The Calgary Journal
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How the Magic Bowl's quality food is changing the perception of Chinese food in Calgary

Tucked away from the rush of the city, the Magic Bowls offers customers Chinese cuisine not typically found in Calgary.

Despite competition with other Chinese restaurants and a downturn in the economy, the Magic Bowl has come out as one of Calgary's premier Cantonese restaurants. It has been serving up Dim Sum, amongst other Chinese food, for over three years now.

The Bowden SunMaze invites visitors to come out and get lost

sunflowerthumbEagle Creek Farms, located outside of Bowden, Alta., offers day-trippers a variety of activities, all with an educational spin designed to bring visitors closer to the food they consume.

The farm is situated 126 km from Calgary and features a petting zoo filled with donkeys, miniature horses, a pot bellied pig and chickens, as well as a corn maze and one of Canada's few sunflower mazes.

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 Release of first book launches local writer to  centre stage

 Growing up in the small Alberta farming community of Castor, Rosemary Griebel remembers the frustration of learning how to read "Dick and Jane" – the iconic series of books from which millions of school children learned to read.

Kids explore and discover at the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery

fish eggsScott Wilson picks up and lifts his youngest son Zack high enough to see the tiny trout eggs. Trays and trays are stacked on top of one another holding thousands of what look like vibrant Orange Skittles. Although Zack is only seven years of age, he carefully listens as the guide points out the good eggs and then the bad eggs.

"We are trying to get the boys interested in learning," says Wilson.