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October Happy Hour

Saturday Oct 26: 3-6 PM

Marda Loop Brewery: 3525 18 St SW (See map)

Let’s help raise money for the designated charity: Highbanks Society .

Xmas Party Tix available there as well.

Come out and meet fellow CalPHC members, and welcome newer members!



Saturday Sept. 7, 2019: 2:30 PM


Golf Tournament

Fox Hollow Golf Course
999 32 Ave NE

Registration at 2:30 PM

All proceeds go to the ALS Society of Alberta

$65 per member
$75 per non-member


  • 9 Holes of Golf
  • Dinner!
  • Power Cart
  • Drink Ticket
  • Competition Holes
  • Gifts
  • And Lots More

For more information and to register your team or self, please contact:


Please register by August 16, 2019

Sponsored by:

Tops Pizza and Steak House





Tuesday June 25, 2019

Gate: 5:30 PM Show: 7:00 PM

Featuring From Key West:


Axani Acreage, DeWinton

Bring Lawn Chairs, Blankets, Beverages
Food Truck Available for Purchase of Meals

Price $30

Tickets available at the door - In support of the Okotoks Food Bank.

Food/Cash donations will also be collected for the Food Bank

Please Email: regarding interest in attending.

Video Bytes:

YouTube: Scott Kirby - "Blow Me Down to Cayo Hueso"

Youtube: Scott Kirby -"Lucky Enough"

June Happy Hour

Saturday June 8: 4 PM Onward

Topp's Pizza and Steak House

9919 Fairmont Drive SE S

They will be having In-House Food & Drink Specials! There will be a 50/50 Draw too! The charity is ALS Society of Alberta.

Kick Off to Summer

Also: If you can, stick around as Topp's is having a "Kick Off to Summer" Party with the pH Unbalanced Band playing starting just before 8:00 PM!

This should be a very fun night!
No cover charge, so bring all your friends!!


Sunday May 26 (Formerly the 5th):
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Litter2 - NO COPYING PERMITTED2019 Annual Pathway & River Clean-Up

New exciting location!! South shore of Glenmore Reservoir: Bayview section (Between the Glenmore Sailing School and Glenmore Landing).

Meet at The Point-and-Feather* Pub (Oak Bay Plaza: 2515 90 Ave SW) between 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM on that Sunday for coffee and doughnuts, safety briefing, and gathering equipment & supplies.

After cleaning our assigned shore of the Glenmore, we'll gather back at the The Point-and-Feather* circa 1:30 PM for some post-cleanup food & drinks.

The event will likely go ahead unless the weather is extremely bad again (like it was on May 5). The City's master coordinator will again inform us of any cancellation.

Please wear/bring the following:

  • Long pants (for if we need to go thru the bushes)
  • Sturdy shoes or boots (not flip-flops!)
  • Work gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Cell phone (if you have one)
  • Suggested (but not mandatory) extra items: Bottled water, bug spray, snacks, a hat, and camera.

More guidelines are available by clicking here.

Please Email Mark Piché ( ) or call (403) 999-7574 if you're interested: We need to plan according to the number of volunteers, so please sign up. PS: It's our 22nd Year of this annual event.

*Now known as "The Point Public House"

Saturday April 13:
3 PM - 6 PM

April Happy Hour

Atlantic Trap & Gill Pub
510 Heritage Drive SW
Really close to the Heritage LRT Station.

Guitarist - NO COPYING PERMITTEDFeaturing Chuck Rose playing live!

There will be $5 beer, wine and highballs, and a $6 Cheeseburger special. Also, a 50/50 Draw.

Thanks to Bev & Derek for hosting this Happy Hour

Come on out and support the charity for this event; the Distress Centre.

Saturday March 9, 2019: 3 PM Until ?

March Happy Hour

Red Crowns Pub
523 Woodpark Blvd SW. (See map below)
Host: Vida

There will be drink and food specials.
PADS - Pacific Assistance Dogs, will be bringing some puppies in training, and they will be our charity for this Happy Hour.

Come on out and visit with your fellow Parrotheads.



Happy Hour & Bowling

Strike-NO COPYNG PERMITTEDSaturday, February 9th, 4:00 pm Onwards

National Bar
341 10th Ave SW

Parakeets (youngsters) are welcome until 7:00 pm

Please RSVP by January 31st if you would like to bowl:
Email: (subject line "BOWLING")
as lanes will need to be reserved.
If you are planning to attend but not bowl, no need to RSVP.

Bowling details:
10 pin bowling. 6 bowlers per alley - $60 per hour/per lane, $5 shoe rentals.
We can determine who is bowling with who, once we receive the RSVP’s

50/50 draw for STARS Air Ambulance .

Happy Hour pricing on food and drinks.

- Lotsa street parking available along 10th Ave SW
- City Centre Parkade across the street for $2 per hour

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 3 PM Onward

General Meeting and Happy Hour

Celbrate EmblemLimericks Pub (7304 Macleod Trail SE, upstairs)

We will be introducing our new board members, discussing the fundraising activities that we hope to accomplish this year, as well as sharing a few holiday stories. We'd love to see you out for this!

If you haven't submitted your 2019 membership application form yet, this would be a great opportunity to pick it up. The website has the PDF form for downloading, just print it off, fill it out and bring it to Limericks for the General Meeting & Happy Hour. The price of our membership for a year hasn't gone up like most of the other PHiP clubs!

Also, if you have any (Buffett themed/tropical) items in excellent shape that you would like to donate to the Silent Auction, this would be a great time to bring them out.

We are certain that 2019 will be an amazing year for helping out the citizens of our city! We should all be proud of the volunteering and fundraising efforts we put into our community every year! By "Partying With a Purpose", we make such a difference!

Come on out and join in the phun -- See you at Limericks!

Saturday December 8, 2018: 7 PM onward

MexiSanta (NO COPYING PERMITTED)22nd Annual Christmas Charity Party

Kilkenny’s Irish Pub #500 3630 Brentwood Rd. NW

  • Silent Auction: Our largest yet!! Over 30 different baskets to bid on
  • Live music by the pH Unbalenced Band
  • Door Prizes
  • 50/50 Draw

The charity we chose for this year is Meals on Wheels! Meals on Wheels is needing financial donations to purchase the ingredients to make special holiday dinners for seniors and other Calgarians who are in need of nutritious meals, and there are so many, especially this year.

Tickets are $10 for Members & $15 for Non-Members.

You can pre-order tickets to be picked up and paid for at the door. Please e-mail:

If using E-transfer, please add $1 to offset bank charges for the service.

C'mon: Let's all party with a purpose!!

Saturday November 10, 2018

Veteran's Food Bank Happy Hour

Schanks South 9627 Macleod Trail S

Please bring non-perishable food items for the new Veterans Food Bank of Calgary

50/50 and other donations for the Canadian Legacy Project for Veterans

Buffett music, and happy hour specials


September 15, 2018: 3 thru 6 PM

September Happy Hour

Donegal's Irish Pub: 1637 17 Ave SW

Charity beneficiary: Canadian Legacy Project

Cheeseburger & Fries: $7.50
Gaslamp Pints: $6.50
Smirnoff Specials for $5.00

Saturday August 18, 2018: 2:30 PM Onward

Annual CalPHC Charity Golf Tournament

GolfDrive NO COPYING PERMITTEDFox Hollow Golf Course:
999 32 Ave NE
In the city and easy for all golfing skills.

$60 per member; $75 per non-member.
Please register by July 31.

Includes 9 holes of golf, power-cart, competition holes, gifts, dinner, and much more.



Best Ball (same as past years).
Registration at 2:30 PM / First Tee Off at 3:30 PM

All proceeds to the Veteran's Food Bank

4 Dinner Items to Choose from (not Buffet style). Welcome Gifts and Prizes!

For tickets and information: E-mail: or

Or call (403) 998-1193

Please register by July 31, 2018

River Rafting: It's Not On (Cancelled due to lack of interest)

Sunday July 22, 2018Catamaran - NO COPYING PERMITTED


Original details listed in italics:

*As long as the weather holds out; this is a weather-dependent club activity. Forecast for a week ahead looks good so far.

Please - if you're interested:

  • RSVP to Club:
  • Reserve your raft at:

    Lazy Day Raft Rentals- 720 3 Street NW (Same building as Calgary Curling Club in Sunnyside, at north end of pedestrian bridge to Prince's Island Park) Parking available at location.
    Phone: 403-258-0575. Website: www.lazydayraftrentals.com

Cost: 6 person raft- $75, life jackets are $5, and you can make an arrangement to either park and have a ride to Shouldice Park by Lazy Day Raft Rentals, or pick up your raft directly and then return it after you have rafted.

We will meet at Shouldice Park location (4911 Monserrat Drive NW) at 12:30 PM and launch from Shouldice Park at 1:00 PM .

This is a 2.5 hour rafting excursion between Shouldice Park and Lazy Day Raft's location in Sunnyside.

Disclaimer notice: The Calgary Parrot Head Club takes no responsiblity for loss of personal items, injury, or death.

Also: No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the river within the city limits. So it'll have to be "Yo ho ho and a bottle of gatorade."

After rafting, we plan to meet at Julio's Barrio: 1110 Memorial Dr NW, at about 3:30 pm (give or take). This is 1 km west from Lazy Day Raft Rentals / the end location of rafting.

Those who don't wanna raft but wanna go to the Happy Hour:

See details about Julio's Barrio above. We have reservations under the "Calgary Parrot Head Club". Note! Julio's automatically adds 18% gratuity to your bill with parties of over 6 people (and that'll include us).

Sunday June 24: 3 thru 5 PM

CBird Calgary Parrot Head Club Happy HourJune Happy Hour

Original Joes - Northland
#105 4820 Northland Drive N.W.

Featuring specials on Cheeseburgers and Coronas.
Thanks to Colleen D. for hosting!

Charity for 50/50 ticket: S.T.A.R.S Air Ambulance.

Saturday June 23, 2018 : 5 PM onward

Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Game:
Jimmy Buffett Night

pH Unbalanced Band playing at the Okotoks Dawgs Margaritaville Pre-Game Show: 5:00 PM thru 6:30 PM, Concourse near 3rd Base.
Tickets still available for the game as of this posting; see Okotoks Dawgs Website.

Partiers - NO COPYING PERMITTED22nd Annual


"Livin' It Up"

Saturday, May 26, 2018:
Doors open at 7 PM

Original Joe's - Avenida
12100 Macleod Tr SE
(See map).

All proceeds go to :
STARS Air Ambulance! - More Info
Watch out for interesting stuff and photo-ops that STARS will bring to the event.

  • Silent Auction
  • Door Prizes
  • 50/50 Draw

Live music by the pH Unbalanced Band

Tickets $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

For tickets and information: E-mail:

Tickets will also be available at the April Happy Hour and also after the Pathway and River Cleanup.

Sunday May 6, 2018: 10 AM - 2 PM

2018 Annual Calgary Yardwork - Robert Duncan - NO COPYING PERMITTED
Pathway & River Clean-Up

Our 21st Year of this annual event.

CalPHC is back in Inglewood!! Our zone is actually on the east side of the Bow River this time tho'.

Meet at the Hose and Hound Pub (In Inglewood: 1030 9 Ave SE) at 10 AM for coffee and Bailey's.
Shortly afterwards, we'll make our way over to our new assigned section of the river.

Then we'll gather again at the Hose and Hound at 1 PM (give or take) for a post-cleanup Happy Hour -- Including a raffle (Beneficiary: Potential Place Society)

The river clean-up will likely go, rain and shine.
Remember to dress appropriately for the weather:

  • Long pants (for if we need to go thru the bushes)
  • Sturdy shoes or boots (not flip-flops!)
  • Work gloves
  • Cell phone (if you have one)
  • Suggested (but not mandatory) extra items: Bottled water, bug spray, sun screen, snacks, a hat, and camera.

More guidelines are available by clicking here.

Contact Mark Piché ( ) or call (403) 999-7574 if you're interested, as we'll need to plan according to the number of volunteers.

April Happy Hour

SGuitar Man - NO COPYING PERMITTEDaturday April 28: 3 pm to 6 pm

Swigs Pub & Grill
11213 30 St SW

Chuck Rose to play some Buffett tunes live for us!

50/50 tickets for charity: Breakfast Club Canada; proceeds to be donated to West Dover Elementary School. Website is www.breakfastclubcanada.org

Also: Food and drink specials

Hosted by Deanna and Randy

March Happy Hour

Yo Ho Ho - NO COPYING PERMITTEDSaturday, March 24, 2018:
3 thru 6 PM

Dockside Bar and Grill
On the lakeshore, The Dockside is Southern Alberta's best equivalent to Key West!

Location: Chestermere: Corner of Chestermere Blvd and East Chestermere Drive (i.e. East shore of lake).
See This Map.

Hosted by Mark 'n' Maria.

Raffle and 50/50 tickets to benefit Potential Place: To help those coping with chronic mental illness to lead productive lives.

The Dockside Bar and Grill will have a "Cheeseburger in Paradise" special for us.

Come on down to the best sailor's hang-out in the Calgary area -- literally on the dockside!!

February Happy Hour

Calypso - NO COPYING PERMITTEDSaturday, Feb 24, 2018; 2-5pm

Atlantic Trap and Gill
510 Heritage Dr SW
The pub has a separate room for us upstairs that seats about 50.

Designated charity: Pediatric Vision Clinic.



January Happy Hour

Octopus at Pub - NO COPYING PERMITTEDSaturday, January 13, 2018: 3 PM

Donegal's Irish Pub
1637 37 St SW

50/50 Draw
Buffett Music
Drink Discount
Food Special (until 4 PM)

Welcome to our new members... Please come and meet the gang!


Saturday December 9, 2017
7 PM OnwardPirate Santa - NO COPYING PERMITTED

Kilkenny Irish Pub

21st Annual

Christmas Charity Fundraiser Party and Silent Auction

Dec. 9, 2017 - 7 PM onward
Kilkenny Irish Pub

#500, 3630 Brentwood Rd NW (Brentwood Village S.C.) - See map.

Charitable proceeds go to Inn From the Cold.

  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 Tickets
  • Balloon raffle for large prizes
  • Live music by the pH Unbalanced Band

Special Feature This Year:
Balloon Raffle! With 2 Different Draws, each worth approximately $650.

Tickets for Whole Event:
$10 for Members,
$15 for non- Members

(Plus: Optional: $20 for a Balloon Ticket)

For Tickets and Information, Please Contact:

Let's party with a purpose!

Saturday November 18, 2017
3 PM thru 6 PM

November Happy HourYoHoHo [NO COPYING PERMITTED]
Red Crown Pub
(Formerly named "Three Crowns Pub", Woodlands)
523 Woodpark Blvd SW

Hosted by Vida!

Charity: Veteran's Food Bank

Update: Fortunately, the Veteran's Food Bank doesn't need food donations as of late October, so we'll be supporting them monetarily instead.

Saturday October 21, 2017
3 - 6 PM

Phunny Hat Contest
at the October Happy Hour

Many Hats - NO COPYING PERMITTEDHat Contest! Put your thinking caps on -- literally!

3 thru 6 PM
Station Pub in Riverbend
40 Riverglen Dr SE.
See map.

Hosted by Maria 'n Mark.

Also:A raffle and 50/50 Tickets.

Proceeds go to the Alberta Children's Hospital

Hat Contest Rules and Tips:

Get a “base” hat, e.g. Pirate hat, sombrero, cowboy hat, beach hat, etc.

Put several decorations on it, based on the list below. You don’t have to include everything here of course, but the more you have from the list, the more “points” you get!

There’ll be voting for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.

Tip: Make it strong and permanent, to wear at other large Parrot-Head gatherings, here and abroad.
View an example here from the Buffett Info website, and here's another example from Pinterest. (Remember though, you've got to make your own, not buy a pre-decorated hat!)

The List: Note: Mostly miniatures, except where occasion where item needs to be larger!

  • ​Parrot
  • Flip-flop
  • Treasure chest
  • Anchor
  • Island
  • Volcano (small)
  • Cheeseburger
  • Surfboard
  • Shaker of Salt
  • Pirate ship flag
  • Sailboat
  • Empty 1 Oz Rhum bottle
  • Miniature airplane (similar to the hemisphere dancer)
  • Shark fin
  • Stand up hula girl (e.g. for car)
  • Rowboat
  • Coaster (with Parrot Head theme)
  • Pineapple (plastic)
  • Drum
  • Clock (showing 5 O'Clock)
  • Picture of Andy Devine (Autograph optional!)
  • Juicy-fruit gum
  • Old sunglasses you don't use anymore
  • Miniature shark
  • Arrow sign(s): e.g. St Somewhere, Key West, AIA, Anguilla etc.
  • Polynesian tiki
  • Fruitcake
  • Mermaid
  • Plastic shooter glass
  • Palm tree
  • Ship
  • Guitar
  • Margarita glass
  • Fish net, with items caught from sea
  • Dolphin
  • Lizard
  • Mexican skull decoration
  • (Tin cup) chalice
  • Saxophone

Extra bonus: Make a lei with Halloween candy!

Recommended stores:

  • Party city (especially for the hats),
  • Micheal’s (for items to stick on hat)
  • Dollarama or Dollar Tree or other similar discount stores
  • Value Village (for hats),
  • Halloween-themed stores, now open at this time of year

Saturday September 9, 2017: Updated Starting Time: 1:00 PM:

Annual Parrot Head Charity

Golf Cart - Calgary Parrot Head Club

Funds raised go to Okotoks Food Bank

Please register as soon
as you can
$90.00 / person.

Contact and/or E-Transfer fees to:

Contact or

Crystal Ridge Golf Club
Tee Off: 2:00 PM (Need to arrive by 1 PM please!)

  • 9 holes
  • Great course, nice scenery
  • Best-Ball format -- Suitable for all players
  • $90.00 / person includes golf, cart, prizes and dinner after the tournament. (Choice of steak, chicken, vegetarian)
  • Enter as a team or individual. Bring your friends!
  • Non-golfers welcome for the dinner or play the mini-putt course. Dinner only $40
  • Lost of prizes! e.g. Best dressed golfer, best decorated golf cart..

Golfers of all levels welcome!!

Also bring your friends for the day.

Non-golfers are welcome to join us for dinner or to play the mini-putt golf course for only $40.

Beginner lesson: $10. -- By golf pro Greg Johnson. Sign up in advance as space is limited.

Contact or

Please bring non-perishable food donations

Saturday August 19, 2017: 3 PM Onwards


Steve & Cathy's Annual BBQ and Bocce Tournament

Private event for members and their guests.

BYOB; Please bring a salad or appy, and a lawn chair.

Saturday, July 22, 2017:
3 PM Onward


Derek 'n' Bev's TENTH ANNUAL Barbecue

Featuring CHUCK ROSE: Live!

Guitar Music

(Private event: Members and guests only please)

Please bring:

  • An appetizer or a salad.
  • A lawn chair
  • BYOB
Bev & Derek will supply the main dishes and dessert.

A private event for members and their guests - Members, please check your Emails for addresses, phone #, and event updates.

R.S.V.P. via


21st Annual


Celebrate 2 - Tiny - NO COPYING PERMITTEDSaturday, June 10, 2017

Original Joe's - Avenida
12100 Macleod Tr SE
(See map).

Doors and Decorating start at 6 PM.

$10.00 members / $15 non-members

Tickets in advance or at the door. To pre-order tickets: please contact . (That Email address also accepts E-Transfers)

All charity proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary.

Pheaturing our musical phriends, the
pH Unbalanced Band.

  • Door Prizes
  • 50/50 Draw
  • Silent Auction

It's 5 O'Clock in Calgary!

Let's Party with a Purpose!

May Happy Hour

Party DrinksSaturday May 13, 2017:
3pm thru 6pm

Kilkenny Irish Pub (Brentwood)

#500, 3630 Brentwood Rd NW
(Brentwood Village S.C.)
See map. Location easy to get to (right along the C-Train line).

Happy Hour Food & Drink Specials
50/50 Draw with proceeds going to Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary.

Sunday May 7, 2017

2017 AnnualOut with the old [NO COPYING PERMITTED]
Calgary Pathway &
River Clean-Up

(50th Year for that city-wide event!!)

New zone for CalPHC this year: Nose Creek Pathway - Huntington Hills Section.

Meet at the Black Bull Pub
@ 10:30 AM on Sun. May 7.
53 Hunterhorn Rd NE - See map.

The pathway is literally across the street from the Pub. It'll likely be about 2 hours of picking litter, then we'll head back to the Black Bull Pub for lunch and/or drinks.

The river clean-up will likely go, rain and shine.
Remember: dress appropriately for the weather:

  • Long pants (for if we need to go thru the bushes)
  • Sturdy shoes or boots (not flip-flops!)
  • Work gloves
  • Cell phone (if you have one)
  • Suggested (but not mandatory) extra items: Bottled water, bug spray, sun screen, snacks, a hat, and camera.

Contact Mark Piché ( ) if you're interested and/or require more details.

Saturday April 22, 2017: 3 PM - 6 PM

April Happy HourBeer Mugs

Toad & Turtle Pub: 5155 130 St SE - See map.

  • HH special: "$1.00 off everything"
  • 50/50 Draw
  • Raffle

Proceeds of draw & raffle will go to Calgary Quest School - A school specializing in individual learning for special-needs children.

Hosted by Ashlea and Shane.

Saturday March 25, 2017: 3 PM thru 6 PM


At the

Dockside Bar and Grill
On the Lakeshore: A Sailor's Paradise!

Location: Chestermere: Corner of Chestermere Blvd and East Chestermere Drive (i.e. East shore of lake).
See This Map.

With a New Orleans theme. Let's add purple, green, and/or gold to our usual ParrotHead apparel -- beads encouraged!. "Laissez le bon temps rouler!!" .
Hosted by Mark 'n' Maria.

50/50 Tickets: To benefit GrowCalgary, a special farm to grow vegetables for our food banks -- to ensure that all Calgarians have access to fresh food regardless of situation.

Door Prizes! Courtesy of Sunridge Nissan.

Food Specials - e.g. Spicy Po' Boy

Come on out to the Dockside Bar and Grill, and enjoy southern Alberta's best equivalent to Key West!

Also: The Dockside has a Comedy Night that same night starting at 8 PM ($10 per person) if you're looking for another fun event for Saturday. Check out their website and/or their Facebook page.


February Happy HourBeer Drinker

Saturday Feb. 18 2017: 3 PM

Original Joe's - Northland.
4820 Northland Drive, back room.

The drink specials are draft on tap for $4.50/pint, glasses of wine for $4.50 and Caesars for $5.00.

Featuring food specials & 50/50 draws

Happy Hour

Saturday January 21, 2017: 3:00pm Onward

January Happy Hour

Hose and Hound Pub
1030 9 Ave SE (Inglewood)

Featuring Chuck Rose playing live!

50/50 Draw: Proceeds go to Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society.

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