Calgary Parking Authority

Calgary Parking Authority

December 04, 2014 15:00 ET

Holiday Parking Elves Campaign Offers Free Parking

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 4, 2014) - The Holiday Parking Elves are back again for a fourth year. The Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) has partnered with the Kensington and 4th Street Business Revitalization Zones to spread some holiday cheer and encourage people to come to these areas during the holiday season by providing free two-hour parking sessions to randomly selected visitors to these areas.

"Each year, the Elves are a big hit with shoppers and we see how receiving free parking brightens their day," said CPA Interim General Manager Wes Hogman. "This is our way of saying Happy Holidays to Calgarians and inviting them to visit these areas."

Holiday Parking Elves will be in Kensington and 4th Street Business Revitalization Zones on December 6 and 13 between 11:30 am and 4:00 pm handing out free parking sessions. To qualify for the two hours of free parking, visitors either have to approach a Holiday Parking Elf and request a free parking session PRIOR to making a parking payment or be randomly selected by an elf.

"We are looking forward to being a part of this fun program again this year," said Jennifer Rempel, Executive Director of 4th Street Business Revitalization Zone. "This campaign encourages Calgarians to check out our unique shopping and dining options, especially during the holiday season."

A total of 1,000 free two-hour parking sessions will be given out by the CPA's Holiday Parking Elves during the campaign.

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The Calgary Parking Authority is a proud partner of The City of Calgary and is committed to managing publicly-owned on- and off-street parking facilities on The City's behalf. In addition, we manage the municipal parking enforcement program and provide parking advisory services.

Every dollar we collect that exceeds our operational costs is returned to The City of Calgary. Last year we returned more than $2M each month to the municipal general revenue program which funds projects such as recreation centres and pathways and provides funding for community services and public safety programs. The CPA operates without using any municipal tax revenues.

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