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New campaign challenges me and all Calgarians to ask what we know about poverty.

May 15, 2018

Calgary can be a tricky city. On one hand, we’re often portrayed as a successful city. An abundant city. A city full of kind, caring Calgarians often known as being the most volunteer-friendly people in the country. And all of …

This is your chance to win $1000 from the Calgary Foundation to donate to a local charity!

November 28, 2017

I have been excited to tell you about this blog post for months! Today, as a part of Giving Tuesday, we’re launching a new campaign and contest with my amazing friends at the Calgary Foundation.  The Calgary Foundation has this …

Calgary chefs join forces to make food bank inspired dishes!

October 1, 2017

Move over Oktoberfest, because this month is all about the first ever OctoberFeast event. What is it? Over 20 Calgary restaurants have come together for Octoberfeast from October 1 through 15th.  For only two weeks these Calgary restaurants will have …

How a celebration of pink is helping Canadian youth from coast to coast to coast!

February 16, 2016

On Wednesdays we wear pink…and hopefully every day until February 24th. In support of Shaw Communications’ #PinkShirtPromise campaign, Post-it® Brand* and CrossIron Mills are embarking on an initiative to end bullying in Canada. Today, guests will be invited to write …

This sweater is made completely with the hair of gay Canadians!

March 24, 2015

More than a hundred gay Canadians have joined together (literally) to make the gayest sweater anyone has ever seen. Okay, that probably needs some context. The Gay Sweater Project is an initiative created to educate people that the word ‘gay’ should …

Priceless Aliens memorabilia signed by the entire cast is up for auction to help Calgary family!

January 29, 2015

Calling all collectors of movie memorabilia! The Calgary Expo is auctioning off a priceless collectors item, and it’s all for a good cause. As soon as I heard this story, I knew you guys would love it.  If I know …

#StreakWeek: Six things I now know about streaking!

October 16, 2014

This post is presented by Stanfields Streaking. If you told me I was going to spend an entire evening researching the origins of some people’s need for public nakedness, I would tell you this isn’t that kind of blog. But, …

Charity: Bid on my bowl and win tickets to Reba, Wicked and A Christmas Carol!

May 7, 2014

For the fifth year in a row, I’m so excited to be participating in the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank’s Empty Bowl Benefit. Basically, they ask a bunch of Calgary personalities, sports stars and, well, me, to paint a bowl and …

Top tips on how to give the gift of charity!

December 6, 2013

On Friday morning, I joined the CTV Morning Live team to talk about ways that everyone can give gifts at Christmas and be charitable at the same time!  I had such an interesting time putting together the list, I thought …

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 …

“Chairlift’ for a cause!

September 21, 2012

Of all the things I am, chair designer is not one that is very high on the list, if at all. But a few weeks ago, The Calgary Home and Design Show asked if I could design my own Ikea …

Easter Seals Drop Zone: Ready to drop…some change?

September 4, 2012

As you may have heard, I’m participating in the Easter Seals Drop Zone this Thursday! Around 3:30pm, I’ll be rappelling 30-storeys down the Sun Life Tower in hopes of raising a ton of cash and awareness for all the amazing …

Getting for the scariest challenge of my life!

August 23, 2012

On September 6th, I’ll probably doing the craziest thing that I’ve ever done in my life, when I throw myself off the top of Calgary’s biggest towers, all for a good cause. Okay, maybe “throwing myself off” is a little …

Special event and contest: U:Party for UEnd:Poverty!

August 9, 2012

It’s a concert! It’s a fundraiser! It’s a party! I’m so excited to be involved with a very cool event next week and I want you to come with me! U:Party for UEnd:Poverty will be taking place on Saturday, August 18th …

Timeraiser is a hit!

June 15, 2012

It was definitely a busy night in Calgary last night!  After the FFWD Awards, I headed over to the sold out Timeraiser event.  In case you don’t know, Timeraiser is a once a year event where people bid volunteer hours, …