Sarah Pynoo

Sarah Pynoo

Sarah is a freelance writer and editor, as well as the marketing/sales coordinator for AG Silver, a locally owned independent jewellery boutique. In her spare time, she loves volunteering, film, cooking, and exploring Calgary.

Recent Posts by Sarah Pynoo

Missed the ‘blood moon’? Here’s where you can catch the next lunar eclipse

Usually on a Monday night I’m tucked into bed watching House of Cards or a similarly addicting piece of television on Netflix by around 11 p.m. This past Monday, April 14, however, I found myself driving out to Priddis in an attempt to get a beautiful view of the lunar eclipse at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO). Continue Reading »

Written on April 20, 2014

CUFF 2014: Day 4 in Review

Day four at the eleventh annual Calgary Underground Film Festival brought a couple music themed documentaries to the screens of The Globe – Alive Inside and As The Palaces Burn. My boyfriend, Brett Rieger and I are regular volunteers with the festival, and tonight was one of the few nights we weren’t on line duty, Continue Reading »

Written on April 11, 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Gluten Free in Calgary

Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with Celiac disease, or pinned your stomachaches on gluten intolerance, it can be tough to transition over to a diet free of wheat and other gluten-filled grains. Fortunately, it’s not something you have to go through alone. On March 29th and 30th, 2014, more than 6,000 people packed their way Continue Reading »

Written on April 6, 2014

A Week of Wings: Calgary’s Best Wing Nights

Wings are always a crowd favourite for the best appetizer to pair with a cold beer.  As it’s nearly patio season (or so I keep telling myself), I thought I’d try to round up the best wing nights that Calgary has to offer. Now, I don’t recommend trying all of these in one week, unless Continue Reading »

Written on March 23, 2014

Fund Your Film: A Jumping Off Point For Emerging Filmmakers

    It’s the last thing an artist wants to think about with a creative vision, but the hard truth of any large-scale artistic endeavour is that big dreams require deep pockets funding such projects. If you’re a young or emerging artist, often that funding can be hard to come by. Luckily, if you’re an Continue Reading »

Written on June 14, 2013

Cinecoup film Accelerates towards the top five finalists, and a $1 million prize

    It’s a new way of choosing how movies will be produced – rather than working through a lengthy process involving backers and studios, participants in the CineCoup Film Accelerator brought their ideas straight to their audience for feedback. The Cineplex sponsored challenge saw 270 teams of filmmakers from across Canada competing for a Continue Reading »

Written on May 26, 2013

Producers, and actors, and special effects…oh my! Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo 2013 in photos

  The 2013 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo was a whirlwind weekend. From the awesome events, to the captivating panels, to the sweet (and sometime scary) costumes, it was a blast. The weekend (which ran from April 26-28), saw over 60,000 attendees at the sold out show – most of whom praised the organizers for Continue Reading »

Written on May 11, 2013

Marc Whiteway shines light on the hope hidden in Lawrence Heights

    For those Calgarians unfamiliar with the Toronto neighbourhood Lawrence Heights, a quick google search will quickly give you an unflattering picture. Typing in the letters, auto-correct jumps in immediately – “Did you mean, lawrence heights gangs? Lawrence heights shooting? Lawrence heights crime?” Former Calgarian and current Torontonian Marc Whiteway intends to change that reputation, Continue Reading »

Written on May 3, 2013

The Fifth Reel is a reel fun time

    If you want to bring cool cinema to your city, the best way is to do it yourself. Alonso Melgar, a former employee at the Uptown and current employee of Kensington’s Plaza Theatre, decided to do exactly that. While talking with another employee, Dan Crittenden, about different ideas for screenings, Melgar came up Continue Reading »

Written on April 21, 2013

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