Saturday February 17th, 11 – 4 p.m.
Calgary, AB. – February 8, 2018 The 2nd annual Beltline Bonspiel at Lougheed House comes back on February 17th, 50% bigger and better! Produced in partnership between Lougheed House and the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, and Presented by Park Point, Qualex-Landmark, the Beltline Bonspiel at Lougheed House is Calgary’s most unique free winter family festival.
Six community curling teams will compete for the 103-year-old Calgary Brewery Trophy. Surrounding the rink will be a beer tent, outdoor music by DJs Myke Atkinson and Catfish the Wizard, hot food & hot chocolate, fire pit, Family Curling Zone, kids’ activities, a “Best Curling Sweater” contest, free tours of Lougheed House and live music indoors by Tim Buckley and Todd Stewart.
Food and beverages will be available from The Restaurant at Lougheed House, Naina’s Kitchen and Village Brewery.
The curling teams this year are Beltline Neighbourhoods Association, Inglewood Community Association, East Village Community Association, Sunalta Community Association and CBC Calgary. A sixth team will be confirmed soon.
“Lougheed House has been a community hub since 1891 and so last year we thought what better way to gather our neighbours than to stage Calgary’s first outdoor bonspiel in over 100 years,” said Lougheed House Executive Director Kirstin Evenden. “The community thronged to it, and this year we and the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association have worked hard to build on that. It’s a fun, accessible festival in mid winter, when people need a pick-me-up.”
“The CBC Calgary curling team won the bonspiel last year in an exciting down-to-the-wire match,” said Peter Oliver, Beltline Neighbourhoods Association President. “This year the community associations are eager to knock the broadcasters off their perch, and so we’ve built out the ice area to accommodate a bigger audience. A beer tent, food vendor and live DJs will make it more fun for more people.”
Visit beltlinebonspiel.ca for more info.
Beltline Neighbourhoods Association
The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is a vibrant new community association for the Beltline district in urban Calgary founded by engaged residents with a history of service in their communities who wanted to build an accessible and diverse association open to all residents to get involved in making the Beltline an even better place. http://www.beltlineyyc.ca
Lougheed House is a hub of cultural happenings and programs, and the heart of Calgary’s Beltline community. A National and Provincial Historic Site and Museum located on our original 2.8 acres, our 14,000 square-foot sandstone prairie mansion was completed in 1891 by Senator James Lougheed and his wife Lady Isabella. It remains one of the finest residences in Canada’s Northwest and was the political and social hub of a fast- growing Calgary from 1891-1936. We offer spectacular flower & vegetable gardens (free and accessible 24 hours) and indoors we offer (with paid admission) self-guided and guided tours, audio tours, historic interpreters (if booked in advance) and year round revolving exhibits, concerts and happenings produced in partnership with our cultural collaborators. www.lougheedhouse.com #Lougheedhouse
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