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Dark Table Calgary. Dining in the dark!

Dark Table Calgary. Dining in the dark!

Dark Table Opening Fall 2017 The idea is simple, you sit down and enjoy a nice meal, but you're doing it in total darkness. You can't see what you're eating at all, and you're served by blind or visually impaired serving staff - providing jobs and an excellent opportunity to…
The Calgary Zombie Walk

The Calgary Zombie Walk

Braaaaaains Every year, for no reason other than because they can, Calgarians dress up like zombies and assemble downtown to walk the streets and parade through the beltline. From dirt and makeup to elaborate and realistic looking costumes, the zombies put on a great show, both delighting and scaring the…
What is it like living in downtown Calgary?

What is it like living in downtown Calgary?

Living in downtown Calgary It's pretty .. decent, actually. That is, I enjoy it - maybe other people don't. Living in downtown Calgary can be entertaining, yet stressful. Fun, yet frustrating. Thought it might be a larf to share some thoughts on it. This isn't all encompassing, and I'm not…
Calgary Night Market: The first of many for 2016

Calgary Night Market: The first of many for 2016

Calgary Night Market: vendors, food, music - A review. The Calgary Night Market at Central Memorial park downtown took place yesterday, June 3rd, from 4pm to 10pm and people were invited to drop by to checkout all kinds of table vendor goods for sale, food, face painting, music, entertainment, good times.…

Bike Lanes in Calgary, a 7th ST SW concern

 Bike Lanes in Calgary: A Concern With the downtown cycletrack fully open now, thought it would be a good opportunity to share a concern I had with the bike lanes in Calgary.. actually, just one in particular. Not with the track itself but the behavior of cyclists when intersecting with…

Blackout in Calgary: timeline of events

Blackout in Calgary from 2014 On Saturday, October 11, 2014 Calgary suffered a blackout as a result of an underground electrical fire located on 8 Street SW between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue. The following is a rough timeline of the events as we saw them, living directly beside it. 8:17…
Decentralized Dance Party Rolls in to Calgary

Decentralized Dance Party Rolls in to Calgary

Decentralized Dance Party Back on September 17th 2011, an 'event' called the decentralized dance party rolled into Calgary and turned our downtown in a mobile safari party. The goal is to simply create a rocking & mobile party, and they did a great job at it. It was so much fun.…

Flooding in Calgary: Our Experience

Flooding in Calgary  When it floods in Calgary, it floods hard. In my time living here I've seen it happen twice. Back in 2005 it rained for weeks and weeks, causing the Bow River to swell and take out a portion of Prince's Island park.  2005 Flooding in Calgary Seems…