With the holiday season behind us and the New Year in front of us, this is the traditional time to reflect on the year that just passed and create goals for the future. While your Team Ward 9 endeavours to constantly reflect on and work towards our strategic plan, New Year’s presents a perfect opportunity to recommit and shore up elements of our planning that inevitably fall by the way-side amidst the busyness of life at City Hall…
Thank you, Kim
Ward 9 artist, Kim McCrimmon, showcases her talent for our holiday greeting.
Kim E. McCrimmon B.A., M.E.des, is a Ward 9 artist. Living in beautiful Southeast Calgary, Kim believes in building strong communities as the foundation of our City. Inspired by simple artful living, Kim is passionate about slowing down and becoming Unbusy On Purpose. She is the founder of the City’s largest outdoor art gallery, The Calgary Artists Way, and blogs about creativity in everyday life.
Happy New Year!
Getting around on New Year’s Eve is easier than ever! Calgary Transit is providing late night New Year’s Eve service to connect you to your events, safely. CTrains will run every 15 minutes with the last CTrain leaving downtown at 3 a.m. A number of main bus routes will be running every 30 to 45 minutes with the last trips leaving downtown at approximately 3 a.m.
Ring in 2015 with a free Outdoor Celebration and countdown to midnight at Olympic Plaza, a free Family Dance Party at the Municipal Building atrium, or a Family Pool Party at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Come down to Olympic Plaza and countdown to midnight with a free Outdoor Celebration where festivities run from 9 p.m. to midnight. Bundle up, bring your ice skates or borrow from us onsite, and cuddle up by the fire pit while sipping hot chocolate. Enjoy tunes spun by a DJ, ice sculptures and fantastic fire dance performances.
Put on your dancing shoes and join us for the Family Dance Party from 7 to 9 p.m. at Municipal Atrium (City Hall). Have fun at this free and warm celebration with music, games, crafts and living statues.
Share your big resolutions for 2015 on the glow-in-the-dark resolution wall. Wear neon, white, or anything that glows, and join in on the kid’s countdown at 9 p.m.
Families can also choose to swim, jump, splash and slide their way into 2015 with a pool party at Village Square Leisure Centre from 5 to 8 p.m. Boogie to the sounds of a DJ in the wave pool, make special crafts, and enjoy treats, prizes, and a pool party countdown! Regular admission rates apply.