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

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



Here’s how to keep your cool this summer

Things have been getting a little bit hot this past week in Calgary. Our average temperatures have been about 12 degrees higher than usual, and the weather spike has been causing huge electricity demands, with brownouts occurring all over the province. On July 30th, the Alberta Electric System Operators tweeted that Alberta had hit a Continue Reading »

Written on August 3, 2014



Five tours that will show you a whole new side of Calgary

  As a local, sometimes it’s easy to let parts of your city go unnoticed. Whether your eyes are always glued to the ground as you quickly walk through downtown, or if you never stray from the same path on your daily commute home, you might never realize some of the neat things in the Continue Reading »

Written on July 20, 2014



Four Local Indie Nail Polish Companies, and One Recipe to DIY

Independent nail polish manufacturing has seen a huge rise in popularity over the past number of years. Indie makers have freedom to make unique, inexpensive products, free of most chemicals and preservatives, unlike larger, more established companies. Luckily, nail polish is much easier to make than other cosmetics, and plenty of local nail art aficionados Continue Reading »

Written on July 6, 2014



The Curated shares their 3 tips for bargain hunting on Kijiji

If you’ve ever stayed up until two a.m. hunting for the perfect kitchen table because you’re sick of awkwardly eating pad thai on the couch while you watch television (no? too specific? just me?), you’ll definitely appreciate how much of a pain it can be slogging through page after page of mostly terrible furniture pieces Continue Reading »

Written on June 16, 2014



2001: A Twitter Odyssey at the Calgary Philharmonic

As the gorgeous opening notes of Also Sprach Zarathustra swelled through the organ, bassoons, and basses at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Rush Hour concert performance of Music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, I closed my eyes and imagined the scene from Kubrick’s film – the sun, earth, and moon aligning as the opening C transforms into intervals Continue Reading »

Written on June 1, 2014



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