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Festival season in bloom with perennial Lilac Festival

By Aurora Anderson, June 6 2018 — There’s no better way to shake off those winter blues than attending one of the many outdoor festivals in Calgary and reconnecting with the city’s vibrant creative community. The Fourth Street Lilac Festival is a free one-day event kicking off Calgary’s energetic festival season, featuring an array of musical…

Calgary’s Olympic bid process is reckless

By Derek Baker, May 11 2018 — The City of Calgary is currently exploring options for a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. After a fiery City Council meeting on April 10, which presented Calgary’s bid corporation’s (BidCo) current public engagement status, city councillors voted 9–6 in favour of continuing to explore the city’s…

Summer à la Calgary: The land of buds and suds

By Thomas Johnson, April 26 2018 — Five degrees or 30 degrees — what’s the difference? It’s now comfortably in the middle of that range and it’s safe to say there probably won’t be a torrential dump of sleet and snow for a brief while. Calgarians are sun-obsessed, patio-hungry creatures fuelled chiefly on lo-fi power…

Reflecting on studying abroad in Calgary

By Siobhan Fletcher, March 29 2018 — Stepping onto a nine-and-a-half hour flight to the other side of the world alone can be a daunting experience, especially when that flight is taking you to a foreign university where you don’t know anyone for several months. Not to mention the thoughts like, “What if I don’t…

Big Winter Classic: Party in a winter wonderland

By Matty Hume, February 1 2018 — Despite Big Winter Classic’s primary emphasis on a myriad of live music, the festival also serves as a great opportunity for local breweries to promote their craft — pun very intended. For the festival’s last three years, the beer has served as a foil to the chilly temperature, allowing…

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