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    DOYYC Photo Contest
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    • Starcraft ConstructionCalgary Real Estate Board
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    Doors Open Calgary

    Over the last weekend in September, many of Calgary’s most intriguing and beloved sites get naked for Doors Open YYC. For this one weekend, buildings in all quadrants of the city open their doors – free of charge – to the public and providing special revealing tours and behind-the-scenes experiences. Whether you’re a geek for history, architecture, the environment, art, sports, science or engineering, this is your chance at an insider’s view of Calgary’s vibrant and dynamic cityscape.

    Doors Open is a well-established and highly successful international concept that allows people free access to buildings in order to create enthusiasm for heritage and contemporary architecture, and increase the appreciation of historic and culturally significant places and spaces. DOYYC 2014 will be Calgary’s third annual Doors Open event. The event is planned and organized by the Doors Open Calgary Association, a registered non-profit organization with a volunteer board.

    Let us know what you thought of the 2013 event! Answer a short survey.

    Board of Directors

    The following people are donating their time and expertise to help Doors Open YYC become a legacy event for Calgary. The volunteer board of directors meet weekly to set the strategic direction for the event and ensure that all publicity, marketing and promotion of the event is in line with the legacy goal.


    Doors Open YYC is privileged to have the following consultants on board. This team provides hands on, professional support for marketing and design, copywriting, bookkeeping, and volunteer and program organization.

    Contact us

    Questions and comments are welcome.

    Doors Open Calgary Association
    PO Box 22003
    Banker’s Hall
    Calgary, AB T2P 4J1

    Program Manager: program@doorsopenyyc.org
    Volunteer Coordinator: volunteer@doorsopenyyc.org
    Media Contact: media@doorsopenyyc.org

    2013 sites: an overview




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    • 2013 Volunteer sponsor

      First Calgary Financial

    Become a Volunteer

    Thank you to everyone who volunteered in 2013! Please sign up to be the first to hear about 2014 volunteer opportunities.

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    Your privacy is important to us. Learn how we treat your personal information with respect here: Doors Open YYC Privacy Statement.

    Help Make
    Doors Open YYC
    a Legacy Event

    All donations to Doors Open YYC will go towards the development and purchase of legacy materials for the event.

    Open your doors

    Doors Open YYC 2014 will build on the success of the past two years, which showcased some of Calgary’s best arts and culture, sports and leisure, science and technology, and heritage buildings in all four quadrants of the city. With the support of more than 200 volunteers, the 35 sites drew 16,500 visits in 2012 and just over 10,000 in 2013. This is an ideal opportunity to help build civic pride and give visitors and insider’s peek on how your site contributes to Calgary’s ongoing story.

    New site nominations are now open for 2014. Check out our site selection process and criteria. Consider joining us for the third annual Doors Open!

    Additional resources will be provided to participating sites. For further inquiries, please contact the DOYYC Program Manager, at program@doorsopenycc.org.


    News & Events


    Thank you to everyone who joined us for Doors Open YYC 2013! Your feedback will help us improve the event for next year. Please answer this SHORT SURVEY.

    Do YYC Photo Contest

    We want to see the best of the Doors Open YYC sites in your photographs. Focus on the exterior, interior, details, and doors – or document the tours and other programming behind the scenes. We are looking forward to seeing how you see Doors Open YYC through your lens. FIND OUT MORE

    Media releases

    Media coverage

    Thank you
    to our 2013

    In partnership with:

    The City of Calgary
    Alberta Culture Days


    CREB Real Estate Resources For Calgary

    Print Three
    First Calgary Financial


    Theatre Junction

    Starcraft Construction




    University of Calgary Environmental Design


    HBI. Freedom to design.



    Alberta Government
    The Calgary Foundation
    Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

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