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Parties and festivals, launches and everything else in between.

Taking you for a ride…hybrid style!

August 1, 2011

The mission was simple. How much could I do with a Ford Hybrid Fusion and only one tank of gas. The challenge was asked of me by Ford Canada and yes, I GLADLY accepted. The difficulty would be that the …

CCMAs: Heeeeere’s Johnny!

July 27, 2011

Just days after I put away my cowboy hat, the Canadian Country Music Awards announced their nominees and ladies and gentlemen, Johnny Reid cleaned.up. With a total of six nominations, he leads the back in a year that saw Canadian …

Contest: Passes to Canmore Folk Fest! (Closed)

July 26, 2011

Can you imagine anything better than listening to amazing music, surrounded by the mountain Rocky Mountains?  I know that I can’t.  That’s why if you’re in the area, you are going to want to enter today’s contest!  I’ve got one …

First Annual Folkie Awards! (I picked the winners!)

July 24, 2011

For the past four days, Calgary has been inundated with the best folk and country music that this entire world has to offer. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, this festival shows the best that Calgary has …

Metro Column: Taking on the Tarpies!

July 22, 2011

Now that the Calgary Stampede is over, this city has already quickly moved to its next big outdoor party: The Calgary Folk Music Festival. And people, this is my favourite, mostly because it feels so un-Calgarian, sitting outside listening to …

So long Stampede!

July 17, 2011

It’s been a blast, I’m going to miss you and all your delicious food goodness. See you next year!

Three Ways Katy Perry Won Me Over!

July 17, 2011

When it was first announced that Katy Perry was coming to Calgary for the Stampede, I believe my initial reaction was a resounding “meh.” While I had downloaded some of her songs in the past, I couldn’t imagine Russel Brand’s …

YYC4SlaveLake: Good people, great night.

June 30, 2011

It’s been just over a month since a horrific fire ripped through the town of Slave Lake and all but wiped it out. While it may no longer draw the biggest headlines, the town and it’s people are never far …

The Great Lobster Dinner!

June 26, 2011

If there is one thing that I know I will always says yes to, it’s a lobster competition. So when I got asked to judge this year’s Thrill of the Grill Challenge for Habitat Humanity, it was a new brainer.  …

Come eat lobster with me!

June 22, 2011

This one is for all of you in Calgary! I wanted to let you know about this really cool event happening on Friday night.  It’s called the Thrill of the Grill Lobster BBQ kickoff, and here’s really what all you …

MMVA: Live blog!

June 19, 2011

I can’t believe that it’s been a whole year since I was in Toronto for last year’s MMVAS!  Man how time flies when you’re having fun!  For a variety of reasons I wasn’t able to make it to this year’s …

The results are in….

June 9, 2011

Wow!  Now this is cool! The results of FFWD Magazine’s Reader Survey have just been announced and I’m so surprised to see that Mike’s Bloggity Blog was named Best Blog for the second year in a row!  And I’m not …

Bloggity Weekender!

June 4, 2011

Looking for something to do this weekend in Calgary? (Hey, we’re more than just cowboy hats, you know?) As always, I got the one and only Mark Hopkins to do up a list of his favourites weekend events! Take a …

Bloggity Weekender!

May 27, 2011

In case you haven’t heard, Calgary is essentially under water.  It’s been raining for days, but the good news is, is that there are still lots of amazing things going on! As always, I’ve asked Mark “Calgary’s Most Social Person …

Yummy Sundae for a Great Cause!

May 18, 2011

Easily the best part about summer is making sundaes.  Sure you can make them in January, but they just aren’t the same are they? But if making sundaes isn’t all the fun for you, I get it.  They can be …