Fond Holiday Memories at Heritage Park Calgary

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If you're a parent, do you wish to give your child(ren) experiences you never had growing up, for the holidays? Or, have you been more concerned with re-creating treasured holiday memories from your youth? Although, I don't have children of my own right now, I do have specific memories from my childhood that I wish I could share with my children (when I have them). What are your fondest holiday memories from your childhood? For me, I remember going to Heritage Park in Calgary when it … [Read more...]

Country Inn & Suites 25 for 25 Celebration

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Country Inn and Suites is celebrating their 25th anniversary by offering 25,000 gold points to those who stay in their hotels! 25,000 points will allow you to redeem for things like gift cards from your favourite retailers. I know that I'd love to get away for a weekend, and a promotion like this is good incentive! It's no secret that I really enjoyed my stay in a Country Inn and Suites location in Calgary, recently. Here are some pictures from that location: … [Read more...]

Country Inn & Suites Calgary Airport — I Love This Country!

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As someone who used to work in a popular electronics store in the North East of Calgary, I know how many people come in to the city from nearby towns, and as far away as Edmonton (about 3 hours north of Calgary). People come to Calgary from elsewhere for shopping, to check out events like the Calgary Stampede, or to enjoy something fun with their family. With all the different things that people come in to the city to do, having a nice, relaxing place to rest for the night is vital. Located … [Read more...]

Calgary Stampede 100 Year Anniversary

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I haven't been in years—and I liked it that way—but when my mom asked me if I wanted to join her and my brother at the Calgary Stampede, I said yes. Knowing that it would be the last time, and that I'd be moving out of the city in a couple weeks, I figured that it was a good opportunity. This year, the Calgary Stampede celebrates its 100th anniversary. Millions of people go to the Stampede—a combination of a rodeo, carnival, and concert venue—each year from within the city and also from … [Read more...]

Staples® Canada and AIR MILES® Reward Program Stuff Some Fun Into Summer Event in Alberta

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Staples® Canada and AIR MILES® Reward Program Celebrate Back to School by Giving Back—to 37 Boys and Girls Clubs in Alberta! Last Wednesday, July 4th, Staples employees and many families were out at Staples store at 321 - 61st Avenue S.W. Calgary to help stuff "Summer FUN-damental Packs", with some fantastic Staples products. These super-fun packs were then donated to 37 Boys and Girls Clubs in the province. What does Staples consider to be FUN-damental for summer?  Well, there are lots … [Read more...]

Creating an Outdoor Oasis #Vancouver & #Calgary #SummerwithSears Plus a $25 Sears #Giveaway US only 07/27

After a long winter, and knowing that our summers are short here, Canadians want to get outside as soon as possible—and enjoy their backyards. Backyards are really an extension of the home for many families. I know that many of my friends growing up spent most of the summer outside in their backyards, and that carried on to when they had their own houses, too. Dreams … [Read more...]

April Showers —My Neighbour Totoro Style

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When I was in Vancouver, I couldn't get away from the rain—it fell almost daily, making me very happy to see the sunshine when it appeared. The good thing about all that rain was that amount of green—in the grass, the trees and the flowers was endless. Here, however (in Calgary, a very dry city), people get very excited about the prospect of a bit of rain. The thing is, is that the rain is much more spectacular here—thunderstorms, lighting etc. Although I do miss seeing rain on the cobblestoned … [Read more...]

Top 5 Booths at the Calgary Home and Garden Show #CHGS12

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Restore, Refresh, Renew—with inspiration taken from the 2012 Calgary Home and Garden Show. Though we've had a very mild winter, here in Calgary, the huge snow fall this past weekend made it very difficult to imagine doing any renovating or gardening, despite all the inspiration at the Calgary Home and Garden Show. It seemed as though the entire city was at the BMO Centre at the Calgary Stampede grounds on Sunday (probably to daydream a bit about nicer weather), so we found it hard to get as … [Read more...]

Our Buildex Calgary Top Ten 2011

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Like a pantry-full of ingredients or a palette full of paints, there's something about a tradeshow floor that's thrilling. And from the latest solar technology to beautiful wood and granite products, Buildex offers up inspiration in spades. Here are some of our favourite products and presenters from Calgary's Buildex 2011: Colin Campbell - rugs & carpets We used to live down the street from Colin Campbell's Vancouver showroom, and enjoyed popping by every so often to check out … [Read more...]

Excellent Coffee Found—Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters #CBias #EqualCanada

Benjamin Franklin stated that, “Among the numerous luxuries of the table…coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions…is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.” A good cup of coffee (preferably an Americano) does much to cheer me. I am always on the lookout for the next great local coffee shop. The shop that I happened upon whilst out shopping with Greg was not only a local … [Read more...]