DAY-OF GUIDE

What do you need to know for the Day-of at the March for Science – Calgary?

Accessibility

The March for Science – Calgary fully supports equal access for all attendees and provides onsite assistance for those that identify as having a disability. We strive to do our utmost to provide equal access to all areas of the March in accordance with Provincial and Federal law.

We are providing a variety of services to help you enjoy your experience including:

  • Wheelchair-accessible seating for the speaker portion of the event
  • Marshal assistance for attendees with mobility issues
  • Live-Streaming on our Facebook Community page of the speaker portion of the event for those who cannot attend in-person

Anti-Harassment Policy

The March for Science – Calgary does not tolerate hate speech, bigotry, or harassment within or outside our community. Targeting individuals or communities with violent language, including statements that reflect racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, or any form of bigotry, will result in you being asked to leave the event.

Getting to the March

The March starts at 1:00 at Olympic Plaza, between 1st Street SE and Macleod Trail & 8th ave and 7th ave SE. We’ll gather there, then do a short march to City Hall for the Speaker portion of the event.

Transit

Calgary Transit provides accessibility seating on all C-Trains within the city. Further, all C-Train stations are equipped with ramps and/or elevators to accommodate those with mobility issues. As well, Calgary Transit Access is available for persons with disabilities that limit their ability to ride transit buses or the C-Train. Please contact Calgary Transit for further information on their available services – 403.537.7777

Venue Parking

City Hall and Epcor Centre offers parking, including for those that have a disabled parking placard permit issued by Service Alberta (with elevator access to street level).

On-Site

Seating

Accessibility seating is available in the speaker portion of the event in front of City Hall (See Map), and accessible by ramp as well as stairs. Please note, accessibility seating for is limited and is on a first come first served basis. If you need assistance to access the seating area or need directions, please check with your nearest Marshal Volunteer. They will have Lanyards with “Volunteer” nametags on.

Note to all of our marchers: please do not use the seating area unless you have mobility issues. Seating is very limited.

Washrooms

Washrooms are publicly available at Olympic Plaza, but we will not have access to the facilities within City Hall (See Map)

Water

In an effort to reduce waste, we are asking that March attendees please bring your own reusable water bottles. There are also several locations on Stephen Avenue where water can be purchased if you forget!

There will be limited water available in the case of medical emergencies. Please contact your nearest Marshal if necessary.

Programming Sightlines

Programming sightlines will aid you in being able to see and hear presenters from the designated seating areas.

Pets

All leashed and trained service dogs registered and licensed through the government are allowed at the venue.

If your pupper is not great in crowds, do your friend a favour and leave them at home for the afternoon.

If you do bring your dog to the event, please be sure to bring what you need to clean up after them. Let’s all be good stewards of the community space that we’re using for the day.

After the March

Waste/Recycling

There are several waste disposal and recycling areas on site (See Map), so if you aren’t planning on taking your sign home or have other trash/recyclables, please make sure to deposit them in the proper receptacles so we aren’t leaving a mess in the space we were given!