Aggie Days is Back with More New Exciting Displays

Last year I volunteered at the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days and had a great time. Read all about it in last year's blog post. This year I was invited to join the Aggie Days social media committee. I wrote a preview blog post featuring the new exciting displays at this year's event for the Calgary Stampede blog.... Continue Reading →

Calgary Has Turned Me Into…

1) A very defensive driver: With more than a million people in the city and many of those people behind the wheel, the roads are swarming with vehicles. Some days I think it's only a matter of time before I'm involved in an accident. 2) A fashion snob: I've never been much of a shopper... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: My Nephews

Where did July go? The summer month flew by for me. I was away for more than half the month. I volunteered at the Calgary Stampede; travelled to my home province of Manitoba for work and a short vacation; and I ventured to Ontario for a long work trip and short visit with family and... Continue Reading →

Celebrating together at the Calgary Stampede

After 100 years agriculture is still the backbone of the Calgary Stampede. Alberta Premier Alison Redford said it best during the Stampede, "This province is based on agriculture. You've gotta go to the barns!" And hundreds of thousands of people did just that. Many Stampede attendees took a walk through the Stampede barns to see... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Cowgirl Up

I found this cute T-shirt in a western store in Mall of America in Minneapolis recently. The colours match perfectly with my brown and turquoise cowboy boots. The Calgary Stampede has arrived. It's time to Cowgirl Up ladies!

Cowgirl Chic: Boots

In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede taking place in July, I plan on making a few western wear purchases. I've decided to feature these items on my blog in a new series called Cowgirl Chic. Here's my first purchase - cowboy boots. Every girl needs at least one pair of awesome... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week

After high school I spent a year doing voluntary service in South Bend, Indiana. And while I entered the year with apprehension, it turned out to be one of the best years of my life. During that time I volunteered at three part-time jobs doing mainly administrative work for various not-for-profit agencies. I lived in... Continue Reading →

Bees, Beets, Beans and More

I wrote the following blog post for the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days which takes place April 21 and 22 at Stampede Park, BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Check out the Calgary Stampede blog.  Golden fields of wheat blowing in the breeze and cows lazily grazing in the lush green pasture are the first things that come... Continue Reading →

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