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How YOU can get hired at Cowboys!

April 12, 2011

photo via: vancitysfinest.com You know summer is right around the corner when Cowboys, Calgary’s most famous bar, announces that they are hiring for Stampede.  For those not familiar with Cowboys, it’s essentially the be all and end all of Stampede …
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New Metro column: What city has the best festivals?

April 11, 2011

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to lots of places around this great country.  Every city seems to have their big events that are known around the world, but beside the Calgary Stampede, no one is really ever talking about …
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An Open Letter to Charlie Sheen

March 20, 2011

Dear Charlie Sheen, Hey, how’s it going? Actually, don’t answer that. I don’t really care. You may have noticed that I have pretty much stayed out of watching your train-wreck of a life. It’s messy, gross and truth be told, …
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Calgary: The Difference Between Wow and Awesome!

March 17, 2011

I’ve always been told that no one likes a bragger.  (Not that I ever listened.)  So that’s why I’m happy that two very different programs in Calgary are looking for Calgarians to brag, shout, grandstand, showboat and if you will, …
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Bloggity gets hypnotized!

March 1, 2011

Sometimes I don’t know how I get myself into these situations. Earlier this morning me and some of the crew from Breakfast Television got hypnotized live on television! The show had local hypnotist Faith Wood come on and put us …
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The Calgary Stampede now featuring Will and Kate!

February 17, 2011

Well, well, well look who is stepping into Mike’s side of the country. It was announced today that Prince William and his wife-to-be Kate will soon be visiting Calgary on July 8th, also known as the first day of the …
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NKOTBSB Presale!

January 26, 2011

Ugh.  I can’t believe I’m posting about this. BUT….if you are vaguely interested in seeing the NKOTBSB concert this summer at The Calgary Stampede, then I got a special password for you.  There is going to be an exclusive pre-sale …
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Review: HPR’s Smash Cut Freeze

January 23, 2011

Believe it or not, Calgarians are still in the midst of the High Performance Rodeo!  While this city maybe known for the Calgary Stampede, HPR is almost twice as long and yes, twice as confusing.  In case you don’t know, …
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Katy Perry is Stampede bound!

January 19, 2011

Holy crow is it time to talk about the 2011 Calgary Stampede already?!? The Calgary Stampede just announced that pop star Katy Perry will be performing at the Greatest Show on Earth on July 16th!  She joins Kenny Chesney and …
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Opening: Calgary’s other ‘Rodeo’

January 6, 2011

Yeehaw? Tonight one of the most poorly named* festivals in Calgary kicks off. But don’t let the weird name fool you, The High Performance Rodeo is also one of this city’s coolest. While tourists flock to the city for The …
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My thoughts: Taylor Swift!

November 4, 2010

Do you know what?  I love Taylor Swift.  I don’t care if you just rolled your eyes all the way to back to your neck. I think she’s an awesome example for teenagers and gosh darnit, she writes catchy freakin’ …
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Review: Avenue Live with Dave Kelly

October 3, 2010

A new type of show premiered in Calgary on Thursday night and I was lucky enough to be there front-row centre to catch it all (no seriously, my giant, shiney head needs to get some power on it stat).  Avenue …
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Arcade Fire coming to your Suburb!

August 16, 2010

Since I never did get to see The Spice Girls, The just announced Arcade Fire tour will have to do! In case you missed the big news, Canada’s biggest and hottest band will be visiting four cities in the next …
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Battle of the Bullshit: Calgary vs. The Swell Season

July 24, 2010

I’ve always insisted that the Calgary Stampede is really for the tourists and the Folk Music Festival is actually what Calgarians love more than anything. Admittedly this year’s Folk Festival is my very first and I’ve been having a blast. …
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Calgary Folk Fest: 21 free songs!

July 22, 2010

This week marks a great week here in Calgary, it is the start of the Calgary Folk Festival! Let me break it down for you:  That whole Calgary Stampede? Yeah that is for the tourists.  Real Calgarians actually love The …
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