Calgary has seen its fair share of challenges over the past few years and the future of our beloved city will soon be in the hands of a new city council. Calgarians want a vibrant and thriving Calgary to attract business, build a strong community, stimulate the economy, and retain lifelong Calgarians. What does a vibrant YYC look like to you? Watch the leading 2021 Mayoral candidates as they share their vision on how to rebuild a vibrant Calgary.
In a partnership between Arts Commons, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the Calgary Downtown Association, and Creative Calgary, VibrantYYC was held, in person and online, on October 4, 2021, from 11:30am to 1:00pm, at Arts Commons’ Jack Singer Concert Hall, for a limited socially-distanced audience of 250 people.
The discussion was moderated by Chima Nkemdirim, VP Government Relations at Shaw Communications and former Chief of Staff to Mayor Nenshi. This forum explored the economic and social challenges our city faces and provided Calgarians with the opportunity to hear from the five leading Mayoral candidates (guided by public opinion polls).
On-Demand is available until October 18, 2021
Once you have logged into your account and registered, go to the website homepage and click on “My Account” in the top right. You will see VibrantYYC under “Virtual Events & Content”. Click on the “Watch Now” button. Please note that because this event has passed, the QR code is no longer functional and questions from the audience are no longer being collected.
The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.