Sarah Pynoo

Sarah Pynoo

Sarah is the Managing Editor at Calgary is Awesome. In her spare time, she loves volunteering, watching films, cooking, and exploring Calgary.

Recent Posts by Sarah Pynoo

Contest: Summer Brunch with La Marca Prosecco

I’ve always been a lover of prosecco. It’s inexpensive, often has lighter, more fruity flavours than champagne, and is the perfect bubbly for a celebration. However, only after attending a summer cocktail competition a few months back that featured La Marca Prosecco did I realize how versatile prosecco can be. The cocktail artists managed to make Continue Reading »

Written on August 1, 2015



Billie Rae Busby Offers a Contemporary Take on Western Art

Growing up in the prairies, the landscape is etched in my memories as a series of long lines. The lines of the highway as we drove to visit relatives in small Saskatchewan or Manitoba towns. The horizon line, usually gold (when it wasn’t a dirty white from the snow) and unbroken. And, spotting the long, Continue Reading »

Written on July 8, 2015



CKUA to Open Calgary Studio, Tripling Local Content

Calgarians will soon be able to tune into more local music programming, thanks to a partnership between CKUA, the NMC, and the Calgary Foundation. On Tuesday morning, the National Music Centre (NMC) announced that thanks to a $2 million donation to the NMC and a $1 million donation to CKUA Radio, courtesy of the Calgary Foundation, Continue Reading »

Written on June 24, 2015



Celebrate Aboriginal Contributions to Calgary with Aboriginal Awareness Week

June was declared in 2009 to be National Aboriginal History Month, following the passing of a unanimous motion in the House of Commons. Calgary’s history is intricately tied to the history of Aboriginal people. When cartographer David Thompson first spent the winter camped near the Bow with a Peigan tribe in 1787, the area was known simply Continue Reading »

Written on June 17, 2015



Behind The Scenes in Willow Park: Judging a Prosecco Competition

On Tuesday, June 9th, Calgary is Awesome was lucky enough to be invited to judge Willow Park Wines & Spirits Summer Cocktail Competition. Two of our contributors, Yelp‘s Dale Einarson, and our contributing editor Brett Rieger, joined Willow Park‘s Michael Bigattini and e=mc² Events’ Kathy Randle, to choose which competing bartender had the best use Continue Reading »

Written on June 12, 2015



Ben’s At Home… at Calgary’s Globe Cinema

  I’ve had days where the thought of never going outside has definitely crossed my mind. Not in the Waydowntown kind of way where you literally can’t step outside – which is a lot less fun – but the kind involving working from home, ordering in groceries, and not having to deal with the pitfalls of social Continue Reading »

Written on June 9, 2015



Calgary Restaurateur Finalist for $100,000 Prize

Born and raised Calgarian Vanessa Salopek opened her first restaurant, MARKET, just two years ago. MARKET is the first restaurant in Calgary to use an internal garden (the Urban Cultivator) to grow herbs and heirloom seeds. The restaurant also produces much of their food in-house – baking their own bread and pastries; curing their own Continue Reading »

Written on June 3, 2015



Earn Good (Q)arma at the Lilac Fest

Today’s Lilac Festival is expecting upwards of 100,000 attendees. While the event promises to be a fun one, its popularity brings complications for festival-goers – difficulty acquiring a free table on a sunny patio, locating a food truck with a short line, and spotting a specific vendor through the crowded masses. Calgary-created app Qarma plans to change all that Continue Reading »

Written on May 31, 2015



An Introduction to Cosplay

Over the last two months, you may have seen a lot of fictional characters inhabiting the city – Superman, striding confidently down Stephen Avenue, the Survey Corps. bravely protecting the University of Calgary campus from hungry Titans, and Disney princesses happily chowing down food truck snacks on the Stampede Grounds. These folks are cosplayers. If you’re curious to learn more Continue Reading »

Written on May 18, 2015



Recent Comments by Sarah Pynoo

  • Summer Festival Roundup 2015
  • Shopping in Inglewood Calgary
  • Calgary's best wing nights
  • Community Partners

  •     Build Studio Inc.