By: Reginald Tiangha

While the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins have finally retreated from Stampede Park, that doesn’t mean there isn’t something else going on around here! Read on to find out more about some of the things happening on Park in the next seven days.

Sugar Sammy, Danny Bhoy, Alonzo Bodden, Pete Correale, and Godfrey. You’ve seen them on TV, now watch them live as the 2009 Just for Laughs Comedy Tour hits the Stampede Corral on Friday, Nov. 6. More details on the Calgary tour date including ticket availability can be found here. Be prepared as hilarity will probably ensue!

Need a country music fix? The Canadian Country Music Association’s Roots Artist of the Year award winner for the last five years running, Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans, will be playing at the Stampede Corral on Saturday, Nov. 7, the latest stop on their North American tour to promote their new CD Losin’ Lately Gambler. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

A couple of weeks ago, the Calgary Women’s Show graced Stampede Park. Now it’s the men’s turn as the Calgary Mens Expo hits the Big Four Building, Hall B, on Friday Nov. 6 and Saturday Nov. 7. There will be cars, sports, boats, live PWA wrestling, beer, and a whole host of other things that you and your buddies can see and enjoy. Tickets are $10 and if you’re worried about ditching the wife or significant other, don’t worry as ladies can get in for half price.

Suitable for both guys and gals, the Calgary Snow Show will be at the BMO Centre on Nov. 7 and 8. Featuring various exhibitors with the latest ski and snowboard equipment on display, travel and resort information to make your winter ski trip interesting, and professionals that you can ask advice from, the Calgary Snow Show has everything you need to make this upcoming Winter a fun one. More details on the Calgary show including admission information can be found here.

BUILDEX Calgary is Calgary’s premier conference and exposition for real estate, property management, interior design, architecture, renovation, and construction. With 250 exhibits, 60 speakers, and over 40 seminars, BUILDEX Calgary is Alberta’s largest annual trade show and conference for designing, building, and managing real estate. An hour in a seminar could save you days or even weeks of research or future problem solving, so if you’re involved in any aspect of the design, building, or management of all types of buildings, then this is one exposition that you’ll probably want to check out. November 3 and 4 at the BMO Centre.

Are you interested in owning your own business? Buying a franchise is one option as you can go into business for yourself, but not by yourself. If you want to learn more, the National Franchise and Business Show will be at the Big Four Building on Nov. 7 and 8. Here you can meet with representatives from top franchise concepts in different industries who want to expand or develop in the Calgary region, attend educational seminars that can teach you many things useful in owning a franchise or going into business for yourself as an entrepreneur in general, and will offer you an opportunity to get free legal, financing, and business planning advice from a variety of professionals. Admission is free and well worth attending if you’re the type who has been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.

Finally, this week features the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen in a three-game home stand at the Pengrowth Saddledome. On Wednesday Nov. 4, the Edmonton Oil Kings roll into town followed by the Everett Silvertips on Friday Nov. 6, both games at 7 p.m. The Hitmen finish off the week when the Swift Current Broncos come visit on Sunday Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. Not to be outdone, the NHL’s Calgary Flames play the New York Rangers at the Saddledome on Saturday Nov. 7 at 8 p.m for Hockey Night in Canada.

That is just a taste of some of the events and activities happening at Stampede Park this week, and as you can see, it’s another diverse offering. Don’t forget to tune into the Stampede Blog next Monday where we’ll highlight some more of the things happening Here. All Year.