Fresh produce market to set up at New Horizon Mall

Just Ripe is working with the Doef Family Greenhouse operation in the Lacombe area to provide fresh produce year-round for the new Prairie Horizon Market

Fresh produce market to set up at New Horizon MallJust Ripe is working with the Doef Family Greenhouse operation in the Lacombe area to provide fresh produce year-round for the new Prairie Horizon Market. The market will open next spring at the New Horizon Mall. “Just Ripe has been an innovator in working with the Doef family to enhance their already well-established family greenhouse…

Flames, Stamps move to connect with fans through data

‘Customer data platform helps teams better understand their audience so they can connect with them on a more personal level’

Flames, Stamps move to connect with fans through dataCalgary Sports & Entertainment, owner of the Calgary Flames and Stampeders, has launched a new partnership with StellarAlgo as the company seeks to engage its fan base on a more personalized level. StellarAlgo is a customer data platform that helps professional sports teams maximize the potential of their data through machine learning. “At Calgary Sports…

Creating a culinary mix of local and worldly

Executive chef Eraj Jayawickreme talks about how the Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar distinguishes itself in the Calgary market

Creating a culinary mix of local and worldlyEraj Jayawickreme is the Fairmont Palliser’s executive chef and food and beverage manager. His responsibility includes the Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar. What makes the Hawthorn unique in the Calgary marketplace? Jayawickreme: Hawthorn is special as we highlight the amazing producers, artisans and farmers in this province. It is our core philosophy to ensure that…

CAMP Festival explores the art and technology of creative storytelling

Leading innovators, inventors and designers will explore the convergence of art and technology with a special focus on mental health

CAMP Festival explores the art and technology of creative storytellingIndustry leaders and creators are converging in Calgary next week to explore the art and technology of creative storytelling during the sixth annual CAMP Festival. The festival will focus this year on the mental health of the creative mind. CAMP (Council of Artists and Multimedia Professionals) is a non-profit focused on the art and technology…

Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre a place to explore art and faith

Val Lieske talks about how Fire Exit Theatre seeks to entertain people in order to challenge and change them

Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre a place to explore art and faithVal Lieske is artistic director at Fire Exit Theatre in Calgary. What's the history behind Fire Exit Theatre and how it started? Lieske: Fire Exit began out of an interest to tell stories that matter; stories of faith that couldn’t or wouldn’t be told in either the church or the theatre. I had a bunch…

Spruce Meadows lays out ambitious long-term vision

Spruce Meadows lays out ambitious long-term visionThe sprawling Spruce Meadows equestrian site has grandiose plans for the future, which could include a 12,000-seat stadium, an indoor field house and a boutique hotel. It’s all part of the facility’s 30-year area structure plan that received first reading at a recent Foothills County council meeting. “We author one every decade to try to…

Jollibee opens first Calgary location on Friday

Jollibee opens first Calgary location on FridayJollibee, the largest fast-food chain brand in the Philippines, is opening its first Calgary store on Friday, just a month after opening its first store in Edmonton. The Calgary store will be located in the Pacific Place Mall at 999 36th St. N.E. “As a major cosmopolitan area and Alberta's largest city, Calgary is a…

Building relationships between guest and host

Robert Vidra talks about how Simply Elegant strives to be an exceptional hospitality firm

Building relationships between guest and hostRobert Vidra is CEO of Simply Elegant. What’s Simply Elegant and what does it do? Vidra: Simply Elegant is a hospitality firm. Our philosophy is “enlightened hospitality.” We work towards providing the best possible experience for our clients, guests, staff and vendors. We must be more than a service or product. It must encompass our…

Currie neighbourhood installs beehives for sustainability

Hoping to create a community of bee advocates who will embrace the hives as a meaningful part of their community

Currie neighbourhood installs beehives for sustainabilityHere’s something very cool happening in the southwest Calgary neighbourhood of Currie. In celebration of World Honeybee Day on August 17, the master-planned community by Canada Lands Company has installed community beehives to educate and raise awareness about the role honeybees play in the ecosystem. “Our hope is that urban beekeeping in Currie will help…

Here’s what Calgary’s new arena might look like

Here’s what Calgary’s new arena might look likeWondering what the Calgary Flames’ new arena may look like? The City of Calgary announced on Monday that it has come to an agreement with the ownership group behind the National Hockey League team to evenly split the cost of a new $550-million hockey arena to replace the aging Scotiabank Saddledome. The East Victoria Park…
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