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

Three Things I Learned at Seedy Saturday

Don’t let the name put you off. Seedy Saturday isn’t an event rife with the kind of seediness that plagued Calgary’s Cecil Hotel before its closure a few years ago. Rather, the annual event is a celebration of local crops, allowing for communities to come together and swap seeds in order to maintain regional seed Continue Reading »

Written on March 22, 2015

Five Pieces of Public Art that Make for a Better Calgary

  Earlier this week, Ward 14 Councillor Peter Demong suggested that a freeze should be put on public art spending, until the economy improves. Currently, one per cent of all capital spending in the city goes towards public art projects. Many, including Mayor Naheed Nenshi have spoken out strongly against the proposal, suggesting that it Continue Reading »

Written on February 23, 2015

Kombucha on tap flows into Calgary

The latest addition to the local craft beverage scene is not a beer or a cider, but a health drink. True Buch is a local, kombucha brewery (or KomBrewery), that serves up the tasty drink on tap. The company is operated by a husband and wife duo, Conrad and Louisa Ferrel. The two fell in love with Continue Reading »

Written on January 25, 2015

Why Calgarians are susceptible to SAD, and tips for treatment

The holidays are over, and there are still a few months of winter left for us to weather (pardon the pun). Unfortunately, while we might be great at dealing with cold weather, our position up north leaves us particularly vulnerable to a dangerous side effect of the winter blues – seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In Continue Reading »

Written on January 11, 2015

It’s time to speak out against sexual assault

  Never before has the subject of sexual assault been such a national focus in Canada. The allegations against Jian Ghomeshi have brought the topics of consent and victim blaming to the forefront of what is a long-overdue discussion. For victims, it has also been a difficult couple of weeks with both traditional and social Continue Reading »

Written on November 9, 2014

Tonight: Remembering Martin Sadlon through jazz, classical, and art

A world traveler, musician, teacher, friend, son, and brother, Martin Sadlon was a pillar of Calgary’s arts community. Sadlon, a graduate of the University of Calgary with a degree in music theory, was a freelance trumpet player and educator. Now, one year to the day after his passing from lung cancer, Sadlon’s friends have come together Continue Reading »

Written on October 3, 2014

Local Cowboys Star In Queer Rodeo Doc

  Matt Livadary describes the cowboy code as “lending a hand to all”, and accepting all individuals. In his film, Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo, the cowboys are perfect representations of the cowboy code – building a great community, where all of them can simply be themselves. I spoke to one of the Continue Reading »

Written on September 23, 2014

Buying and Eating Locally, In Two Recipes

  Over the past year or two, I’ve made a serious effort to buy locally as much as possible. As an employee of a small, locally-owned independent business, I’ve become intimately familiar with how important these businesses are to the local economy, and how much their owners mean to the community. Supporting locally owned businesses doesn’t Continue Reading »

Written on September 8, 2014

Travel Hacking with Matthew Bailey

  Travel can seem so daunting sometimes – saving up the money, getting the courage to try new experiences, getting the time off from work – but Matthew Bailey wants everyone to know that they can achieve their travel goals with a lot less effort than they might expect. Matthew, 30, is a self-taught “travel hacker” Continue Reading »

Written on August 17, 2014

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