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Stories from Our Streets: Filling Out the 15 Faces You Should Know

Writing the Stories from our Streets over the last few years, I’ve been introduced to some pretty interesting people. Many are known only to their neighborhood, or their industry. Even more are simply shy or have found ways to keep their light hidden to the public. But all are worthy of note for their dedication Continue Reading »

Stories from Our Streets: 5 Faces of YYC You Should Know

In the time I have written with Calgary is Awesome, I’ve covered quite a few interesting people who you probably never heard about. From the inspirational paddling champion Jacques Godin to Hutterite photographer turned LGBTQ rights champion Kelly Hofer, each and every one of these people have brought in a certain special flare to our Continue Reading »

I ate dinner on a Ferris Wheel

If Beakerhead was a person, she would be the smartest girl in class, but the kind who effortlessly wears asymmetrical clothes made out of bamboo, who dyes her hair a different color every month, whose math binder is crammed with doodles and poems, and also ALL THE RIGHT MATH ANSWERS. Seriously, Beakerhead, why weren’t you my best friend in Continue Reading »

Dining in the Sky at Beakerhead

Everyone loves a carnival, especially science geeks! But add the magic cuisine of Nicole Gomes of Nicole Gourmet and Top Chef Canada Season 3, a 40-ft ferris wheel run entirely by cooking oil from local restaurants and an incredible view of the Sustainival, and you have a party! From today to the 13th, Beakerhead presents Continue Reading »

Day In The Life Of An Astronaut

The days until Beakerhead grow shorter (Sept 10 – 14), with that in mind, we went out and had a little fun with our astronaut pal and festival mascot who’s just itching to get going. When the lights go out and the ticker tape parades are all over, this is what it’s really like to Continue Reading »

Stories from Our Streets #YYCPRIDE Special – Introducing Kelly Hofer

You’re 19, and you’re living in a small farming community. You’ve had the same friends and family all of your life, and you know the neighbors just as well. Your role in life is defined by the community elders from birth to death so long as you were on the ground. The world outside the Continue Reading »

Stories From Our Streets: Introducing Patronus

There Patronus stood, ever vigilant, always watching for anything that may endanger the humans that he has become accustomed to. It was a self-imposed duty that evolved from his original programming to kill all humans. Now the strong, silent protector of the future was ready to give mankind another chance. While taking a break over Continue Reading »

Beakerhead Arrives With Graffiti

https://vimeo.com/96052477 Beakerhead, Calgary’s new and only arts and science festival, is kicking off the 2014 edition early. They commissioned artist Michael W. Mateyko to create a special graffiti mural which you can see for yourselves in the underpasses on 4th Street and 14th Street along 9th Ave in the Southwest. The result is a collection of Continue Reading »

Expect The Unexpected When Chef & Bartender Meet Scientist During Engineered Eats!

As the community manager with Yelp Calgary, I get involved with a lot of cool events around town. I never dreamed I’d be cohosting a five-day food and drink science experiment with Beakerhead and seven local restaurants! If you enjoy pushing your food and drink boundaries, you’ll love what participating local restaurants have concocted as Continue Reading »

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