The Calgary Bar Association proudly hosts formal dinners to celebrate Calgary QC and judicial appointments. These events are held on an alternating basis, with QC Dinners in even years and Judges' Dinners in odd. Each dinner presents an opportunity to come together as a legal community to celebrate the achievements of some of our colleagues. We might even have some fun at their expense along the way!

The dinners are usually sold out, so get your tickets early. QC and Judges' Dinners are open to Calgary Bar Association members only.

The 2019 Judges' Dinner was held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Westin Hotel. 

  • Cocktails 6:00 p.m

  • Dinner 7:00 p.m.

annual curling bonspiel

The annual curling bonspiel is focused on fun. Although there is friendly competition, and some members surprise with their "hurry hard skills", experience is not necessary! First time curlers are welcome. Costumes are not mandatory but many teams choose to take the event to a new level by dressing up.

The 2019 Curling Bonspiel was held Friday, April 12, 2019. Congratulations to the team from DBH Law for clinching the 2019 championship trophy!

battle of the law bands

This event was held on May 30, 2019 at the Palace Theatre, with proceeds going to Student Legal Assistance. 

For more information about the event, check out the event website at: 

Stampede Whoop Up

The annual Whoop-Up Stampede Party is one of the Calgary Bar Association’s marquee events. The bash traditionally occurs on the Tuesday afternoon of Stampede week with exclusive access to one of the city’s finest watering holes and carries on long into the evening. The Whoop-Up is the best attended event of the year, attracting anywhere from 1,000 to 1,200 members and their guests to enjoy each other's company. It is events like this that set the foundation for Calgary’s well-known civility in practice! Capacity is limited, so get there early!

The 2019 Whoop-Up was held Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Wildhorse Saloon.  Check out the 2019 Whoop Up poster for more details!


The Annual CBA Charity Golf Tournament is another longstanding tradition which keeps the spirit of "collegial intercourse" alive and well in the Calgary Bar!

While the performances in the Clubhouse afterwards have, on occasion, been more memorable (or for some forgettable) than those on the Course, the one certainty of the tournament is that the true spirit of comradery of the Calgary Bar always prevails. In recent years, the CBA has returned to its "old school" roots, by holding the tournament at the prestigious and beautiful Banff Springs Golf Course. As with most CBA functions, the Charity Golf Tournament is not only a great time, but also a great way to give back to the community. Every year, funds raised by the CBA through the tournament are provided to worthwhile charities. 

The Charity Golf Tournament will be held September 6, 2019 at the Banff Springs Golf Club. Registration is now closed.

Questions? Please contact Aaron Bickman at 403-873-3734 or


The Constitution of the Calgary Bar Association requires the members to meet annually in the month of November at such time and place as Council may select.  And members have been happy to comply each November since 1916.  As the years have passed, the meeting portion of the gathering has become shorter and shorter, with business now usually conducted between 4:00 and 4:02.  This leaves lots of time for socializing with colleagues at the bar, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.

The 2019 AGM will be held November 7, 2019. Please save the date and stay tuned for details.