Follow my Lead: Lourdes Juan
Meet this leading local entrepreneur, food activist and urban planner

Lourdes Juan is one of Calgary's leading female entrepreneurs

Meet Lourdes Juan: a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur with a community-minded focus. Photo via @lourdesjuan Instagram.

Lourdes Juan

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

Lourdes Juan: I’m a Calgary based entrepreneur. I work as a planning consultant with Hive Developments, Director of Soma Hammam & Spa, Executive Director with the Leftovers Foundation, Fresh Routes and Moonlight Market Foundation. These are all businesses and non-profits that I have founded.

Why did you start your businesses?

Lourdes Juan: I’ve always wanted to have my own business, just like my dad! I knew that I needed to spend the time working View this Post

5 Calgary charities to donate to
Local causes near and dear to my heart

What are your favourite Calgary charities to donate to?

Calgary charity Brown Bagging for Calgary's kids makes school lunches for needy children.

Hundreds if not thousands of people can be impacted by the generous work of these Calgary charities

Giving back to the community is something I am really passionate about. I feel very fortunate that I have been able to learn, grow and benefit from a variety of Calgary organizations throughout my life. Growing up, my family did struggle financially at times but my parents always made sure our basic needs were met. Social support services and affordable programs help pave the way for many cultural, educational and physical activities that may View this Post

Why I love to visit the Calgary Tower
The many views to enjoy from this Calgary icon

Calgary Tower as part of the city skyline

The Calgary Tower makes up an important part of the city’s skyline.

The Calgary Tower is an iconic part of Calgary’s skyline. I love looking it from all vantage points as it brings back childhood memories of the city I grew up with and new memories as a modern metropolis unfolds around it.  While the buildings around downtown Calgary have changed, the Calgary Tower has stood tall and proud as a fiery symbol of our western heritage. The cement base, red tower, metal spire and occasional flame are familiar sights to Calgarians. But as much fun as it is View this Post

Review: Keeping clean with the Shark ION Robot vacuum
The hands-off way to domestic bliss and a clean home

Robot vacuum cleaning living room

I’d rather be reading, knitting or basically doing anything other than household chores. The Shark ION Robot Cleaning System makes this happen!

Chores are SUCH a bore. What’s the solution then? The Shark ION Robot Vacuum Cleaning System with Wi-Fi.

If you’re a lazy person like me, then you’ll do anything to make household chores disappear ASAP. When the friendly folks at SharkNinja offered up their Shark robot vacuum to boost my cleaning routine, I said “heck yes”. If you have watched any TV lately you will have likely seen the Canadian Tire commercials touting this new device. I’ve View this Post

 

 

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

– Jane Goodall

 

- Monday Motivation: Be Like Jane Goodall -

Van Der Pop gets me curious about cannabis
Cannabis resources for women

Van der Pop cannabis resources for women

As a cannabis virgin I have a lot of questions about it. That’s where Van der Pop comes in. The female-focussed cannabis brand is bringing women and weed together to explore and learn about the marijuana flower-powered pleasures and benefits that can be had.

I feel like a bit of a “square” as I’ve never had a desire to toke up in school and as I hit adulthood, it seemed even less likely that I would start using cannabis. But with legalization in Canada now a reality, I find myself very curious about cannabis. What can this mystery plant do View this Post

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