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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 …

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 …

Calgary’s new theme song!

April 9, 2013

Anytime I meet someone from Vancouver or Toronto, it’s almost guaranteed that they’ll ask me why I live in Calgary. Not that I blame them necessarily, at first glance, it wouldn’t really make sense for a Canadian entertainment and lifestyle …

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.  …

Calgary’s Peace Bridge turns one!

March 24, 2013

Normally, something like a bridge wouldn’t warrant a first birthday celebration, but anyone that has been following the long and controversial journey of Calgary’s Peace Bridge knows that this bridge is anything but normal. The  bridge’s design was unveiled by …

Metro: Calgary, turn off the lights.

February 23, 2013

(Photo of Calgary from space via Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield) This week’s Metro column is about light pollution.   I know, I know, we have a lot of bigger things than light pollution to deal with, but it was just announced …

Dogs to Dinos: The Harlem Shake takes over Calgary! (Videos)

February 18, 2013

By now, you’ve probably heard of the Harlem Shake dance videos that have essentially taken the internet by storm.   They started popping up early last week and in that span of time, YouTube, Twitter in Facebook were bombarded with people …

Meet the new (blond) Anne of Green Gables

February 5, 2013

Today will forever be known as the day the ginger died. Anne of Green Gables is probably one of Canada’s most famous literary characters.   From books, to TV shows, musicals and movies, Canadians have read every details of Anne’s life, …

Metro: Duped by fake tickets? Blame yourself.

February 1, 2013

The best part about having a column in Metro, is being able to publicly get something off of my chest. Sometimes I think about things for a long time, which usually leads to great discussions with my friends. Sometimes those …

Dixie Chicks are Stampede bound!

January 31, 2013

After last year’s Garth Brooks concert, I always wondered how the Calgary Stampede would top it for this year’s concert series.  Well, somehow, they did it. The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth announced this morning that The Dixie Chicks will …

Exploring Calgary’s heady new piece of public art!

January 28, 2013

The face of downtown Calgary keeps getting better and this time, I mean it literally. In the last year, we’ve seen the openings of both the Peace Bridge and The Bow tower and now, a new piece of public art …

Three things better than a shortened NHL season.

January 6, 2013

As you’ve likely heard by now, the NHL lockout is over. And if you’re just finding out right now, my blog really shouldn’t be your main source of news. Either way, there’s lots of NHL fans who are promising to …

A busy media-filled Friday!

January 4, 2013

(Photo via Calgary Herald.) Today was an especially busy Friday! This morning, Metro published my first column of 2013. It’s hard to belief that my weekly column will be three years old this year! And people said I couldn’t be …

My Christmas in New York City.

January 3, 2013

First things first, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and congrats on anything else that may have happened over the past couple of weeks. I just took the most wonderful vacation in recent memory. I’m sorry that I left the blog …

Mike on CBC: Resolutions for the city.

January 2, 2013

This morning was CBC Radio’s first Unconventional Panel of the year on the Eyeopener and already it was the best of 2013…if you ask me. This morning, George Brookman, Shelley Youngblut and I discussed New Year’s resolutions with host David …