Stroll to the second floor of the Good Thrift store this Saturday to shop for kawaii products from local vendors brought to you by Cuties Club YYC.
New exhibit explores visual artist’s Métis identity
David Garneau’s embrace of his Métis identity and heritage is on full display at the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary until Apr. 22nd.
Calgary artist spotlight: Doro Buch
A visual artist originally from Germany, Buch’s art became brighter when she moved to Calgary in 2012.
My Happy Place: The Edgemont Athletic Ride 365 Cycle Studio
If you’re into fitness inCalgary you’re probably familiar with the hundreds of spin studios we have (yes that’s an exaggeration, but seriously we have a lot). The Edgemont Athletic Ride 365 Cycle Studio goes far and beyond any other place in the city and for me, it has been a truly life changing studio. This […]
My Happy Place: Scotsman’s Hill
Looking westward into the heart of the city, there is an off leash park area where my dog Tinto finds his happy place. I always find myself following behind Tinto as he leads me through the park. There’s a great set of stairs that often get used for exercise, and at the bottom you can […]
My Happy Place: Stephen Avenue is an urban experience of history and modernity
A mosaic of history and modernity on Stephen Avenue takes me to a place of wonder and curiosity through its old buildings and humble architecture. The journey between Fourth Street southwest and First Street southeast gives me the perfect western urban experience. I was born in the middle east and one of the aspects I […]
My Happy Place: Escaping the pandemic on 17th Avenue
Being born and raised in High River, I never got the full Calgary experience until I was old enough to drive a car. Even then – my ‘experience’ consisted of being a student at SAIT and driving Deerfoot back and forth between the two places. Once COVID-19 hit Alberta and the province was put into […]
My Happy Place: Calgary Public Library
I remember visiting the Village Square Library at four years old; the first branch of the Calgary Public Library I had been to. Having recently moved to Calgary from Montreal, the fun scavenger hunts and interactive activities allowed me to play with other children and find my community in the city. My brother and I […]
My Happy Place: Prairie Winds Park
The happiest moments of my childhood were spent with my family — running around with cousins, joking with aunts and uncles, or just sitting with my grandparents. The place that encapsulates most of these memories is Prairie Winds Park, tucked away in northeast Calgary at 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. This park reminds me of summers […]
My Happy Place: Oliver Quarry Park
Summer brought some of my fondest childhood memories, from neighbourhood lemonade stands, to pool days to beat the sweltering heat. But my favourite part was the fireworks. Every night seemed like it had shimmering displays lighting up Calgary’s skyline. The colours seemed brighter, more explosive to my young eyes, but the real magic came from […]