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Calgary Takes a 40 Year Stroll

For 40 years, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) and the city have experienced history together. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, CTCC is taking a look at humorous and historical tidbits and facts that have occurred in the downtown area over the past four decades in a walking tour titled "40 Year Stroll"

An airborne folk musician dropping manure on the city, more than 50,000 people crushing into the Olympic Plaza to celebrate the Flames’ Stanley Cup win, the Famous 5 statues yarn bombed by knitting activists, a ghost in a wine cellar and a ghost station under City Hall are just a few pieces of interest. 

“Since former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker opened us in November 1974, the Convention Centre has played an integral part in Calgary’s development,” says CTCC General Manager Marcia Lyons “As the city’s preeminent host, we welcome more than 250,000 visitors a year to Calgary and its shops, restaurants, businesses, services and attractions. We are also a hub for education and networking, and a catalyst for innovation.” 

The 40 Year Stroll maps are available at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Tourism Calgary’s Tower Visitor Centre, Calgary Downtown Association information booths and hotels in downtown Calgary.  

For more information on the 40 Year Stroll please visit 

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre