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Category: Calgary

OYO Sports + Giveaway

OYO Sports

Perfect Toys for the Sports Enthusiast! 

We love our Calgary sports teams, especially The Calgary Flames and The Calgary Stampeders. We watch almost every game on TV, and are REALLY excited for the Grey Cup game coming up this weekend against Calgary and Toronto! Fingers crossed that The Stampeders win this game (as we lost the final game last year, which was super disappointing)!

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Preparing for a Safe Road Trip with Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Calgary – Victoria ROAD TRIP

with Canadian Tire & Quaker State®

Made for life in Canada

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The last time we went on a road trip to Victoria was in 2008. There were five of us for that trip: Chris, myself, and my sons Travis, Taylor, and Thomas (who was just 11 months old). I was very pregnant with my fourth son at the time, so although the trip was fun I was so uncomfortable. By early 2010 we had five boys, and road trips were set aside.

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Heritage Park: Connecting People with the Settlement of Western Canada

Heritage Park Historical Village

Canada’s Largest Living History Museum

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Heritage Park by far is my most favourite Calgary attraction. In fact, it is my very favourite place to go in the whole entire world, and has been since I was a child. There is so much history in this park, and so much to learn. One day is never enough to fully explore everything the park has to offer.

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Calgary Green Cart Program

Calgary Green Cart Collection Begins

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Finally, after many years of being “behind-in-the-times,” Calgary is adopting the Green cart program. Single family households will now have a black cart for garbage, a blue cart for recycling, and a green cart for composting.

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The Calgary Zoo – Favourite Places in Calgary

The Calgary Zoo

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One of our favourite places to go to in Calgary is the Calgary Zoo! We are lucky to live in a city with such a beautiful and prestigious zoo, and we try to visit at least once per year.

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March Break “Field-Trips” – Family Friendly Spring Break Ideas

March Break Field-Trips

March Break March Break is coming, and breaks are always difficult around here as the kids get bored super easy. With only two weeks of school left before their break, I decided to start planning some affordable activities (what they call “field-trips”). We will of course visit the various neighbourhood parks, but that is all dependent on the weather. We have even thought about getting a caravan, as a short break away sounds like a nice idea. I’ve even gone as far as to get a static caravan insurance quotation, in case this plan does go ahead. I see no reason why it shouldn’t. March in Calgary normally means snow, rain, or both, so you just never know.

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Calgary Events: Spooktacular Family Fun October 28-31


If you’re looking for some fun family activities that will not give your children nightmares, Calgary has a lot to offer this year!  If you have a chance I hope you’re able to check out some of these and have a really spooktacular Halloween weekend!

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The Calgary Woman’s Show October 22 & 23

The Calgary Woman’s Show October 22 & 23 2016

The Calgary Woman's Show

Set your calendar, it is that time of the year again! Time to plan a girl’s day out! The Calgary Woman’s Show is coming to the BMO Centre, Stampede Park on October 22nd & 23rd.

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