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I am in love with this Calgary wedding video

I’m a sucker for wedding videos and this is no exception. Jazz and Dan Lawson got married last year and made the best. wedding. video. ever.

No, I don’t know who this couple is and it’s probably a little creepy of me to be watching them with all their friends and family on their special day. But this wedding video just makes me so damn happy. I want to be best friends with them and go on double dates to 17th Ave and we would have the grandest night out. Am I creepy now? Oops.

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Stampede Roundup and Oxford Stomp: Partying for a Good Cause

Stampede Roundup Journey 2

Journey rocks out at the Stampede Roundup.

It’s been a wonderful and exhausting 10 days of Stampede, but in between all the food, midway rides and line dances, Calgarians showed up en masse to celebrate and support a great charity cause. The annual Stampede Roundup and Oxford Stomp fundraisers put together some amazing outdoor concert experiences, with some western flair. Combined, the two events raised $400,000 for the Rotary Club of Calgary. What’s cool is that the funds raised will go towards enhancing the urban park experience in the city with the  Rotary/Mattamy Greenway Project. The initiative View this Post

Why you need to know the Cadillac Ranch line dance
Get to know the dance steps to this country classic

Why Calgarians need to know the Cadillac Ranch line dance

An important rite of passage for all new Calgarians is to take part in their very first Calgary Stampede (and survive the ensuing hangover).

When one of my friends first moved here to yyc, he was super excited to take in all the Stampede festivities. He gussied up in all the best Western gear to play the part right: the jeans, the boots, the bolo tie and of course, the cowboy hat. At his first Stampede party, he had fully embraced his inner rhinestone cowboy and really felt like View this Post

Musing Monday: Kill ‘Em with Kindness

Be Kind Even to Mean People

Image via Detroit Card Co.

This can be difficult to follow at times when you’re extremely frustrated with the haters. But if you don’t give in to their cruelty, you’ll be all the  better for it. Strength comes from taking the high road – even if it’s extremely bumpy along the way.

 

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“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

 

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

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