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    More than 500 guests gathered at the Telus Convention Centre Apr 28 for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala.  Nurturing Healthy Families, as the gala was themed,  celebrated the courageous individuals and families in our community striving to live free from family violence and abuse as well as commemorate the […]

    050916-Cal_0514_Turning_9.JPG-Cal_0514_Turning_9-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0514 Turning 1 Pictured at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are Enbridge's Virginia Webster (left) and CWES' Ann O'Donnell. The fab fundraiser raised $559,644 for the shelter.Cal 0514 Turning 2 Pictured with reason to be proud indeed at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are CWES executive director Kim Ruse and her husband Jeff St. John.Cal 0514 Turning 3 Among the more than 500 guests who attended the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are day-one supporters Bill and Carol Herron.Cal 0514 Turning 4 Although they look to be brothers, CWES board member Tasso Chondronikolis (left) and Wood Mackenzie's Peter Argiris and simply buddies. The guys are pictured at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre.Cal 0514 Turning 5 Among the more than 500 guests in attendance at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre were, from left, Liquor Depot's Jim Dinning and his wife Evelyn Main with Dr. Gail Shervey and her husband Boyden principle Brent Shervey.Cal 0514 Turning 6 Pictured at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are incoming CWES board chair Van Zorbas and his wife Dana Zorbas. The gala raised an impressive $559,644.Cal 0514 Turning 8 Raquel Chodronikolis (left) and Rana Argiris cut an elegant swath at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre. The gala raised an impressive $559,644.Cal 0514 Turning 8 Pictured at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are CWES board chair, Enbridge's Rob Carpenter and his wife Kelly Carpenter. The gala raised an impressive $559,644.Cal 0514 Turning 10 Pictured at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are volunteer auction committee chair Ilene Janis and event producer brooks and dodd consulting inc.'s Tom Dodd.Cal 0514 Turning 11 Postmedia was an invaluable sponsor of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre. Pictured, from left, are Calgary Herald Homes editor Claire Young with Media Sales Manager Laura Linnell and colleagues Cindy Marks and Joy Quiring.Cal 0514 Turning 12 Looking glam at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are Nicole Symington (left) and Andrea Wenz. More than 500 people attended the gala which raised $559,644 for the shelter.Cal 0514 Turning 13 Emcee Dave Kelly did-as always- a fabulous job at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre. Poets Jasmine Blackett (left) and Bethan McBreen shared their powerful poems with the audience.Cal 0514 Turning 14 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre was an enormous success and raised $559,644 for the shelter. The event would not be the success it was were it not for the support of invaluable sponsors the likes of Giusti Group of Companies. Pictured are Giusti's Andrea Bellio (left) and Roland Giusti.Cal 0514 Turning 15 ClearBakk Energy Services president Dan Huras and his wife, U of C's Loreen Huras were among the more than 500 guests in attendance at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre.Cal 0514 Turning 16 Famed artist Jason Gogo poses for the lens at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre.050916-Cal_0514_Turning_9.JPG-Cal_0514_Turning_9-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0514 Turning 1 Pictured at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are Enbridge's Virginia Webster (left) and CWES' Ann O'Donnell. The fab fundraiser raised $559,644 for the shelter.Cal 0514 Turning 2 Pictured with reason to be proud indeed at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are CWES executive director Kim Ruse and her husband Jeff St. John.Cal 0514 Turning 3 Among the more than 500 guests who attended the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are day-one supporters Bill and Carol Herron.Cal 0514 Turning 4 Although they look to be brothers, CWES board member Tasso Chondronikolis (left) and Wood Mackenzie's Peter Argiris and simply buddies. The guys are pictured at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre.Cal 0514 Turning 5 Among the more than 500 guests in attendance at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre were, from left, Liquor Depot's Jim Dinning and his wife Evelyn Main with Dr. Gail Shervey and her husband Boyden principle Brent Shervey.Cal 0514 Turning 6 Pictured at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are incoming CWES board chair Van Zorbas and his wife Dana Zorbas. The gala raised an impressive $559,644.Cal 0514 Turning 8 Raquel Chodronikolis (left) and Rana Argiris cut an elegant swath at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre. The gala raised an impressive $559,644.Cal 0514 Turning 8 Pictured at the Calgary WomenÕs Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are CWES board chair, Enbridge's Rob Carpenter and his wife Kelly Carpenter. The gala raised an impressive $559,644.Cal 0514 Turning 10 Pictured at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are volunteer auction committee chair Ilene Janis and event producer brooks and dodd consulting inc.'s Tom Dodd.Cal 0514 Turning 11 Postmedia was an invaluable sponsor of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre. Pictured, from left, are Calgary Herald Homes editor Claire Young with Media Sales Manager Laura Linnell and colleagues Cindy Marks and Joy Quiring.Cal 0514 Turning 12 Looking glam at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre are Nicole Symington (left) and Andrea Wenz. More than 500 people attended the gala which raised $559,644 for the shelter.Cal 0514 Turning 13 Emcee Dave Kelly did-as always- a fabulous job at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre. Poets Jasmine Blackett (left) and Bethan McBreen shared their powerful poems with the audience.Cal 0514 Turning 14 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre was an enormous success and raised $559,644 for the shelter. The event would not be the success it was were it not for the support of invaluable sponsors the likes of Giusti Group of Companies. Pictured are Giusti's Andrea Bellio (left) and Roland Giusti.Cal 0514 Turning 15 ClearBakk Energy Services president Dan Huras and his wife, U of C's Loreen Huras were among the more than 500 guests in attendance at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre.Cal 0514 Turning 16 Famed artist Jason Gogo poses for the lens at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre.

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    The Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary, established in 1966, promotes students’ facility in the use of the spoken and written word emphasizing oratorical and communication skills as exemplified by the debates, speeches and writings of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill and in so doing commemorate his leadership and achievement. The society’s annual dinner has featured […]

    051616-LA20160511LA14.jpg-Cal_0521_Winston_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Keynote speaker Dr. Andre Gerolymatos stands for a photo during the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary's 50th anniversary gala at the Ranchmen's Club in downtown Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Gerolymatos is a history professor at Simon Fraser University. Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia Network051616-LA20160511LA14.jpg-Cal_0521_Winston_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Keynote speaker Dr. Andre Gerolymatos stands for a photo during the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary's 50th anniversary gala at the Ranchmen's Club in downtown Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Gerolymatos is a history professor at Simon Fraser University. Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia Network

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    In keeping with the anniversary theme on the pages this weekend, happy 10-year milestone goes out to Redwater Grille on Macleod Trail SE. One of The Vintage Group’s uber successful eateries, Redwater has been an enormous hit-since day one. The restaurant business-as many will tell you-is not for the faint of heart and more fail […]

    051616-Cal_0521_Vintage_2.JPG-Cal_0521_Vintage_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0521 Vintage 1 Pictured at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE are EvenStart executive director Ilona Boyce and her daughter Mandy Goldau. The decade-old celebration raised funds for EvenStart-an invaluable organization that helps at-risk children.Cal 0521 Vintage 3 Thirsty Cellar's Natasha Robbie (left) and Amanda Rae Cross ensured guests were sublimely satiated at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE.Cal 0521 Vintage 4 Good will Industries of Canada and Mrs. Canada Angie Shilliday (left) poses for the lens with Mrs. Calgary 2013 TJ Anderson at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE.Cal 0521 Vintage 5 Harfield Orthodontics' Dr. Leagh Harfield and colleague Sandi Adair were among the several hundred guests in attendance at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE.Cal 0521 Vintage 6 Avid Herald readers and volunteers extraordinaire Gib and Dode Stiles pose for a photo at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE.051616-Cal_0521_Vintage_2.JPG-Cal_0521_Vintage_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0521 Vintage 1 Pictured at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE are EvenStart executive director Ilona Boyce and her daughter Mandy Goldau. The decade-old celebration raised funds for EvenStart-an invaluable organization that helps at-risk children.Cal 0521 Vintage 3 Thirsty Cellar's Natasha Robbie (left) and Amanda Rae Cross ensured guests were sublimely satiated at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE.Cal 0521 Vintage 4 Good will Industries of Canada and Mrs. Canada Angie Shilliday (left) poses for the lens with Mrs. Calgary 2013 TJ Anderson at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE.Cal 0521 Vintage 5 Harfield Orthodontics' Dr. Leagh Harfield and colleague Sandi Adair were among the several hundred guests in attendance at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE.Cal 0521 Vintage 6 Avid Herald readers and volunteers extraordinaire Gib and Dode Stiles pose for a photo at the 10-year anniversary celebration of Redwater Rustic Grille on Macleod Trail SE.

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    Covering the social scene for nearly two decades certainly has its advantages. Your faithful social scribe has had the distinct pleasure of meeting celebs, movie stars, captains of industry, phenomenal philanthropists and some very, very interesting every-day souls. But I must admit one of the more memorable events I have had the pleasure attending and […]

    052416-Cal_0528_Sarah_5.JPG-Cal_0528_Sarah_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0528 Sarah 2 Pictured at An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand in support of Project Warmth Society of Alberta are legal ace and Project Warmth Society's Gordie Hoffman and his wife Eva.Cal 0528 Sarah 4 Pictured at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand is the super star herself, Sarah McLachlan. Funds raised at the fabulous concert were directed to the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.Cal 0528 Sarah 7 Among the select group of guests in attendance at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand were Reid Built Homes' Dave Abbey and his wife Cheryl. The SRO event raised funds for the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.Cal 0528 Sarah 6 All smiles, from left, at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand are Forward Level Marketing's Amish Morjaria Moodys Gartner's Kim Moody and Forward Level's Jon Holden. The SRO event raised funds for the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.Cal 0528 Sarah 1 Pictured at An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand in support of Project Warmth Society of Alberta are invaluable sponsors Strategic Group's Riaz Mamdani and his wife Zai.Cal 0528 Sarah 3 Among the select group of guests in attendance at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand were Forward Level Marketing's Lauren Barrie (left) and Danielle Gill. Funds raised at the fabulous concert were directed to the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.052416-Cal_0528_Sarah_5.JPG-Cal_0528_Sarah_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0528 Sarah 2 Pictured at An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand in support of Project Warmth Society of Alberta are legal ace and Project Warmth Society's Gordie Hoffman and his wife Eva.Cal 0528 Sarah 4 Pictured at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand is the super star herself, Sarah McLachlan. Funds raised at the fabulous concert were directed to the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.Cal 0528 Sarah 7 Among the select group of guests in attendance at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand were Reid Built Homes' Dave Abbey and his wife Cheryl. The SRO event raised funds for the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.Cal 0528 Sarah 6 All smiles, from left, at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand are Forward Level Marketing's Amish Morjaria Moodys Gartner's Kim Moody and Forward Level's Jon Holden. The SRO event raised funds for the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.Cal 0528 Sarah 1 Pictured at An Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand in support of Project Warmth Society of Alberta are invaluable sponsors Strategic Group's Riaz Mamdani and his wife Zai.Cal 0528 Sarah 3 Among the select group of guests in attendance at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand were Forward Level Marketing's Lauren Barrie (left) and Danielle Gill. Funds raised at the fabulous concert were directed to the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.

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    The Jewish National Fund of Calgary has honored myriad citizens over the years at its annual Negev Gala. The likes of Aron and Ida Eichler, Leonard and Faigel Shapiro and Gordie and Eva Hoffman-to name but a few- have been given the fund’s highest honor for their support of community and Israel. This year, the […]

    052416-Cal_0528_Negev_6.JPG-Cal_0528_Negev_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0528 Negev 1 Pictured at the Jewish National Fund of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder are, from left, Lil Faider, Carol Ryder and Isabelle Ryder. Larry Ryder was honoured posthumously.Cal 0528 Negev 2 Pictured at the Jewish National Fund of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder are, from left, emcee John Pye, Carol Ryder and Kathy Pye.Cal 0528 Negev 3 Pictured at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder are JNF Calgary president Aaron Bickman and executive director Sandra Fayerman.Cal 0528 Negev 4 The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder held May 12 at the Jack Singer was an enormous success. Pictured are honorary chairs Hy and Jenny Belzberg.Cal 0528 Negev 5 Pictured at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder held May 12 at the Jack Singer are, from left, 2001 honourees Harriet and Phil Libin with committee member Beth Price. Price and her husband Dr. Lorne Price were honourees last year.Cal 0528 Negev 7 Among the several hundred guests in attendance at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder were committee members and long-time friends of the Ryders Greg Forrest and his wife Margo Helper.Cal 0528 Negev 8 The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder was an enormous success thanks in large part to presenting sponsor TD. Pictured, from left, are TD Wealth's Todd Peterson, Virginia Doiron, Sean Vosburgh and Stephen English.Cal 0528 Negev 9 from left Walton International's Jon Ryder is joined by Rogers & Company's Brian Rogers, Q.C. and Shawn Partridge, Q.C. at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder.Cal 0528 Negev 10 Shaw Communications president Jay Mehr and his wife Viviane Mehr were an integral part of the success of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder.Cal 0528 Negev 11 Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust's David Lyons sponsored the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's performance at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder.Cal 0528 Negev 12 Pictured, from left, at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder are Dr. Ralph and Sheila Gurevitch with Dr. Lorne and Beth Price. The Price's were last year's honourees.052416-Cal_0528_Negev_6.JPG-Cal_0528_Negev_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0528 Negev 1 Pictured at the Jewish National Fund of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder are, from left, Lil Faider, Carol Ryder and Isabelle Ryder. Larry Ryder was honoured posthumously.Cal 0528 Negev 2 Pictured at the Jewish National Fund of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder are, from left, emcee John Pye, Carol Ryder and Kathy Pye.Cal 0528 Negev 3 Pictured at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder are JNF Calgary president Aaron Bickman and executive director Sandra Fayerman.Cal 0528 Negev 4 The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder held May 12 at the Jack Singer was an enormous success. Pictured are honorary chairs Hy and Jenny Belzberg.Cal 0528 Negev 5 Pictured at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder held May 12 at the Jack Singer are, from left, 2001 honourees Harriet and Phil Libin with committee member Beth Price. Price and her husband Dr. Lorne Price were honourees last year.Cal 0528 Negev 7 Among the several hundred guests in attendance at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder were committee members and long-time friends of the Ryders Greg Forrest and his wife Margo Helper.Cal 0528 Negev 8 The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder was an enormous success thanks in large part to presenting sponsor TD. Pictured, from left, are TD Wealth's Todd Peterson, Virginia Doiron, Sean Vosburgh and Stephen English.Cal 0528 Negev 9 from left Walton International's Jon Ryder is joined by Rogers & Company's Brian Rogers, Q.C. and Shawn Partridge, Q.C. at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder.Cal 0528 Negev 10 Shaw Communications president Jay Mehr and his wife Viviane Mehr were an integral part of the success of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder.Cal 0528 Negev 11 Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust's David Lyons sponsored the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's performance at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder.Cal 0528 Negev 12 Pictured, from left, at the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary Negev Gala 2016 honouring Carol and Larry Ryder are Dr. Ralph and Sheila Gurevitch with Dr. Lorne and Beth Price. The Price's were last year's honourees.

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    Our fair city is not usually top of mind when one thinks of fashion-and film. But all that is about to change thanks to the tireless efforts of a small, but mighty group of individuals. The first-ever Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF) will take centre stage July 22 and 23 at Glenbow. Following in […]

    053016-Cal_0604_fashionfilm_2.JPG-Cal_0604_fashionfilm_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0604 Fashionfilm 3 Pictured, from left, at the media launch of the first-ever Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (Canifff) held May 12 are U of C Faculty of Arts interns Rachel Mulligan, Madison Mackley, Elaina Cameron and Shanika Abeysinghe.Cal 0604 Fashionfilm 4 Striking a pose at the media launch of the first-ever Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (Canifff) held May 12 Canifff social media manager Raina Al-Naimi (left) and festival managing director Alena Schock. The festival runs July 22 and 23 at Glenbow.Cal 0604 Fashionfilm 1 Pictured at the media launch of the first-ever Canadian International Fashion Film Festival held May 12 is model Magdalena Czyz. The tow-day festival takes place at Glenbow Museum July 22 and 23.053016-Cal_0604_fashionfilm_2.JPG-Cal_0604_fashionfilm_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0604 Fashionfilm 3 Pictured, from left, at the media launch of the first-ever Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (Canifff) held May 12 are U of C Faculty of Arts interns Rachel Mulligan, Madison Mackley, Elaina Cameron and Shanika Abeysinghe.Cal 0604 Fashionfilm 4 Striking a pose at the media launch of the first-ever Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (Canifff) held May 12 Canifff social media manager Raina Al-Naimi (left) and festival managing director Alena Schock. The festival runs July 22 and 23 at Glenbow.Cal 0604 Fashionfilm 1 Pictured at the media launch of the first-ever Canadian International Fashion Film Festival held May 12 is model Magdalena Czyz. The tow-day festival takes place at Glenbow Museum July 22 and 23.

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  • 06/10/16--03:00: And the winners are…..
  • There are two things I’ve had quite enough of – awards shows and reality television series. The former simply because there are so many of them and the latter because of those embarassing Kardashians. And Desperate Housewives. And Surgery Gone Bad. And on it goes. Thankfully, there is not a plant reality television show- but […]

    060616-Cal0611_winners_4.jpg-Cal0611_winners_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0611 winners 1 Alliums have been chosen as the 2016 Bulb of the Year by the National Garden Bureau. There perennial bulbs are easy to grow and best planted in the fall in well drained soil. The plant will multiply year after year.Cal 0611 winners 3 The carrot is among the top 10 vegetable crops grown in the world. They are not only good for you, but easy to grow. And the humble carrot has been chosen as the Edible of the Year crop by the National Garden Bureau.Cal 0611 winners 2 Begonias are among the most often used annual in container gardening. And these lovelies have been dubbed the 2016 Annual of the Year by the National Garden Bureau. Pictured in the planter boxes is the variety Miss Montreal.060616-Cal0611_winners_4.jpg-Cal0611_winners_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0611 winners 1 Alliums have been chosen as the 2016 Bulb of the Year by the National Garden Bureau. There perennial bulbs are easy to grow and best planted in the fall in well drained soil. The plant will multiply year after year.Cal 0611 winners 3 The carrot is among the top 10 vegetable crops grown in the world. They are not only good for you, but easy to grow. And the humble carrot has been chosen as the Edible of the Year crop by the National Garden Bureau.Cal 0611 winners 2 Begonias are among the most often used annual in container gardening. And these lovelies have been dubbed the 2016 Annual of the Year by the National Garden Bureau. Pictured in the planter boxes is the variety Miss Montreal.

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    Sadly, the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV is still a reality. Yet, thanks to the success of the 4th Annual Splash of Red hosted by HIV Community Link, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The event, held May 14 at the Fairmont Palliser, raised awareness of HIV as well as an […]

    053016-Cal_0604_hiv_2.JPG-Cal_0604_hiv_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0604 HIV 1 Alberta PC leader Ric McIver and his wife Christine were among the several hundred guests in attendance at the 4th Annual Splash of Red hosted by HIV Community Link held May 14 at the Fairmont Palliser.Cal 0604 HIV 3 All smiles at the 4th Annual Splash of Red hosted by HIV Community Link held May 14 at the Fairmont Palliser are, from left, Amanda Roberts, HIV Community Link manager of development Jason Lyver and Alexandra De Freitas.Cal 0604 HIV 4 Looking smashing at the 4th Annual Splash of Red hosted by HIV Community Link held May 14 at the Fairmont Palliser are Ron Barry and Jeff Russia.053016-Cal_0604_hiv_2.JPG-Cal_0604_hiv_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0604 HIV 1 Alberta PC leader Ric McIver and his wife Christine were among the several hundred guests in attendance at the 4th Annual Splash of Red hosted by HIV Community Link held May 14 at the Fairmont Palliser.Cal 0604 HIV 3 All smiles at the 4th Annual Splash of Red hosted by HIV Community Link held May 14 at the Fairmont Palliser are, from left, Amanda Roberts, HIV Community Link manager of development Jason Lyver and Alexandra De Freitas.Cal 0604 HIV 4 Looking smashing at the 4th Annual Splash of Red hosted by HIV Community Link held May 14 at the Fairmont Palliser are Ron Barry and Jeff Russia.

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    An invitation to attend a cocktail reception May 24 at the Fairmont Palliser hosted by Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu proved a coveted ticket as seemingly everyone in the tourism industry, corporate executives and myriad Air Canada representatives attended.  Being afforded the opportunity to meet Mr. Rovinescu was certainly a treat, but chatting […]

    060616-Cal0611_Air_Canada_4.JPG-Cal0611_Air_Canada_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0611 Air Canada 1 All smiles at the Calin Rovinescu-hosted reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Palliser are Air Canada regional GM Catherine Redekopp (left) and Air Canada regional sales manager Helene Larway. Rovinescu is Air Canada's president and CEO.Cal 0611 Air Canada 2 Crazy Canuk Ken Read (left) and Calgary Stampede board member Roc Spence were among the several hundred guests in attendance at Air Canada's Calin Rovinescu-hosted reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Palliser.Cal 0611 Air Canada 3 Pictured, from left, at Air Canada's Calin Rovinescu-hosted reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Palliser. are Calgary Airport Authority's Robert Palmer, Tourism Calgary CEO Cindy Ady, Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen and Calgary Airport Authority's Stephan Poirier.Cal 0611 Air Canada 5 Pictured at a reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Pallier hosted by Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu are Air Canada's Caroline Johson (left) with spokesperson Angela Mah.Cal 0611 Air Canada 6 Pictured at a reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Pallier hosted by Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu are Air Canada president, passenger airlines Ben Smith (left) and Fotech Solutions' George Palmer.Cal 0611 Air Canada 7 Pictured at a reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Pallier hosted by Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu are Calgary Stampede's Molly Howlett-Sexsmith and Air Canada's Kevin Howlett.060616-Cal0611_Air_Canada_4.JPG-Cal0611_Air_Canada_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0611 Air Canada 1 All smiles at the Calin Rovinescu-hosted reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Palliser are Air Canada regional GM Catherine Redekopp (left) and Air Canada regional sales manager Helene Larway. Rovinescu is Air Canada's president and CEO.Cal 0611 Air Canada 2 Crazy Canuk Ken Read (left) and Calgary Stampede board member Roc Spence were among the several hundred guests in attendance at Air Canada's Calin Rovinescu-hosted reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Palliser.Cal 0611 Air Canada 3 Pictured, from left, at Air Canada's Calin Rovinescu-hosted reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Palliser. are Calgary Airport Authority's Robert Palmer, Tourism Calgary CEO Cindy Ady, Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen and Calgary Airport Authority's Stephan Poirier.Cal 0611 Air Canada 5 Pictured at a reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Pallier hosted by Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu are Air Canada's Caroline Johson (left) with spokesperson Angela Mah.Cal 0611 Air Canada 6 Pictured at a reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Pallier hosted by Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu are Air Canada president, passenger airlines Ben Smith (left) and Fotech Solutions' George Palmer.Cal 0611 Air Canada 7 Pictured at a reception held May 24 at the Fairmont Pallier hosted by Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu are Calgary Stampede's Molly Howlett-Sexsmith and Air Canada's Kevin Howlett.

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    Regardless of the economic challenges we are all facing these days, there are organizations that are simply too invaluable to ‘share the hit”. The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC) is one such organization. Youth addiction does not know the meaning of the word recession. There can be nothing more difficult for youth-and their families-than battling […]

    060616-Cal0611_AARC_2.JPG-Cal0611_AARC_2-W.jpgbbrooks1The 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre was an enormous success raising more than $1.2 million. Pictured are AARC board chair Ann McCaig with auctioneer extraordinaire and long-time AARC supporter Danny Hooper.Cal 0611 AARC 1 The 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre was an enormous success thanks in large part to day-one presenting sponsor Remington Development Corporation. Pictured are founder Randy Remington and his wife Donna.Cal 0611 AARC 2 The 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre was an enormous success thanks in large part to day-one presenting sponsor Remington Development Corporation. Pictured, from left, are Remington's Jason Rice, Alanna Remington Rice, Jamie Cooper and Lisa Cooper.Cal 0611 AARC 3 Among the more than 900 guests who attended the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre were avid supporters Larry and Jan Fichtner.Cal 0611 AARC 5 Raging Bull Energy's Mike Smillie and Michelle McKenna were among the hundreds of guests who attended the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 6 Pictured, from left, at the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre are Jane McCaig and her children Anthony Waller and Emma Waller with Ann-Frances McCaig and her mom Roxanne McCaig.Cal 0611 AARC 7 Dr. Nigel Shrive and his daughter Penny Shrive were among the hundreds of guests who attended the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 8 ATB Financial's Bruce Edgelow (left) and Kinnear Financial's Jim Kinnear pose for the lens at the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 10 Deputy Police Chief Trevor Daroux and his wife Barb Daroux attended the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 9 Legendary philanthropist Allan Markin gives a hug to pal Sally Elliott at the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 11 Pictured with 1.2 million reasons to smile at the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre are AARC executive director Dr. Dean Vause and his wife Joanne Vause.060616-Cal0611_AARC_2.JPG-Cal0611_AARC_2-W.jpgbbrooks1The 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre was an enormous success raising more than $1.2 million. Pictured are AARC board chair Ann McCaig with auctioneer extraordinaire and long-time AARC supporter Danny Hooper.Cal 0611 AARC 1 The 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre was an enormous success thanks in large part to day-one presenting sponsor Remington Development Corporation. Pictured are founder Randy Remington and his wife Donna.Cal 0611 AARC 2 The 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre was an enormous success thanks in large part to day-one presenting sponsor Remington Development Corporation. Pictured, from left, are Remington's Jason Rice, Alanna Remington Rice, Jamie Cooper and Lisa Cooper.Cal 0611 AARC 3 Among the more than 900 guests who attended the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre were avid supporters Larry and Jan Fichtner.Cal 0611 AARC 5 Raging Bull Energy's Mike Smillie and Michelle McKenna were among the hundreds of guests who attended the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 6 Pictured, from left, at the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre are Jane McCaig and her children Anthony Waller and Emma Waller with Ann-Frances McCaig and her mom Roxanne McCaig.Cal 0611 AARC 7 Dr. Nigel Shrive and his daughter Penny Shrive were among the hundreds of guests who attended the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 8 ATB Financial's Bruce Edgelow (left) and Kinnear Financial's Jim Kinnear pose for the lens at the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 10 Deputy Police Chief Trevor Daroux and his wife Barb Daroux attended the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 9 Legendary philanthropist Allan Markin gives a hug to pal Sally Elliott at the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0611 AARC 11 Pictured with 1.2 million reasons to smile at the 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre are AARC executive director Dr. Dean Vause and his wife Joanne Vause.

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    Our beloved Italian community certainly embraces the ‘give where you live’ mantra. One need look no further for evidence of this than the annual Calgary Italian Sportmen’s Dinner-now in its 54th year. The best ‘guys nights’ going  has raised more than $1.6 million for organizations as varied as  the Calgary Italian Club and Calgary International […]

    061316-Cal_0618_Italian_3.jpg-Cal_0618_Italian_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0618 Italian 1 Pictured, from left, at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are, Fabrizio Carinelli, Sportsmen's director, Sportsmen's secretary Andrea Riccio, Sportsmen's director Danny Dalla-Longa, Sportsmen's director Domenic Venturo, and Alberto Romano Sr. who has been a director of the organization since day one.Cal 0618 Italian 2 Pictured with keynote speaker and guest of honour Chris Berman (right) at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School is Sportsmen's director Ray Blasetti.Cal 0618 Italian 4 Pictured with keynote speaker and guest of honour Chris Berman (centre) at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are Sportsmen's directors Domenic Mauceri (left) and Gerry Mauceri.Cal 0618 Italian 5 Pictured at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are the young guns awarded scholarships this night for their academic and athletic prowess. From left are Robert Thirsk High School's Colin Ferronato, Notre Dame High School's Michael Palumbo, Jr. and Robert Thirsk High School's Austin Ferronato.Cal 0618 Italian 6 All smiles at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are avid supporters Paul Torero (left) and Phil Blasetti. Legendary sports caster Chris Berman was the guest of honour and keynote speaker.Cal 0618 Italian 7 Pictured with hockey great Robin Regehr (centre) at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are Rob and Eric Jack.061316-Cal_0618_Italian_3.jpg-Cal_0618_Italian_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0618 Italian 1 Pictured, from left, at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are, Fabrizio Carinelli, Sportsmen's director, Sportsmen's secretary Andrea Riccio, Sportsmen's director Danny Dalla-Longa, Sportsmen's director Domenic Venturo, and Alberto Romano Sr. who has been a director of the organization since day one.Cal 0618 Italian 2 Pictured with keynote speaker and guest of honour Chris Berman (right) at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School is Sportsmen's director Ray Blasetti.Cal 0618 Italian 4 Pictured with keynote speaker and guest of honour Chris Berman (centre) at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are Sportsmen's directors Domenic Mauceri (left) and Gerry Mauceri.Cal 0618 Italian 5 Pictured at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are the young guns awarded scholarships this night for their academic and athletic prowess. From left are Robert Thirsk High School's Colin Ferronato, Notre Dame High School's Michael Palumbo, Jr. and Robert Thirsk High School's Austin Ferronato.Cal 0618 Italian 6 All smiles at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are avid supporters Paul Torero (left) and Phil Blasetti. Legendary sports caster Chris Berman was the guest of honour and keynote speaker.Cal 0618 Italian 7 Pictured with hockey great Robin Regehr (centre) at the 54th annual Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner held at Notre Dame High School are Rob and Eric Jack.

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    Celebration was the order of the evening May 27 as hundreds of guests gathered for the official opening of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ new $26 million facility. That the evening just happened to coincide with the premiere of DJD’s latest offering-New Universe-was apt indeed. With the mood in our fair city being gloomy at best, the […]

    061316-Cal_0618_DJD_1.JPG-Cal_0618_DJD_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0618 DJD 9 There is nothing like an original. Pictured, from left, at the opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space are DJD's Hannah Stilwell, Vicki Adams Willis and Michele Moss. Stilwell and Moss were day one dancers with the company while Willis was the company's first artistic director.Cal 0618 DJD 1 Pictured from left at the premiere of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) New Universe May 27 are DJD founding general manager Damon Johnston, Jamie Freeman Cormack, DJD director, professional training program and log-time supporter Jason Cormack. DJD made Calgary arts history this night by premiering the SRO event in their new $26 million facility.Cal 0618 DJD 2 Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) fabulous new $26 million facility would not have happened were it not for the tireless efforts of Greg Horton who is pictured with his wife Donna at the gala premiere of DJD's first performance May 27 in its new space.Cal 0618 DJD 3 Citrus Capital's Ken McKinnon and DJD board member Felicia Bortolussi were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at DJD's gala opening of its new $26 million facility May 27.Cal 0618 DJD 4 Ron Ghitter and his wife Myrna (left) and renowned journalist Catherine Ford were among the notable in attendance at DJD's gala opening of its new $26 million facility May 27.Cal 0618 DJD 5 Pictured with reason to smile at the gala opening of DJD's fabulous new $26 million space are DJD executive director Kathi Sundstorm (left) and architect of the space Dialog's Janice Liebe.Cal 0618 DJD 6 Looking fashionably fabulous at the May 27 gala opening of DJD's stunning new $26 million space are avid arts supporters Carolynne Bernardo (left) and Bernadette Geronazzs.Cal 0618 DJD 7 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the May 27 gala opening of DJD's stunning new $26 million space were, from left, Val Cappelli, Dina Cosentino-proud mom of a DJD dancer and Global at 11 anchor Paul Haysom.Cal 0618 DJD 8 Opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space was a feast for the senses. Pictured are DJD artistic director Kimberley Cooper and contemporary visual artists Noel Begin.Cal 0618 DJD 10 Pictured, from left, at the opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space are Winnipeg Sun sports columnist Paul Friesen and his sister, Calgary Foundation's Eva Friesen and her husband Stan Carscallen.Cal 0618 DJD 10 Pictured, from left, at the opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space are Maddy Lang, Jan Wittig and Michelle Kay.061316-Cal_0618_DJD_1.JPG-Cal_0618_DJD_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0618 DJD 9 There is nothing like an original. Pictured, from left, at the opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space are DJD's Hannah Stilwell, Vicki Adams Willis and Michele Moss. Stilwell and Moss were day one dancers with the company while Willis was the company's first artistic director.Cal 0618 DJD 1 Pictured from left at the premiere of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) New Universe May 27 are DJD founding general manager Damon Johnston, Jamie Freeman Cormack, DJD director, professional training program and log-time supporter Jason Cormack. DJD made Calgary arts history this night by premiering the SRO event in their new $26 million facility.Cal 0618 DJD 2 Decidedly Jazz Danceworks' (DJD) fabulous new $26 million facility would not have happened were it not for the tireless efforts of Greg Horton who is pictured with his wife Donna at the gala premiere of DJD's first performance May 27 in its new space.Cal 0618 DJD 3 Citrus Capital's Ken McKinnon and DJD board member Felicia Bortolussi were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at DJD's gala opening of its new $26 million facility May 27.Cal 0618 DJD 4 Ron Ghitter and his wife Myrna (left) and renowned journalist Catherine Ford were among the notable in attendance at DJD's gala opening of its new $26 million facility May 27.Cal 0618 DJD 5 Pictured with reason to smile at the gala opening of DJD's fabulous new $26 million space are DJD executive director Kathi Sundstorm (left) and architect of the space Dialog's Janice Liebe.Cal 0618 DJD 6 Looking fashionably fabulous at the May 27 gala opening of DJD's stunning new $26 million space are avid arts supporters Carolynne Bernardo (left) and Bernadette Geronazzs.Cal 0618 DJD 7 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the May 27 gala opening of DJD's stunning new $26 million space were, from left, Val Cappelli, Dina Cosentino-proud mom of a DJD dancer and Global at 11 anchor Paul Haysom.Cal 0618 DJD 8 Opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space was a feast for the senses. Pictured are DJD artistic director Kimberley Cooper and contemporary visual artists Noel Begin.Cal 0618 DJD 10 Pictured, from left, at the opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space are Winnipeg Sun sports columnist Paul Friesen and his sister, Calgary Foundation's Eva Friesen and her husband Stan Carscallen.Cal 0618 DJD 10 Pictured, from left, at the opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space are Maddy Lang, Jan Wittig and Michelle Kay.

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  • 06/24/16--04:00: Trees are truly tops
  • It has been said that only God can make a tree. True, but we mere mortals can-and should-plant trees wherever and whenever possible. Consider the benefits of trees. Trees have medicinal uses: one of four  pharmaceutical products is plant-based. Yew trees, for example, provide the necessary extract for aspirin production. Trees provide food for people and […]

    062216-LA20160505LA06.jpg-web_brooks_gardening_main-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0624 Brooks garden 1 The most important thing when planting a tree is to be aware of it's size when fully mature. This majestic spruce was a seedling gift during Arbour Day at William Reid Elementary School more than 50 years ago. Were the seedling planted in the wrong location (too close to the house or in the middle of the yard, for example), the tree would either have had to be removed as the years went on or horribly pruned.Cal 0624 Brooks garden 2 Recent scientific evidence has shown that hugging a tree is good for you. Pictured getting good tree vibes on a recent trip to Scotland is garden writer Bill Brooks.062216-LA20160505LA06.jpg-web_brooks_gardening_main-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0624 Brooks garden 1 The most important thing when planting a tree is to be aware of it's size when fully mature. This majestic spruce was a seedling gift during Arbour Day at William Reid Elementary School more than 50 years ago. Were the seedling planted in the wrong location (too close to the house or in the middle of the yard, for example), the tree would either have had to be removed as the years went on or horribly pruned.Cal 0624 Brooks garden 2 Recent scientific evidence has shown that hugging a tree is good for you. Pictured getting good tree vibes on a recent trip to Scotland is garden writer Bill Brooks.

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    The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Canada’s national association representing directors and boards, boasts more than 10,000 members and a network of 11 chapters across the country.  Its ICD Fellowship Award is one of the highest honours for Canadian directors. Since the launch of the awards in 1997, 77 Fellowship Awards have been granted to […]

    062016-Cal_0625_ICD_3.JPG-Cal_0625_ICD_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0625 ICD 1 Pictured, from left at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala held June 2 at the Telus Convention Centre are the Dil guys- Edan Dil with Strategic Group, jeweller David Dil and Cenovus' Jordan Dil. More than 1000 guests attended the gala making it the largest-and most successful, in ICD history.Cal 0625 ICD 2 Pictured, from left at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala held June 2 at the Telus Convention Centre are Mary Moran, Ruth Ramsden-Wood and Linda Hohol.Cal 0625 ICD 4 Pictured, from left, at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala are Ian Bourne, chair of the ICD Fellowship Awards Selection Committee and an ICD Fellow from 2011 and 2016 ICD Fellowship Award winner Mac Van Wielingen, founder and director, ARC Financial Corp.Cal 0625 ICD5 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala is 2016 ICD Fellowship Award winner J. Robert Prichard, Chair, Bank of Montreal and his wife Ann Wilson.Cal 0625 ICD6 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala is 2016 ICD Fellowship Award winner Edward Barrett, Chair, NB Power and his wife Melissa Barrett.Cal 0625 ICD 7 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala is 2016 ICD Fellowship Award winner Phyllis Yaffe, Chair, Cineplex Inc. (right) and presenter Janice Fukakusa.Cal 0625 ICD 8 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala are, from left, ICD board chair Gail Cook-Bennett, outgoing president and CEO Stan Magidson and his wife Ellen Magdison. More than 1050 guests attended the gala.Cal 0625 ICD 9 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala are ICD Conference co-chair Sarah Raiss and her husband Dalco Capital's Danny Dalla-Longa.Cal 0625 ICD 10 The recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala was attended by more than 1050 guests-a record. Pictured with reason to smile at the gala is ICD Calgary Chapter's Art Korpach.Cal 0625 ICD 11 Sam and Lauren Bell were among the 1050 guests in attendance at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala.062016-Cal_0625_ICD_3.JPG-Cal_0625_ICD_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0625 ICD 1 Pictured, from left at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala held June 2 at the Telus Convention Centre are the Dil guys- Edan Dil with Strategic Group, jeweller David Dil and Cenovus' Jordan Dil. More than 1000 guests attended the gala making it the largest-and most successful, in ICD history.Cal 0625 ICD 2 Pictured, from left at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala held June 2 at the Telus Convention Centre are Mary Moran, Ruth Ramsden-Wood and Linda Hohol.Cal 0625 ICD 4 Pictured, from left, at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala are Ian Bourne, chair of the ICD Fellowship Awards Selection Committee and an ICD Fellow from 2011 and 2016 ICD Fellowship Award winner Mac Van Wielingen, founder and director, ARC Financial Corp.Cal 0625 ICD5 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala is 2016 ICD Fellowship Award winner J. Robert Prichard, Chair, Bank of Montreal and his wife Ann Wilson.Cal 0625 ICD6 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala is 2016 ICD Fellowship Award winner Edward Barrett, Chair, NB Power and his wife Melissa Barrett.Cal 0625 ICD 7 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala is 2016 ICD Fellowship Award winner Phyllis Yaffe, Chair, Cineplex Inc. (right) and presenter Janice Fukakusa.Cal 0625 ICD 8 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala are, from left, ICD board chair Gail Cook-Bennett, outgoing president and CEO Stan Magidson and his wife Ellen Magdison. More than 1050 guests attended the gala.Cal 0625 ICD 9 Pictured at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala are ICD Conference co-chair Sarah Raiss and her husband Dalco Capital's Danny Dalla-Longa.Cal 0625 ICD 10 The recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala was attended by more than 1050 guests-a record. Pictured with reason to smile at the gala is ICD Calgary Chapter's Art Korpach.Cal 0625 ICD 11 Sam and Lauren Bell were among the 1050 guests in attendance at the recent Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Fellowship Awards Gala.

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    Like-minded individuals can sure make a difference to the community.  One need look no further than the dedicated men and women who started the Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids (BFCK) golf tournament 11 years ago. Since it’s inception, the tournament has raised more than $2 million for myriad Calgary children’s charities.  The 11th annual, held […]

    062016-Cal_0625_Fore_kids_5.JPG-Cal_0625_Fore_kids_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0625 Fore kids 1 The hottest day of the year proved picture perfect for the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6. More than $277,000 was raised for children's charities in Calgary. Pictured, from left, are past chair Steve Skiba, with incoming chairs Tasso Chondronikolis and Jeremy Evans and past chair Brad Field.Cal 0625 Fore kids 2 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are founder Rob Rakochey (left) and tournament chair David Elzinga. More than $277,000 was raised for children's charities in Calgary.Cal 0625 Fore kids 3 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are event co-ordinator Pam Kennedy (left) and volunteer extraordinaire Wendy Cardell.Cal 0625 Fore kids 4 The 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 would not have been the enormous success it was were it not for the 144 golfers taking part and amazing corporate sponsors. Pictured from left are Western Materials Handling's Wayne Dewar, Curtis Pettit, Scott Elsby and Bob Larson. Western Materials has been an invaluable sponsor since day one.Cal 0625 Fore kids 8 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are tournament founders John Fitzsimmons of Fitz Flooring fame and Joey's Seafood's Joe Klassen.Cal 0625 Fore kids 6 The 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 would not have been the enormous success it was were it not for the 144 golfers taking part and amazing corporate sponsors. Pictured from left are Lumina's Eric Inthof, tournament founder Kyla Lawson and Lumina's David Frew.Cal 0625 Fore kids 7 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are Lochend Energy Services' Riley Stormoen (left) and Sam Stormoen.Cal 0625 Fore kids 9 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are Tristar Resource Management's Derrick and Dave Russell. Tristar was one of the tournament's invaluable corporate sponsors.062016-Cal_0625_Fore_kids_5.JPG-Cal_0625_Fore_kids_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0625 Fore kids 1 The hottest day of the year proved picture perfect for the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6. More than $277,000 was raised for children's charities in Calgary. Pictured, from left, are past chair Steve Skiba, with incoming chairs Tasso Chondronikolis and Jeremy Evans and past chair Brad Field.Cal 0625 Fore kids 2 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are founder Rob Rakochey (left) and tournament chair David Elzinga. More than $277,000 was raised for children's charities in Calgary.Cal 0625 Fore kids 3 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are event co-ordinator Pam Kennedy (left) and volunteer extraordinaire Wendy Cardell.Cal 0625 Fore kids 4 The 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 would not have been the enormous success it was were it not for the 144 golfers taking part and amazing corporate sponsors. Pictured from left are Western Materials Handling's Wayne Dewar, Curtis Pettit, Scott Elsby and Bob Larson. Western Materials has been an invaluable sponsor since day one.Cal 0625 Fore kids 8 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are tournament founders John Fitzsimmons of Fitz Flooring fame and Joey's Seafood's Joe Klassen.Cal 0625 Fore kids 6 The 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 would not have been the enormous success it was were it not for the 144 golfers taking part and amazing corporate sponsors. Pictured from left are Lumina's Eric Inthof, tournament founder Kyla Lawson and Lumina's David Frew.Cal 0625 Fore kids 7 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are Lochend Energy Services' Riley Stormoen (left) and Sam Stormoen.Cal 0625 Fore kids 9 Pictured at the 11th Annual Business Fore Calgary Kids golf tournament held at the Glencoe Golf & Country Club June 6 are Tristar Resource Management's Derrick and Dave Russell. Tristar was one of the tournament's invaluable corporate sponsors.

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    It is heartening indeed that given the economic challenges we are facing these days Calgarians still dig deep to support charitable causes. There cannot be a better example of the can-do attitude our city is known for than the enormous success of the recent 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and […]

    062716-Cal_0702_Mawer_1.JPG-Cal_0702_Mawer_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0702 Mawer 2 Pictured, from left, at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk are Robyn and Gordon Ritchie, United Way's Eva Moreau and Prostate Cancer Centre executive director Pam Heard. The jamboree, held June 11 at the P Club, raised more than $131,000 for the United Way's Tomorrow Fund.Cal 0702 Mawer 3 Brian and Stephanie Felesky were among the scores of guests in attendance at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk.Cal 0702 Mawer 4 Pictured, from left at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk are philanthropist Bill Andrew, Rebecca Dawn Design's Rebecca Bruhjell and Mawer's David Ragan.Cal 0702 Mawer 5 All smiles at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk are independent director and philanthropist Andrew Wiswell and his wife, Banff Midsummer Ball committee member Nancy Wiswell.Cal 0702 Mawer 6 United Way vice-chairman and incoming board chair Bruce McFarlane poses for the lens with United Way incoming president and CEO Karen Young at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk. More than $131,000 was raised for the United Way's Tomorrow Fund.062716-Cal_0702_Mawer_1.JPG-Cal_0702_Mawer_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0702 Mawer 2 Pictured, from left, at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk are Robyn and Gordon Ritchie, United Way's Eva Moreau and Prostate Cancer Centre executive director Pam Heard. The jamboree, held June 11 at the P Club, raised more than $131,000 for the United Way's Tomorrow Fund.Cal 0702 Mawer 3 Brian and Stephanie Felesky were among the scores of guests in attendance at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk.Cal 0702 Mawer 4 Pictured, from left at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk are philanthropist Bill Andrew, Rebecca Dawn Design's Rebecca Bruhjell and Mawer's David Ragan.Cal 0702 Mawer 5 All smiles at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk are independent director and philanthropist Andrew Wiswell and his wife, Banff Midsummer Ball committee member Nancy Wiswell.Cal 0702 Mawer 6 United Way vice-chairman and incoming board chair Bruce McFarlane poses for the lens with United Way incoming president and CEO Karen Young at the 4th Annual Jamboree for Charity presented by Mawer Investment Management and Craig and Cara Senyk. More than $131,000 was raised for the United Way's Tomorrow Fund.

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    You will want to book 6-8 pm the evening of July 7 in your daytimer for an epic, weird, and truly western fundraiser in support of Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre. The 4th annual NUTRaiser, presented by Village Brewery and hosted at Bottlescrew Bill’s, is your only chance of the year to drink a prairie oyster […]

    062716-Cal_0702_Ale_1.JPG-Cal_0702_Ale_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0702 Ale 2 Legendary philanthropist W. Brett Wilson put on his chef/brewers hat for Village Brewery's Nut Ale fundraiser in support of Calgary's Prostate Cancer Centre. Wilson's secret ingredients were added to prairie-oyster 'infused' suds which will be sold by the pint Thursday July 7 from 6-8 pm at Bottlescrew Bill's.Cal 0702 Ale 3 Bret 062716-Cal_0702_Ale_1.JPG-Cal_0702_Ale_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0702 Ale 2 Legendary philanthropist W. Brett Wilson put on his chef/brewers hat for Village Brewery's Nut Ale fundraiser in support of Calgary's Prostate Cancer Centre. Wilson's secret ingredients were added to prairie-oyster 'infused' suds which will be sold by the pint Thursday July 7 from 6-8 pm at Bottlescrew Bill's.Cal 0702 Ale 3 Bret "The Hitman' Hart put on his chef/brewers hat for Village Brewery's Nut Ale fundraiser in support of Calgary's Prostate Cancer Centre. Hart's secret ingredients were added to prairie-oyster 'infused' suds which will be sold by the pint Thursday July 7 from 6-8 pm at Bottlescrew Bill's. Looking on is Village Brewery's Jim Button.

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    There are dinner and cocktail parties and then there is Dinner by Design. The avant pairing of design, cuisine, art and culture saw scores of people gather at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) recently for the two-evening fete.  Ten acclaimed artisans with expertise in interior design, architecture and event design transformed nine, […]

    062716-Cal_0702_Design_8.JPG-Cal_0702_Design_8-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0702 Design 1 Telus Spark president and CEO Jennifer Martin (right) and Linda Heimlich were among the select group of guests wined and dined at Dinner by Design held at ACAD.Cal 0702 Design 2 Dr. Farida Saher and IPL's Jim Madro pose for the lens at Dinner by Design held at ACAD. The glam gourmet evening featured ten distinctive designer-created settings in which guests sipped and supped- all in support of ACAD and Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0702 Design 3 Pictured, from left, at Dinner by Design held at ACAD are Audi Royal Oak's Monica Aroroa Bir, Little Caesar's Pizza owner Atul Bir and PR wizard Ellen Parker. The glam gourmet evening featured ten distinctive designer-created settings in which guests sipped and supped- all in support of ACAD and Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0702 Design 4 Guests having a marvellous time at Dinner by Design held at ACAD included, from left, Collaborative Design Group's Chris Salas, Fiasco Gelato's James Boettcher, Collaborative's Laurie McBain and Model Milk's Justin Leboe. The glam gourmet evening featured ten distinctive designer-created settings in which guests sipped and supped- all in support of ACAD and Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0702 Design 5 Pictured, from left, at Dinner by Design held at ACAD are Rochelle Cote Interior Design's Jocelyn Haroldson, Corea Sotropa Interior Design's Kristin Peila, Vinegar Advertising's Vincent Law, Reena Sotropa and Rochelle Cote. The glam gourmet evening featured ten distinctive designer-created settings in which guests sipped and supped- all in support of ACAD and Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0702 Design 6 Pictured, from left, at Dinner by Design held at ACAD are Lorry Dorren, Audi Royal Oak owner Murray Dorren and ACAD board member Susan Thomas.Cal 0702 Design 7 All smiles at Dinner by Design held at ACAD is interior designer Amanda Hamilton. Hamilton was one of ten acclaimed designers who created unique and fantastical tablescapes.Cal 0702 Design 9 Pictured, from left, at Dinner by Design held at ACAD are Cosentino general manager Steve Priest, Deanne Leibel, Dauter Stone shop manager Brian Leschyshyn and Dauter's Joel Dauter.062716-Cal_0702_Design_8.JPG-Cal_0702_Design_8-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0702 Design 1 Telus Spark president and CEO Jennifer Martin (right) and Linda Heimlich were among the select group of guests wined and dined at Dinner by Design held at ACAD.Cal 0702 Design 2 Dr. Farida Saher and IPL's Jim Madro pose for the lens at Dinner by Design held at ACAD. The glam gourmet evening featured ten distinctive designer-created settings in which guests sipped and supped- all in support of ACAD and Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0702 Design 3 Pictured, from left, at Dinner by Design held at ACAD are Audi Royal Oak's Monica Aroroa Bir, Little Caesar's Pizza owner Atul Bir and PR wizard Ellen Parker. The glam gourmet evening featured ten distinctive designer-created settings in which guests sipped and supped- all in support of ACAD and Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0702 Design 4 Guests having a marvellous time at Dinner by Design held at ACAD included, from left, Collaborative Design Group's Chris Salas, Fiasco Gelato's James Boettcher, Collaborative's Laurie McBain and Model Milk's Justin Leboe. The glam gourmet evening featured ten distinctive designer-created settings in which guests sipped and supped- all in support of ACAD and Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0702 Design 5 Pictured, from left, at Dinner by Design held at ACAD are Rochelle Cote Interior Design's Jocelyn Haroldson, Corea Sotropa Interior Design's Kristin Peila, Vinegar Advertising's Vincent Law, Reena Sotropa and Rochelle Cote. The glam gourmet evening featured ten distinctive designer-created settings in which guests sipped and supped- all in support of ACAD and Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0702 Design 6 Pictured, from left, at Dinner by Design held at ACAD are Lorry Dorren, Audi Royal Oak owner Murray Dorren and ACAD board member Susan Thomas.Cal 0702 Design 7 All smiles at Dinner by Design held at ACAD is interior designer Amanda Hamilton. Hamilton was one of ten acclaimed designers who created unique and fantastical tablescapes.Cal 0702 Design 9 Pictured, from left, at Dinner by Design held at ACAD are Cosentino general manager Steve Priest, Deanne Leibel, Dauter Stone shop manager Brian Leschyshyn and Dauter's Joel Dauter.

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    Life, it seems, is all about performance. Whether your child’s report card or your performance review from the boss, it all comes down to “how did you do?” So too our gardens are subjected to the proverbial thumbs up or thumbs down scrutiny. And this time of the year is the perfect time to prepare […]

    070416-Cal_0708_Brooks_garden_2.JPG-Cal_0708_Brooks_garden_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0708 Brooks garden 1 The 2016 gardening season has seen it's share of hits and misses. Nasturtiums have done amazingly well this year. The less you coddle these annuals, the more blooms you will get. The flowers are edible as well.Cal 0708 Brooks garden 3 Delphiniums seemed to be infested with aphids this year. Aphids can be controlled by hosing off the plant, getting rid of ants and/or introducing aphid predators such as ladybugs into the garden.070416-Cal_0708_Brooks_garden_2.JPG-Cal_0708_Brooks_garden_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0708 Brooks garden 1 The 2016 gardening season has seen it's share of hits and misses. Nasturtiums have done amazingly well this year. The less you coddle these annuals, the more blooms you will get. The flowers are edible as well.Cal 0708 Brooks garden 3 Delphiniums seemed to be infested with aphids this year. Aphids can be controlled by hosing off the plant, getting rid of ants and/or introducing aphid predators such as ladybugs into the garden.

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    Your faithful social scribe was moving faster than a bubble dancer with a slow leak as a seemingly endless list of events celebrating Stampede 2016 filled up the days-and nights. Parties with a purpose was the theme at many a fete this year and the good cheer enveloping our fair city proved just the tonic […]

    071116-Cal_0716_Brooks_Stampede_12.JPG-Cal_0716_Brooks_Stampede_12-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 1 Pictured at the US Consul Independence Day celebration held July 6 are Stampede Foundation chair Steve Allan and Stampede Caravan Committee 35-year volunteer extraordinaire Ruth Ann Rayner.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 2 Pictured at the US Consul Independence Day celebration held July 6 are hosts with the most US Consul Thomas Palaia, his wife Sarah Palaia and their daughter Margaret.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 4 MLA, Calgary North West Sandra Jansen was but one of the dignitaries in attendance at the US Consul Independence Day celebration held July 6 at Consul Mt. Royal residence.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 3 Among the nodders of guests in attendance at the US Consul Independence Day celebration held July 6 were, from left, Brooks and Dodd Consulting's Tom Dodd with Michele Boyd and her husband, RBC's Jeff Boyd.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 5 Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club, was a super party with a purpose event as funds from the Field Law Community Fund Program $75,000-were distributed to myriad charities this night. Pictured are Field Law Counsel Michael Casey, Q.C. and his wife Brenda Armitage.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 6 Best of Bridge author Mary Halpen and Speargrass president Roger Rowley were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club. ,Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 7 All smiles at the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club are associate Miles Atkinson, Q.C, and his wife Rosemary. The fabulous fete was not only a ton of fun but philanthropic as well with $75,000 from the Field Law Community Fund Program being awarded to myriad charities.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 8 Pictured at the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club are Alberta Order of Excellence recipients U of C's Dr. Barry Bultz and philanthropist and community advocate Julie Hamilton.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 11 Hundreds of guests attended the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club. Pictured, from left, are Global's Amber Schinkel with Country 105's Robyn Adair, Global National's Reid Fiest and Ember Resources' Cody Parrish.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 9 Pictured at the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club are hostess with the mostess, Field Law managing partner Doreen Saunderson with college Steve Eichler.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 10 Striking a pose for the lens at the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club are the mother and daughter team of Gillian and Emily Howatt.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 13 Heritage Royalty's Michelle Ward and Painted Pony Petroleum's Bruce Hall were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the Scott Land Stomp held July 7.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 14 Pictured, from left, at the Scott Land Stomp held July 7 are Greengage Power's Dan Tocher, Scott Land's Greg Meidinger and Greengate's Jordan Balaban. The Stomp is the perfect way to kick off the Stampede.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 15 Pictured, from left, at the Scott Land Stomp held July 7 are Matco Capital's Lesley Tims, Canadian Strategy Group's Rick Orman and Anport's Anastasia Columbos.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 16 Having a wonderful time at the Scott Land Stomp held July 7 in the Wildhorse Saloon Tent are Calgary Health Trust's Samantha Monahan and Krita Investments' Ike Kolias.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 17 Dance Through Life ladies were but one of the acts July 7 in the Wildhorse Saloon Tent. Pictured, from left, are Karen Iwanski, Vanessa Defreitas-Clark and Paula Callihoo.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 19 Bottlescrew Bill's was full to burstin' July 7 as scores of guests gathered to support the NutAle fundraiser. Specially prepared celebrity-made brews -with the surprise addition of bull testicles- were sold for $100 a pint with proceeds going to the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. Pictured, from left, are Bret 071116-Cal_0716_Brooks_Stampede_12.JPG-Cal_0716_Brooks_Stampede_12-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 1 Pictured at the US Consul Independence Day celebration held July 6 are Stampede Foundation chair Steve Allan and Stampede Caravan Committee 35-year volunteer extraordinaire Ruth Ann Rayner.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 2 Pictured at the US Consul Independence Day celebration held July 6 are hosts with the most US Consul Thomas Palaia, his wife Sarah Palaia and their daughter Margaret.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 4 MLA, Calgary North West Sandra Jansen was but one of the dignitaries in attendance at the US Consul Independence Day celebration held July 6 at Consul Mt. Royal residence.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 3 Among the nodders of guests in attendance at the US Consul Independence Day celebration held July 6 were, from left, Brooks and Dodd Consulting's Tom Dodd with Michele Boyd and her husband, RBC's Jeff Boyd.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 5 Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club, was a super party with a purpose event as funds from the Field Law Community Fund Program $75,000-were distributed to myriad charities this night. Pictured are Field Law Counsel Michael Casey, Q.C. and his wife Brenda Armitage.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 6 Best of Bridge author Mary Halpen and Speargrass president Roger Rowley were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club. ,Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 7 All smiles at the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club are associate Miles Atkinson, Q.C, and his wife Rosemary. The fabulous fete was not only a ton of fun but philanthropic as well with $75,000 from the Field Law Community Fund Program being awarded to myriad charities.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 8 Pictured at the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club are Alberta Order of Excellence recipients U of C's Dr. Barry Bultz and philanthropist and community advocate Julie Hamilton.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 11 Hundreds of guests attended the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club. Pictured, from left, are Global's Amber Schinkel with Country 105's Robyn Adair, Global National's Reid Fiest and Ember Resources' Cody Parrish.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 9 Pictured at the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club are hostess with the mostess, Field Law managing partner Doreen Saunderson with college Steve Eichler.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 10 Striking a pose for the lens at the Field Law annual Stampede party, held July 6 at the Ranchmen's Club are the mother and daughter team of Gillian and Emily Howatt.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 13 Heritage Royalty's Michelle Ward and Painted Pony Petroleum's Bruce Hall were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the Scott Land Stomp held July 7.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 14 Pictured, from left, at the Scott Land Stomp held July 7 are Greengage Power's Dan Tocher, Scott Land's Greg Meidinger and Greengate's Jordan Balaban. The Stomp is the perfect way to kick off the Stampede.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 15 Pictured, from left, at the Scott Land Stomp held July 7 are Matco Capital's Lesley Tims, Canadian Strategy Group's Rick Orman and Anport's Anastasia Columbos.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 16 Having a wonderful time at the Scott Land Stomp held July 7 in the Wildhorse Saloon Tent are Calgary Health Trust's Samantha Monahan and Krita Investments' Ike Kolias.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 17 Dance Through Life ladies were but one of the acts July 7 in the Wildhorse Saloon Tent. Pictured, from left, are Karen Iwanski, Vanessa Defreitas-Clark and Paula Callihoo.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 19 Bottlescrew Bill's was full to burstin' July 7 as scores of guests gathered to support the NutAle fundraiser. Specially prepared celebrity-made brews -with the surprise addition of bull testicles- were sold for $100 a pint with proceeds going to the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. Pictured, from left, are Bret "Hitman" Hart, Bottlescrew owner Geoff Allan, Village Brewery's Jim Button, W. Brett Wilson and Bottlescrew's Seger Brown.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 18 Bottlescrew Bill's was full to burstin' July 7 as scores of guests gathered to support the NutAle fundraiser. Specially prepared celebrity-made brews -with the surprise addition of bull testicles were sold for $100 a pint with proceeds going to the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. Pictured, from left, are Bottlescrew owner Colleen Allan with pals Andy and Moran Cowan.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 20 Rob Laidlaw of Acumen Financial fame hosts an annual not-to-be-missed bash in support of CHAS-Children's Hospital Aid Society. This year's event, held July 7 in the Cowboy's tent at Stampede Park, was attended by hundreds upon hundreds of guests. Pictured are Black Hills' Glenn Fawcett and his wife Kym Fawcett.Cal 0716 Brooks Stampede 21 The sights and sounds of Stampede are always memorable and perhaps no sight is more so than the ladies working at Cowboy's. Pictured, from left, are Catie Attwood, Annette Milbers, Sheena Kochan, Sarah Hollowell and Kourtney Krysta.

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