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STORYHIVE is back: Here’s how to get noticed!

October 17, 2014

Presented by  I can’t be sure where Telus got the name for STORYHIVE, the Kickstarter-inspired online platform where local content creators can pitch their ideas for a chance at grant funding from TELUS. But I’m guessing it has something to …

Great places to meet your neighbours in Calgary and shop at the same time!

October 16, 2014

If you’ve ever chatted with me, read this blog or followed me on Twitter, it wouldn’t take you long to figure out that I’ve always loved supporting all the great and local businesses around Calgary.  Throughout every neighbourhood of this …

#StreakWeek: Six things I now know about streaking!

October 16, 2014

This post is presented by Stanfields Streaking. If you told me I was going to spend an entire evening researching the origins of some people’s need for public nakedness, I would tell you this isn’t that kind of blog. But, …

Five movies to watch before The Boobyball! (Contest!)

October 14, 2014 6

For the past six years, Rethink Breast Cancer has been hosting one of the coolest parties in town. The Boobyball is an annual fundraising gala that has already raised more than $350,000 to support Rethink’s mission in Calgary. Boobyball was …

Alberta’s top Instagrammers: How to take the perfect Instagram photo!

October 10, 2014 1

Loading Just out for a stroll with the family. #myjasper #explorealberta View on Instagram This week, people around the world are celebrating Instagram’s 4th birthday!  Over the past couple of years, it’s become my go-to app for whenever I’m looking …

Aloha from Edmonton: Catching big waves in Alberta’s capital city!

October 9, 2014

This post is presented by Travel Alberta Hawaii Tofino The Dominican Republic. When you think of surfing, those are likely the places you think of. You probably don’t think about Alberta, which would be fair. When it comes to landlocked …

Global Calgary turns 60: Why Kidstreet was its best show!

October 8, 2014 5

Today’s a pretty special day for the folks over at Global Calgary, because today marks their 60th anniversary! While it’s known as Global today, it wasn’t always that way. When it originally took to the airwaves, it was known as …

Three quick ways to fix Air Canada’s inflight entertainment!

October 6, 2014

There’s lots of crappy things about flying. Even though prices seem to be going up, you seem to be getting less and less room. But regardless of the size, one of my most favourite things about flying has always been …

Three Calgarians who won YouTube this week!

October 5, 2014 1

I’m sure this happens all the time, but I couldn’t help but notice that Calgarians put out three great videos this week and I thought it’d be fun to share them all on one blog post! If you know of …

Travel: A holiday on horseback turns into much more!

October 2, 2014 1

You may have noticed that I’ve had a pretty wild summer. Between the via ferrata, paddleboarding, rock climbing and hanging out with bears, I’ve been spending much of this summer being scared.  But rarely have I been nervous. Because at …

Video and photos from hosting The Big Bang Theory and Whedonverse panels at Edmonton Expo!

September 30, 2014

This weekend I was lucky enough to host two panels at Edmonton’s Expo, which while still smaller than Calgary’s, for a three year old expo is absolutely huge!  I’m going to take a minute to defend Expos (or Comic Cons), …

Six Canadian classics that are twenty years old!

September 29, 2014

Twenty years ago, when I was 12-years-old, I spent the night camping out for Jann Arden tickets.  I was an old soul.  Now, you must remember, this was before Ticketmaster, so if you wanted front row tickets, the only way …

A colourful guide to Alberta’s amazing larches!

September 22, 2014

This post is presented by Travel Alberta There’s lots of questions that everyone has been asked at least once in their life: What are you doing after graduation? Get up to anything fun this summer? Have you seen the larches? …

What makes your life Simply Better (besides photos of my cat)?

September 16, 2014 1

Presented by Edo Japan What’s something that makes your life Simply Better? That’s question Edo Japan is asking it’s friends and customers launched a website where people can share their “simply better moments.”  The campaign is focused on people sharing things …

Interview: The stars of Dr. Cabbie on the importance of talking to your cabbie!

September 14, 2014

They drive us when it’s cold, when it’s rainy, when it’s early and when it’s late. But do we ever really know who our cabbie actually is?  For many Canadian cabbies, they have a bigger story, we just have to …

Three OSCAR sure shots at this year’s CIFF!

September 12, 2014

Let’s get the annual joke about Calgary’s International Film Festival out of the way first. Yes, its acronym is CIFF. Yes, I wish they’d change it. Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about this …