Calgary Kite Festival
We are a sky full of kites. The Calgary Kite Festival gathers nearly a thousand people on a rainy day.
The skies above Shaw Millennium Park bustled into a colorful mosaic with hundreds of kites against a dreary grey sky at the first annual Calgary Kite Festival on August 13th.
With over 500 kites taking flight over the course of the day, more than 800 people were drawn to the festival that featured face painting, food trucks and live music: “We are really enjoying it,” said Jordan Roberts while flying kites with his daughter Taylor, “It’s a great chance for us to get out and spend time together.”
Narjis Shahzad, director for global network and operations at Intellizim, said the Festival’s purpose goes beyond flying a simple kite: “It’s our duty to bring communities together as humans. We are very excited to be helping Calgary,” said Shahzad.
The response to the festival was much higher than anticipated and was considered by event co-ordinators to be a resounding success. After the event’s great reception, the Calgary Kite Festival is expected to return next summer to fill the sky with colors and same enthusiasm.
Photos by Stefan Strangman
Published on September 19, 2016
The Realzim eSociety invited people from all age groups and ethnicities to come together at the Shaw Millenium Park on August 13th.
Locals took a time off their busy schedules to join the event at Shaw Millennium Park on August 13th.
The Realzim eSociety, the company responsible for the event, brought families together and turned a grey sky into a rainbow.
The clouds were pointing towards a rainy day, but that threat didn’t stop Calgarians to fly their kites at Shaw Millennium Park.
The Shaw Millennium Park witnessed how almost 800 kites soared over the skies of the city.
Some of the youngest guests had their first experience flying the kites at the event, which left no room for boredom.
The Realzim eSociety left a door open to those who brought their own kite. Jordan Roberts and his daughter Taylor flew theirs at the Calgary Kite Festival.