Blue skies and sunny days are not a rarity in Calgary. As a result, there is an abundance of opportunity to trundle along the extensive cycle paths that interconnect the downtown and sprawling neighbourhoods. Christa and I recently had opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, yet rejuvenating, cycle along one of our favourite city cycle circuits,
The Ralph Klein era seems to stand out in many Calgarians – and Albertans – memories as a significant and impactful one. Remembered as the 32nd mayor of Calgary and 12th Premier of Alberta, it was during his leadership that citizens saw fiscal stability and wealth-generation in the province like few others in recent history.
If you’ve ever had opportunity to fly through a major international airport hub, like Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, Beijing Capital, Dubai, Los Angeles or London’s Heathrow, you’d have an understanding of the potential mayhem that exists in the skies above those cities. Air Traffic Controllers must have wits about them that few humans could muster up in
I do love exploring Calgary on my bicycle. I think the enjoyment of it was enhanced by my days working in the Beltline as an engineer when I would do my 20km cycle from home in the northwest to work. It was always such a thrill as I commuted along the cycle path, parallel to
A public market. An active learning park. A petting zoo. A working farm. A top-notch restaurant. An aquaponics facility. Country-side bliss. Live events. Any one of these activities would be a family-fun destination in itself. But combined in a single location? That’s awesome! That’s Granary Road! The sprawling grounds of Granary Road Public Market Located 5km off
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.Coretta Scott King Community Centres can – and often do – play a role of pulling entire communities together. For some, these centres are the key to feeling integrated into society. They provide a gathering place for the elderly. A meeting place for the lonely.
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”Michael J. Fox As we launch into the run-up to the Family Day long weekend I thought I’d share with you some of our favourite and wish-list activities and events that might spawn some ideas to help you create fond family memories together. These icons will help you identify the
I recently shared with you my dismal track record with my winter outdoor mis-adventures as well as my feeble attempt at cross-country skiing. I hope you'll find these to be entertaining reads rather than a deterrent to embarking on some outdoor family fun. Family Fun at Fonda Christa at Hidden Valley Hidden Valley Rush Here is a summary
You will likely have gathered from some of my recent candid writings that I lack proficiency skills in the winter outdoor activity arena. I've recounted stories of my misfortunes while downhill skiing and tobogganing, while my cross country skiing capabilities leave room for significant improvement. But that hasn't deterred me from persevering and
Despite my poor winter outdoor sport track record and capability that you can read about here, I have it on very good authority that the list I’ve pulled together below provide some of the finest outdoor ice skating fun for the family around Calgary's neighbourhoods. Skating rinks maintained by the City of Calgary Click on the (⛸)