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    ‘Tis that time of the year when seasonal celebrations take the city by storm. Whether breakfasts (your faithful social scribe is rarely seen attending these. Mornings are not my thing as many of you know!), luncheons, receptions or full-on parties, the spirit of the season is as welcome as spring tulips. Thankfully, challenging economic times […]

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    After a quarter of a century as Calgary’s favourite morning radio trio, Don Stevens, Joanne Johnson and Jamie (the Coach) Herbison are splitting up. And no. It’s not a nasty divorce. Rather, it’s simply the right time to call it a day. Leave when you’re on top is the conventional wisdom. On  Dec. 8 at […]

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    Federal and provincial government policies have only exacerbated the challenging business environment in the patch. We all know of at least one or two people who have lost their jobs as a result of the economic downturn in an industry that was —not all that long ago — the economic darling of the country. It […]

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    Yes Virgina. There is a Santa Claus. And his real name is Gordie Hoffman. This tireless volunteer and community advocate has, with support from his wife Eva, ensured underprivileged kids attend Theatre Calgary’s A Christmas Carol for the past 17 years. More than 450 children were bused to Theatre Calgary on Nov. 25 for the […]

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    Readers will recall I have often opined if you want a fundraiser to be a success, best ensure the ladies are behind it. One need look no further for proof of this than the fantastic ladies who are team CHAS (Children’s Hospital Aid Society). This volunteer-based organization has been fundraising on behalf of the children […]

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    Laughter, it is said, is the best medicine. And what better way to raise funds — and awareness — for a disease that will affect one in seven Alberta men than to take the conversation from dire to droll. Sure, prostate cancer is nothing to laugh about. But end of the day, there is nothing […]

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    How and where consumers choose to live is about to undergo a dramatic shift. Westman Village, the new 5.5-hectare, multi-faceted development within Mahogany will offer discerning consumers anything and everything they could hope for. Whether a condominium, an estate home seniors living and retirement or leasing, there is something for everyone here. And the heart of […]

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    Imagine you’re in a room filled with hundreds and hundreds of children, all of whom are gleefully on sensory overload. If such an image inspires you to reach for the gin, then you were not one of the more than 1,500 guests in attendance at the Candy Cane Gala — Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation’s (ACHF) […]

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    As your faithful social scribe pours through the hundreds of pictures taken at myriad events this past year, it reinforces two things: one, we live in the most generous of cities; and two, I have the best job there is. Sure, there are times that a night at home in front of the fire, rather […]

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    2017 was, for many, a year that will not be remembered with particular fondness. And yet, if you were one of the lucky ones to attend the inaugural Calgary Firefighters New Year’s Eve Gala at the Hyatt Regency, you will no doubt have wonderful memories of an evening that was the perfect way to close […]

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