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Canada Day is Monday! This is such a special and patriotic day for Canadians. It is important to celebrate Canada Day as we honor our past, embrace our present, and work hard to make the future even brighter. 

How much do you know about Canada? Try out this quiz to test your knowledge!

Q U E S T I O N S

Question 1: In which Canadian province did the temperature drop to -63C on February 3 1947, making it nearly as cold as the surface of Mars?

Question 2: In Canada we have 563 lakes larger than 100 square kilometres, making us the country with the most amount of lakes worldwide. True or False? 

Question 3: The Amazon Rainforest may be considered the lungs of the earth, but Canada boasts an incredible amount of forested area, too. In fact,…

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Happy Stampede season, Calgary!

Waking up to the first day of Stampede can feel like waking up on Christmas morning. The city is buzzing with visitors, country music, and the wild west spirit we still hold tightly onto. Stampede is such a point of pride for many Calgarians, and we cannot wait to celebrate with you. 

As per usual there is an incredible lineup of events and things to check out this Stampede. Here are some highlights:

  • The Evening Show: "The Calgary Stampede Evening Show is a unique entertainment doubleheader that takes place nightly at 7:45 p.m. The blast of a klaxon kicks off the Cowboys Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races—excitement that’s measured on the Richter Scale. When the last wagon thunders over the finish line, the…

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Father's Day is this weekend! What an excellent opportunity to celebrate the incredible father-figures in your life. If you're still looking for a token of your love and appreciation, here are some gift ideas:

Carhartt Deluxe Lunch Cooler Bag: "Perfect for toting to work or game day tailgates, the water-resistant Carhartt Deluxe Lunch Cooler Bag has an insulated main compartment to keep snacks and lunches cool, and is big enough to store a six-pack of soda or beer. It also features a separate top dome that can hold additional foods or beverages, while the front zippered compartment is great for keeping smaller items like keys, utensils, or napkins safely in place" (Real Simple).

Motion-Activated Head-Lamp: "We love headlamps for everything from…

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As the vibrant days of summer begin to wind down in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it's the ideal moment to indulge in outdoor activities that capture the spirit of the season. With its stunning landscapes and diverse offerings, Calgary provides ample opportunities to make the most of the warm weather before autumn arrives. Here are some top outdoor activities to enjoy in and around Calgary before summer bids adieu:

  1. Hiking in the Rockies: Embrace the breathtaking beauty of the nearby Canadian Rockies. With its proximity to Banff and Kananaskis Country, Calgary serves as a gateway to a plethora of hiking trails suitable for all skill levels. Hike through alpine meadows, experience stunning vistas, and revel in the fresh mountain air.

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Calgary is known for its beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture, and adventurous spirit. However, during the scorching summer months, the city can experience soaring temperatures that might leave you seeking refuge from the heat. Luckily, Calgary offers a variety of fantastic places where you can cool off and enjoy the summer season to the fullest. From serene river escapes to exhilarating water parks, here are the top places to beat the heat in Calgary:

  1. Sikome Lake at Fish Creek Provincial Park: Sikome Lake is a popular man-made lake situated within the breathtaking Fish Creek Provincial Park. It's an ideal spot for a day of family fun and relaxation. With its sandy beach, designated swimming area, and well-maintained facilities, Sikome Lake…

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There's something magical about a lemonade stand. It's a rite of passage for many kids—a chance to learn about entrepreneurship, responsibility, and the satisfaction of running a small business. Whether your child is eager to set up their first lemonade stand or wants to improve their existing operation, this blog post will provide valuable tips and tricks to help them make their lemonade stand a sweet success.

  1. Perfecting the Recipe: The key to a successful lemonade stand starts with a delicious and refreshing recipe. Encourage your child to experiment with different combinations of lemons, water, and sugar to find the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness. Adding a unique twist like fresh mint or berries can also help set their lemonade…

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Canada Day is a national holiday in Canada celebrated on July 1st each year. It commemorates the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867, which united the separate colonies of Canada. Canada Day is a day of national pride and a time for us to celebrate our country's history, culture, and achievements.

Canada Day is not only a celebration of the country's past but also a reflection of its diversity and multiculturalism. Festivals and cultural events highlight the rich heritage and traditions of Canada's Indigenous peoples, as well as the contributions of various immigrant communities that have helped shape the nation.

As a statutory holiday, Canada Day provides us with an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, take…

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With the arrival of summer, it's time to dust off your grill and gather your friends and family for some mouthwatering barbecue parties. Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a beginner, these summer BBQ tips and tricks will help you elevate your grilling game and create unforgettable experiences..

  1. Prep and Marinate in Advance: One of the keys to a flavorful barbecue is marinating your meat ahead of time. Plan your menu in advance and allow your meats to marinate overnight. This will infuse them with delicious flavors and tenderize the meat, resulting in juicy and succulent bites. Experiment with different marinades, such as citrus-based or smoky barbecue blends.
  1. Preheat and Clean Your Grill: Before you start grilling, make sure to…

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Ahhh, the long weekend is here! Everyone seems to take a deep breath when a long weekend arrives, knowing they will have one more day to rest.

Did you know that in some countries, such as Belgium, nearly every workplace keeps to a four day work day? They find it makes employees more productive, and has increased levels of happiness. Instead of packing one day of your weekend with errands, you have a day just for that. After all, we were never intended to work a 40 hour work week AND take care of domestic duties. If you’re having trouble balancing it all, go easy on yourself.

This is why long weekends are so lovely. They allow time for you to really rest, and go do something if you’re so inclined! If you’re looking for something fun to do this long…

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Keeping your home safe and secure while you’re away on summer holidays is extremely important. There would be nothing worse than returning from your glorious summer vacation to a mess back home. Statistics show that homes are most vulnerable to predators during the summer months and at Christmastime, because both are seasons where thieves know people are traveling and distracted. Here are some easy tips to help keep your home safe that don’t require a hefty down payment:

1). Get a Beware of Dog sign. Whether you have a menacing guard dog, an overly friendly companion , or no dog at all, Beware of Dog signs are proven to deter criminals. These signs are incredibly inexpensive and easy to post on your gates and doors.

2). Leave on a light and the…

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