Tear downs in established Calgary neighbourhoods

By: Mark Lukwinski

Tear downs in established Calgary neighbourhoods

Tags: Teardowns, construction, renovate YYC

With the way Calgary was established and planned, many of the inner-city communities have older homes that are reflective of the technology and trends that characterized homes at that time: smaller units, energy inefficiencies, typical layouts such as bungalows with outdated kitchens and more. These neighborhoods are old, with mature trees and close to many amenities, so to live there, the viable ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 11th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 11th 2019

Tags: Events YYC, Things to do in Calgary, Calgary events

The cold snap continues, Calgary is facing another bitter cold week. Yet, despite the frigid temperatures, here are our top 10 things to do as we roll into mid-February already.   In the Heat of the Night is an annual Valentine’s Day event being held at the Calgary Zoo. Held on two nights, it is an informative evening about romance in the wild, with dinner! Downtown Winter Light...Read More

Protecting your Pipes in extreme cold conditions

By: Mark Lukwinski

Protecting your Pipes in extreme cold conditions

Tags: polar vortex, extreme cold warning, Extreme cold Calgary

This cold snap that has descended on Calgary has us thinking about our homes and what we could do to protect them in such extreme conditions. Here are some tips:   Let the water in your pipes continue to move to prevent it from freezing by opening the taps every so slightly. Even having it drip a little will ensure your pipes don’t stop and freeze-the problem with water becoming frozen ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 4th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of February 4th 2019

Tags: yyc, things to do in Calgary, events YYC

It’s ridiculous to think of doing anything outdoors, so here’s our list of indoor things to do in Calgary this week! Stay warm, stay safe!   This Wednesday, February 6th, come enjoy a free evening of sport at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park, from 5-8pm. The first Thursday of every month offers free admission to Glenbow Museum. From 5-9pm, you can wand...Read More

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival

By: Mark Lukwinski

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival

Tags: YYC Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate, YYC

There’s nothing wrong and quite literally everything right with Hot Chocolate. It’s perfect for a cold day and so next month’s YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is perfectly timed.   For this year’s festival, there are 42 vendors signed up to participate. Essentially, from February 1st to February 28th, you can head to any participating location and sample the ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 28th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 28th 2019

Tags: YYC Events, Calgary things to do, YYC

Another Monday which means, another slew of events to sort through in your quest of things to do in Calgary this week. Here are our Top 10 things that we have uncovered.   It’s the start of the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar and next weekend (February 2nd and 3rd) there will be events taking place at the Chinese Cultural Centre to celebrate. The Penguin walk ...Read More

Your 2018 Tax Return

By: Mark Lukwinski

Your 2018 Tax Return

Tags: Taxes, CRA, Tax Return, 2018 Taxes

Tax season is upon us and it’s that time of year where we need to file our tax returns. Some of you may be getting a great refund while others will be paying the government more for the last fiscal year. If you’re one of the lucky ones to receive a hefty tax refund, here are some smart things you can do with your money that the government gives back to you. Though you may be tempted to...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 21st 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 21st 2019

Tags: Things to do in Calgary, Calgary events, Calgary

Hope you had a great weekend and got out to do fun things all over Calgary! Another week boasts of even more great things to do, so read on below if you’re often searching for Things to Do in Calgary this week.   The Calgary Hitmen are opening the ice after their game for their annual Dodge Skate. After the game on January 27th, fans can head down to the ice and join in some skating f...Read More

The Calgary Flames

By: Mark Lukwinski

The Calgary Flames

Tags: Calgary Flames, NHL, Hockey, Calgary

Our Calgary Flames. What a season they are having! With the hockey season rolling right along and our Calgary Flames performing so amazingly well by being First in the Pacific Division with a total of 64 points at today's writing, we thought we’d talk this week about the history of the Calgary Flames in our city. They’re a pivotal cultural icon in Calgary and it’s ...Read More

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 14th 2019

By: Mark Lukwinski

Things to do in Calgary the week of January 14th 2019

Tags: Calgary, Things to do, YYC, What's going on

Rolling into the middle of the month already, if you’re looking for things to do in Calgary this week, read on below for our top 10 suggestions!   If you missed the Banff Mountain Film Festival last year, it is making a couple of stops here in Calgary this week at the University. Check it out! If distilling and spirits are your thing, you’re going to want to check out...Read More