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Festivals: Movies, music and everything in between.

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 …
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Should the tarps stay or go? Calgary Folk Music Festival weighs in!

July 29, 2014

Yesterday I wrote a blog post that caused more discussion than maybe anything I’ve ever written on this blog.  And you thought folk festival goers were a calm people.  My blog post about the Calgary Folk Music Festival‘s tarps resulted …
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Contest: Two four-day passes to the Calgary Folk Music Festival! (CLOSED)

June 24, 2014

If you were to ask me what is my favourite four days of the year in Calgary, I would always 100% say Calgary Folk Music Festival. And no, I’m not just saying that because they’ve given me a sweet prize …
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Travel: Could a Calgarian live in Medicine Hat?

April 28, 2014

Presented by Travel Alberta I’m a big city kid. Even though I grew up in the relatively small city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, I always knew I was going to live in a big city. Actually, I can distinctly remember …
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Folkin’ Awesome: Calgary’s Folk Music Festival survives and thrives!

July 29, 2013

All photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy Camera. If you’ve never been to a folk festival, here’s the one thing you have to know: No one festival is like another. Actually, even if it’s the same festival, every corner presents …
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High Performance Rodeo: The weird, wonderful and must-see!

January 14, 2013

Let’s get one thing straight, the High Performance Rodeo has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with an actual rodeo. There are no cowboys, there are no chuck wagon races and most importantly, there are no (sadly) mini-donuts.

Stampede vs. TIFF: What is Canada’s Biggest and Best festival?

September 9, 2012

This week, if you’re like me, your Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds are full of updates about TIFF. The Toronto International Film Festival is capturing headlines both here in Canada and around the world. In fact, I couldn’t help but …
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Pictures: Soakin’ up the Sun and Salsa festival!

July 22, 2012

When it comes to summer festivals, one of my favourites in Calgary has to be Kensington’s Sun and Salsa festival. Not only is it three steps from my home, it also happens to have FREE FOOD.  That’s right, free food. …
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Singing a tune at Kensington Pub Idol!

July 22, 2012

If there was one thing that I never thought I’d do when I started this blog six years, it was judge a karaoke contest at the local pub. Okay, there’s lots of things I never thought I’d do, but this …
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Three things that made me cry this week.

July 13, 2012

I don’t know what is compelling me to write a blog post about the three things that made me cry this week, but here you go anyway! The Amazing Spiderman.  Yes, you read that right. The new Spiderman movie made …
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Beakerhead gives Calgary a ‘Bang On’ tease!

July 6, 2012

Over the past week, if you’ve been spotting giant monster-like robots around the city, you’re not the only one.   The first robot to get everyone’s attention was Titanoboa, an 11-metre long battery-powered mechanical snake that was definitely more impressive than …
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Stampede 2012: The Must Use Websites, Apps and Videos!

July 6, 2012

Yahoo! The 100th Calgary Stampede is officially here! To help make life a little easier for you, I’ve done up a handy list of the must use apps, websites and videos. The weather is supposed to be perfect for the …
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Stampede Party Round Up!

July 4, 2012

You know how there is that weird time of year when Starbucks has both Halloween and Christmas items and when all say, “Wow, isn’t Christmas coming sooner and sooner every year?”  Well, for me, Stampede seems to be like that. …
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Calgary Folk Music Fest Line Up is HOT!

April 25, 2012

Like, seriously. Hot.   The 34th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival announced their up this year and it would appear that there is something for everyone…unless you like Sinead O’Connor, who was to be a headliner, but canceled her entire …
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Canmore: A place to stay…for a while.

August 2, 2011

As you may have previously read, I got to spend this past weekend in Canmore, Alberta.  Although it’s only an hour from Calgary, I rarely get to spend that much time there.  Usually it’s for a quick lunch, or a …
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