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Calgary Dollars Accepted for Business Licence Fee – Moonstone Creation First To Pay


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We are pleased to announce you can now pay approx. 50% of your City of Calgary business licensing renewal fee with Calgary Dollars currency.

The business license renewal fee is $141. As a Calgary Dollars business member you will be able to pay this renewal fee in two parts, $75 in federal currency and the remaining balance of $66 with your Calgary Dollars.

This transaction does not apply to other areas of approval e.g. health; police; fire or planning that is required to obtain your business license.  If you have not earned enough C$ to pay the C$ currency portion, we  will consider a gift certificate (in $20 to $30) denominations) from your business to make up the shortfall. We will sell those Gift Cards to our membership to recover the C$ while simultaneously promoting your business.

If you are a business considering a City of Calgary business license or a renewal, please contact the Calgary Dollars team and we would be happy to answer any questions to determine if you need to be licensed.

This new program provides an alternative payment option for your business and stimulates the local economy by actively increasing Calgary Dollars engagement by local businesses and local community members. Calgary Dollars serves as a customer loyalty program for local businesses. Even better, the Calgary Dollars revenue earned by the City of Calgary is reinvested in the Take Action Grant program, funding social and environmental projects in our city.

You can call our office at 403 270 8002 or via email at manager@calgarydollars.ca to get involved. This new initiative is coordinated through the Calgary Dollars office, so please do not contact the City of Calgary Business Licensing Department directly. When you have contacted C$ to move forward with this offer, we will let the licensing department know that you have paid your 50% in Calgary $, it will then be entered in your file and you can then go to the City of Calgary 800 Macleod Trail, Business License Cashier and deposit the remaining amount or pay the amount online.

Alberta’s Depression-era Complementary Currency

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On June 11, 1936, an Alberta Order in Council was passed, authorizing the issue of Prosperity Certificates …..

Read about it at the Aberhardt Foundation website.

Family Bazaar May 21, 11:30-3:30

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An afternoon of community spirit, bargains, and fun. Open to all!

Photo booth, henna painting, free vending tables to sell used items, free coffee/tea, raffle, buttonmaking, bike activities & live performers!

Book Your table to sell crafts, childrens items, housewares, clothing, or pre-packaged food or register to perform: Manager@calgarydollars.ca or 402-270-8002. To get involved contact foscalgary@gmail.com or 403-816-8145.

#ReLocalizeFair and Market


Crafts, food, and product vendors, live music, button making, pedal power and workshops.

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Calgary Dollars presents the 3rd ReLocalize Fair this Thursday at the Bridgeland Riverside Community Association Community Centre.

Come celebrate the world-wide movement to localize food, energy, transportation, businesses, communities, the economy and culture in Calgary.  This Market is part of the ReLocalize FAIR, and is collaborated with the Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market. Participatory activities for young and old, with live music! Learn first hand how Bridgeland’s walkability design makes it a community for the future.  Use your Calgary Dollars Here!

There will be a Market atmosphere with 3 free Workshop sessions open to the public to engage in a hands-on skill-sharing atmosphere about how to be local, resilient and sustainable in our communities and businesses.

Crafts, food, and product vendors, live music, button making, pedal power and three workshops (placemaking, housing and food). Join Calgary Dollars and receive C$20 to spend at the numerous vendors accepting them. A collaboration with the BRCA Farmers Market, REAP business network, Thrive, and Momentum.
3:30 – 4:30 Get growing with Hydroponics
4:30 – 5:30 ratr.ca – a website for tenants and landlords to rate housing, share information and more
5:30 – 6:30 Project Depave (presented by Green Calgary) creating new spaces for urban living.
BRCCA Farmers Market, The Grain Exchange Bakery, Twisted Tortes desserts, Gourmet pet food, jewelry, health supplements, Custom Bras, face and body lotions, health and wellness products, baked goods, artisan dreamcatchers, yoga wear, artisan coffee and beans, new and used household wares, paintings, books, greeting cards and framed prints and paintings.
Calgary Dollars accepted by many vendors.
Bicycle power generator and smoothie maker
Live Music
Button maker
Kids activities
Free Coffee