Touted as the "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", the Calgary Stampede is undeniably a Calgary classic! With its roots dating back to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair, the first rodeo and festival was held in 1912, known as the Stampede. This became an annual event
It’s a milestone week for us here at “I Am Calgary” (IAC). It’s the anniversary of our first birthday since go-live on April 14th, 2018. We’ve had such fun. Discovering. Exploring. Filming. Photographing. Meeting. Posting. Sharing. Writing. These are all critical elements of what I wanted to do to showcase life in and around Calgary, my new home city. It’s the essence of
A focus on the City of Calgary’s Public Library Rejuvenation Projects If you get the opportunity to visit Calgary’s new Central Library you’ll soon dispel any of those dated, stereotypical notions that libraries, themselves, should be archived! The Calgary Public Library is doing a phenomenal job to reinvent itself and attract the public interest. You need only
A perspective on Coyotes in Calgary Communities Christa, my wife, loves city wildlife. As a Grade 3 teacher she soaks up any opportunity to engage and share stories with her hungry bunch of learners about the natural inhabitants surrounding us. Where do they live? What is their lifecycle? What do they eat? What are their habits?
Given the opportunity to exercise I LOVE to cycle. I am certainly no expert and don't necessarily possess the best gear or have the best style. But I love jumping on my 2-wheeler - preferably in perfect weather conditions, I do confess! - and expend some pedal power energy. If I can note one thing about
If you're arriving in Calgary for the first time it may be helpful to know how to get around from a "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" perspective. I've already provided my insights on the geographical lay-of-the-land in a previous Blog entry. Using this critical piece of correspondence you may want to mentally overlay it with what I'm
As a newcomer to the City of Calgary one quickly has to learn the lay-of-the-land if you want to have any confidence in navigating from point A to point B. Even though the skill of self-navigating has fallen by the wayside with the modern day ease of access to GPS technology, it's still worthwhile having
As a permanent resident of Canada and, more specifically, a home-owner in the oil and gas-driven City of Calgary I have come to love this place not only for its diversity of cultures but also because of her people, seasons, climate, landscape, geography and - not least of all - the rapid weather changes. Aspects of