What's New

  • GlobalFest is excited to announce that GDI will be returning as the Green Program’s Presenting Sponsor for the ninth year in a row.
     
    The General Manager for Calgary’s branch, Peter Pawluk, says GlobalFest and GDI share a lot of the same values, which made this local sponsorship a perfect fit.
     
    “GDI strongly supports multiculturalism and diversity – which is a key aspect at the heart of this festival – plus the Green Program aligns with our commitment to sustainability and being eco-friendly.  Our company operates green cleaning programs that use environmentally friendly products and equipment in all of our locations, so it only made sense that we help the efforts to keep Elliston Park clean for this event.”
     
    GDI provides a wide variety of cleaning, event support, technical trade and energy management  services to more than 2000 industrial, institutional and educational facilities across North America. Utilizing their national presence, they provide clients with operational efficiencies, purchasing power and cost savings while still prioritizing the delivery of superior local service in each location.
     
    For more information on how GDI can help your business, please visit www.gdi.com or email info@gdi.com.
     
    Through the sponsorship of community-oriented organizations focused on celebrating the vibrant multicultural communities within Calgary, GlobalFest is able to continue to produce a world-class arts and cultural festival that celebrates a world of difference. GlobalFest believes in the importance of protecting and preserving our environment; our city parks are essential in creating and sustaining vibrant, healthy and safe communities. Keeping Elliston Park clean and beautiful is one of GlobalFest’s top Priorities, along with keeping our footprint on the environment as minimal as possible.
     
    GlobalFest would like to thank GDI Services for their generous commitment to the Festival. GlobalFest is proud to run an eco-friendly festival, and with the support of GDI Services, GlobalFest can continue to produce Alberta’s Most Explosive Festival!
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    Ticket price: $50 per admission / $400 per table of eight
     
    ***Admission purchase includes 2 tickets to 2016 GlobalFest’s Mexico Night of the Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld and Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival on August 23rd ($40 value!)***
     
    This year’s annual GlobalFest Human Rights Forum presented by TD Breakfast will feature Mohamed Fahmy speaking on “Media in the Age of Terror: How the War on Terrorism Became a War on Journalism”. Fahmy will be discussing his story and advocacy for world press freedom on Wednesday, August 17th from 7:30AM-9:30AM at Chinatown’s Civic on 3rd (130 3 Ave SE).
     
    The formerly imprisoned Mohamed Fahmy is an award winning Egyptian-Canadian journalist and author. Fahmy has spent most of his career covering some of the most definitive global events that have shaped our world today. Fahmy’s most recent post as the Egypt Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera International captured world attention when he was arrested in December 2013. Fahmy was incarcerated for 400 days – including one month in solitary – alongside ISIS terrorists and Jihadists in Egypt’s various maximum security prisons. Charged with conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood and fabricating news to the fundamentalist group’s agenda, Egypt and its government were faced with international outcry from the United Nations, the European Union, and U.S. President Barack Obama. In September of 2015, Fahmy was pardoned by the Egyptian government and returned home to Canada in October 2015. Now on his path of reflection on this life-changing experience, Fahmy is joining us at GlobalFest’s annual Human Rights Forum Breakfast. Additionally, Fahmy will be participating in a free-to-attend panel discussion on local, national, and international freedom of press from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the John Dutton Theatre (616 Macleod Trail SE) later on in the afternoon of August 17th.
     
    For more information on the GlobalFest Human Rights Forum presented by TD or to purchase tickets to this breakfast event, click here!
  • In just over a month, the Big Four Building will be transformed into the new International Pavilion at the 2016 Calgary Stampede. Together with new community partner, GlobalFest, the Stampede is celebrating the amazing ethno-cultural dynamic that our city has to offer.
     
    The rich and diverse cultural make up of Calgary and the communities in which we live can be experienced through music, performances, cultural displays, food and drinks – with performances from the high-flying, breathtaking Peking Acrobats, shopping at the International Street Market, flavours from around the world at The Range International Food Market and entertainment at the Cultural Community Stage.
     
    “We are so excited for this new programming and international theme, along with the community partnership with GlobalFest, to bring a new vibrancy to Stampede,” says Allison Wright, midway programming manager with the Stampede.
     
    “Over the past 20 years the face of Calgary has changed. Increasingly we’ve become a Global city with people from all over the world calling Calgary home; the western heritage, the new frontier,” says Ken Goosen, producer with GlobalFest.
     
    Headlining at the International Theatre and celebrating their 30th Anniversary Tour, The Peking Acrobats travel the world and hold their reputation as world class performers. They have sold out crowds at some of North America’s most recognized venues. Over 44,000 tickets were sold in just three performances at the Hollywood Bowl. They also earned the Guinness World Record for tallest human chair stack when they balanced six people on seven chairs to reach 21 feet with no safety lines. When The Peking Acrobats were last here in 2014, the Calgary Herald named the show the top attraction to visit at the Calgary Stampede.
     
    Performing in the upper level of the Big Four Building, The Peking Acrobats is free with Stampede Park admission. Show times for July 8, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 17 are at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., while you can catch the Acrobats on July 9, 10, 13 and 16 at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
     
    Venture from The Peking Acrobats to the International Street Market, also located in the upper level of the Big Four Building, and discover unique treasures that reflect the essence of our city’s cultural infusion.
     
    This year’s Stampede is July 8-17, 2016. For more information please visit calgarystampede.com.
     
    About the Calgary Stampede
    The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
  • GlobalFest tickets can now be purchased at all Central & Southern Alberta London Drugs locations! 
     
    Retail locations include: 
    - all 8 Calgary locations
    - Airdrie
    - Red Deer
    - Lethbridge
    - Medicine Hat
     
    Get your tickets today and be part of 'Alberta's Most Explosive Festival!'

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