Five Reasons to Fall in Love with Calgary

The thing about Calgary is that once people come here for a short visit – they often end up extending their stay.  In fact, many never leave!  As a result, Calgary continues to have a growing and thriving population.  Spend some time here and you tend to get hooked.  There are a thousand good reasons […]

Race Thoughts – ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championships, Penticton, BC, Aug 27, 2017

What happened with me?  Age is just a number – but be careful. 20 years ago in 1997 I was playing squash at the Charlottetown YMCA. In the change room, three friends arrived in their run gear – laughing, having fun and were now going for a swim. I asked why. This was the day […]

Welcome to Calgary

Welcome to Calgary, the largest city in Alberta located in the south-western part of the province. Downtown can be recognized by its numerous skyscrapers. Some of these structures, such as the Calgary Tower and the Scotiabank Saddledome are truly unique and have become symbols of Calgary… Calgary is home to the world-famous ” Calgary Exhibition […]

What Makes Calgary a Great Place to Live?

International publications such as The New York Times and The Economist are increasingly aware of what the residents of Calgary have known for a very long time – Calgary is a great place to call home!  For the past several years, London’s The Economist has consistently ranked Calgary in the Top 5 among the world’s […]

Bike – Why I like to lend my bike box for travel

I’m currently on a West Jet Flight – Toronto to Calgary. It’s 4:57am Calgary time. Yesterday we flew from El Catey International Airport in Semana, Dominican Republic to Toronto. We arrived at 6:30pm, and had to spend the night in Toronto. Yes, I had to take my bike to the hotel with me, and check […]

The Best Places to Cycle Around Calgary

Staying in shape, enjoying the outdoors and connecting with other like-minded individuals are just some of the benefits of being a cyclist.  If you love to ride but you’re new to Calgary, there are plenty of great trails and parks where you can enjoy being outdoors.  Whether I am training for a race or just […]

Get Outta Town!

With so many beautiful parks, trails and hidden gems around Calgary, there is hardly enough weekends in the summer to visit all of the outdoor destinations that we would like to explore.  My family and I are always looking for new places that we haven’t yet discovered, but there are several favorites that keep us […]

Celebrating Summer in Calgary

Planning on heading out to enjoy some of the summer festivals this year around Calgary? There are so many great events to choose from. Although nothing can quite stack up against the Stampede, each festival offers its own unique selection of food, vendors and entertainment. Kicking off the summertime is the Lilac Festival, held on Sunday, […]