While the flooding has caused the cancellation and rescheduling of many local events (see here and here for updates), others have been created (or been recast as) flood-relief events. So get out of the house for a good cause.
Relief Concert at Roosevelt, 933 17th Ave. S.W. (Wednesday, July 3)
The E.o.P plays; a $5 donation gets you in the door. All proceeds to the Red Cross. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
CBC Back in the Saddle Block Party and fundraiser at CBC Calgary, 1724 Westmount Blvd. N.W. (Thursday, July 4)
The CBC is back home after being evacuated and has teamed up with the Calgary Foundation for this fundraiser. CBC Radio broadcasts from outside the building from 6 a.m. t o 6 p.m. CBC TV’s newscast from 5-6:30 p.m. will also be an al fresco affair. From 7-10 a..m., the annual Stampede breakfast serves up pancakes, sausages and music. Donations will be accepted on behalf of grassroots organizations in Southern Alberta that are engaged in rebuilding communities.
Stampede Rockabilly Romp for Flood Relief at Belgo Brasserie, 501 8th Ave. S.W. (Monday, July 8)
In it’s second year, the fancy-schmancy Stampede-themed gathering that serves up cocktails and oysters (they’ve got a ton of beer on the menu, too) have announced that all profits from the event will be donated to the Southern Alberta Emergency Relief Fund to assist in cleanup efforts. Tickets are $55 each.
Fundraiser Concert featuring Go For the Eyes at Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E. (Monday, July 15)
Local band Go For the Eyes are set to headline this show, which will also include a silent auction that is already loaded with awesome items including a guitar, signed Sarah McLachlan swag and COBS bread for a year (to name only a few). The event will run from 6-10 p.m. Ticket price hasn’t been announced yet—stay tuned to the Facebook event page for further details.
Color Me Rad 5K at Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W. (Saturday, Aug. 3)
Due to flooding, the June 29th event has been postponed to August 3rd. The 5K race that sees runners pummeled with flying paint is sold out, but an online campaign has sprung up to raise money for the Red Cross relief efforts. And color-loving folk who missed out on registration can still take part in Color Me Rad by joining the Color Bomb Squad, which throws paint from the sidelines.