never fails to excite. Action-packed events include bareback

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and saddlebronc riding, steer wrestling, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The 47th annual rodeo takes place June 27 to July 1, and includes daytime activities for children, plus live entertainment and beer gardens in the evening. A short drive away from Airdrie, the rodeo grounds are located west on Highway 567.

Bikes & Bulls Charity Event 2014 marks the fourth year the Airdrie Oilmen’s Association will host this annual fundraiser in support of the Airdrie community. The unique event takes place Aug. 22 to 23 and is sure to entertain with a bike rally, concerts and pro bull riding at the Airdrie rodeo grounds west on Highway 567.

Calgary Police Rodeo The only police rodeo in Canada, this amateur competition features contestants from all over the police community throughout Canada and the United States. At the Airdrie rodeo grounds on Aug. 16 in 2014, this family friendly event offers a full slate of rodeo events, a children’s carnival, exhibitions, concessions and free on-site camping. In the evening, cowboys and adult spectators enjoy a barn dance featuring country music entertainment.


H e r I TA G e

History in the Making

(CPR) from the prairies to the coast. Take the 1.6-kilometre interpretive journey aboard one of the 1/8th scale diesel or steam locomotives at the park and get a feeling for what the railway was like in Western Canada during the pioneer days. The journey takes visitors over hills, across trestles and through tunnels across the varied landscape. The park is a work in progress, with plans to eventually add a smallscale farmstead, town and industries typical to the journey. Situated at 820 Railway Gate, Iron Horse Park is open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting, from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving (May 18 to Oct. 12, 2014). The park will also be open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day July 24 to 27, during the 2014 Alberta Summer Games, and as a participant in ARTember on Sept. 27 and 28. Admission to the park is free but each journey costs $3 cash per person. Children under three ride free but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit ironhorsepark.net MAP LOCATOR G9

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irdrie has a rich history of settlers and railways. Starting out as a stop destination for the Calgary and Edmonton Railway Company train that delivered mail because of Nose Creek, soon buildings were built along the railway with workers living nearby to care for the train. Before long, general stores, blacksmith shops and a school were built to service the establishing families and growing number of people travelling to this tiny hamlet to begin a new life. Receiving supplies by train, Airdrie grew to be a substantial size and, after much paperwork, was granted village status Sept. 9, 1909. Today, Airdrie is one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada, with close to 50,000 inhabitants.

Gwacheon Park Gwacheon Park is an important landmark overlooking the heartbeat of Airdrie. Located within Nose Creek Park off Main Street and open year round, the park is home to six handcrafted totem poles donated to Airdrie in 2007 by sister city Gwacheon, Korea. The sister-city relationship began in 1997 with the intent to provide opportunities for Airdrie residents to share cultural experiences develop friendships and explore economic opportunities for local businesses with the City of Gwacheon.  MAP LOCATOR I12

Iron Horse Park Iron Horse Park is a train lover’s dream come true. Its miniature trains, track and landscape represent the Canadian Pacific Railway

Nose Creek Valley Museum Preserving the past since 1988, the museum honours more than 100 years of local history and provides an interesting glimpse into Airdrie and surrounding area. With more than 10,000 artifacts, the museum has much to offer visitors including wildlife displays, a First Nation’s display, settler’s cabin, blacksmith shop, general store and barber shop. The museum’s collection also includes 4-H displays, antique cars and farm machinery, one of the largest arrowhead collections in Canada, and memorabilia from the First and Second World Wars. Admission is $2 for adults; children under 12 are free. Museum activities include ongoing research, collection of artifacts and archival materials, creation of local history books, and periodic art shows and displays. Visit nosecreekvalleymuseum.com for more information or to inquire about a guided tour. Located at the south end of Nose Creek Park, Nose Creek Valley Museum also houses the Airdrie visitor information centre. MAP LOCATOR I13

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out oF town

Day Trippin’ Have a day or two to spare? Explore these great destinations, only a short drive away. Beiseker The Village of Beiseker may have just 828 residents but is large in character. Situated 45 minutes northeast of Airdrie, it makes for a great day trip or, with its campground, a quiet place to tuck in for the night. Features include the Beiseker Station Museum located in the old CPR train station, as well as Beiseker Airport, where skydiving enthusiasts have the opportunity to enjoy both solo and tandem jumps. For more information, visit beiseker.com

Carstairs A charming small town with lots of character, Carstairs is located fewer than 30 minutes north of Airdrie. A quiet location with large events, Carstairs is home to the Mountain View Music Festival held in August. Other events include the annual Beef and Barley Days with rodeo, pancake breakfast, children’s events, parade and cabaret, as well as a fall pumpkin festival. Learn more at carstairs.ca

Cochrane Located on the banks of the Bow River, where Highways 1A and 22 meet, Cochrane is a recreation playground for families, adventure enthusiasts and anyone seeking rest, relaxation and exploration. Located just 25 minutes southwest of Airdrie, and less than an hour from Banff, the town offers spectacular vistas of the rolling foothills and majestic Rocky Mountains. Quaint shops, boutiques, a historic downtown, great restaurants and renowned western hospitality draw visitors from near and far, as does the work of a number of recognized artisans, musicians and writers who call Cochrane home. Special events include the Children’s Festival, Canada Day Family Concert, Cochrane SummerFest, Zombie Survivor five-kilometre race, Cochrane and District Olde Tyme Country Fair, Lions Labour Day Rodeo, RCMP

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Musical Ride, Cochrane Culture Days and Cochrane Outhouse Races. The Cochrane Farmers’ Market is a popular Saturday morning destination for visitors and locals alike, June through end of September. With a variety of outdoor activities in the area – archery, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, paintball, skateboarding, white water rafting – Cochrane has action for everyone. For information on events, weekend getaways or adventure activities, visit cochrane-tourism.ca

Crossfield The quiet town of Crossfield is situated just a 15-minute drive north of Airdrie. Filled with small-town charm, Crossfield is worth a visit. Honouring the legendary 20th century bronc rider who first rode in the Crossfield Rodeo in 1918, the town hosts the annual Pete Knight Days in June. As part of the celebration, enjoy a rodeo, mutton bustin’, demolition derby, dance and an annual car show. For more information about Crossfield, visit crossfieldalberta.com Two great places to visit while in Crossfield include the Crossfield Farmers Market and Irvine Tack & Trailers. From the first Thursday in June through the third Thursday in September, the market offers the best in local produce, baked goods, arts, crafts and more, plus assorted weekly entertainment and demos, all at the Pete Knight Memorial Arena. Don’t miss the special Christmas market held in November at the Crossfield Community Centre. A destination in and of itself whether you’re a serious shopper or just looking for fun, Irvine Tack & Trailers is a 63,000-square-foot western clothing, tack, decor and ranch supply warehouse situated east of Highway 2, near Crossfield.

Irricana Fewer than 20 minutes away from Airdrie is Irricana, known for its quiet, small-town atmosphere and safe and friendly community spirit. Functions held throughout the year include carnivals, parades, dances, celebrations, sporting events, car shows and craft sales. It is not unusual to see thousands of tourists camped out in local pastures while attending the annual Pioneer Acres Annual Show held every August. For more town information, visit irricana.com

COCHRANE EAGLE

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A c c o m m o d at i o n / d i n i n g D i r e c t o r y Accommodation Best Western Airdrie Inn 121 Edmonton Tr. SE 403-948-3838 1-800-558-4844 bestwesternairdrie.com

Comfort Inn & Suites 133 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-948-3411  choicehotels.ca Holiday Inn Express 64 East Lake Ave. NE 403-912-1952 1-866-912-1952 hiexpress.com Horseman Motel & Dining Lounge 521, Third Ave. NE 403-948-2233 Ramada Inn and Suites 191 East Lake Cres. 403-945-1288 1-866-945-1288 ramada.com Super 8 815 East Lake Blvd. 403-948-4188 super8.com

Dining Out ASIAN

Airdrie Wok 121 Main St. S 403-948-3003 Asia Wok 105, 2914 Kingsview Blvd. SE 403-948-3848 New Silver Star Restaurant 1861 Meadowbrook Dr. SE 403-948-5830 Noodlebox 101, 2821 Main St. 587-775-9660 Starlight Chinese Restaurant 205, 960 Yankee Valley Blvd. SE  403-912-7887

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Win Garden 3013, 130 Sierra Springs Dr. 587-360-0688

BAKERIES

The Avenue Cakery and Bakeshoppe 6, 620 First Ave. NW 403-948-6331 COBS Bread 102, 505 Main St. S 403-980-2627

BREAKFAST

Cora Breakfast & Lunch 505 Main St. South 403-980-2672 EggsOasis 2797 Main St. SW 403-980-0344

COFFEE/CAFÉS

Anna’s Cafe Europa 224 Main St. NE 403-912-1576 Good Earth Coffeehouse & Bakery 1109, 35 Mackenzie Way SW 403-948 3100 Starbucks Coffee 101, 505 Main St. SW 403-948-0532 114 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-945-8107 405, 3 Stonegate Dr. NW 403-945-0846 Tim Horton’s 185 East Lake Cres. NE 403-912-1230 2649 Main St. S 403-948-0119 Main St. SW (Wal-Mart) 403-948-1373 900 Market St. (Esso) 587-775-1733

DESSERTS Amato Gelato Cafe

130 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-945-7077 Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 12-10 p.m., Sun 12-9:30 p.m. Prices: $4 single scoop; $7 double scoop (average) Handicap accessible: yes Proud retailers of Mario’s Gelati Products. Based locally in Vancouver, BC, the factory has been producing premium-quality gelato for more than 30 years from the freshest and finest, nonartificial ingredients possible from all over the world. Map Locator CC6 Drizzzles (The Candy Shop) 5, 125 Main St. N. 587-360-3749 Leo’s Dairy (Summer) 116 Main St. NE 403-999-8460 Marble Slab Creamery 104, 505 Main St. W 403-948-0099 Menchies Frozen Yogurt 1107, 35 Mackenzie Way SW 403-980-7220

FINE DINING

Rosa Rossa 209, 2914 Kingsview Blvd. SE 403-945-4444 Peppercorns 501, 800 Yankee Valley Blvd. (Opening late summer, Bayside Crossing) 403-948-0039

Rico’s in the Village

136, First Ave. NE 403-980-8055 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 5 p.m. till closing Reservations: yes, highly recommended Prices: $10-15 per entrée Handicap accessible: yes Airdrie’s only tapas restaurant – an original dining experience in a fully restored heritage home. Great wines paired with dishes designed for sharing. Lots of free street parking out front. Map Locator J9

The Woods

525 Woodside Dr. NW 403-948-7416 Summer hours: Mon-Sat 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Winter hours: Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thurs-Sun 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations: yes Prices: $15-30 Handicap accessible: yes Formerly the Homestead Restaurant, a great menu and space provide for the ideal dining experience. Sunday brunch highly recommended. Pub-style dining available on the lounge side. Map Locator F8

GREEK

Athena’s Grill 532, First Ave. NE 403-945-0373 Opa! Souvlaki of Greece 201, 122 Sierra Springs Dr.  403-945-0107 Paros on Main 113 Main St. N 403-912-4922


INDIAN

A Fine Balance Cafe & Catering 213 Main St. N 403-980-1688 Shalimar Cuisine 111, 2002 Luxstone Blvd. SW 403-948-1012

Taj Indian Restaurant

3 Stonegate Dr. NW  403-948-2725 Hours: Tues-Thurs 11- 9, Fri 11-10 pm, Sat 4-10, Sun 4-9 Reservations: yes Prices: $15-28 Handicap accessible: yes Family owned and operated, Taj offers first-class, authentic Indian cuisine served in copper dishes. The menu includes a large selection of Indian food and desserts, including the especially popular Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Tandoori Chicken and great side dishes. Ask about new lunch specials. Map Locator J6

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill 1900, 705 Main St. S 403-948-0345 Mucho Burrito 110 Main St. SW 403-948-4613

Quesada

2100 Market St. SE 403-542-4140 Hours: Mon-Sat 11-9, Sun 12-7 Reservations: yes Prices: $5-9 Handicap accessible: yes Dine or take out. Committed to preparing wholesome, nutritious, great-tasting food, Quesada uses traditional Mexican recipes and only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy the best burrito ever! quesada.ca Map Locator EE6 Tacos Puerto Vallarta 521, Third Ave. NE 587-360-4930

NORTH AMERICAN

Bambino’s 6, 2145 Summerfield Blvd. SE Bottom of Form 403-945-9755

Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant 200, 3 Stonegate Dr. NW 403-945-BREW(2739) Champions Lounge 121 Edmonton Tr. NE (Best Western) 403-948-3838 Krave Steakhouse & Bar 100, 705 Main St.  403-948-1943 Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar 130 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-948-3701

Original Joe’s

35 Mackenzie Way SW 403-948-5634 Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Reservations: no Prices: $12-18 Handicap accessible: yes A great place to come for good food and friendly staff. Enjoy the patio on a hot day. Map Locator G9 Pour Beer Market & Grill 210, 960 Yankee Valley Blvd. SE 948-9588

Ricky’s All Day Grill

988 Yankee Valley Blvd. SE 403-912-8082 Hours: Sun-Thurs 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Reservations: yes, except for weekend mornings Prices: $12-20 Handicap accessible: yes Great food at a great price. All day, every day, Ricky’s serves an extensive menu in a welcoming and comfy environment perfect for catching up with friends or spending time with family. Map Locator EE4 Smitty’s Restaurant 191 East Lake Cres. NE 403-945-1225 Standard Tap Public House 505 Main Street S  403-948-4926 Toad ‘n’ Turtle Pubhouse & Grill 1900 Market St. SE 403-768-0694

PIZZA

A Perfect Pizza 207, 2903 Kingsview Blvd. SE 403- 948-9080

Alexander’s Steakhouse and Pizzeria 800 Veterans Blvd. NW 587-775-8990 Bogey’s Pub & Pizza 905, First Ave. SW 403-948-5744 Boston Pizza 106 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-948-7670 Calgary Pizza Unlimited 401, 121 Main Street 403-945-1131 Chicago Deep Dish 108, 2002 Luxstone Blvd. SW 403-948-1048 CT Pizza & Wings 51 Centre Ave. NE 587-775-9488 Domino’s Pizza 114, 400 Main St. NE 403-948-9000 Ilforno Pizza 209, 2914 Kingsview Blvd. SE 403-945-4444 Johnny’s Pizza & Wings 104, 2002 Luxstone Blvd. SW 403-948-2020 Little Caesars 3 Stonegate Dr. NW 403-912-4988 Market St. SE 403-948-0311 Panago Pizza 201, 304 Main St. SE 1-866-310-0001 Papa John’s Pizza 114 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-945-8855 Paul’s Pizza & Steak House 528, Second Ave. SE 403-948-9888

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a c c o m m o d at i o n / d i n i n g d i r E c t o r y PIZZA 73 960 Yankee Valley Blvd. SE 403-273-7373 PIZZA HUT 108 Edmonton Tr. SE 403-310-1010

SOPHIE’S PIZZA

1101, 35 Mackenzie Way SW Order line: 403-242-1141 Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-10, Fri-Sat 3-11, Sun and holidays 3-10 Prices: $13.50-17.75 per pizza, depending on size and toppings Handicap accessible: yes Delivery or takeout only. Exceptional hand-formed pizzas with the freshest ingredients. MAP LOCATOR G9 WOODSIDE PIZZA 4, 905 First Ave. NW  403-945-3030

SEAFOOD

JOEY’S ONLY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 311, 800 Veterans Blvd. NW 403-945-3008

SUSHI/JAPANESE

EDO JAPAN 202, 122 Sierra Springs Dr. 403-948-4025

KIRALA SUSHI AND GRILL 505 Main St. S 587-360-0628 MIO STONE GRILL 111, 2100 Market St. SE 587-775-9987 SUSHI HARU 400 Main St. N  403-948-6373

ZENBU

5104, 35 Mackenzie Way SW 403-948-3997 Hours: Tues-Thurs 11:30 -9, Fri-Sat 11:30-9:30, Sun 11:30-8:30. Closed Monday. Reservations: yes Prices: $4.95-$16.95; lunch special with tea $8.95, Tue-Sun 11:30-3; Happy Hour 20% off Tue,Wed,Thurs, 3-4:30 (dine in only). Handicap accessible: yes Party platters available. A great choice for small, special gatherings such as birthday parties; show ID to your server and receive a special little surprise for the birthday person.  MAP LOCATOR G10

VIETNAMESE

JEN’S VIETNAMESE NOODLE HOUSE 1500, 705 Main St. SW 403-980-5367  PETITE SAIGON 5, 521 2nd Ave. SE 403-912-1198 PHO EAST LAKE VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT 9, 805 East Lake Blvd. NE 403-948-6360

PITA PIT 108 Edmonton Tr. N 403-912-7888

BURGER KING 2805 Main St. SW 587-360-0400

QUIZNO’S SUB 960 Yankee Valley Rd. 403-945-0489

THE BUTCHER SHOPPE 705 Main St. S 403-948-9572

3 Stonegate Dr. NW 403-948-3705

THE CHOPPED LEAF 4101, 35 Mackenzie Way S.W. 587-775-8899

SUBWAY 108 Edmonton Tr. 403-948-2912 35 Mackenzie Way SW 403-945-0088

DQ CHILL & GRILL 105 Edmonton Tr. SE 403-948-2066

114 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-948-0014

FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES 100 Sierra Springs Dr. 403-948-1816

SWISS CHALET 4000, 130 Sierra Springs Dr. 1-866-439-0439

HARVEY’S 2860 Main St. S 587-775-1694

TACO TIME 500, 2700 Main St. (Airdrie Co-op Shopping Centre) 403-912-9041

JUGO JUICE 130 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-948-1399 KFC 224 EDMONTON TR. 403-948-7477 MARY BROWN’S FAMOUS CHICKEN 119, 800 Market St. 403-980-0685

VIETNAMESE WESTERN CUISINE  110, 2002 Luxstone Blvd. SW 403-912-6048

MCDONALD’S 924 Yankee Valley Blvd. SE 403-948-0112

FAST FOOD/OTHER

2881 Main St. SW (Wal-Mart) 403-948-1525

A&W 600, 2700 Main St. SE 403-948-6566

NATHAN’S FAMOUS 130 Sierra Springs Dr. SE 403-948-6632

103, 505 Main St. SW 403-948-0277

THANG LONG VIETNAMESE CUISINE 207, 304 Main St. SE 403-948-6827

121 Edmonton Tr. NE 403-948-2565

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BOOSTER JUICE 166, 800 East Lake Blvd. NE 403-948-0275

104 Edmonton Tr. SE 403-948-6000

MR. SUB 705 Main St S 403-948-5367

THE EXTREME PITA 805 East Lake Blvd. NE 403-945-0178  114 Sierra Spring Drive 403-948-5757 TUBA 113, 960 Yankee Valley Blvd. SE 403-912-8822 WENDY’S RESTAURANT 180 East Lake Cres. NE 403-948-2108 XTREME DONAIR 800 Veterans Blvd. NW 403-945-0738 YUM YUM CHICKEN & BBQ KOREAN CUISINE 3 Stonegate Dr. NW 403-980-8303


“Okay...head down, slow take away, shoulder under the chin... think I’ll have an ice Cold beer and a twisted beef dip on the patio after... uncoil, shift my weight and follow through...”

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Tee-Times: woodsidgegc.com or 403.686.GOLF

Restaurant & Patioh! Reservations 403.948.7416

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