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    The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has helped raise more than $12 million for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) over 22 years of presenting the annual Stars & Spurs Gala. The longest-standing, largest fundraiser of its kind in Alberta, this year’s gala, held Jan 23 at the BMO Centre, raised more than […]

    021516-Cal_0220_Stars_1.jpg-Cal_0220_Stars_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0220 Stars 2 Pictured, from left, at the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) presented STARS annual Stars and Spurs gala are Captain pilot Jen Thiel STARS Very Important Patient (VIP) Stu Wilson and flight nurse Pat JefferyCal 0220 Stars 3 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the annual Stars and Spurs gala were, from left, Gerry Aquin Elizabeth Aquin, senior vice-president, Petroleum Services Association of Canada Interim Leader, Conservative Party of Canada Rona Ambrose, J.P. Veitch Mary DeCruyenaere, Mark Salkeld, president and CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada, Tory Haynes Trevor Haynes, gala co-chair, MLA Karen McPherson and emcee Dave Kelly.Cal 0220 Stars 4 Pictured, from left, at the annual Stars and Spurs gala are Dr. Greg Powell, STARS founder Kevin Neveu, president and CEO, Precision Drilling, Trish Neveu and Linda Powell, STARS ambassador and special advisor.Cal 0220 Stars 5 The annual Stars and Spurs gala was an enormous success and featured headliner CCMA Award winner Jason Blaine. The gala has, since inception raised more than $12 million for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS).Cal 0220 Stars 6 Having a great time at the annual Stars and Spurs gala are partygoers with Gio Pena and John Gorman, vice-president, HalliburtonCal 0220 Stars 7 Joining CCMA Award Winner Jason Blaine (centre) at the annual Stars and Spurs gala are representatives from entertainment sponsor Black Diamond Group Limited.021516-Cal_0220_Stars_1.jpg-Cal_0220_Stars_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0220 Stars 2 Pictured, from left, at the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) presented STARS annual Stars and Spurs gala are Captain pilot Jen Thiel STARS Very Important Patient (VIP) Stu Wilson and flight nurse Pat JefferyCal 0220 Stars 3 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the annual Stars and Spurs gala were, from left, Gerry Aquin Elizabeth Aquin, senior vice-president, Petroleum Services Association of Canada Interim Leader, Conservative Party of Canada Rona Ambrose, J.P. Veitch Mary DeCruyenaere, Mark Salkeld, president and CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada, Tory Haynes Trevor Haynes, gala co-chair, MLA Karen McPherson and emcee Dave Kelly.Cal 0220 Stars 4 Pictured, from left, at the annual Stars and Spurs gala are Dr. Greg Powell, STARS founder Kevin Neveu, president and CEO, Precision Drilling, Trish Neveu and Linda Powell, STARS ambassador and special advisor.Cal 0220 Stars 5 The annual Stars and Spurs gala was an enormous success and featured headliner CCMA Award winner Jason Blaine. The gala has, since inception raised more than $12 million for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS).Cal 0220 Stars 6 Having a great time at the annual Stars and Spurs gala are partygoers with Gio Pena and John Gorman, vice-president, HalliburtonCal 0220 Stars 7 Joining CCMA Award Winner Jason Blaine (centre) at the annual Stars and Spurs gala are representatives from entertainment sponsor Black Diamond Group Limited.

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    He’s extremely talented. The best emcee there is. Charming beyond belief. A super nice guy. Funny. And good looking to boot. Ya, I hate him too. Kidding, of course. Dave Kelly is, beyond question, destined for (more) greatness. And I would suggest Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Falllon had best keep an eye in the rear-view […]

    022916-Cal_0306_Kelly_4.JPG-Cal_0306_Kelly_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0306 Kelly 1 Pictured at Dave Kelly Live Feb 17 at Theatre Junction Grand are, from left, e=mc2 Kathy Randle, Pengo Monitoring CEO Derek Krivak and Calgary Meals on Wheels executive director Janice Curtis.Cal 0306 Kelly 2 Having a great time at Dave Kelly Live held Feb 17 at Theatre Junction Grand are, from left, arts diva Kerry Miller and A Happier Mind founder Karen Judge.Cal 0306 Kelly 3 Dave Kelly Live held Feb 17 at Theatre Junction Grand was an SRO success. Pictured at the post show reception is the killer band that provided the musical component. From left are Russell Broom, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Andrew Ball.Cal 0306 Kelly 5 Pictured, from left at the SRO Dave Kelly Live held Feb 17 at Theatre Junction Grand are National Music Centre's Jeni Piepgrass, Calgary Arts Development president and CEO Patti Pon and ATB Financial managing director, community investment Sandra Huculak.022916-Cal_0306_Kelly_4.JPG-Cal_0306_Kelly_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0306 Kelly 1 Pictured at Dave Kelly Live Feb 17 at Theatre Junction Grand are, from left, e=mc2 Kathy Randle, Pengo Monitoring CEO Derek Krivak and Calgary Meals on Wheels executive director Janice Curtis.Cal 0306 Kelly 2 Having a great time at Dave Kelly Live held Feb 17 at Theatre Junction Grand are, from left, arts diva Kerry Miller and A Happier Mind founder Karen Judge.Cal 0306 Kelly 3 Dave Kelly Live held Feb 17 at Theatre Junction Grand was an SRO success. Pictured at the post show reception is the killer band that provided the musical component. From left are Russell Broom, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Andrew Ball.Cal 0306 Kelly 5 Pictured, from left at the SRO Dave Kelly Live held Feb 17 at Theatre Junction Grand are National Music Centre's Jeni Piepgrass, Calgary Arts Development president and CEO Patti Pon and ATB Financial managing director, community investment Sandra Huculak.

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    Chen Shuaifu, a noted feng shui master and longtime chairman of the China Fengshui Association, predicts the Year of the Fire Monkey- 2016 – could be unsettling indeed.  “We will see a big slide in the world economy,” he warns. “The global economic situation will be terrible and lots of companies will be bankrupted.” All […]

    022916-Cal_0306_Kong_1.JPG-Cal_0306_Kong_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0306 Kong 2 Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) director Kathy Chan (left) and colleague Catherine Yuen (principal consultant, Western Canada) were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 3 Raymond Kan (left) and Chinatown Business District BRZ chair Danny Ng cut a dapper swath at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 4 Scotia Wealth Management advisor Audrey Kwan and West Canadian CEO George Brookman pose for the lens at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 5 Representing presenting sponsor TD Canada Trust at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant are account manager Vicky Ji (left) and branch manager Vency Chui.Cal 0306 Kong 6 Among the VIP's in attendance at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant were Immigrant Services Calgary board chair Josephine Pon, Great Britain Consul General Tony Kay and his wife Michelle Htun-Kay.Cal 0306 Kong 7 MRU president David Doherty and his wife Kris were among those who attended The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 8 United States Consul General Thomas Palaia and his wife Sarah had a wonderful time at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 10 Pictured, from left, at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant are China advisor Gary Mar and his wife Nancy with Lina Wang and her husband People's Republic of China Consul General Wang Xinping.Cal 0306 Kong 11 Chris Lee, Deloitte managing partner, Prairie region and his wife Tracy Lee were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 9 Pictured, from left, at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant are People's Republic of China Consul General Wang Xinping and his wife Lina with Mayor Nenshi.022916-Cal_0306_Kong_1.JPG-Cal_0306_Kong_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0306 Kong 2 Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) director Kathy Chan (left) and colleague Catherine Yuen (principal consultant, Western Canada) were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 3 Raymond Kan (left) and Chinatown Business District BRZ chair Danny Ng cut a dapper swath at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 4 Scotia Wealth Management advisor Audrey Kwan and West Canadian CEO George Brookman pose for the lens at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 5 Representing presenting sponsor TD Canada Trust at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant are account manager Vicky Ji (left) and branch manager Vency Chui.Cal 0306 Kong 6 Among the VIP's in attendance at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant were Immigrant Services Calgary board chair Josephine Pon, Great Britain Consul General Tony Kay and his wife Michelle Htun-Kay.Cal 0306 Kong 7 MRU president David Doherty and his wife Kris were among those who attended The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 8 United States Consul General Thomas Palaia and his wife Sarah had a wonderful time at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 10 Pictured, from left, at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant are China advisor Gary Mar and his wife Nancy with Lina Wang and her husband People's Republic of China Consul General Wang Xinping.Cal 0306 Kong 11 Chris Lee, Deloitte managing partner, Prairie region and his wife Tracy Lee were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0306 Kong 9 Pictured, from left, at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant are People's Republic of China Consul General Wang Xinping and his wife Lina with Mayor Nenshi.

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    Love the cause. Hated the movie. Were I a film critic, such would be my review of the recent private screening  of Zoolander No. 2 in support of Providence Children’s Centre. Providence operate six preschools across the city that offer educational and therapeutic services to children with disabilities aged 19 months to 6 years. In […]

    022916-Cal_0306_Zoolander_4.JPG-Cal_0306_Zoolander_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0306 Zoolander 1 Heather and Brian Fenske were among guests in attendance at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills. The premiere, hosted by Black Hills Estate Winery, raised funds for Providence- a therapeutic and educational preschool for children with disabilities.Cal 0306 Zoolander 3 Channeling their inner Blue Steel at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills are East Kootney Land Corporation's Otis Megatons and Shelagh Cherak. The premiere, hosted by Black Hills Estate Winery, raised funds for Providence- a therapeutic and educational preschool for children with disabilities.Cal 0306 Zoolander 2 Channeling his inner Blue Steel at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills is Black Hills Estate Winery's Vince Walker. The premiere, hosted by Black Hills Estate Winery, raised funds for Providence- a therapeutic and educational preschool for children with disabilities.Cal 0306 Zoolander 5 Channeling his inner Blue Steel at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills is Providence's Neil Sandstrom.Cal 0306 Zoolander 6 Pictured, from left, at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills are Shelley Diederichs, Providence resource development officer Diane DeHekker and Lauren Diederichs.022916-Cal_0306_Zoolander_4.JPG-Cal_0306_Zoolander_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0306 Zoolander 1 Heather and Brian Fenske were among guests in attendance at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills. The premiere, hosted by Black Hills Estate Winery, raised funds for Providence- a therapeutic and educational preschool for children with disabilities.Cal 0306 Zoolander 3 Channeling their inner Blue Steel at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills are East Kootney Land Corporation's Otis Megatons and Shelagh Cherak. The premiere, hosted by Black Hills Estate Winery, raised funds for Providence- a therapeutic and educational preschool for children with disabilities.Cal 0306 Zoolander 2 Channeling his inner Blue Steel at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills is Black Hills Estate Winery's Vince Walker. The premiere, hosted by Black Hills Estate Winery, raised funds for Providence- a therapeutic and educational preschool for children with disabilities.Cal 0306 Zoolander 5 Channeling his inner Blue Steel at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills is Providence's Neil Sandstrom.Cal 0306 Zoolander 6 Pictured, from left, at the premiere of Zoolander 2 Feb 24 at Westhills are Shelley Diederichs, Providence resource development officer Diane DeHekker and Lauren Diederichs.

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    It had been years since your faithful social scribe attended and covered one of the best events there is-Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) Black & White Ball. Scheduling conflicts and the like will do that. So what a treat to take in this year’s ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser.  And my ‘performance’ all […]

    030716-Cal_0312_DJD_4.JPG-Cal_0312_DJD_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0312 DJD 1 Pictured, from left, at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are DJD's Catherine Hayward, Julia Cosentino and Natasha Korney.Cal 0312 DJD 2 Pictured at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are Richardson GMP's Don McPherson and his wife Anne McPherson. Richardson was one of the invaluable sponsors of the must-attend ball.Cal 0312 DJD 3 Mambo Productions' Alexandria Sell and David Erne show how it's done at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser.Cal 0312 DJD 5 Pictured, from left, at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are Osler's Jeremy Barretto, ball co-chair Kate Royer and Sherritt Greene's Alex Mann.Cal 0312 DJD 6 Among the dignitaries in attendance at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are, from left, MLA Jamie Kleinsteuber, MLA Kathleen Ganley, Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda and Counc. Evan Wooley.Cal 0312 DJD 7 Pictured, from left, at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are DJD executive director Kathi Sundstrom, Dialog's Rob Adamson and DJD board chair Erin Waite.Cal 0312 DJD 8 Looking lovely indeed at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are, from left, DJD divas Rachel Canfield, Tori English, Olivia Mazurek and Meika English.030716-Cal_0312_DJD_4.JPG-Cal_0312_DJD_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0312 DJD 1 Pictured, from left, at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are DJD's Catherine Hayward, Julia Cosentino and Natasha Korney.Cal 0312 DJD 2 Pictured at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are Richardson GMP's Don McPherson and his wife Anne McPherson. Richardson was one of the invaluable sponsors of the must-attend ball.Cal 0312 DJD 3 Mambo Productions' Alexandria Sell and David Erne show how it's done at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser.Cal 0312 DJD 5 Pictured, from left, at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are Osler's Jeremy Barretto, ball co-chair Kate Royer and Sherritt Greene's Alex Mann.Cal 0312 DJD 6 Among the dignitaries in attendance at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are, from left, MLA Jamie Kleinsteuber, MLA Kathleen Ganley, Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda and Counc. Evan Wooley.Cal 0312 DJD 7 Pictured, from left, at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are DJD executive director Kathi Sundstrom, Dialog's Rob Adamson and DJD board chair Erin Waite.Cal 0312 DJD 8 Looking lovely indeed at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) Black and While Ball held Mar 5 at the Fairmont Palliser are, from left, DJD divas Rachel Canfield, Tori English, Olivia Mazurek and Meika English.

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    Regular readers of these pages know well I have often opined if you want an event to be a roaring success, best get the ladies to champion the cause.  One need look no further of this than the recent Women for Men’s Health Indoor Spin Fundraiser held Mar 5 at YYC Cycle Spin Studio in […]

    030716-Cal_0312_Spin_3.JPG-Cal_0312_Spin_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0312 Spin 1 Pictured at the inaugural Women for Men's Health Indoor Spin Fundraiser held Mar 5 at YYC Spin Cycle are XO Treatment Room and committee member Annie Graham, avid 'spinner' David Joseph and Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre's Linda MacNaughton. Nearly $70,000 was raised this night for the Centre.Cal 0312 Spin 2 Pictured at the inaugural Women for Men's Health Indoor Spin Fundraiser held Mar 5 at YYC Spin Cycle are Nicole Carruthers and Zak Miller representing sponsor Made Foods.Cal 0312 Spin 4 All smiles at the inaugural Women for Men's Health Indoor Spin Fundraiser held Mar 5 at YYC Spin Cycle are event chair Dr. Shelley Spaner and YYC Spin Cycyle owner and motivator Andrew Obrecht.030716-Cal_0312_Spin_3.JPG-Cal_0312_Spin_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0312 Spin 1 Pictured at the inaugural Women for Men's Health Indoor Spin Fundraiser held Mar 5 at YYC Spin Cycle are XO Treatment Room and committee member Annie Graham, avid 'spinner' David Joseph and Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre's Linda MacNaughton. Nearly $70,000 was raised this night for the Centre.Cal 0312 Spin 2 Pictured at the inaugural Women for Men's Health Indoor Spin Fundraiser held Mar 5 at YYC Spin Cycle are Nicole Carruthers and Zak Miller representing sponsor Made Foods.Cal 0312 Spin 4 All smiles at the inaugural Women for Men's Health Indoor Spin Fundraiser held Mar 5 at YYC Spin Cycle are event chair Dr. Shelley Spaner and YYC Spin Cycyle owner and motivator Andrew Obrecht.

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    After nearly 3,000 wrestling matches and hanging up his boots for retirement, Bret Hart took on the fight of his life against prostate cancer. Hart underwent Robotic prostatectomy on Feb 10 with renowned urologist Dr. Eric Hyndman at his side. And the legendary wrestler chose to pay it forward by sharing his experience with media-and […]

    031416-Cal_0319_Hart_1.JPG-Cal_0319_Hart_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0319 Brett 2 Bret Hitman Hart is surrounded by fans and supporters Mar 7 at the Prostate Cancer Centre. Hart underwent Robotic prostatecomy on Feb 10. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the cool t-shirts the group is wearing will be donated to the Centre.031416-Cal_0319_Hart_1.JPG-Cal_0319_Hart_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0319 Brett 2 Bret Hitman Hart is surrounded by fans and supporters Mar 7 at the Prostate Cancer Centre. Hart underwent Robotic prostatecomy on Feb 10. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the cool t-shirts the group is wearing will be donated to the Centre.

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    It simply doesn’t get any better than fashion supporting philanthropy. And when said pairings tie into the music buzz engulfing our fair city, two-thumbs up is the result. Hundreds of invitees gathered at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 for a charitable shopping night that saw 10% of total sales being donated by Holts to MusiCounts, Canada’s […]

    031416-Cal0319_Holts_1._JPG.JPG-Cal0319_Holts_1.-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0319 Holts 2 Pictured at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 are Holt Renfrew marketing coordinator Jaimie Cygnet (left) with marketing manager Tracy Logan. The fashionable and philanthropic evening featured a performance by 2016 Juno Nominee Dear Rouge.Cal 0319 Holts 3 Pictured at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 are mode models' front row, from left Dora Wal, Nicole Abt and Kendall Gajek with back row, from left, Sarah Abt and Una Filipovic.Cal 0319 Holts 4 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 were, from left, Kim and Norm Bogner with Katrina Olson-Mottahed.Cal 0319 Holts 5 Pictured, from left, at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 are Holt Renfrew's Deb Kerr with Environcon Management director Cindy Yu and MusiCounts' Marie Desmarteau. 10% of all sales this night were donated to MusiCounts, a charity dedicated to keeping music alive in schools and communities across Canada.031416-Cal0319_Holts_1._JPG.JPG-Cal0319_Holts_1.-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0319 Holts 2 Pictured at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 are Holt Renfrew marketing coordinator Jaimie Cygnet (left) with marketing manager Tracy Logan. The fashionable and philanthropic evening featured a performance by 2016 Juno Nominee Dear Rouge.Cal 0319 Holts 3 Pictured at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 are mode models' front row, from left Dora Wal, Nicole Abt and Kendall Gajek with back row, from left, Sarah Abt and Una Filipovic.Cal 0319 Holts 4 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 were, from left, Kim and Norm Bogner with Katrina Olson-Mottahed.Cal 0319 Holts 5 Pictured, from left, at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 are Holt Renfrew's Deb Kerr with Environcon Management director Cindy Yu and MusiCounts' Marie Desmarteau. 10% of all sales this night were donated to MusiCounts, a charity dedicated to keeping music alive in schools and communities across Canada.

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    Serendipity is a wonderful thing. Witness the outcomes from the 2016 Brooks Prostate Cancer Benefit raffle. First prize of a 2016 Camaro from Shaganappi GM was won by Malcolm Albery-a long-time supporter of the Brooks Benefit. Albery chose to return the car and donate one third of the proceeds to the 19th annual Brooks Benefit […]

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    Those of us of a certain age will remember the Virginia Slims commercial pronouncing “You’ve come a long way, baby.” The politically incorrect message-by today’s standards-was par for the course all those years ago. It is heartening that Justin Trudeau’s “Because it’s 2015” statement indicates the 21st century is all about inclusion and collaboration. And […]

    031416-Cal_0319_Distinction_5.JPG-Cal_0319_Distinction_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0319 Distinction 1 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk, Alexander Proudfoot executive vice-president Marti Nuth and IBM's Nancy Taipale.Cal 0319 Distinction 2 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Calgary honourees Beth Hamilton-Keen, director, investment counselling, Mawer Investment Management and Cynthia Hansen, senior vice-president, operations, Enbridge Liquids Pipelines.Cal 0319 Distinction 3 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Calgary honouree Dr. Jodi Abbott, president and CEO, NorQuest College and Caroline Johnson, Air Canada, manager, business development.Cal 0319 Distinction 4 Mayor Naheed Nenshi brought salutations from the City of Calgary to the Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin. Joining the Mayor is Enmax president and CEO Gianna Manes.Cal 0319 Distinction 6 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Women's Executive Network's Corie Kaftalovich with SureCall Contact Centers' Marc and Desiree Bombenon.Cal 0319 Distinction 7 Pictured with reason to smile at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Calgary honouree Allison Grafton, president, Rockwood Custom Homes and her proud daughter Abby Taillefer.031416-Cal_0319_Distinction_5.JPG-Cal_0319_Distinction_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0319 Distinction 1 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Lisa 'Longball' Vlooswyk, Alexander Proudfoot executive vice-president Marti Nuth and IBM's Nancy Taipale.Cal 0319 Distinction 2 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Calgary honourees Beth Hamilton-Keen, director, investment counselling, Mawer Investment Management and Cynthia Hansen, senior vice-president, operations, Enbridge Liquids Pipelines.Cal 0319 Distinction 3 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Calgary honouree Dr. Jodi Abbott, president and CEO, NorQuest College and Caroline Johnson, Air Canada, manager, business development.Cal 0319 Distinction 4 Mayor Naheed Nenshi brought salutations from the City of Calgary to the Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin. Joining the Mayor is Enmax president and CEO Gianna Manes.Cal 0319 Distinction 6 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Women's Executive Network's Corie Kaftalovich with SureCall Contact Centers' Marc and Desiree Bombenon.Cal 0319 Distinction 7 Pictured with reason to smile at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Calgary honouree Allison Grafton, president, Rockwood Custom Homes and her proud daughter Abby Taillefer.

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    It simply does not get any better than pairing glorious music with beautiful new cars and trucks. Add in to the mix a substantial charitable component and you have the makings of a successful event. For 16 years, the Calgary Motor Dealers Association (CMDA) has hosted the Vehicles and Violins Gala in support of Calgary […]

    031616-Cal_0326_Violins_6.JPG-Cal_0326_Violins_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0326 Violins 1 Pictured, from left, at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, are Fresh Start Recovery Centre board chair Craig Borgland, executive director Stacey Petersen and fund development director Wayne Steer. Fresh Start was one of the three recipients of funds raised at the gala.Cal 0326 Violins 2 Pictured at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, is Shelley Heartwell, CEO of The Alex. The Alex was one of the three recipients of funds raised at the gala.Cal 0326 Violins 3 All smiles at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, is Children's Cottage CEO Patty Kilgallon. Children's Cottage was one of the three recipients of funds raised at the gala.Cal 0326 Violins 4 CPO's Roxanne Young was but one of the musicians playing at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show.Cal 0326 Violins 5 Pictured at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show are Postmedia regional vice-president, advertising sales, B.C. and Calgary Paul Batchelor with Ed Huculak, Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun director of sales.Cal 0326 Violins 7 Pictured, from left, at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show are Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun media sales managers Laura Linnell, Warren Clunie and Sherrie Sawkey.Cal 0326 Violins 8 Pictured, from left, at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, are Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun editor Jose Rodriguez with his wife Nichole Rodriguez and her father Allan Mulla.Cal 0326 Violins 9 Looking fabulous at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, is Western Star Trucks Alberta dealer principal Cindy Clark.Cal 0326 Violins 10 McManes Automotive vice-president, real estate, Rick Bowie and Gelmalto's Kim Caves were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show.031616-Cal_0326_Violins_6.JPG-Cal_0326_Violins_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0326 Violins 1 Pictured, from left, at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, are Fresh Start Recovery Centre board chair Craig Borgland, executive director Stacey Petersen and fund development director Wayne Steer. Fresh Start was one of the three recipients of funds raised at the gala.Cal 0326 Violins 2 Pictured at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, is Shelley Heartwell, CEO of The Alex. The Alex was one of the three recipients of funds raised at the gala.Cal 0326 Violins 3 All smiles at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, is Children's Cottage CEO Patty Kilgallon. Children's Cottage was one of the three recipients of funds raised at the gala.Cal 0326 Violins 4 CPO's Roxanne Young was but one of the musicians playing at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show.Cal 0326 Violins 5 Pictured at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show are Postmedia regional vice-president, advertising sales, B.C. and Calgary Paul Batchelor with Ed Huculak, Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun director of sales.Cal 0326 Violins 7 Pictured, from left, at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show are Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun media sales managers Laura Linnell, Warren Clunie and Sherrie Sawkey.Cal 0326 Violins 8 Pictured, from left, at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, are Calgary Herald/Calgary Sun editor Jose Rodriguez with his wife Nichole Rodriguez and her father Allan Mulla.Cal 0326 Violins 9 Looking fabulous at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show, is Western Star Trucks Alberta dealer principal Cindy Clark.Cal 0326 Violins 10 McManes Automotive vice-president, real estate, Rick Bowie and Gelmalto's Kim Caves were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala, the kick-off to the Calgary Auto and Truck Show.

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    Tragically, Alberta has long had one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the country, with the problem certain to get worse during these challenging economic times. Thank goodness then for the  Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence- a second-stage shelter for women and their children who have fled domestic violence. […]

    032816-Cal_0402_Strafford_1.JPG-Cal_0402_Strafford_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0402 Strafford 2 Pictured, from left, at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries are Chandra MacNeill,Tricia Deeprose, Bonnie Birollo, Mac's vice-president, Western Canada and artist Kristen Carleton. Mac's is an invaluable supporter of the Society.Cal 0402 Strafford 3 Striking a pose for the lens at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries is artist Kristen Carleton. The event raised $52,000 thanks in part to the artwork Carleton created for auction this night.Cal 0402 Strafford 4 Pictured, from left, at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries are Bettina Zeisler, past chair, Jewish Community Foundation and her husband, Leib Zeisler, RBC Wealth Management vice-president and colleague Erin Daniel, associate advisor.Cal 0402 Strafford 5 Herald columnist Val Fortney and her husband Robert Majamaa (left) and Brooks and Dodd Consulting's Tom Dodd (right) were among those who attended the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries.Cal 0402 Strafford 6 It was a family affair at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries for brothers, from left, Brian French, Sean French and Dr. Stephen French.Cal 0402 Strafford 7 Pictured at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries are Samuel Hayes (left) and Ward 6 Counc. Richard Pootmans.Cal 0402 Strafford 8 Pictured at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries are Society executive director Eileen Bell (left) and avid supporter Candice Pelletier.032816-Cal_0402_Strafford_1.JPG-Cal_0402_Strafford_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0402 Strafford 2 Pictured, from left, at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries are Chandra MacNeill,Tricia Deeprose, Bonnie Birollo, Mac's vice-president, Western Canada and artist Kristen Carleton. Mac's is an invaluable supporter of the Society.Cal 0402 Strafford 3 Striking a pose for the lens at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries is artist Kristen Carleton. The event raised $52,000 thanks in part to the artwork Carleton created for auction this night.Cal 0402 Strafford 4 Pictured, from left, at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries are Bettina Zeisler, past chair, Jewish Community Foundation and her husband, Leib Zeisler, RBC Wealth Management vice-president and colleague Erin Daniel, associate advisor.Cal 0402 Strafford 5 Herald columnist Val Fortney and her husband Robert Majamaa (left) and Brooks and Dodd Consulting's Tom Dodd (right) were among those who attended the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries.Cal 0402 Strafford 6 It was a family affair at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries for brothers, from left, Brian French, Sean French and Dr. Stephen French.Cal 0402 Strafford 7 Pictured at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries are Samuel Hayes (left) and Ward 6 Counc. Richard Pootmans.Cal 0402 Strafford 8 Pictured at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence held Mar 9 at Webster Galleries are Society executive director Eileen Bell (left) and avid supporter Candice Pelletier.

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    Your faithful social scribe was unsure as to which would be more exicting-meeting Canadian music icons or seeing the new National Music Centre (NMC)/Studio Bell for the first time. With all due respect to the likes of Burton Cummings, Buffy Sainte Marie and Tom Cochrane, as thrilling as it was to meet you and have […]

    040416-Cal_0409_Juno_12.JPG-Cal_0409_Juno_12-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0409 Juno 1 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 celebrating the Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction weekend held at the fabulous National Music Centre are Allan Reid, president and CEO. CARAS and Mark Cohon, chairman, Juno, Canadian Music Awards.Cal 0409 Juno 3 Pictured at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre are U of C vice-president, development Nuvyn Peters (left) and U of C president Elizabeth Cannon.Cal 0409 Juno 2 Among the several hundred guests in attendance at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 celebrating the Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction weekend held at the fabulous National Music Centre were At Large Communications' Jason Krell (left) and Whitehall chef/owner Neil McCue.Cal 0409 Juno 4 Mayor Naheed Nenshi poses for the lens with television personality Ben Mulroney at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre.Cal 0409 Juno 5 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC) are Cam Crawford, NMC board of directors vice-chair and ATB vice-president and head of sales, Tim Gillespie. The reception was the perfect way to kick-off Juno weekend in Calgary.Cal 0409 Juno 6 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC) are avid NMC supporter Diane Deacon, Greg Kane, NMC director and Adrian Burns, National Arts Centre chair.Cal 0409 Juno 7 Among the hundreds of guests who attended the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC) were Hotel Arts' Mark Wilson and his wife Kerry Wilson.Cal 0409 Juno 8 Legendary musician, eight-time Juno Award winner, member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Order of Canada honouree Tom Cochrane was but one of the stars in attendance at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 9 Avid NMC supporter and philanthropist Charlie Fischer and his wife Joanne Cuthbertson pose for the lens at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 10 Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci were on hand to represent the government at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC). Calgary was a buzz of Juno activity all week with the celebrations culminating in the Juno Awards Apr 3 at the Saddledome.Cal 0409 Juno 11 Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and her husband Lou Arab are pictured at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 13 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous new Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Studio Bell in the National Music Centre (NMC) are NMC president Andrew Mosker, legendary broadcaster and writer Larry LeBlanc, NMC board of directors chair Rob Braide, Paquin Entertainment Group president and CEO Gilles Paguin and Randy Lennox, president, entertainment production and broadcasting, Bell Media.Cal 0409 Juno 14 Holt Renfrew's Tracy Logan (left) and Deb Kerr were among the select group of guests in attendance at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 15 Legendary musician Buffy Sainte Marie (centre) poses for a photo with Alberta Culture and Tourism chief of staff Lisa Blanchette (left) and Alberta Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 16 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's and Welcome Receptions held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC) are UTA's Jack Ross, Ingrid Mosker and her husband NMC president Andrew Mosker.Cal 0409 Juno 17 The Tenors' Clifton Murray (left) pictured with legendary musician Burton Cummings at the Chairman's and Welcome Receptions held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC). Burton was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this night while the Tenors performed part of the tribute to Cummings at the Juno Awards held Apr 3 at Saddledome.Cal 0409 Juno 18 Order of Canada recipient and Juno Award nominee Jens Lindemann and his wife Jennifer Snow had a great time at the Chairman's and Welcome Receptions held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 19 Pictured at the Welcome Reception held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC) are NMC supporters Marc and Desiree Bombenon.Cal 0409 Juno 20 Pictured at the Welcome Reception held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC) are SureCall Contact Center's Bryce Reid and Zahira Bharmal.040416-Cal_0409_Juno_12.JPG-Cal_0409_Juno_12-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0409 Juno 1 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 celebrating the Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction weekend held at the fabulous National Music Centre are Allan Reid, president and CEO. CARAS and Mark Cohon, chairman, Juno, Canadian Music Awards.Cal 0409 Juno 3 Pictured at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre are U of C vice-president, development Nuvyn Peters (left) and U of C president Elizabeth Cannon.Cal 0409 Juno 2 Among the several hundred guests in attendance at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 celebrating the Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction weekend held at the fabulous National Music Centre were At Large Communications' Jason Krell (left) and Whitehall chef/owner Neil McCue.Cal 0409 Juno 4 Mayor Naheed Nenshi poses for the lens with television personality Ben Mulroney at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre.Cal 0409 Juno 5 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC) are Cam Crawford, NMC board of directors vice-chair and ATB vice-president and head of sales, Tim Gillespie. The reception was the perfect way to kick-off Juno weekend in Calgary.Cal 0409 Juno 6 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC) are avid NMC supporter Diane Deacon, Greg Kane, NMC director and Adrian Burns, National Arts Centre chair.Cal 0409 Juno 7 Among the hundreds of guests who attended the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC) were Hotel Arts' Mark Wilson and his wife Kerry Wilson.Cal 0409 Juno 8 Legendary musician, eight-time Juno Award winner, member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Order of Canada honouree Tom Cochrane was but one of the stars in attendance at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 9 Avid NMC supporter and philanthropist Charlie Fischer and his wife Joanne Cuthbertson pose for the lens at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 10 Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Finance Minister Joe Ceci were on hand to represent the government at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC). Calgary was a buzz of Juno activity all week with the celebrations culminating in the Juno Awards Apr 3 at the Saddledome.Cal 0409 Juno 11 Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and her husband Lou Arab are pictured at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 13 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous new Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Studio Bell in the National Music Centre (NMC) are NMC president Andrew Mosker, legendary broadcaster and writer Larry LeBlanc, NMC board of directors chair Rob Braide, Paquin Entertainment Group president and CEO Gilles Paguin and Randy Lennox, president, entertainment production and broadcasting, Bell Media.Cal 0409 Juno 14 Holt Renfrew's Tracy Logan (left) and Deb Kerr were among the select group of guests in attendance at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 15 Legendary musician Buffy Sainte Marie (centre) poses for a photo with Alberta Culture and Tourism chief of staff Lisa Blanchette (left) and Alberta Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 16 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's and Welcome Receptions held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC) are UTA's Jack Ross, Ingrid Mosker and her husband NMC president Andrew Mosker.Cal 0409 Juno 17 The Tenors' Clifton Murray (left) pictured with legendary musician Burton Cummings at the Chairman's and Welcome Receptions held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC). Burton was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this night while the Tenors performed part of the tribute to Cummings at the Juno Awards held Apr 3 at Saddledome.Cal 0409 Juno 18 Order of Canada recipient and Juno Award nominee Jens Lindemann and his wife Jennifer Snow had a great time at the Chairman's and Welcome Receptions held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC).Cal 0409 Juno 19 Pictured at the Welcome Reception held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC) are NMC supporters Marc and Desiree Bombenon.Cal 0409 Juno 20 Pictured at the Welcome Reception held Apr 1 in Studio Bell, home of the fabulous new National Music Centre (NMC) are SureCall Contact Center's Bryce Reid and Zahira Bharmal.

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    Your faithful social scribe has a confession to make. I am far from technologically savvy. Whenever my iPhone or laptop act up, the first call I make is to my 8-year old great niece. And Siri? What’s that? Imagine then how impressed this technological cave man was at the MakeFashion 4.0 Gala held Apr 2 […]

    041116-Cal_0416_Makefashion_2.JPG-Cal_0416_Makefashion_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0416 Makefashion 1 Pictured at the return of MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2 are MakeFashion co-founders Maria and Shannon Hoover. The show featured fashion-tech designers and engineers from around the world.Cal 0416 Makefashion 4 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture are but two of the amazing looks featured this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 3 Perhaps not an outfit you will see every day, pictured is but one of the over-the-top designs featured on the runway at MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2.Cal 0416 Makefashion 5 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture are but three of the amazing looks featured this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 6 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture is one the show-stopping looks featured on the runway this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 7 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture is one the show-stopping looks featured on the runway this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 8 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture is one the show-stopping looks featured on the runway this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 10 David and Tanye Claggett were among the several hundred guests who attended MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2.Cal 0416 Makefashion 9 Alejandra De Abrev Pereira and Alvaro Garcia pose for the lens at MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. The fashion show featured technology inspired fashions.041116-Cal_0416_Makefashion_2.JPG-Cal_0416_Makefashion_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0416 Makefashion 1 Pictured at the return of MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2 are MakeFashion co-founders Maria and Shannon Hoover. The show featured fashion-tech designers and engineers from around the world.Cal 0416 Makefashion 4 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture are but two of the amazing looks featured this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 3 Perhaps not an outfit you will see every day, pictured is but one of the over-the-top designs featured on the runway at MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2.Cal 0416 Makefashion 5 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture are but three of the amazing looks featured this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 6 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture is one the show-stopping looks featured on the runway this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 7 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture is one the show-stopping looks featured on the runway this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 8 More than 47 artists, designers and engineers from Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco and Japan created amazing technology-inspired fashion for MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. Picture is one the show-stopping looks featured on the runway this night.Cal 0416 Makefashion 10 David and Tanye Claggett were among the several hundred guests who attended MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2.Cal 0416 Makefashion 9 Alejandra De Abrev Pereira and Alvaro Garcia pose for the lens at MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2. The fashion show featured technology inspired fashions.

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    Volunteers are the roots of strong communities. And National Volunteer Week-Apr 10-16, was all about saluting those who give so generously of their time. Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre owes much of its success to the more  than 70 volunteers who ensure the centre is the best of its kind in the country. The Centre does […]

    041816-Cal_0423_Volunteer_2.JPG-Cal_0423_Volunteer_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0423 Volunteer 1 all smiles at the Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held Apr 13 in the Founder's Room at Heritage Park are Fran Copthorne (left) and Carolyn Miller. These invaluable volunteers have donated more than 200 hours each at the the PCC Information Desk.Cal 0423 Volunteer 3 Pictured, from left, at the Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held Apr 13 in the Founder's Room at Heritage Park are PCC staff and breakfast organizers Linda McNaughton, Shannon de Vall and Kathleen Langer.041816-Cal_0423_Volunteer_2.JPG-Cal_0423_Volunteer_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0423 Volunteer 1 all smiles at the Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held Apr 13 in the Founder's Room at Heritage Park are Fran Copthorne (left) and Carolyn Miller. These invaluable volunteers have donated more than 200 hours each at the the PCC Information Desk.Cal 0423 Volunteer 3 Pictured, from left, at the Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast held Apr 13 in the Founder's Room at Heritage Park are PCC staff and breakfast organizers Linda McNaughton, Shannon de Vall and Kathleen Langer.

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    In a stunning ‘pay it forward’ move, Katie Ohe and Harry Kiyooka – two nationally and internationally renowned Calgary-based artists, art educators, and founders of KOAC/Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre + Sculpture Park- and two of the most delightful people you will ever have the pleasure of meeting,  transferred their incredible acreage and assets to KO […]

    042516-Cal_0430_Ohe_1.JPG-Cal_0430_Ohe_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0430 Ohe 2 Cathy Askin (left) and Carmen Hunchak were among the more than 350 guests in attendance at the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts.Cal 0430 Ohe 3 Honorary chairs of the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts Sandra LeBlanc and Bret (Hitman) Hart should be proud indeed as the SRO event raised $130,000 for the final design and construction of the KOAC.Cal 0430 Ohe 4 Pictured, from left, at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts are U of C professor emeritus Nick Roukes, cookbook author Julie Roukes and gala committee member Jacek Malec. The SRO event raised $130,000 for the final design and construction of the KOAC.Cal 0430 Ohe 5 Pictured at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts are committee member Michael Rae with artist Linda Craddock.Cal 0430 Ohe 6 Legendary artist John Will and Shyla Wolf, committee member and assistant director of the Herringer Kiss Gallery were among the more than 350 guests in attendance at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts.Cal 0430 Ohe 7 Artist Martina MacDonald Bleriot joins Bob Morrell, KOAC board member at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts.Cal 0430 Ohe 8 All smiles at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts are Contemporary Calgary director and CEO Pierre Arpin (left) and Trepanned Baer Gallery principle Yves Trepanier.Cal 0430 Ohe 10 Pictured, from left, at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts are sculptor John Andrekson, Herald colleague Bruce Weir and BMO Nesbitt Burns' Jim Anderkson.Cal 0430 Ohe 9 Among the several hundred guests in attendance at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts were ACAD board member Susan Thomas (left) and Martens Group's Sharon Martens.042516-Cal_0430_Ohe_1.JPG-Cal_0430_Ohe_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0430 Ohe 2 Cathy Askin (left) and Carmen Hunchak were among the more than 350 guests in attendance at the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts.Cal 0430 Ohe 3 Honorary chairs of the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts Sandra LeBlanc and Bret (Hitman) Hart should be proud indeed as the SRO event raised $130,000 for the final design and construction of the KOAC.Cal 0430 Ohe 4 Pictured, from left, at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts are U of C professor emeritus Nick Roukes, cookbook author Julie Roukes and gala committee member Jacek Malec. The SRO event raised $130,000 for the final design and construction of the KOAC.Cal 0430 Ohe 5 Pictured at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts are committee member Michael Rae with artist Linda Craddock.Cal 0430 Ohe 6 Legendary artist John Will and Shyla Wolf, committee member and assistant director of the Herringer Kiss Gallery were among the more than 350 guests in attendance at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts.Cal 0430 Ohe 7 Artist Martina MacDonald Bleriot joins Bob Morrell, KOAC board member at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts.Cal 0430 Ohe 8 All smiles at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts are Contemporary Calgary director and CEO Pierre Arpin (left) and Trepanned Baer Gallery principle Yves Trepanier.Cal 0430 Ohe 10 Pictured, from left, at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts are sculptor John Andrekson, Herald colleague Bruce Weir and BMO Nesbitt Burns' Jim Anderkson.Cal 0430 Ohe 9 Among the several hundred guests in attendance at Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) Art Pavilion Fundraising Gala and Art Auction held Apr 8 at Hotel Arts were ACAD board member Susan Thomas (left) and Martens Group's Sharon Martens.

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    Art and the law may-at first blush-seem to be rather disparate. But thanks to the foresight of Robert Calvert, Q.C., partner at DLA Piper, and Peter Deacon, professor of art at the University of Calgary, more than 600 original works of art by students graduating from the Department of Art at the U of C […]

    042516-Cal_0430_Piper_4.JPG-Cal_0430_Piper_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0430 Piper 1 Calgary's art and business communities joined forces for a memorable evening under the stars at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6. Pictured, from left, are Calgary Philharmonic president and CEO Paul Dornian, DLA Piper partner Sharilyn Nagina, MNP General Counsel Charmaine Toms and Heather Treacy, Q.C.Cal 0430 Piper 2 Toasting the success of the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 are The Counsel Network's Sameera Sereda and Akash Bir. More than 40 pieces of original art by students from the Department of Art at U of C were available for purchase this night.Cal 0430 Piper 3 Calliou Group's Tracy Campbell and Kevin De Carteret were among the more than 300 guests who attended the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place.Cal 0430 Piper 5 Among the more than 300 guests in attendance at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place were, from left, DLA Piper associates Jennifer Arndt and Catherine Kay, U of C's Dr. Ann Calvert and Laura Safran, Q.C. More than 40 pieces of original art by students graduating from the Department of Art at the U of C were averrable for purchase this night.Cal 0430 Piper 6 Among the more than 300 guests in attendance at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place were, from left, DLA Piper's Jim Bancroft, Q.C., Mayor Nenshi's Chief of Staff Chima Nkemdirim and Robert Seidel, Q.C.Cal 0430 Piper 7 Pictured, from left, at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place are Calgary Board of Education's (CBE) Greg Francis, Bailey Rivard, Kelly-Ann Fenney and MNP's Greg Draper.Cal 0430 Piper 8 Pictured, from left, at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place are U of C, Faculty of Arts professor Bill Laing with U of C graduating artists Marina Di Maio, Mahwish Ahmea and Andrea Rizzuti.No Caption Found Cal_0430_Piper_9-W.jpg042516-Cal_0430_Piper_4.JPG-Cal_0430_Piper_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0430 Piper 1 Calgary's art and business communities joined forces for a memorable evening under the stars at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6. Pictured, from left, are Calgary Philharmonic president and CEO Paul Dornian, DLA Piper partner Sharilyn Nagina, MNP General Counsel Charmaine Toms and Heather Treacy, Q.C.Cal 0430 Piper 2 Toasting the success of the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 are The Counsel Network's Sameera Sereda and Akash Bir. More than 40 pieces of original art by students from the Department of Art at U of C were available for purchase this night.Cal 0430 Piper 3 Calliou Group's Tracy Campbell and Kevin De Carteret were among the more than 300 guests who attended the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place.Cal 0430 Piper 5 Among the more than 300 guests in attendance at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place were, from left, DLA Piper associates Jennifer Arndt and Catherine Kay, U of C's Dr. Ann Calvert and Laura Safran, Q.C. More than 40 pieces of original art by students graduating from the Department of Art at the U of C were averrable for purchase this night.Cal 0430 Piper 6 Among the more than 300 guests in attendance at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place were, from left, DLA Piper's Jim Bancroft, Q.C., Mayor Nenshi's Chief of Staff Chima Nkemdirim and Robert Seidel, Q.C.Cal 0430 Piper 7 Pictured, from left, at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place are Calgary Board of Education's (CBE) Greg Francis, Bailey Rivard, Kelly-Ann Fenney and MNP's Greg Draper.Cal 0430 Piper 8 Pictured, from left, at the 9th annual Art & Martini reception hosted by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP on Apr 6 in the Winter Garden at Jamieson Place are U of C, Faculty of Arts professor Bill Laing with U of C graduating artists Marina Di Maio, Mahwish Ahmea and Andrea Rizzuti.No Caption Found Cal_0430_Piper_9-W.jpg

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    Hockey stars and fans gathered at the Westin Apr 15 to kick off the 2016 Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament weekend. Special guests the likes of Paul Henderson, Clark Gillies, Dennis Hull and Yvan Cournoyer added greatly to the event’s cache, but it was the mandate of the event that created such phenomenal support. […]

    050216-Cal_0507_Howe_1.JPG-Cal_0507_Howe_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0507 Howe 2 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are NHL alumnus Charlie Simmer and special guest Clark Gillies.Cal 0507 Howe3 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are NHL alumni Mark Napier and Sylvain Turgeon.Cal 0507 Howe 4 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are NHL alumni Tim Watters. Dennis Polonich and Dave Ellett.Cal 0507 Howe 5 Pictured posing with the Canada Cup at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary is hockey great and special guest Dennis Hull.Cal 0507 Howe 6 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are hockey greats Paul Henderson, Jamie Macoun and Lanny McDonald.Cal 0507 Howe 7 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are Al Coates and Gord Sherven.Cal 0507 Howe 8 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary were NHL alumni Joel Otto (left) and Dana Murzyn.Cal 0507 Howe 9 Pictured at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary NHL alumnus Martin Gelinas and event committee member, Power Play Consulting's Leslie Gallacher.Cal 0507 Howe 10 Pictured at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary NHL are event chair Allan Klassen (left) and past chair Frank King. King was presented with the prestigious red jacket this day for his years of service to the event.Cal 0507 Howe 11 Pictured at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary NHL are Manor Village Life Centers' Dr. Garth Mann and Marty Howe, son of legendary hockey great Gordie Howe.050216-Cal_0507_Howe_1.JPG-Cal_0507_Howe_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0507 Howe 2 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are NHL alumnus Charlie Simmer and special guest Clark Gillies.Cal 0507 Howe3 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are NHL alumni Mark Napier and Sylvain Turgeon.Cal 0507 Howe 4 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are NHL alumni Tim Watters. Dennis Polonich and Dave Ellett.Cal 0507 Howe 5 Pictured posing with the Canada Cup at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary is hockey great and special guest Dennis Hull.Cal 0507 Howe 6 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are hockey greats Paul Henderson, Jamie Macoun and Lanny McDonald.Cal 0507 Howe 7 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are Al Coates and Gord Sherven.Cal 0507 Howe 8 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary were NHL alumni Joel Otto (left) and Dana Murzyn.Cal 0507 Howe 9 Pictured at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary NHL alumnus Martin Gelinas and event committee member, Power Play Consulting's Leslie Gallacher.Cal 0507 Howe 10 Pictured at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary NHL are event chair Allan Klassen (left) and past chair Frank King. King was presented with the prestigious red jacket this day for his years of service to the event.Cal 0507 Howe 11 Pictured at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary NHL are Manor Village Life Centers' Dr. Garth Mann and Marty Howe, son of legendary hockey great Gordie Howe.

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    An exceptionally mild winter coupled with unseasonably hot temperatures has created one of the earliest springs we have seen for a long time. Lilacs are in bloom. Profusion crabs and Nanking cherry bushes are almost finished their show.  Many coniferous trees are showing signs of stress — a plethora of cones is a sure sign. […]

    050916-Cal_0513_brooks_garden_3.JPG-Cal_0513_brooks_garden_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0513 Brooks garden 2 A sure sign spring is here (was here?) is the blooming of Kaufmania tulips. These lovelies will multiple year after year and do not need any special treatment.Cal 0513 Brooks garden 4 Purple leaf plum trees are sending out a plethora of suckers this year. This could be as a result of an exceptionally dry winter combined with pruning of the tree last year. Suckers are best cut off below the surface of the soil although they will keep coming back so diligence is the answer.Cal 0513 Brooks garden 1 It's too early to plant containers now. The May long-weekend is historically the best time. Silk flowers-although not for everyone-can make a great substitute while waiting for the real thing. This container features two of the three most important elements: a thriller and a filler. A spiller is not incorporated into this container.050916-Cal_0513_brooks_garden_3.JPG-Cal_0513_brooks_garden_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0513 Brooks garden 2 A sure sign spring is here (was here?) is the blooming of Kaufmania tulips. These lovelies will multiple year after year and do not need any special treatment.Cal 0513 Brooks garden 4 Purple leaf plum trees are sending out a plethora of suckers this year. This could be as a result of an exceptionally dry winter combined with pruning of the tree last year. Suckers are best cut off below the surface of the soil although they will keep coming back so diligence is the answer.Cal 0513 Brooks garden 1 It's too early to plant containers now. The May long-weekend is historically the best time. Silk flowers-although not for everyone-can make a great substitute while waiting for the real thing. This container features two of the three most important elements: a thriller and a filler. A spiller is not incorporated into this container.

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    A rather chilly and damp afternoon certainly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for the launch of Thomsons Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency new spring menu, cocktails and wine selections. That this day-May 5, happened to coincide with the 16 year anniversary of the opening of the luxury hotel was no coincidence. Your faithful social scribe has […]

    050916-Cal_0514_Hyatt_2.JPG-Cal_0514_Hyatt_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0514 Hyatt 1 Pictured at the media launch of Thomsons' new spring menu held May 5 are Nick Makropoulos and Tracy Burton. This day happened to coincide with the 16-year anniversary of the opening of the Hyatt Regency, Calgary. Makropoulos and Burton have been working at the luxury hotel since day one.Cal 0514 Hyatt 3 Pictured at the media launch of Thomsons' new spring menu held May 5 are Willow Park Wines & Spirits' Michael Bigattini (left) and Hyatt Regency assistant food and beverage manager Denny Grosclaude.050916-Cal_0514_Hyatt_2.JPG-Cal_0514_Hyatt_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0514 Hyatt 1 Pictured at the media launch of Thomsons' new spring menu held May 5 are Nick Makropoulos and Tracy Burton. This day happened to coincide with the 16-year anniversary of the opening of the Hyatt Regency, Calgary. Makropoulos and Burton have been working at the luxury hotel since day one.Cal 0514 Hyatt 3 Pictured at the media launch of Thomsons' new spring menu held May 5 are Willow Park Wines & Spirits' Michael Bigattini (left) and Hyatt Regency assistant food and beverage manager Denny Grosclaude.

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