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Parties and festivals, launches and everything else in between.

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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Mike’s Bloggity Blog Turns 10! Here’s some of my favourite moments!

August 23, 2016

Ten years ago today, I signed into blogger.com and typed in the words:  Mike’s Bloggity Blog Blob. The name was inspired by one of my favourite lines in Sex And The City, when Carrie says she is “Drunkity Drunk Drunk.” …
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The Tragically Hip concert to be aired LIVE and commercial free

August 19, 2016

  The Tragically Hip are on their final tour. We all know the drama that surrounded the ticket sales for these shows. Selling out almost immediately after going on sale, a lot of Hip fans were out of their final …
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Everyone from Nickelback to The Rankin Family are playing the Fort Mac fundraiser!

May 31, 2016

For the last couple of weeks, there’s been rumours of a massive benefit concert for the people of Fort McMurray. And now we’re getting a better look at the pretty impressive lineup! The concert is called the Fire Aid Concert …
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How car2go is making this year’s Lilac Festival easier than ever!

May 30, 2016

This post is presented by car2go On June 5th, festival season kicks off in Calgary with the biggest one of the year! That’s right, it’s almost time for the annual Lilac Festival, which typically sees more than 100,000 people wander …
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Kelly Oxford joins the line up for my new social media and digital marketing conference!

May 10, 2016

As many of you know, there’s two things I love: Staying busy and helping people tackle social media and digital marketing. I feel like social media and digital marketing get a bad reputation. We’re taught that only 22-year-olds know how …
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