August 01, 2023
In And Around The BLOX - August 2023
Here’s what’s new and coming up this month on The BLOX!
PARTY IN THE PARK
When: August 26, 1–7pm
Where: Lougheed House (South park), 707 13 Ave SW
Free and All ages
Join the BLOX in collaboration with Lougheed House for a day in the park with live music, lawn games, and fun to be had by all. With a lineup featuring Hand Habits, Lightning Dust and guests, this is a can't-miss event! A variety of food trucks and liquor services will be available on-site.
REGRUB BARBIE SHAKE
NEW FEATURE SHAKE
Where: REGRUB, 625 11 Ave SW
The Barbie Shake is here and magical! With every sip, you'll be taken to a dreamy wonderland where creativity knows no limits. Stop in and order yours today!
LAST BEST SWEETHEART SERIES
Where: Last Best, 607 11 Ave SW
Introducing the second release in this year's Sweetheart Series: The Stranger Gin and Kuwabatake Berry Sour.
The Stranger Gin: Yuzu takes centre stage in this invigorating citrus delight that blends mandarin, bitter orange and lime leaf. The zesty profile is masterfully balanced with classic gin botanicals, delicate Alberta rose, and traditional root beer ingredients that add warm vanilla notes.
Kuwabatake Berry Sour: Tart and refreshing, this sour ale shines with delicious notes of haskap berries and yuzu, and pours a beautiful deep pink hue.
Stop in to try them out while enjoying the sun on the patio!
STUFF 4 HIM
Where: Stuff 4 Him, 709 11 Ave SW
New locally inspired and designed t-shirts are available and are perfect for summer! These are flying off the shelf so stop in today to get yours while you can!
When: August 5–26
Where: Throughout The BLOX
BUMP is back for their 6th year! They have spent the past few years beautifying the city, bringing in new ideas, and using public art as a vehicle to change the way a city can think, feel, and dream. To reflect this growth, this year the BUMP Festival is immersed in the idea of PLAY.
STREET CLEANING ON THE BLOX
Starting early to mid-August, all BLOX sidewalks will receive some extra TLC regularly through the help of RadiCare Ventures.
RadiCare is a social enterprise offering Calgary litter, needle, and waste disposal services. They hire people with barriers to employment and provide them with professional development opportunities. This helps them support vulnerable communities, minimize negative interactions with the public, and offer property maintenance in a whole new way.
You can expect to see multiple members of their team busy on the streets five days a week. They will be offering:
- Pressure washing
- Graffiti removal
- Litter pickup
- Needles and sharps removal
- Area maintenance & biowaste removal
- Area monitoring and outreach
As this program rolls out, it will expand to offer an outreach line. Businesses, and community members, will be able to call them within operating hours to request service to areas in need.