Deck the Walls

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the opening of a fabulous community event called ‘Deck the Walls.’ Local Artist Karen Scarlett and recent Top 40 under 40 winner Jill Drader have brought together a collective of 20 local, new and emerging artists for an art show to celebrate the holiday season! All of the artwork will be on display and ready for purchase until January 15th at two locations: Patisserie du Soleil (Woodbine location) and Heaven Artisan Gluten-Free …Read More

Celebrating Neighbours – Reflecting on the kindness of Calgarians from the 2013 Flood

For many June 21st is remembered as the first day of summer, but for Calgarians this will mark a day that our city will never forget. On June 21st, 2013 the City of Calgary and surrounding cities/towns in Southern Alberta experienced the worst flood devastation in its history.  What started as an abnormal rainfall, quickly became torrential within hours, turning streets into rivers, parks into pools and our downtown core into an island. The devastation was unimaginable; over 75,000 residents …Read More

MeVest Community Gathering

Usually the only time I want to talk about finances is when I’m due for a raise, receiving my GST cheque or getting my tax receipt. Other than that, finances can often be a bit of a taboo subject when conversing with friends, family and coworkers. People often say you should never talk about religion, politics or money on the first date—well I just had an amazing first date at an event organized by MeVest, with guest speaker and well …Read More

What else is happening as we close out May? It’s Celiac Awareness Month

Other than Mother’s Day, the month of May is also symbolic of many other events and awareness organizations. May is the month for celiac awareness, a disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food. This triggers an immune response in the body that damages the intestines of the person affected, preventing them from absorbing vital nutrients. I’m certain that it’s safe to say we have all seen or heard of gluten including …Read More