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The Art of Asian-Inspired Tattoo - Chiwon An

Posted 18 July 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

When I got my first tattoo several years ago I knew it would not be my last. But it wasn’t until I met Chiwon An that I truly understood what it meant to proudly display art on my body.

Rockin' Muladhara Yoga Wear in the East Village

Posted 12 July 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

When I first moved back to Calgary there were three things that I needed to find RIGHT AWAY ... an apartment, a vehicle and a place to practice hot yoga. Moksha Yoga Calgary was the first thing I checked off that list!

More Surprises at the EV Experience Centre

Posted 10 July 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

The motto of my life ... "EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON".

Stampede Brings the World to the East Village

Posted 8 July 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

I can admit ... the Calgary Stampede is an unlikely place for a six foot tall CanAsian. I've lived in Alberta for a total of ten years (four of them in Calgary) and I feel as though I'm in my own version of "Where's Waldo?" when I visit ANYTHING country. There aren't many Asians intentionally wandering around Lammle's looking for a belt buckle or cowboy hat (let alone steer wrestling, bullriding or racing a chuckwagon) and I am typically one of very few at the bar singing along with Garth Brooks and/or attempting to line dance or two-step on the dance floor.

Happy 148th Birthday, Canada! - East Village

Posted 3 July 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

Thank goodness Mother Nature decided to behave for this year's Canada Day! Considering we had some of the scariest thunder and lightening the night before ... Canada Day 2015 was one for the books ... especially in Downtown Calgary's East Village!

charbar - East Village Foodies Rejoice!

Posted 1 July 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

I've lived in some of the most incredible cities in the world (i.e., Calgary, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Denver and all throughout Europe) and visited more countries that I can count ... and eating good food has always been top on my list of things to do wherever I go. In my travels I've had some of the most amazing culinary experiences, both in award-winning fine dining establishments and local eateries with amazing character and flair. charbar has very quickly moved to the top of my list!

Saluting the Sun at the East Village

Posted 1 July 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

I've been in the fitness industry for over twenty years and have either taught or participated in thousands of yoga classes of various styles (i.e., Hatha, Ashtanga, Bikram, Moksha, Core Power and the list goes on and on) but there is just something magical about practicing yoga without walls, windows or mirrors getting in the way! Think about how "zen" it would be to truly salute the sun as you reach upwards to the endless sky, standing in Mountain pose on a mountain top or balance in Tree pose in a forest of trees ... breathtaking. And ... that's exactly what you get to experience when you drop by the East Village Experience Centre Deck on Tuesday at noon for their FREE Yoga class (and it's open to ANYONE who wants to join in on the fun)!!

Iron Will. Iron Heart. IRON COWBOY.

Posted 30 June 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

I am fortunate to have befriended some of the most amazing human beings on the planet. James Lawrence (aka., the "Iron Cowboy") may be THE MOST inspiring person that I know. Born and raised in Calgary (now living in Linden, Utah), this father of five is doing something that nobody in the world has ever attempted before ... 50 full distance Ironman triathlons, in 50 consecutive days, in 50 different states! Keep in mind a full distance Ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run (a total of 7,030 miles that he will physically travel in 50 consecutive days). SERIOUSLY!!

YYCFoodTrucks - Summer Frenzy in the East Village

Posted 29 June 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

If you didn't get enough of the good eats at the East Village Block Party or the Simmons Building grand opening ... you get three more days of foodie heaven!The YYCFoodTrucks Summer Frenzy drew people out of the secluded, air-conditioned homes (on a weekend with record-breaking highs) for some great sounds, culinary treats and shopping adventures!

The Third Annual East Village Block Party

Posted 26 June 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian

I may not be an "official" resident, yet ... but you certainly don't have to tell me twice about a party! The staff at the East Village Experience Centre are so helpful in making sure that everyone that walks through their doors feels welcome and gets just as excited about the East Village as they are! They were the ones who informed me of the Block Party and reassured me that EVERYONE was invited to come and participate in the festivities!

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