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Posted 11 September 2016 by The Six Foot Canasian
Before I moved back to Calgary I had never bought food from a kitchen that "moved". It wasn't until I came across "The Great Food Truck Race" (on the Food Network) that I even became aware they existed. I assumed they were only really in the US, but was pleasantly surprised when I was introduced to our food truck community at a YYCFoodTrucks event in the East Village last year. That's where I met Rick and Vicky Stitt from Sticky Ricky's ... and fell in love with their fresh, made-to-order Cajun food!
Posted 15 August 2016 by The Six Foot Canasian
Growing up in the Yukon, I didn't meet my first cowboy until I moved to Grande Prairie to attend college. Since then, I've learned how to two-step, attended a Garth Brooks concert, bought my first pair of REAL cowboy boots, ridden a mechanical bull, and went to the Calgary Stampede for the first time last year. Because cowboy hats, belt buckles, chuckwagon races, farm animals, the midway, and authentic barbecue are topics one would associate with the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", it probably wouldn't be a place you would expect to find an esteemed collection of local artists. Surprisingly enough ... it most CERTAINLY is!
Posted 8 April 2016 by The Six Foot Canasian
The last nine months have been an unbelievable journey, sparked by one clear thought ... the JUNO Awards are coming to Calgary and I want to be a part of it! Like most of you, music has always been a part of my life. Music can't be seen or touched but it moves the soul, energizes the spirit, and inspires us. Regardless of where we come from or what language we speak, it connects us beyond words and brings nations together. It is transformational. It wasn't until I left Canada to live abroad that I began to appreciate Canadian music and the long list of talented artists that represent us.
Posted 28 July 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
Calgary may be known as Canada's "energy capital" but a growing number of entrepreneurs, armed with an innovative spirit and desire to make their passion their career, are also doing their part to grow and expand the city's economy! With the oil and gas sector showing its vulnerability this past year it's no surprise more and more people are investing less in commodities and more in themselves by starting up their own home-based business!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Posted 21 June 2015 by The Six Foot Canasian
Although I am posting about the Father's Day events in the East Village I figured it would be appropriate to first recognize all the dads out there (and those who are "papas-to-be") and wish you all a "HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!"