I know this is a ski forum and all, and thus, I'm probably speaking to an audience that is possibly largely apathetic to this kind of thing but I encourage you Calgarians that are of voting age to take part in this year's mayoral election.
Municipal politics affect you more directly than provincial and federal and is really a chance for you to have a say in what direction you want your city to go in. This may even include skiing related things such as better public transport to COP.
On that note, I specifically encourage you to look at Naheed Nenshi as a candidate. His website is as follows. www.nenshi.ca He is a candidate with some actual substance and ideas, not just "I'm gonna lower taxes, increase services, help the homeless and reduce crime." Check it out, become involved as well if you are interested. Do a poll sway - http://www.calgarysun.com