Jul 30

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Can the long weekend get here any sooner? It is officially the second to last long weekend of summer so it is important to take control of your destiny and make it one to remember! [click to continue…]




Jul 28

during the final round of the Shaw Charity Classic golf tournament in Calgary, Alberta, August 31, 2014.  Photograph by Todd Korol

Shaw Invites Golf Enthusiasts to Recreate History with Fred Couples

Fred Couples is coming back to Calgary and is determined to defend his title as he competes in the 2015 Shaw Charity Classic. This year, following Couples’ 2014 winning final round that included an amazing chip-in eagle on the 18th hole, Calgary golf fans will be invited to compete in a Chip ‘n’ Putt challenge on Stephen Avenue for the chance to meet Couples and attend the Charity Classic in style.  [click to continue…]




Jul 27

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Join us downtown on the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage for some great Soundtown performances. Every Noon hour from Tuesday to Saturday you can catch some great local and traveling acts. Performances are free, family friendly and open to the public so why not bring your lunch and check it out? The entertainment varies week to week so keep checking our blog or sign up for our Downtown Calgary newsletter for the most up to date info. Look for our stage just of Centre Street on 8th avenue SE next to Milestone’s. [click to continue…]




Jul 24

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Surveys suggest most who won lotteries would continue to work. Would you?

Do you live to work or work to live? Or, do you have challenges separating the two? [click to continue…]




Jul 22

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What better way for a city to come alive than by bringing music to its streets! And there’s no instrument we love more than the piano. It has a distinct and recognizable sound and anyone can try their hand at playing – whether you’re a four year old hitting the keys and creating ‘new music’ or a world class pianist like 2006 Honens Laureate Hong Xu. [click to continue…]




Jul 21

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival is this coming weekend meaning it is time to let your hair down. Feel the grass between your toes as you dance or sway to the music. Leave your smartphone or watch at home and only let the sound of the music guide you throughout your day.

Eat things like gluten-free pizzas, tasty burgers and gelato. Indulge in multiple cups of coffee and pop into the beer gardens for a beverage or two. Let your skin get kissed by the sun and maybe forget about brushing your hair at least one of the four days.

Discover your next favourite band. Dance to your current favourite band. Make new friends and share your tarp with old ones. [click to continue…]




Jul 20

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Downtown Calgary, proudly known as SOUNDTOWN CALGARY, brings to you FREE entertainment on the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage. Every Tuesday through Saturday there will be FREE noon hour performances from an array of bands, dance troupes, DJ’s and even comedians. [click to continue…]




Jul 17

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When I’m personally asked to describe my style, I honestly stumble and don’t really know what to go with – and Jimmy Lee Vennard had the exact same reaction. So it is easy to see why the two of us hit it off immediately – and not just due to the lack of personal style defining.

It was a few years ago that I had the pleasure of first meeting Vennard at a theatre show. Aside from his fabulous fashion, his personality and vibrancy really made an impression, and I now have the pleasure of calling Vennard a friend. His natural sparkle and amazing style have been making waves in Calgary for many years, and now slightly beyond Calgary. Vennard is the Director of Butlers/Guest Services at Azuridge, which is also only one of the reasons he participated in our recent Pop-up picnic, which you hopefully were able to attend. [click to continue…]




Jul 15

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Most summers I am not in really any rush at all to leave the city. It is the time of year that Calgary finally gets really great weather and there is a lot of fun (and free!) stuff happening round the clock. Post-Stampede, I totally recommend taking a staycation in Downtown Calgary to reconnect with your city and experience it with a whole new perspective. I say post-Stampede because you’ll have a really hard time finding a hotel room or condo rental during that time – the city pretty much sells out! But the rest of summer is ideal for a staycation – you’ll mix in with the tourists but have the freedom to walk around downtown without going to work. Win, win. Now, let’s get to those five amazing reasons why you should plan a staycation this summer. [click to continue…]