Monthly Archives: November 2013

Community Economy Leader Award Winner: Leela Eco Spa!

We’re excited to announce Leela Eco Spa as the winner of the Community Economy Leader Award as part of the REAP Be Local Awards! Congratulations Leela Eco Spa!


The Community Economy Leader Award recognizes a REAP member that is building a resilient local community and economy. This award goes to a business that is rooted here in Calgary and it shows in how they invest in people and places, purchase from fellow local businesses, provide valuable social benefit and support their community in general. The award recipient will also be receiving a bursary to participate in the Community Economic Development Certificate Program being hosted by Thrive and First Calgary Financial in 2014. Continue reading “Community Economy Leader Award Winner: Leela Eco Spa!” »

Downtown Food: Making a Habit of Supporting Local


Written By Allison Smith, Thrive

Tucked in the heart of Calgary’s financial district, Downtown Food is growing food downtown. From figs to swiss chard, to tomatoes to honey comb, Chef and owner Darren Maclean is defying what can be grown on rooftops in Calgary. Continue reading “Downtown Food: Making a Habit of Supporting Local” »

Join us at the Thrive Annual Gathering!

Tuesday, December 3rd

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Headspace (1817 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB)

Join us for Thrive’s annual gathering and mixer of Community Economic Development practitioners, champions, and the curious! You can expect inspiring conversation, important information, connections, and a fantastic local lunch. More details to come.

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