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This week has been a tumultuous one weather-wise. From hail to tornado warnings, Calgarians everywhere have been hunkering down and taking refuge from the storms. While blue sky has managed to sneak through the gloomy clouds for hours at a time, it remains a terrible tease for what August is typically like here. Rain, rain go away, don’t come back another day.

In today’s post, we want to take your mind off the rainy weather. It will go away soon, we promise. After all, this isn’t Vancouver. We want to prepare you for when the rain finally does go away and you can go back to enjoying Calgary in all of its glory. Since Bowness and Montgomery are two of Team Ken Richter’s favourite communities, we’re going to focus on what they have to offer for…

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We live in an absolutely stunning province. Alberta is world-renowned—people travel from all across the world to visit this incredible place. Big blue skies and mountain views are hard to come by, and if you ask anyone who has traveled lots or moved elsewhere, they always remark on the beauty of the land being one of the things they miss most about being here. 

We are so lucky to live in this beautiful place, and as such, we need to take advantage of all it has to offer! So many people live their life saying “It’s RIGHT here, I’ll get to it eventually…” and then they never do! Make sure to check out the following places to explore in Alberta and soak in all the beauty this land has to offer. 

The Grotto: The Grotto is located just outside of…

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Stampede season is in full swing! We hope that the rain has not dampened your spirits at all and that you take time to celebrate and go have fun. Nothing kicks off a great summer in YYC quite like the Stampede. By now, most people know the basics about the Stampede: it’s called the largest outdoor show on earth, there is a rodeo where you can win big money, the midway is full of quirky food, etc.. However, here are some interesting facts about the Calgary Stampede that you may not know:

Crash Landing: “During the 1919 Stampede, the revelers of Calgary had their midway fun suddenly interrupted by the expected emergency landing of a Curtis Jenny biplane on top of the midway carousel” (Flight Network). Luckily no one was injured and the show went on…

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Happy May Long Weekend, everyone!

Here are some ideas of things to do this weekend:

  • Grey Eagle Drive In: For just $40.00 you can attend a drive-in movie event at the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. This nostalgic activity is a great way to experience the magic of movies despite the COVID-19 restrictions, and is an excellent opportunity to get out of the house with the whole family. Learn more about what movies they are showing and get your tickets by visiting their website by clicking here.
  • Watch Storybook Theatre's new show "The Smartest Girl In The World": Avenue Calgary writes, "StoryBook Theatre is launching its newest online production over the May long weekend. Starting on May 21, you can watch The Smartest Girl in the World, which…
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It's a dogs world and we're just living in it! Calgary, Alberta is home to a whopping 122,325 dogs; and that number is growing every day. That means that for every ten people, there is at least one dog. What a glorious statistic! Because of Calgarian's affinity for their pooches, the city has designated many off leash dog parks so that pups can run wild and free. Places such as Edworthy Dog Park provide acre upon acre of space for dogs to explore. Not a fan of dogs? Don't worry; the city also enforces strict guidelines on these dog parks to ensure responsible pet ownership and to be good stewards of the land.

Some of the most popular dog parks are:

  • Edworthy Dog Park
  • Riverbend Dog Park
  • Nose Hill Dog Park
  • Sue Higgins Dog Park
  • Connaught…
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Spring has arrived in beautiful Calgary, Alberta! Trees are beginning to bud and the snow is (almost) all gone. All of it has us anticipating the beautiful summer days ahead, with the chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. However, in order to do so guilt-free, spring cleaning is in order. Don't put it off until the snow falls again; act now so that your to-do list is done before the summer holidays.

Here are some tips on where to get started (and what to get started on) for spring cleaning success:

1). Inside the House: It is incredibly overwhelming to attempt to spring clean everything all at once; not to mention ineffective, since inevitably details will get missed. Break up your house into either sections or rooms and tackle them…

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Spring Break is next week for many students in the Calgary public school system. While some have already been working from home as they attend school virtually, starting next week children everywhere are going to have a lot more free time on their hands! Since traveling somewhere exotic for Spring break is not an option this year, we've rounded up some Staycation ideas for your kids this spring break. Read on for details!

DIY Olympics: Each day of spring break have a different competition for your kids to compete in. Events can range from an obstacle course in the house to a puzzle competition. Craft little medals for them and then do a big winners banquet of their favourite treats and meal at the end of the week. This will give them something to…

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March is here and spring is on the horizon. Take a deep breath, Calgary. You made it.

We have now been in some form of quarantine and self-isolation for nearly a year. While many of us are still mourning the loss of our old 'normal,' we are now at the point where creative solutions and changes have come about to make sure we get to experience some of what we used to--even if slightly modified. 

That being said, here are some of the events happening this month: 

  • March 1 - 31 : Calgary Zoo King Penguin March
  • March 1 - 31 : Parks Foundation Calgary Bench Dedications
  • March 1 - 13 : PlungeX - Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Alberta
  • March 1 - 22 : Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom
  • March 11 : Your Brain on Art
  • March 11 : An…
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Valentine's Day is this Sunday! Valentine's is a great opportunity to spoil your loved one with a small (or big) gift as a token of your love. While you do so, skip Amazon or big chains and support someone local! Here are some local businesses to check out this Valentine's Day:

Stay Sweet YYC: Vicky from Stay Sweet YYC makes the most beautiful, delicious treats! Her cookies are seriously tasty and seriously gorgeous. Check her out and place an order for some incredible baked goods. 

Ollia Macarons & Tea: Is there anything more romanic than a bubble bath, champagne and a plate of macarons? We think not. Their macarons are divine, visit their flagship shop on 17th Avenue!

NOtaBLE: This restaurant has become a Calgary staple and is…

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February is the month of love. Typically Calgary has tons of events to help relieve Calgarians of their winter hibernation and draw them outside, but this year continues to be different as we keep conscious of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. In that vein, many events being held this month are at limited capacity or are being held online. While this may be different, we encourage you to still attend in whatever ways you can. Here are some of the events happening across the city this month, and some other helpful links:

February 11-28 || Chinook Blast Winter Festival || The official website writes, "Calgary – come outside, bring your small cohort and enjoy the vibrancy of our city this winter. You’re not afraid of a little cold, are you? Local…

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