New Calgary Transit West LRT Line Opening Celebration Tomorrow

Posted by: Kenny Chan onDecember 7th, 2012

Calgary Transit is putting on a little celebration to mark the opening of the West LRT line tomorrow (Dec 8th). From 11am until 2pm there will be entertainment, activities and various events happening at each of the stations on the West LRT line as well as at Ernest Manning High School which is located at the terminus station by 69 Street and 17 Avenue SW. Go down and enjoy live music, magic shows, hot chocolate and light snacks. There will also be jugglers, living statues, face painters and glitter tattoos. Attendees are encouraged to bring down a non-perishable food donation for the Calgary Inter-faith Food Bank. Donations can be dropped off at each station.

Hopefully this will make commuting without a car in Calgary easier :)

Schedule of Events:

9:30am – 10:45am – Free bus shuttle service between 6 Street Station (downtown) and 69 Street Station, with stops at all West LRT stations. Note: Free train service will begin until 11:00am.

11:00am – Official opening and speeches with Mayor Nenshi at 69 Street Station (17 Avenue and 69 Street SW)

11:00am – 2:00pm – Free events at all six new stations

11:00am – 4:00pm – Free CTrain service between 7 Avenue (downtown) and 69 Street Station

Celebration Details by Station:

Sunalta Station (10 Ave. and 16 St. S.W.)
Petting zoo | Face painting | Free hot chocolate and snacks | Living statue | Juggler | Live music | Sunalta Community Christmas Party at 1627 10 Ave. S.W.

Shaganappi Point Station (Bow Trail and 26 St. S.W.)
Free hot chocolate and snacks

Westbrook Station (Bow Trail and 33 St. S.W.)
Magician | Face painting | Glitter tattoos | Living statue | City of Calgary Recreation’s activity centre | Transit Oriented Development LEGO activity booth | Live music | Special promotions and Santa at Westbrook Mall

45 Street Station (17 Ave. and 45 St. S.W.)
Free hot chocolate and snacks | Calgary Fire Department’s fire truck tour | Alberta Motor Association vehicles and demos

Sirocco Station (17 Ave. and Costello Boulevard S.W.)
Free hot chocolate and snacks

69 Street Station (17 Ave. and 69 St. S.W.)
Free hot chocolate and snacks | Live music

Ernest Manning High School (20 Springborough Blvd.)
Pastry samplings from EMHS culinary students | Facepainting | Living statue | Glitter tattoos | Live music | Stilt walkers | Inflatable jumping house and slide | Santa | Local businesses displays and samples

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