Press Release: Mappy Hour Launching in Canada


International Launch of Mappy Hour by OutdoorFest


New York, NY (September 21, 2015) – New York City-based OutdoorFest is expanding their popular Mappy Hour program internationally to Calgary this October. The monthly community building event, known as “the happy hour for outdoor enthusiasts,” successfully launched in New York City in early 2014 and Washington D.C. in January 2015. Past event hosts have included REI, Hostelling International, and Fjallraven North America, with featured sponsorships from Yelp, Sixpoint Brewery, and Mountain Hardwear. OutdoorFest has identified Calgary as a key urban area with a large population of outdoor enthusiasts looking to connect with a community of adventurers.


“Calgary has such an incredible backyard that many come to visit from afar” says Matt Mosteller, social media influencer and head of Mappy Hour Calgary. He hopes that through Mappy Hour locals can “catch that wanderlust… stay close by and get outdoors!”


Just in time for the winter season, the theme for this first Mappy Hour in Calgary is backcountry skiing and the fitness needed to get outdoors. Calgary’s outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to join the launch event on October 29th 2015 at the Village Brewery. Mappy Hour promises to be a night to meet fellow skiers, backpackers, kayakers, climbers and adventure buddies and plan adventure packed trips with a like-minded outdoor community.


Details of the event include:


Who: Anyone who loves to hike, kayak, ski, surf, climb, and generally explore the great outdoors.

What: A happy hour with a twist to bring together the local outdoor community

Theme: Backcountry skiing & fitness

When: October 29, 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Where: 5000 12a St SE, Calgary

Cost: Free, just bring some guidebooks, maps, or interesting stories to share

For more information and to RSVP please see


Mappy Hour by OutdoorFest



For more information please contact:

Sarah Knapp

Founder, OutdoorFest



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