President: Lynda Toffelmire, email@example.com
Vice President: Cheryl Worthy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Journey Chairperson: Sandy Dickson, email@example.com
The FF Club of Calgary Region received its charter on Feb. 25, 2001. Our club’s membership is about 30. We usually host once or twice a year between June and September. Our members live in Calgary as well the rural communities of Langdon, Airdrie, Okotoks and High River.
Calgary is located in southern Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Calgary is Alberta’s largest city (population 1.6 million) and Canada’s fourth largest city. Calgary has sunny weather most of the year, but the weather can be very changeable. It experiences dry Chinook winds that blow over the Rocky Mountains and raise temperatures significantly for a short length of time.
Calgary’s economy includes activity in the energy, financial services, film and television industry, technology, and tourism sectors. The rural area near Calgary is known for cattle ranching and farming.
A typical 5–7-day Journey may include Spruce Meadows (a world class equestrian facility), Heritage Park, Studio Bell (National Music Centre), a walking tour of Calgary’s downtown, museums, the Calgary Zoo, a country drive in the Foothills, and an opportunity to see Rodeo or Chuckwagon Races in one of the surrounding towns. There will also be Welcome and Farewell events. There is usually a lot of driving on a Journey as distances can be quite far.
There are some locations that you may wish to explore on your own, either before or after a Journey. The Calgary Stampede, known as the Greatest Outdoor Show, is held the beginning of July. Banff National Park which includes Lake Louise is 125 km west of the city and the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller is 145 km northeast of the city. Bookings for the Banff area should be done well in advance.