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Local “Shop Boys” unveil 2016 charity calendar

Shop Boys calendar 2016

Calgary is home to a vibrant community of independent businesses. Many of the faces behind the local favourites and neighborhood hangouts tend to stay behind-the-scenes, but a new Calgary-oriented calendar is looking to bring these peeps front-and-center. The 2016 Shop Boys calendar features 12 local business owners to celebrate local independent shops throughout the community.

The calendar is the brainchild of co-founders Emily and Brett McDermott (of Our Daily Brett on 14 Street SW). “We’re really excited about Calgary and all the interesting, independent businesses that have been popping up in recent years,” says Emily. “Whenever we have a day View this Post

Contests with @lifeincalgary

Hi friends! This week I am running the @lifeincalgary Instagram account for a takeover! I’ll be sharing all my favourite things to see, eat and do around Calgary as well as some really amazing contests!

The @lifeincalgary Instagram account is from the folks over at the Calgary Economic Development. Each week, they have a new person/business “takeover” the Instagram account to show their perspective on what Calgary means to them. I had so much fun doing this IG takeover last year that I jumped at View this Post

Get your workout on at CrushCamp

CrushCamp in Calgary on 17th Avenue SW

Welcome to CrushCamp, home of Canada’s first studio for the revolutionary SkillMill.

There’s a new workout in town and they want to help you crush it this year.  The fun and energetic Crush Camp  on 17th Ave is changing up the HIIT game with the introduction of group training on the very cool SkillMill equipment (located at the former Surf Set fitness shop). With a new year and new fitness goals on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to try out a new workout.

So what is a SkillMill exactly? Well, it looks like a treadmill, but it is View this Post

Find your Nama-Stay with Le Germain Hotels

Travelling can leave you tired and exhausted after running through airports, sitting in cramped seats and enduring long meetings. Finding ways to unwind is necessary. Le Germain Hotels have put together a healthy way to help its guests relax and rejuvenate with Nama-stay, their cool new series of yoga videos. The yoga series can be done in your hotel room, at the office or even at home. They are geared towards the working professional on-the-go with stretches and poses to start your day, chair yoga for the office, and even a yoga for jet lag video.

All the Le View this Post

A day of chocolate making at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

Making chocolates at Bernard Callebaut

A day of chocolate fun at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut by Cococo.

What do you do if you have a love for chocolate and getting crafty? Make a bunch of the sweet treats at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut of course! For #LoveYYC day, Tourism Calgary sent my sister, niece and I to the Cococo Chocolatiers-owned shop for a day of chocolate making fun.

The premier chocolaterie has been a staple in Calgary’s food scene for many years and I was so excited to go ‘behind-the-curtain’ to see how the chocolate process works. We were put right to work on a View this Post

Take a field trip to Granary Road

Granary Road sign

Welcome to Granary Road.

Calgary is home to some great family attractions from Heritage Park to the Calgary Zoo to Calaway Park. Now there’s another location to add to the list with Granary Road! This new attraction is offering a new way to do educational programming with a ton of retail and restaurant offerings as well. Granary Road is broken into two main features: the Active Learning Park and the Public Market.

Active Learning Park

Active Learning Park at Granary Road

The Arachnid Web exhibit at Granary Road.

The Active Learning Park takes learning and play to a whole new level. There is an admission View this Post

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