Go STAMPS Go!!

By: Mark Lukwinski

Go STAMPS Go!!

Tags: Go STAMPS Go, Calgary Stampeders, CFL, Football

This week we saw our Calgary Stampeders fight hard to become the Grey Cup 2017 Champions. Though victory was not theirs, the close, nail-biting game, their hard battle for the cup and their multiple victories in the Western Division leave us with so much to be proud of.   Not many people may know the history of our city’s CFL team, and so this week we thought we’d dedicate our bl...Read More

Adopt-A-Rink in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

Adopt-A-Rink in Calgary

Tags: Adopt a rink, Skating, Outdoor skating, Calgary, City of Calgary

Calgary is truly a fabulous city when it comes to community and getting people together.   This winter again, there are numerous rinks around Calgary in various neighborhoods, all put in place by the hardworking hands of volunteers and all for your skating pleasure. The Adopt-a-Rink is a community and volunteer-led initiative, designed to engage members in various communities and also keep pe...Read More

Christmas Markets in Calgary

By: Mark Lukwinski

Christmas Markets in Calgary

Tags: Christmas Markets, Calgary Christmas Markets, Christmas in Calgary

We are halfway through November and already Calgary is abuzz with so many things about Christmas. Some of you may already be done your Christmas shopping, some of you may just be getting started. Luckily, Calgary gets so festive with so many markets happening essentially all month long all over town, you can easily snag several presents here and there, all while enjoying Christmas cheer.   I...Read More

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighourhood Into a Hometown Haven

By: Mark Lukwinski

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighourhood Into a Hometown Haven

Tags: Community, Neighbours, Neighbourhood, Calgary, Real Estate, Homes, MARKonYYC

Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven     "Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis...is a surprisingly effective first step."  - Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of ...Read More

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