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WCC 2019 Community Events

Extend your WCC conference experience and join us at these Calgary community events.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

What: Free Screening of local film ‘Bicicles’, director Kim Kelln will be in attendance and will introduce the movie and answer questions after the movie

When: Tuesday, February 5. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., film starts at 6:00 p.m. Ends around 7:30 p.m.

Where: new Central Library, 800 3 Street S.E., Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

Wednesday, Feb. 6

bike tour 

Winter Cities Panel

Paul Jordan
CEO, The Forks North Portage Partnership

Susan Holdsworth
WinterCity Manager, City of Edmonton

Robin Mazumder
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, University of Waterloo

Kate Thompson (Moderator)
Vice President, Development, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation

What: Free Winter Cities Panel discussion: Winter in Calgary – Love it or leave it?

Calgary is an active, thriving place in the summertime, with excellent pathway systems, parks and outdoor spaces. But what about the other part of the year, when nights are long and temperatures are frigid? Are Calgary winters a time to flee south or hibernate indoors? Or can our snowy season be embraced rather than just endured?

We welcome you to attend a panel discussion between “Winter City” planning and design leaders from across Canada. We’ll be discussing what makes cities and citizens thrive in northern climates – is it design, programming, ingenuity or simply the grit of its inhabitants? What are the benefits that can be had from winterizing our city?

When: Wednesday February 6, 6 - 8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Where: new Central Library, 800 3 Street S.E., Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall

connection to the river cycle event


What: Connecting to the river, connecting to the land –  A bike tour through Calgary’s prairie river valley.

This mobile tour is part of the Winter Cycling Congress and is open to the public. Please bring your own bike if you plan to join the ride. Tour will be led by Jessica Wei-Lin Lam from The City of Calgary Liveable Streets Division. Ride will take around 2 hours and will travel from the New Central Library along the Bow River to Lawrey Gardens and the Douglas Fir Trail and then back to the library.

When: Wednesday, February 6. Meet at 1:00 p.m., Ride departs at 1:30 p.m. Ends around 3:30 p.m.

Pre-registration required password: wcc2019

Where: new Central Library, 800 3 Street S.E., meet at the indoor staircase in the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery

Friday, Feb. 8

Winter bike to work day


What: Winter Bike to Work Day Group Ride –  Join a family friendly group ride to help celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day and the end of the Winter Cycling Congress. Bring your own bike and participate in this slow roll ride from the New Central Library, mostly along pathways to the Peace Bridge where Bike Calgary will be hosting a Winter Bike Party.

When: Friday, February 8. Meet at 3:00 p.m., Ride departs at 3:30 p.m.

Where: east side of new Central Library, 800 3 Street S.E.

WCC 2019 logo

February 6-8, 2019

Calgary Central Library
800 3 St S.E.