Hoop it up Sept. 10 at Century Gardens community basketball event
Join the City of Calgary and our partners Sport Calgary and the Calgary Surge on Sunday, Sept. 10 to celebrate the new Century Gardens basketball tri courts. This free, family-friendly celebration features 3-on-3 basketball games, live music and entertainment, and live artists.
“We’re excited to welcome Calgarians down to Century Gardens to explore the beautiful new basketball courts,” said Sheryl McMullen, Manager, Investment & Marketing for The City’s Downtown Strategy. “We believe that a thriving downtown is the heartbeat of our city, and by investing in great community spaces, like Century Gardens, we are helping to build a stronger, more connected and resilient downtown for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Three-on-three basketball games will run throughout the afternoon, with the first 20 players to sign up scoring a complimentary basketball. Between games there will be dance performances from Pulse Studios and Hip Hop Beats. Lo.cal artists Contemporary Vice and Moey Blanco will be on-site to transform attendees’ basketballs into pieces of art.
The event is taking place at Century Gardens (826 8 Street S.W.) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. If you are interested in getting in on the 3-on-3 basketball, sign-up will kick-off at 11 a.m.
Let’s shoot some hoops, create lasting memories, and celebrate downtown’s incredible community at Century Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 10. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please visit calgary.ca/exploredowntown for event updates, including weather-related information.
The Century Gardens Sport Court was made possible through a partnership between The City of Calgary’s Downtown Strategy, the Calgary Parks Foundation, and the Calgary Surge. Our Downtown Strategy team is leveraging the collective efforts of The City and its public and private sector partners to respond to prolonged economic challenges, and capitalize on opportunities that will create jobs, drive economic recovery, and revitalize and transform the downtown. The Downtown Strategy is committed to activating public places and spaces through impactful projects big and small that make downtown a better place to work, visit and build a life. Learn more at calgary.ca/downtown.