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Parties and festivals, launches and everything else in between.

Stampede offering $39 SuperPass for unlimited access to the park!

May 15, 2017

I guess it’s almost time to dust off the ol’ cowboy boots. The Calgary Stampede is just a few months away, and to help you get in the mood, Stampede is offering quite the deal. Organizers have just announced the …
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Calgary Zoo offering photographers rare opportunity!

May 2, 2017

Calling all photog friends! The Calgary Zoo is giving you a chance to see their animals like never before. On May 13th, the zoo will be opening its doors (to the zoo, not the animal’s pens) earlier than usual, all …
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Canmore UnCorked is a 12-day deliciously amazing food festival!

April 27, 2017 9

Canmore is known for many things, including its scenery, opportunity for adventure and Mike. But those in the know, know that Canmore is also known for its amazing food and delicious wine, and it’s this knowledge that combines to create …
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Calgary Expo is back! Win two four-day passes!

April 14, 2017

One of the best part of the Calgary Expo has been watching it grow and grow every year. Now in it’s 11th year, the “comic con” of sorts is one of Calgary’s biggest events, often attracting more than 100,000. If …
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Alberta Ballet bringing the music of The Tragically Hip to the stage!

April 8, 2017

Photo by Mike Horner This week, the Alberta Ballet announced their new season and there was one production that got everyone excited! The Tragically Hip ballet joins the lineup contemporary ballets that the company has done over the past years, that included …
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Calgary’s three biggest parades are changing routes! Check them out!

April 1, 2017

You’ve heard of One Direction, how about three directions? #DadJoke. This year, three of Calgary’s biggest parades have all announced that they are changing routes. Let’s lay them out for you, so you can start your planning now! Calgary Pride …
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Contest: Join the mile high club with the Calgary Sexual Health Centre

February 11, 2017

There’s always lots of pressure to do something romantic on Valentine’s Day. But what if this Valentine’s Day you something romantic with 200 other people. No, not like that. Next Tuesday, I’m hosting Mate Nite with Brian Keating. The evening …
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How buying a tree can get you into Michael Bernard Fitzgerald’s next concert for free!

February 5, 2017

It’s no secret that I’m the world’s biggest fan of Michael Bernard Fitzgerald. Seriously. I once emailed him my thoughts on what one of his music videos should look like. The fact that he’s a Calgarian is just icing on …
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Calgary doesn’t have a Santa Claus parade, so here’s the nearby towns that do!

November 19, 2016

(Photo via Banff Lake Louise Tourism) It’s been ten years since Calgary hasn’t had a Santa Claus parade. You’ll remember that it closed so the city could build the Bow Tower, which has now been open for five years. But …
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Edmonton’s Canadian Finals Rodeo is the ultimate way to celebrate Alberta’s western heritage!

November 14, 2016

Presented in partnership with Travel Alberta The dust at the Canadian Rodeo Finals has settled, but I still think I got some in my teeth. This past weekend, we drove up to Edmonton to check out the rodeo finals, and …
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100 Reasons I Love Calgary!

November 4, 2016

This weekend, Calgarians have the chance to show all the reasons the love the city they call home! The #LoveYYC hashtag is being used to celebrate what makes our city unique and share all the fantastic things that contribute to …
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It’s all about being the Next Big Thing!

October 19, 2016

This past weekend, my good friend Kait Kucy and I put together an event called Next Big Thing. It was a small social media conference of sorts, I call it a sibling to SocialWest, which is the larger digital marketing …
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A look at ATP’s new mysterious musical about a different chocolate factory.

October 16, 2016

Presented in partnership with ATP What is up with Fortune Falls? I have been seeing things all over Facebook and Twitter about Alberta Theatre Projects’ next show, Fortune Falls. I am intrigued. It is a musical created by Catalyst Theatre …
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Free speakers series coming to Calgary: How a city’s communities can form connections.

September 23, 2016

Presented in partnership with “Connected – A Speaker Series Presented by DREAM” What does it take for a community to realize their full potential. As someone who just moved into their first home, this is a question that I constantly …
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The 6 Things You CAN’T Miss at Beakerhead’s and Trico’s ‘World of Social Entrepreneurship’

September 12, 2016

Presented in partnership with the Trico Foundation This week, Calgary comes alive with Beakerhead, the annual smash up of art, science and engineering. In the early days of the festival, people called it “Stampede For Geeks”, but since then it …
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