Despite rainy weather, GlobalFest is still a go for tonight (August 22). Please remember to bring cozy clothes and umbrellas! The only time GlobalFest will be postponed will be when there is extreme wind that threatens public safety or if there is an electrical storm. Any updates in regards to postponement on continuation of the festival will be on our social media platforms and on the homepage of our website under "Latest News". If there is any postponement, we would move the festival date the next day (August 23), which is the reason for having a night in between
Due to some unforeseen events, the Italian fireworks designer crew will now be supported by Archangel Fireworks Inc. Although the Italy Night fireworks will be designed by a Canadian company, the vision that was desired for the Italian presentation will be carried through via musical scores and other creative choices. “I would like to thank GlobalFest for inviting me to bring the vision of Italy to your amazing international “EuroTour” fireworks festival and I was thrilled to accept the opportunity. It is with profound sadness that I find that I will not be able to be with you, in person,
In the days leading up to the start of my new job as Marketing and Communications Coordinator at GlobalFest, I was running countless scenarios through my head of the day-to-day life in the office: hundreds of people running around, hard to make friends, no proper desk or cubicle for me. I could not have been further from the truth. This blog is going to be more of an appreciation post for the GlobalFest team. For those who do not know, only TEN people working at GlobalFest, including the 3 temporary summer interns. Of those ten people, there are usually
I think that one of the biggest misconceptions about GlobalFest is that the whole premise of the organization is around just putting on a firework show. Many people that I talked to about GlobalFest would ask verbatim “Oh that’s the fireworks thing, right?” Before joining this organization, I also thought that; however, I quickly learned that there are a multitude of projects that happen annually. The mission of GlobalFest is to celebrate, showcase, and promote Calgary’s ethnocultural diversity while simultaneously strengthening the community. Methods include not only pyrotechnic displays but also through food, cultural pavilions, live performance stages, as
Earth Day 2022 GlobalFest is a community development organization focused on the creation of a more inclusive society, without barriers and with greater understanding. As a non-profit social enterprise, we offer festivals and events to fund a major portion of these works. Addressing environmental impacts of outdoor festivals, particularly those involving fireworks, is about tracking action, working toward improvements, and committing to ongoing progress and quality outcomes. To date, GlobalFest has focused its environmental efforts with a recycling program, redirecting compostable waste, and leaving the venue in better shape than we receive it. Our official pyrotechnic supplier Archangel Fireworks
Why do we LOVE Fireworks? People LOVE fireworks, so much so that they have been influential in pop-culture, the arts, and even music. So why do we love fireworks so much? Well, we’ve got a few ideas! A firework show in itself is art. It’s a mesmerizing dance between music and explosives; we like to call it the art of pyrotechnics. If you don’t believe us, see it for yourself at GlobalFest! Fireworks have been inspirational to many artists - from those who create captivating photography to ones who elegantly paint with explosives, fireworks have it all! Cai Guo-Qiang,
GlobalFest is a not-for-profit community development agency dedicated to celebrating, showcasing and promoting Calgary’s ethno-cultural diversity and artistic excellence. We enrich the lives of our citizens and strengthen our community, while simultaneously enhancing Alberta’s reputation as an international destination. GlobalFest is dedicated to facilitating discussions around racism, discrimination, oppression and justice, through forums and educational programming with the intention of sustaining commitment by our community to work towards a more inclusive society.