In a blog post published on February 20th, 2015, Fast Forward Weekly announced that it will no longer produce a weekly publication. The March 5th, 2015, edition will be the magazine’s final issue after 19 years of publication.
Published every Thursday, Fast Forward Weekly is found in popular coffee shops, bars, restaurants, retail stores, and street boxes throughout Calgary, Banff and Canmore at approximately 1,300 locations. Approximately 23,000 copies are produced every week, with more than 72% of its readership using the printed publication. The future of ffwdweekly.com has not been confirmed at this time.
Fast Foward Weekly has been a strong supporter of Calgary’s Arts & Culture scene, and publishes the city’s most comprehensive event listings. Nearly every theatre production and event in Calgary receives previews and/or reviews in the magazine.
I hope you agree that Calgary is worse off for our closure, no matter if you agree with us or not. Nobody covers Calgary’s arts scene the way we do, whether it be our listings or the constant stories on theatre, exhibitions, music and more.
~Drew Anderson, Editor/Publisher