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Tweed Ride YYC today

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Dress up and head out on your bike for the third annual Tweed Ride YYC being held today, May 19, at the Sunalta Community Centre. The event is a chance for cyclists to dress up in tweed or their "Sunday finest," then join others for tea followed by a casual ride exploring the city (bring a classic bike if you have one).

The event aims to encourage fun group rides in Calgary, and the ride is being held in support of Bicycles for Humanity, which sends used bikes to developing countries. In 2013, over 130 participants and helped raise $1,950. Registration and tea starts at 2 p.m., followed by the ride at 3 p.m. Details are posted on

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Add comment      more in Life & Style     |     posted May 19th, 2014 at 1:17pm

Down to Earth Week celebrates homegrown living

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REAP (Respect for the Earth and All People) Business Association’s sixth annual Down to Earth Week will start off with a focus on ethical and environmentally conscious fashion at Sustainable Style YYC.

The event, on Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the historic Arrata Opera Centre, features a keynote presentation by Myriam Laroche, founder of Vancouver’s Eco Fashion Week and owner of the clothing line Myriam’s Closet. In the style lounge, guests will have a chance to visit with Alberta designers and retailers and buy locally made and sustainable clothing and accessories.

Down to Earth Week also features a family event on Saturday, April 12 at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, and a screening of the documentary Trashed on … Read More

Add comment      more in Life & Style     |     posted Apr 9th, 2014 at 2:12pm

Tour of Alberta announces team roster and I do a dance of joy

For all of you pro cycling fans out there, here is the news you have all been waiting for: team rosters for the upcoming Tour of Alberta, Sept 3-8, have been announced and I have to say I am definitely impressed and uber excited. Team Garmin-Sharp is bringing some key riders with 2012 USA Pro Challenge winner and one of my personal faves, Christian Vande Velde, as well as the current leader of the Pro Challenge, Lachlan Morton, along with David Millar, David Zabriskie and of course, Canadian favourite and winner of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, Ryder Hesjedal. 

Other big names involved is the 2011 Tour de France winner, Cadel Evans, Peter Sagan, Robert Gesink, Pieter Weening... the list goes on. For the full team roster, and to get info on the tour … Read More

Add comment      more in Life & Style     |     posted Aug 21st, 2013 at 2:01pm

First Inglewood Night Market takes place tonight

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The first-ever Inglewood Night Market will "pop up" tonight, June 14, and three more are planned throughout the summer. 

The activities run from 6 p.m. to midnight in front of Cafe Gravity and Bite Groceteria (Ninth Avenue and 10th Street S.E.), with international street food, beer and wine on the patio, a Telus Spark tent with activities for kids, food trucks, a trunk show and sale in the National Hotel parking lot, the launch of Choklat's new cupcakes, and much more.

On the same block, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Esker Foundation gallery will celebrate the opening of its exciting new summer exhibitions, featuring three artists in its stunning top-floor space — the show is well worth checking out. 

Inglewood was voted "best kept secret" in Fast … Read More

Add comment      more in Life & Style     |     posted Jun 14th, 2013 at 2:25pm

Jane Goodall in town on Monday - do you have your tickets yet?

On Monday evening our city will be host to Dr. Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. Known most for her work with and study of chimpanzees, Dr. Goodall will share insights on her research, current threats facing the planet and the need for change. If you have ever had any interest in her work with the chimps, or are inspired by her passion for the environment, then you can purchase tickets for this lecture, which range from $40-$85, here. This is sure to be a very interesting and educational evening with an amazing woman, not to be missed.

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Add comment      more in Life & Style     |     posted Apr 18th, 2013 at 9:36am

The Lannisters are coming!

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The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is bringing two of TVs greatest villains from Game of Thrones to the event this year.

Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), will be in Calgary for House of Lannister — An Evening with Dinklage and Headey on April 26. This will be the only confirmed stop at a convention for Dinklage.

They will also sit on panels and be available for all the usual photos and autographs throughout the Expo.

There are only 200 tickets available for the special event and cost a whopping $195 so bust out your armor, your poison and your schemes to get a hold of one (disclaimer: I'm totally joking about the poison. Please don't poison anyone). You can get your tickets for the princely sum here.

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Comments (1)      more in Life & Style     |     posted Feb 5th, 2013 at 11:45am

Weird Al coming to Comic Expo

Listen up nerds, the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo has announced its initial list of guests for the 2013 edition, and again there's some big names hitting town. Weird Al Yankovic, for one.

Yup, the master of comedy tunes is bringing his large head of hair this year, but that's not the only highlight. Stan Lee, the creator of just about every comic hero you know will be here, along with director John Carpenter, local wrestling hero Bret "Hitman" Hart, Lexa Doig (from Andromeda, among others), Neal Adams (a DC artist for Superman, Batman and the Green Arrow), Michael Shanks from Stargate SG-1 and Chris Sarandon, who's probably best known as Prince Humperdink in The Princess Bride. Humperdink! Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink.

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Add comment      more in Life & Style     |     posted Nov 27th, 2012 at 1:09pm

A tip of the iceberg

A local architect firm is going to Barcelona as a finalist in the World Architecture Festival Awards for its design of the Glacier Discovery Walk in Jasper National Park.

Sturgess Architecture created the 450-metre interpretive walk, which is carved into the mountain landscape in the national park.

Jeremy Sturgess, head of the firm, says the company wanted to encourage people to get out of their car and "experience this incredible landscape in a way that provides a cerebral connection" to the changing environment.

The design is one of 283 finalists from over 60 countries. There are only eight Canadian firms in the finals.

Until October 28, WAF is accepting Reader's Choice votes. Sturgess is presenting its design to the … Read More

Add comment      more in Life & Style     |     posted Oct 27th, 2011 at 3:33pm

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