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Event Opportunity Form

Please note: The 2017 Canada Day Celebrations, which include 14 community partner locations, will be one of the largest single day festivals our city has hosted.

In order for us to maintain public safety levels, The City will not be able to accept any additional requests for events that require City services for June 30th or July 1st 2017. Canada 150 celebrations are meant to occur throughout the 2017 calendar year, and we encourage those wanting to stage events that require City services to choose other dates for your celebrations so that we may support your efforts appropriately. A list of all the events planned to date can be found at

As the first step of The City of Calgary’s process for managing and approving Festivals and Events, you must fill out and submit an Event Opportunity Form. A complete Event Opportunity Form is required for all festivals or events that meet one of the following definitions:

  1. An organized gathering of people for primary purpose of supporting a community, cultural, recreational or sport experience (within a limited period of time and available to the general public);
  2. A parade of people, and or animals, and or vehicles which will travel in unison for the purpose of celebration;
  3. A sport competition or recreational or cultural activity that is sanctioned by a recognized authority, such as City Council and/or its designated authority;
  4. Any activity that would have a significant impact on public property, facilities and/or public safety;
  5. Any activity that would involve the support and/or services of two or more Business Units of The City of Calgary.

The City may refuse to accept an application for an Event where the organization or any applicant, principal, director, or officer of that organization has an unpaid debt to The City relating to a previous Event. Upon completion, please review the Festival and Event Manual for further information.

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Event Summary
Event Name: *
Brief Event Description:
(Max. characters: 1000)
Event Website:
Organization Website:
May we link to your website from an event listing on
Location: *
Anticipated Total Attendance: *
Anticipated Peak Attendance: *
Event Activities:
(please check all that apply)
Petting Zoo Temporary Tattoos Face Painting
Casino/ Raffle Massage Merch. Sales
Was this event held in Calgary last year? *
Will the event allow children to enter and/or participate? *
Will your event be serving
food? *
Will your event be serving alcohol? *
Will your event involve fireworks or other pyrotechnic displays? *
Will your event be utilizing roadways? *
Will your event be setting up 1 or more tents/stages with a combined area that is greater than 600sq.ft? *
Event Date(s) and Time(s): *
Start Date: Time:
End Date: Time:
Peak Date(s) and Time(s):
Start Date: Time:
End Date: Time:
Set-up Date(s) and Time(s): *
Start Date: Time:
End Date: Time:
Take-down Date(s) and Time(s): *
Start Date: Time:
End Date: Time:
Contact Information
Host Organization: *
Registered Not-For-Profit?
Or on behalf of a Not-For-Profit?
Not-For-Profit Incorporation Number:
Event Planning Company:
Street Address:
Postal Code
Mailing Address: *
 Same as above
Postal Code
Primary Contact: *
Office Phone Number: *
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Cell Phone Number:
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FAX Number:
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Email Address: *
Confirm Email Address: *
Is email your preferred contact method? *
Alternate Contact:
Alternate Phone Number:
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Alternate Cell Number:
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Alternate FAX Number:
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Alternate Email Address:
Privacy Notification
The information you provide is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 33(c). The information will be used in the administration of event planning within the City of Calgary. If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information, contact Recreation/Arts and Culture at 403-476-4323.

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