Are you as excited about July as we are? In this issue of the Calgary Insider, read about events in July, Tourism Calgary's mobile kiosk and roaming team, an exciting job opportunity and Calgary White Hat Award winners, Joyce Li and Sally Leung, 
Canada Day events...
Aspen Crossing: F ree pancake breakfast, bouncy castles, face painting and more.

Calaway Park: Enjoy family-friendly rides, high-energy entertainment and tempting treats. Surprise giveaways all day long.

Fort Calgary: Live local music, traditional Indigenous games and stories, the NWMP Commemorative Association patrol camp, food truck caravan, powwow dance workshops and the City of Calgary’s ‘living flag’ event.

Heritage Park: Free pancake breakfast for the first 2017 Canada Day guests with paid admission before 10:30 am. 

Spruce Meadows: 2017 Heroes Behind the Heroes run and Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra to play a concert.

Studio Bell Celebrate at Studio Bell: Live music, interactive exhibitions, and some surprises! The first 3,000 visitors on July 1 receive free admission. Subsequent visitors that day receive 50% off admission.

...More events
July 7-16Calgary Stampede 2017 is shaping up to be one for the books, with the rodeo and evening show, plus brand new experiences to look forward to. Purchase the IgNITE package for an opportunity to ride later and dance the night away at a silent disco. Enjoy 10 days of local, national and international music at the Coca-Cola stage and Nashville North, including Nelly Furtado, The Strumbellas, country star's Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke and many more. Value days have been updated to include a Canada 150 day and like always, there will be amazing new food to try

July 14-23: Cyclepalooza 2017: The community-driven bicycle festival, Cyclepalooza, is back. From July 14 to 23 you are invited to organize and lead cycling events as part of the festival. Events this year include a tour of Calgary breweries, bike prom and en Blanc à Vélo (picnic in white). 

July 27-30: Calgary Folk Music Festival: See musicians from around the world on eight stages, shop at the artisan market and treat yourself to food from one (or several) of the food trucks while you unwind with a beer in the Big Rock Beer Garden. Headliners include City and Colour, the Barenaked Ladies and Blue Rodeo. Other artists include William Prince, Lindi Ortega and Basia Bulat to name a few. View the full schedule here.

See July's full event listing here.
Information about Calgary - on the go
This summer, the roaming team has expanded their mobile kiosk fleet, with additional staff and roaming tools. So far they've seen 2,728 tourism consults and 17,487 referrals.

They've been at popular locations downtown as well as at festivals and events. For Canada Day, they will be at the base of the Calgary Tower, Riverfront Avenue and Olympic Plaza. During the Calgary Stampede, you will find them at the base of the Calgary Tower daily and on Stephen Avenue, Olympic Plaza and Riverfront on select days. 

Send your guests and visitors to see them for information about great places to eat, explore or enjoy free WiFi. Search #askmeyyc on Twitter to find the mobile kiosk.
Tourism Calgary is hiring!
Are you an expert at leveraging the power of word-of-mouth? Tourism Calgary is hiring a Manager, Earned Media. In this position you will influence and
generate third-party stories that positively shape consumer perceptions of Calgary.

Check out the job description here

July's featured Calgary White Hat Award winners

Calgary has a strong history of hosting. Hosting is in our DNA. We're
known around the world for our hospitality, and it’s a badge we wear with pride.
We love to host, and it shows.

With Calgary's frontline ambassadors at the helm, we will continue to work towards
making Calgary the Ultimate Host City.

We'd like to acknowledge Joyce Li and Sally Leung, Calgary White Hat Award winners, for creating memorable visitor experiences. Here are their stories:
Joyce Li, Calgary Stampede
Lead by Example

Great service is most visible on the front lines, but those who work behind the scenes can also be service champions. Joyce is proof that accountants are essential to the fabric of a business – especially one that puts on the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Every day, Joyce demonstrates that easing financial frustrations can let others shine. From process improvements to sharing her mad database skills, Joyce is known by her colleagues as a doer with an unmatched work ethic. We’ve crunched the numbers, Joyce, and your White Hat level of service is definitely in the “plus” column. 

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Sally Leung, Calgary Stampede
Exceptional Service: Heart of House

A proud member of the Calgary Stampede team, Sally happily wears her cowboy boots, hat and custom belt buckle when attending events at home and internationally. She knows what it’s like to be a newcomer to Calgary and works to make the experience a positive one for visitors. Sally spearheaded a project to make a map for visitors available in six different languages to help explain the amazing Stampede experience. She shared it with local tourism partners, travel agencies and international trade shows. Sally has been in Calgary for close to 20 years and is a passionate ambassador for all the city has to offer. Congratulations, Sally, on your White Hat win!
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