Frequently Asked Questions

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Here is our list of frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here, please contact us at events@airdrieonline.com

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT POSTING EVENTS:

 

Who can add events to the calendar?

  • Anyone can add events to the calendar; e.g. individuals, organizations or businesses

 

Is there a fee to post an event?

 

Do you accept events that take place in Calgary?

  • All events must take place in or near Airdrie, Alberta
  • This includes Balzac, Crossfield, and Rocky View County (north of Calgary city limits only)
  • Some exceptions may apply

 

Do I need to sign-in to post an event?

  • No, you do not need to be signed in to post an event
  • Click here to add your event

 

What happens if I register for an account?

 

I posted my event but I don’t see it listed on the calendar.

  • All event submissions are held for approval before appearing on the calendar
  • Please allow 24 to 48 hours for your listing to be approved and published
  • We reserve the right to edit or reject any event for any reason

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR EVENT LISTING:

 

What does the Free event listing include?

  • Your event description (up to 200 words)
  • Photo or event poster (non-profit groups only)
  • Link to your event page URL (Website, Eventbrite, or Facebook)
  • Google map locator to direct participants to your event
  • Convenient social media buttons to promote your event and share details with participants

 

May I add a photo to my listing?

  • As of January 01, 2019 there is a fee of $10 to add a photo, event poster, or other image
  • We are currently offering a $5 Introductory Special
  • This fee does not apply to non-profit groups
  • Click here for more info about adding a photo to your event listing

 

What type of image files are accepted?

  • The following file types are accepted: JPG, PNG or GIF files
  • Images must be smaller than 2MB
  • PDF files are not accepted at this time

 

OTHER QUESTIONS:

 

Do you accept table bookings for local farmers markets, fairs, and trade shows?

  • No, we do not take table bookings on this website
  • Please contact each event organizer directly

 

How do I get my event published in your weekly newsletter?

  • Events are listed in the newsletter at the discretion of the Editor
  • Events must be posted to the calendar at least two weeks in advance of the publication date in order to be included
  • We also offer paid promotions in our weekly newsletter

 

Do you offer premium event listings?

  • Yes, we offer a variety of event promotion packages
  • Upgrade your Event Listing and get maximum exposure with photos, social media sharing, event banners and more!

 

 

For more info about our Premium Event Listing Packages, click here.

Got More Questions? Click here to ask.

 

Invitation to Share Local Events

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Do you enjoy attending events, taking pictures and writing reviews?

We are currently seeking local people to share their event photos and reviews. We’re all about events and what’s happening locally and we’d love your help to highlight and promote the places and events that you care about.

Are you interested in your local community? Do you enjoy writing and sharing helpful information with others? Do you have a specific area of interest? If so, we’d love to have you on our team of Event Bloggers.

share local events

 

Maybe you want to write about an event you’ve attended in years past or one you’re looking forward to attending soon. Perhaps you love taking photos or making short videos and you want to do a photo-based story and event follow-up, or a promotion for an upcoming event.

As long as your focus is Airdrie Alberta and you are writing in an inviting and complimentary manner, for people of all ages, we welcome your contributions. All blog posts and photos will be attributed to you.

Drop us a line at media@airdrieonline.com

 

How to Write an Awesome Event Listing

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WHAT type of event is it?

Event titles and descriptions should give visitors a sense of what the event is all about.

WHO is hosting the event and WHO should attend?

By including event organizer information, prospective attendees can quickly contact the right person to ask questions about the event. Event tickets also provide an opportunity to answer the “who” question – you can create multiple ticket types such as Members and Non-Members.

WHEN is the event?

Let your attendees know what time the event starts. Ending times are also helpful so people can plan their time accordingly.

WHERE is the event?

Location matters. Besides listing the basic venue information, it can be helpful to include bus routes, driving directions, and availability of parking.

WHY is this event being held?

Perhaps the most important question to answer with an event listing is why it is being held. Whether it’s a fundraiser for a local school or a major industry conference, sharing the “why” helps attendees align their expectations with the goals of the event.