Calgary Stampede 2020

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Stampede 2020

Tags: Calgary Stampede

Is the Calgary Stampede still on for 2020?   No, for the first time in its history, the Calgary Stampede is canceled this year.   We all know the reasons why and though it is a damper on so many annual festivities in Calgary, we thought we would still highlight the Calgary Stampede’s history and relevance to this city.   The first event took place in 1912, however it...Read More

West 17 Lofts

By: Mark Lukwinski

West 17 Lofts

Tags: west 17 lofts, Calgary lofts

  On the corner of 17th Ave and 69th Street SW, you'll find the Calgary development of West 17 Lofts. These executive loft style townhomes were developed by Pacer Signature Homes Inc. and construction was completed in 2006.  The complex contains 3 unique floor plans-the Monte Carlo, the Manhattan and the Malibu, all with abundant sizing ranging from 3187, 3197 and 3340 sqf...Read More

Calgary Street Names

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Street Names

Tags: Calgary Streets

  Though Calgary’s streets are based on a numerical grid system that expands as it leaves downtown, some of Calgary’s streets are named after people or landmarks that deserve to highlight the local history. Let’s mention a few that you may not know about:   MacLeod Trail: named after Col. James Macleod who was a NWMP officer who approved the name Fort Calgary.   C...Read More

What is opening in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

What is opening in Calgary

Tags: Opening in Calgary, YYC, Events YYC

Calgary is opening up again and it feels great! There’s a vibe returning to the city, even if it is slowly, but it’s a step in the right direction.   We took a drive through one of Calgary’s iconic landmarks the other day and thought we’d share some fun facts about it because everyone knows Peter’s Drive-In is the place to be. If you’re wondering if Peter&r...Read More

Self-isolation in Calgary stories

By: Mark Lukwinski

Self-isolation in Calgary stories

Tags: self isolation, calgary, covid, porchtraits

Calgary, another week of self-isolation is in the books. According to Premier Jason Kenney’s speech the other day, we still have a few more weeks ahead of us. In all these changes and learning how to adjust to the new normal, it’s been striking and inspiring to see what people will do to cope and help one another. We rounded up some interesting stores closer to Calgary and wanted to s...Read More

Federal Government Updates during COVID-19 times

By: Mark Lukwinski

Federal Government Updates during COVID-19 times

Tags: Canadian government, Canadian government wage subsidy

Everyday brings new news and an adjustment to a new, albeit temporary, reality. No one could have predicted the situation we would all be in globally and all we can do is be patient and cooperate with our new normal. We’ve all read the news and been directly affected by this global COVID pandemic. The Canadian government has stepped up to assist Canadians and small businesses, and our natio...Read More

Fun news from around the world

By: Mark Lukwinski

Fun news from around the world

Tags: news from around the world, good news

Who’s catching up on day time television?   Being home so much now makes us reminisce of soap operas long ago and so to borrow from their names, ‘as the world turns’ and we settle into these new ‘days of our lives’, here’s your dose of funny or uplifting stories around the world.   Most of us will never win the lottery even once in our lives, but a wom...Read More

Go visit Nose Hill Park

By: Mark Lukwinski

Go visit Nose Hill Park

Tags: Nose Hill Park, YYC, Calgary

We’re all looking for ways to adapt and do things under these new ‘normal’ circumstances. With the weather warming up a bit, continue to isolate but, still get out and see something in the city.   Cue, Nose Hill!   Calgary’s municipal park offers amazing views of the city-talk about location, location, location!   Measuring almost 5km north to south and 4km e...Read More

News from around the world

By: Mark Lukwinski

News from around the world

Tags: global news

Despite the topic that everyone is talking about, other things have been happening in the world over the last week. We thought we’d bring you non-covid news, because we all need a mental break.   Here goes!   An significant aquifer was discovered under the Pacific ocean off the coast of New Zealand, and it is large enough that the South Island may be able to draw on it for their fr...Read More

And now for some good news...

By: Mark Lukwinski

And now for some good news...

Tags: Good news

We’re switching the gears this week a little because there is so much doom and gloom happening in one week, we have decided to canvas around and bring you funny or exciting stories from around the world, only.   So, in no particular order, here’s some great things happening around the world that may not have fallen on your radar. Mind control can mean new things for amputees as r...Read More