The night the lights went out in Calgary.

Calgarians are encouraged to participate in Earth Hour 2010 as a city during a celebration at Olympic Plaza on Saturday in support of climate change action across the globe.

“We’re so excited for everyone to come out and we are really glad to be a part of a global effort,” EcoLiving executive director Judi Vandenbrink said of the event taking place simultaneously around the world.

While Calgarians are invited to the family-friendly multi-activity event at 8 p.m., Vandenbrink also encourages Calgarians to participate at home between 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in their own ways.

“People can turn off their lights or electricity; whatever they want to do to join the effort at home.”

Calgarians are asked to bring their mugs for hot chocolate and flashlights to the event. For more information, visit

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