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Interviewees Needed for Migration Patterns Podcast

Migration Patterns: Interviewees Needed for New Podcast

I have some exciting news - I've been quietly working on creating an interview podcast! It's called Migration Patterns and my goal is to share stories of recent immigrants and new Canadians. My aim for the podcast is to talk about the movement of people across the world and what takes us to our destination, and in ...

Is Alberta the Texas of the North?

I recently went to Dallas for a Library Communications and Marketing conference. It was awesome but I'm not talking about that today. My goal for this post is to put to rest the stereotype that Alberta is the Texas of Canada by comparing Dallas to Alberta's two big centres, Calgary and Edmonton. Let's see if it works... and ...

Palma il Vecchio - de Badende Nymphenen Diana and Callisto

Finding Affordable Local Art for Your Home

As a child, visiting my Grandma B's house meant seeing naked ladies.  In paintings on the walls. [caption id="attachment_2798" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Palma il Vecchio - de Badende Nymphenen Diana and Callisto. It probably was not this exact painting, but something similar...[/caption] She had a detailed yet ...

Edmonton's Churchill Square and Arts District at night.

All Night Art Party: Nuit Blanche Edmonton

Nuit Blanche: French colloquialism for "a sleepless night." Since moving to Edmonton, I've wanted to volunteer. I really enjoy volunteering and I firmly believe it's an important place to start exploring new personal or professional goals. It's a chance to contribute to the community and yourself at the same time! Billy ...

Steak Tartare Sandwich

Canadian Food Championships in Edmonton

Last week, Billy competed in the Canadian Food Championships (CFC) at Taste of Edmonton food festival. The whole event was organized by Events Edmonton and the CFC. It's a year-long search to find Canada's best cooks - amateur and professional - who battle each other in the kitchen. Who will win? Flavour or technique? ...

Hiking Trip: Ha Ling Peak and Raven’s End in Canmore

Canmore is a wonderland of outdoor adventure. It has a perfect balance of characteristics to create a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend trip. What are these qualities? Well, let me give you the 4-1-1 (Ya, it's still the 1990's for my casual-slang language): A wide variety of outdoor activities: hiking trails, mountain ...

Hitchhiking Women: Courageous or Crazyness?

I just returned from a week in the Rocky Mountains and I noticed there were quite a few hitch hikers. The majority were men but there was one woman, outside of Jasper, Alberta, with two large suitcases, looking put together, clean, and glamourous with oversized, round, Lady Gaga-esque sunglasses. There is no doubt in my mind ...