The Volunteering Scene in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Volunteering Scene in Calgary

Tags: Calgary Volunteers, Volunteering in Calgary, Non-profit sector

National Volunteer Week is in its 15th year and since Canada has over 12.7 million volunteers, this week’s blog entry focuses on those who give away their time, for free! We sourced many websites and all of them said the same thing: Calgary has the highest number of volunteers per capita than any other city in Canada. Some sources even said in the world. Regardless, this is something to be ...Read More

Zooming in on Lower Mount Royal

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on Lower Mount Royal

Tags: Calgary Communities, Lower Mount Royal, Mount Royal, YYC

  Winter is no longer coming. Winter is here! Perfectly timed after Halloween, it is down-right cold out there and forecasted to get colder. We trust you kept warm either giving out candy, or following in the footprints of your goblins and ghosts. As you store Halloween decorations for yet another year, we dive into yet another neighborhood. This week, we are all about Lower Mount Royal. &nb...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - October 2017

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - October 2017

Tags: Market Statistics, housing, Calgary Real Estate, Homes in Calgary, MARKonYYC, moving, just sold

Status quo for Calgary's housing market Prices remain similar to last year, but ease in October October's housing market conditions closely echoed previous month's trends with easing sales, rising inventories and downward price pressure. Like last month, the monthly activity was not enough to derail gains that occurred earlier in the year. October sales and inventories totaled 1,467...Read More

Calgary's Coffee Scene

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary's Coffee Scene

Tags: Coffee, Calgary, Coffee Shops, Roasteries, Craft Coffee

For some, the time in between one’s morning alarm going off and tasting their first cup of coffee is simply a stumbling blur. They know they got out of bed, but they’re not really fully awake until they’re standing in line at their local coffee shop, inhaling the stimulating aroma without recollection of how they truly got there.   Calgary’s coffee scene is thriving an...Read More

Things to do in Calgary this weekend: October 20-22nd

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary this weekend: October 20-22nd

Tags: Calgary, events, activities, oct 20-22

We are a week away from Halloween festivities and the city is all abuzz with all things spooky. There is no shortage of activities for the young and the old, so check out some of the links below and see how much Fear you can tolerate.   Perhaps you’re looking for something more educational. If so, take a look at the University of Calgary’s unique classes offered on Saturdays. Thes...Read More

The History of the Calgary Flames

By: Mark Lukwinski

The History of the Calgary Flames

Tags: Calgary Flames, Flames, NHL, Hockey

With the hockey season rolling right along and our Calgary Flames off to a great start, we thought we’d talk this week about the history of the Calgary Flames in our city. They’re a pivotal cultural icon in Calgary and it’s hard to imagine that before 1980, our city didn’t have a hockey team.   Before we could call them ours, the Calgary Flames were based in Atlanta, G...Read More

What's happening in Calgary Oct 13-15

By: Mark Lukwinski

What's happening in Calgary Oct 13-15

Tags: Calgary, Weekend, October 13-15, Friday the 13th

It’s Friday October 13th and we are midway through October which means, we are inching closer and closer towards Halloween. We thought we’d send a quick blurb on what’s happening in Calgary this weekend for you to check out and explore. Monday is the Municipal election, but besides that, here are some sites you can check out for things to do as a family or with friends.   If...Read More

Zooming in on the Beltline

By: Mark Lukwinski

Zooming in on the Beltline

Tags: Calgary, Beltline, Downtown Calgary, Central Calgary

It’s been a few weeks since we last profiled a Calgary community. Last we wrote about Lakeview and North Glenmore Park. This week we skip into downtown Calgary and peer into the Beltline zone.   Being central to town, Beltline does not have the traditional suburb characteristics that we see elsewhere in Calgary. It is also a larger area and therefore is also densely populated. It is bor...Read More

On Thanksgiving

By: Mark Lukwinski

On Thanksgiving

Tags: Thanksgiving Turkey Canada

We’re not sure where September went. We flipped our calendars from August to September, did a few things, blinked several thousand times and now we have flipped into October. Like many of us, you are probably deciding what to make for your Thanksgiving feast this weekend. Because of the upcoming holiday, we decided to dedicate this week’s entry to the history of Thanksgiving.   Th...Read More

Calgary Market Statistics - September 2017

By: Mark Lukwinski

Calgary Market Statistics - September 2017

Tags: Calgary, Market, Statistics, Real estate, realtor, broker, moving, 2017, September

  The big picture Inventory increases and sales drop in September, but overall sales for the year remain higher than last year. Strong gains in the first-half of 2017 has put the Calgary year-to-date sales at seven per cent above last years' levels and 11 per cent below long-term averages, but challenges remain with easing sales and rising new listings. Inventories...Read More