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Life is pretty great, feeling pretty lucky.

World’s biggest snowball fight comes to Jasper!

November 26, 2013

Here’s an important question to ask yourself:  “Why don’t we take snowball fights more seriously?” This past weekend, I visited the small mountain town of Jasper, Alberta to be a referee in their third annual Snow Battle, also known in …
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Suit up: Indochino comes to Calgary!

November 17, 2013

For the second time since its inception Indochino: The Traveling Tailor has come to Calgary and just like last time, I needed some help.  I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I’m not very fashionable. If I could dress like …
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Photos: Fallin’ for Fredericton!

November 4, 2013

Happy Monday! I spent the past couple days back home in Frederiction, babysitting my nephew and niece. While taking care of busy kids is worthy of a whole other blog, I did take some time, sometimes on the way to …
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Backstage and on air for Shaw’s election night coverage!

October 23, 2013

Depending on where you live, you may have heard that Calgary had a big ol’ election this past Monday.  After months of writing columns about voting, school board trustees and secret videos, it sometimes felt like election day would never …
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Need to relax? Have you tried staycationing?

September 14, 2013

We recently got a chance to stay at the newly revamped Delta Calgary South. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Mike, the name of the hotel implies that it is located in Calgary. Aren’t you also located in Calgary? Why …
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Mike and the Covered Bridge Chip Factory!

August 25, 2013

Let’s get one thing straight, there is nothing and I mean nothing, that I love more than potato chips.  They are far and away my favourite snack and are easily the worst culprit behind my ever growing blogger belly. So, …
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Calgary flood: Why haven’t the canceled bands done more to help?

July 18, 2013

It’s been one month since a flood waterlogged most of Southern-Alberta and while many communities have finally re-opened, it’s going to be a long time before things are back to normal. One thing that was thankfully back to normal was …
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Road Trippin’: From Kangaroos to wine, Kelowna has more than meets the eye.

May 22, 2013

If you find yourself constantly drawn to the heat and wine of California, but shutter at the cost of traveling to the States, well, let me introduce you to Kelowna, BC.  I got the chance to spend a few days there this …
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Road Trippin’: Soaking in Turner Valley’s Big Blue Sky!

May 6, 2013

One of my favourite things about the summer time is the potential for epic road trips. Whenever possible I like to pack up the car, load up the iPod and go somewhere interesting, preferably to see or do something I’ve …
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Charity: Bid on my bowl and KISS hunger goodbye!

May 2, 2013

Calgary’s Interfaith Food Bank’s Empty Bowl Benefit is one of my favourite events of the year!  It’s the only time I really get to play with paint and hopefully raise lots of money for one of the city’s most important …
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Travel: A colourful visit to Regina

April 22, 2013

For the past few days, I’ve been settled into the city of Regina for the 2013 Juno Awards. When it was time to go home, I decided to book the last flight out to Calgary , giving me a chance …
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Learning to dance: Nobody keeps Bloggity in the corner!

April 4, 2013

In my life, I have been called many, many things. A dancer has never been one of them. But as I creep into my fourth decade (hey, I’m only thirty), I’m often up  for new experiences and more importantly challenges.  …
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Flashback: My 2006 MuchMusic VJ audition!

April 1, 2013

Okay, so here we go. This is probably the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever posted on the blog. And that’s saying something. This weekend, while hanging out on the set of the current Muchmusic VJ Search, I remembered the two …
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Learning Life Lessons on the Bunny Hill

January 20, 2013

It had been almost five years since I had put on a pair of skis and I had lots of reasons not to put them back on ever again. I had suffered two stress fractures, which made any sort of …
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Travel: Fairmont’s Castle Just Below The Clouds.

November 12, 2012

This weekend, with the temperature dipping in Alberta and the grass quickly being buried underneath several early snow storms, I thought it would be fantastic time to stay at one of my favourite hotels, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Known …
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