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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

10 drinks to cozy up with at YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

The weather outside is frightful, but at least the hot chocolate beverages are delightful! February is YYC Hot Chocolate Fest month, the perfect time of year to enjoy a confectionary drink while winter is still in full swing. Restaurants around the city create a signature hot chocolate drink specifically for the festival with traditional, unique and hot chocolates with spirits involved! This isn’t your typical hot cocoa and peppermint Schnapps!

The nice bonus about YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is that you’ll be drinking to a good cause. The event is an annual fundraiser for Calgary Meals on Wheels to help View this Post

Make your mark on the New Central Library

Windows of Opportunity at the new Calgary Library.

Rendering of the window messages at the new Calgary Library.

Want to be a part of the New Central Library? Now you can with the Windows of Opportunity campaign!

The Calgary Public Library’s brand new home at the New Central Library will be one of Calgary’s brightest and interesting community landmarks. The East Village building is on track to be completed next Fall 2018. As part of the finishing touches on the building, donors can leave their mark with their own personal engraving in the windows of the new library. Share your family name, your favourite quote, saying or View this Post

Eat North brings local brands together for charity

Eat North tshirt

Check out this limited edition Eat North tee made by Camp Brand Goods.

What do you get when you mix a food website with a t-shirt clothier and a dash of high-fashion style? This awesome Eat North charity tee designed by Camp Brand Goods and sold on the brand-spankin’ new PARK online shop. There’s so much local goodness going on here!

The t-shirt is a custom-made design to celebrate Eat North’s upcoming Prairie Grid Dinner Series taking place in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg this fall. The series will feature a variety of culinary collaborations from plateware sets to View this Post

Celebrate Canada’s greatest animals at the Calgary Zoo

Baby goats play at the Calgary Zoo

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday this year, many places are celebrating our Canadian heritage with some fun and celebratory programs and events. The Calgary Zoo is no exception with their poll for Canada’s Greatest Animal.  It was an online voting battle between beasts like the Bison, the Grizzly Bear, the Rocky Mountain Goat and more. In the end, the mighty Grey Wolf came out the champion with our national animal the Beaver running a close second.

Inside the Calgary Zoo, the Canadian Wilds beckons with many animals from our own Alberta View this Post

Phil & Sebastian brings the neighborhood to life after hours

An art show takes place at the Phil & Sebastian in Mission. Photo via Phil & Sebastian Facebook page.

The coffee shop is the community hub that is always on-the-go, filled with laptop workers, moms and strollers, friends catching up, and meetings outside of the office. With a revolving door of patrons coming and going, the coffee shop keeps its buzz going long after the caffeine has been served. Local café Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters offers just this social nucleus with their many locations all over the city. While visiting the coffee shop is often seen as a daytime View this Post

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