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  • How Article helped us fix our renovation mistake!17 September 2018Disclosure:  We were provided with the bed frame in exchange for a blog post about our renovation featuring Article. We paid for all other Article furniture in our house. For the past two years, my boyfriend Richard and I have been renovating our house. Well, we’ve been hiring people to renovate our house. What we’ve…
  • Calgary International Film Festival celebrates queer stories and people17 September 2018This post is sponsored by The Calgary International Film Festival   With Calgary’s annual Pride celebrations officially wrapped-up, the memory of ten days of celebrating all things LGTBQ culture are becoming a faded glitter-covered haze. But just because Pride is done for another year, it doesn’t mean there isn’t events celebrating LGTBQ culture have to…
  • Alberta Depot’s Great Prairie Bottle Harvest makes fundraising easier than ever!10 September 2018This post is sponsored by The Alberta Depot  For as long as I can remember, bottle drives have been a great way to help raise money for local charities, events or any number of non-profit causes. But as anyone who’s had to organize one knows, they can be a lot of work! So what if…
  • An open letter: Hotels with sliding bathroom doors are the worst!5 September 2018Dear hotels, Hope you’re doing well. I’ve noticed something happening a lot in your renovated rooms lately, and I thought I would reach out to let you know that I would like you to stop replacing bathroom doors with sliding doors.   Those doors were actually there for a reason. It’s a trend I’m noticing more…
  • ATB is celebrating its year-round commitment to LGTBQ+ Albertans and Calgary Pride with free gelato!27 August 2018This post is sponsored by ATB Financial For some it’s Christmas. For other, it’s Halloween. But for me, the happiest time of the year is the annual Pride festival, which kicked off last weekend and continues until September 3rd.   There’s so many fantastic events and celebrations, as well as, unique opportunities to continue the path…
  • TELUS’ StoryHive program is helping to tell untold stories of LGTBQ voices in Western Canada23 August 2018This post is sponsored by TELUS One of my biggest personal passions is working within Calgary and Alberta’s LGTBQ community.  It wasn’t something I ever thought I’d do. I remember years ago, a great local radio station asked if I’d come on regularly to talk about queer issues and I immediately shot them down, because…
  • Calgary companies with Pride-themed clothing for a cause!15 August 2018One of the great things I love about Calgary’s Pride festival is that it has the feeling that it’s still growing quickly. While I think Calgary, and Alberta as a whole was a bit slow to getting to the big celebrations that we see in Toronto and Vancouver, it’s hard to ignore the past couple…
  • Business of Bloggity: I’m on the move. Why I chose to leave my home office and rent a desk.8 August 2018September 2018 will mark five years that this blog and my other projects like SocialWest and Calgary By Bike have become my full time job(s).   I realized the other day that this makes Mike’s Bloggity Blog Inc. the longest full time job I’ve ever had. That’s both incredibly cool, but also terrifying.  Seriously. I still…
  • Calgary’s Reuben and The Dark has released a haunting version of ‘Bobcaygeon’ for charity8 August 2018Calgary’s Reuben and The Dark have released there masterful version of The Tragically Hip’s Bobcaygeon, and listening to it will help your soul and the future of our country. Fans at the recent Calgary Folk Music Festival were left in awe when the band played the song, and you could almost hear a pin drop…
  • Three Cool Calgarians who don’t have their driver’s license and how they get by!7 August 2018Pretty much everyone assumes that Calgary is a car city, and that you need a car to live here.  My boyfriend and I actually only have one car between us, and rarely do we encounter any issues.  But when in a pickle, I can still drive. So I wanted to introduce you to three Calgarians…

 



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