Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It's Almost Time to Pho Down

With the Stampede just around the corner, The Calgary Pho Down is nearly here as well. An afternoon of amazing food and beautiful cultural demonstrations, The Pho Down features a wide range of talented Vietnamese artists and performers. The event will also feature the first ever International Avenue Spring Roll eating competition.  And of course a LOT of Pho.

Community Partners for this unique Calgary cultural event include Soul of the City Neighbourhood Grants, the Calgary Foundation, Calgary Economic Development, Royal Bank of Canada, International Avenue's Business Revitalisation Zone and CIES. It is Pho Down's mission to create a sense of pride, a pride in the diversity of our neighbourhood that everyone contributes to the wealth of our communities; Wealth meaning the richness of character and depth of interconnectedness, and empathy we have for each other. Pho Down believes that food has the power to bond us all together. Regardless of one's culture, age, gender, or sexuality, we all eat. And most of us like eating a lot. Pho is delicious. Spring Rolls are delicious. People eating a lot of spring rolls in a very short amount of time is a ridiculous thing to watch.

The Pho Down will take place July 16th on International Avenue at the Albert Park Radisson Community Centre 1310 28 St SE. Performances will start at 11:00 am, followed by the Spring Roll eating competition. Entrance to the event, all its activities and a big bowl of delicious Pho at one of eight amazing Pho restaurants along International Avenue is a donation of your choice, with all proceeds going the Alex Food Centre. You can get your tickets online by clicking here or at the door at the day of the event. Everyone and all ages welcome!  For more details visit their website. 

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