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Calgary’s eighth-annual TEDxYYC event returns to the Jack Singer Concert Hall on June 23. In honour of #Canada150, TEDxYYC 2017 will feature an all-Canadian collection of big thinkers, action takers, courageous innovators, trailblazers and brave artists to our stage from all corners of Technology, Entertainment and Design – including Hayley Wickenheiser, Peter Oldring, Marni Panas and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.

In the spirit of ‘ideas worth spreading’ and expanding the footprint of local arts, TEDxYYC attendees get to experience our first-ever Artist in Residence the minute they walk through the door. Inspired by this year’s theme – Intersect – this grassroots program was created as a way to fund, support and showcase the talents of a local artist and ACAD alum, Jana Brodkin-Singh. For more details on TEDxYYC’s stellar roster of Canadian speakers and performers, check out




The annual Water Festival embraces all that summer lake life has to offer with great activities for all ages. 

The day begins at 9 a.m. for the wakeboard completion at Chestermere Lake. Kids activities (including the very popular tug of war competition), Market in the Park and food vendors open at 11 a.m. Lake tours, and the Beer Gardens open at 12. Followed by the popular Summer Music Showcase at 1 p.m., including this year’s headliner Kirby Sewell Band at 9 p.m. Fireworks over the lake will end the day. 

View the full schedule and music lineup at 

Time: 9 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location: John Peake Park - 100 John Morris Way, Chestermere, AB


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