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The Sun Life Financial Arts + Culture Pass is about more than handing out free tickets. It is about sparking the imagination and opening access to a new world of experiences for low-income Calgarians. Now more than ever, the Calgary Public Library is positioned to ensure that a world of ideas and information is within the reach of every Calgarian. The opportunity to experience one of Calgary's premiere arts and culture experiences will enhanch the quality of life and provide a lasting positive impact on the lives of thousands of individuals and families in Calgary.

Here are some stories and messages of thanks from the participants:

  • "I am extremely impressed with the program through the library, in conjunction with The City and other organizations. I have been able to enjoy plays, concerts, and other such things as Fort Calgary and Heritage Park, a lot of which I have never frequented in the 16 years I have been living in Calgary. All these great things and experiences that I would not have been able to afford have been opened to me, thanks to this program. Very much appreciated!!!!!"

  • "My family recently used our pass to go to the Aerospace museum. We had not been there before and I must say it was a delight. My children ran around 'flying' with arms outstretched as wings while the gentleman who was working found a book to show us the death records of a great uncle. This man was a delight to our visit with his story telling and bounty of information. There was a helicopter being tested outside much to the thrill of my children. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!"

  • "My daugher and I went to see Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens presented by Theatre Calgary. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the tickets, the play was the astonishing and wonderful! We had the most fun and definitely felt the Christmas spirit. Seeing the happiness and love on my daughter's face was perfect. Thank you again!"

  • "My child and I attended a concert at the Mount Royal Conservatory on October 23rd. Thank you for the complimentary tickets offered through the Sun Life Financial Arts + Culture Pass. My daughter and I would not have the opportunity to attend an event like this otherwise."