Calgary Parking Authority

Calgary Parking Authority

December 03, 2015 17:34 ET

The Holiday Parking Elves Are BACK and Ready to Give Away Free Parking!

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2015) - Our fun and friendly Holiday Parking Elves are hitting the pavement this Saturday and next Saturday (December 5 & 12) to kick start some holiday cheer via the gift of FREE two-hour parking. The Elves will be in Kensington and along 4th Street SW between 11:30am and 4pm starting as many free parking sessions as possible.

This is the fifth year the Calgary Parking Authority has partnered with local Business Revitalization Zones (BRZs) to help encourage people to come and experience everything these particular commercial districts have to offer.

"This campaign is a lot of fun," says CPA General Manager Mike Derbyshire. "We get the opportunity to instantly brighten up someone's day while supporting local businesses and the communities they are in. There really isn't anything like Kensington Village and 4th Street during the holiday and we're proud to be a part of the energy."

To qualify for the two hours of free parking, parkers either have to approach a Holiday Parking Elf and ask for a free parking session PRIOR to making a parking payment or be randomly approached by an elf (don't be frightened - they are nice elves).

"People visit Kensington for the vibrant atmosphere, unique shopping and amazing food. Free horse and wagon rides, selfies with Santa Claus, carolers, $500 shopping giveaways each weekend and the return of the popular Holidays Parking Elves only add to the Kensington experience during the holiday season. We are so pleased to welcome back the Calgary Parking Authority's elves again this year," said Annie MacInnis, Executive Director of Kensington Village BRZ.

A total of 1000 free two-hour parking sessions will be given out by our Holiday Parking Elves during the campaign.

About Us

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. In 2014 we returned more than $24 million 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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