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New contest: Tickets to The Beach Boys- 50th Anniversary Tour! (Closed)

June 19, 2012

Do you feel that? Because I do. Yup, that’s good vibrations you’re feeling and they are coming to The Calgary Stampede! The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. bringing together the original Beach Boys for a once in a lifetime …
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Metro: Why you need to start getting ready for the Stampede now!

June 17, 2012

Whether you live in Calgary, or you live across the country, chances are, for better or for worse, you’ve heard of The Calgary Stampede. This year, I’ll be celebrating my SEVENTH Calgary Stampede!  Sorta crazy to believe that it’s been …
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Calgary Stampede: Coke Stage Line Up revealed!

May 24, 2012

You may or may not have heard of a little thing called The Calgary Stampede.  Well, this year, the greatest outdoor show on earth turns 100 and they are doing in grand style.  Besides the big concerts at the Saddledome …
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Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto: Want to see Garth Brooks? Find a white hat!

May 7, 2012

Last month, you may have heard that a few thousand people had trouble getting Garth Brooks tickets?  Well three lucky people in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver are about to get their hands on the most coveted tickets in all the …
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How do you solve a problem like Garth Brooks tickets?

April 15, 2012

We all knew that getting our hands on those coveted Garth Brooks tickets would be difficult, that’s why, this weekend, so many people across Canada had set up numerous computers hoping to score tickets to the hottest concert of this …
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Garth Brooks is coming to Calgary!

April 5, 2012

PLEASE NOTE THIS POST IS FROM 2012. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHARING IT AGAIN. HAS FAR AS I KNOW, GARTH ISN’T COMING TO CALGARY…ALTHOUGH I WISH HE WERE! Woah.  I can hardly believe that headline myself. The Calgary …
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100 Days until the Calgary Stampede!

March 29, 2012

Today the Olympic Plaza was turned into a mini-rodeo when thousands of Calgarians pulled their cowboy hats and celebrated the 100 day countdown to the Calgary Stampede! The weather was perfect for the celebration that saw country music legend Ian …
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Metro: The battle of my hometowns!

October 20, 2011

As I had mentioned, earlier this week I was back in my hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick.  While I’ll always be a proud Maritimer, I haven’t lived in New Brunswick for six years, so it makes me wonder where I …
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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 …
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Mike and Metro: So just how cool is the Calgary Stampede Parade?

July 8, 2011

After a Canada Day related break last week, I’ve written a new column for Metro newspapers. This week’s column focuses on the one and only Calgary Stampede Parade.  If you’re not in Calgary and you’re not familiar with the parade, …
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Here comes the Stampede!

June 26, 2011

Even if you’ve never been to Calgary, you’ve no doubt heard of our most famous bar Cowboys.  Well what you might not know is that the bar has actually been closed for years, really since Prince Harry made it famous …
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Mike and Metro: Calgary coolest women!

May 27, 2011

Women in power. It’s something we often talk about in Hollywood and politics, less so in Calgary.  If you’ve never been here, chances are you may have noticed this city really is a man’s world.   From City Hall, to the …
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Coke Stage Line Up: The Cool, The Weird and The Huh?

May 26, 2011

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner.  You wouldn’t know it from looking outside, but another sure sign is the Calgary Stampede entertainment announcements are coming in at a furious pace! The Coke Stage just announced their …
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Review: Cavalia

May 26, 2011

The thing about being media, you get to see a lot of shows. Some are good, some are great and inevitably, over time, you become more and more difficult to impress. Not cynical, just an over-reaching feeling that, “Yeah, I’ve …
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