Calgary News, Events & Local Insights about Calgary - Blog Archive: June, 2013

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The summer is upon us and it's time to take the family for a picnic. There are plenty of great parks throughout Calgary to provide you with the perfect picnic spot. Three parks come to mind when thinking about picnicking and having fun with the kids. Here are the top three choices for your next outdoor meal.


Prince’s Island Park

Found in the middle of downtown, Prince’s Island Park is the perfect place for your next picnic. It's surrounded by water and provides plenty of picnic sites. You can also enjoy the many hiking trails, flower gardens, water fountains, playgrounds, pathways and the large art sculptures. If you don't want to pack your own picnic, you can even pick something up at the cafe.

Bowness Park

Whether you just want to enjoy the…

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Getting an appraisal is one of the best decisions you can make before either buying or selling a property. While it is not mandatory, the small price that you end up paying for this appraisal can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. In most cases purchasing a home will be the largest investment of your life and beginning with a sure and confident foot forward is always the best way to get started.

When you're purchasing a new home you’ll have the added peace of mind that only an appraisal can provide. You'll know how much the home is worth and whether the seller is asking a reasonable and fair price for it. The appraisal also gives your real estate agent a tool that you can use during the negotiation process and helps you work…

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The Stir Crazy Family Fun Centre is a great place for the entire family. With plenty of fun events and classes, everybody can find something to enjoy. The centre is one of the largest of its kind in Calgary with a dedication to allowing families to enjoy each other in a safe, clean, healthy and fun environment. The Centre caters to parents with children 12 and under and the facility is a total of 11,000 square feet. Included in the facility is:

  • 6 private party rooms
  • Themed play structure
  • Mini Arcade
  • Birthday Bakery
  • Parent & Tot Lounge
  • 2 Bounce Houses
  • Concessions Counter
  • A Private Nursing Room

The Parent & Tot Lounge includes plenty of places for the kids to play and the parents to relax. You can enjoy internet access, gated areas,…

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A great-looking fence will add a lot to the curb appeal of your home. When your fence starts to look old and worn, it's time to get it spruced up again with stain or paint. Both chain-link and wooden fences can benefit from a paint job.

Preparing the ground

Clear the area around the fence completely, getting rid of any overgrown weeds or grass and raking up any leaves and debris near it.

Preparing the fence

In order to see the best results possible you'll want to first clean your fence using a power sprayer if you have one. Then you'll want to scrape off any peeling paint and then sand it with fine or medium grit sandpaper. You'll then want to give it a final rinsing and use the scrub brush when necessary to remove any rough finishes that you may…

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The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival will be held from June 19th to June 22nd. This festival features many different venues with all types of talent taking the stage. Last year nearly 30,000 people were in attendance and this year is expected to be the same. The bands on stage aren't your typical types of bands. Instead, the festival looks for bands that stray from the typical commercial rock.

The Venues

  • Broken City
  • Broken City - Patio
  • Commonwealth Bar & Stage
  • Commonwealth Downstairs
  • Glenbow Museum - Concocophillips Theatre
  • Milk Tiger Lounge
  • Ship & Anchor
  • Victoria Park Parklet
  • Olympic Plaza
  • Flames Central

The Talent

From music to film and everything in between, there will be plenty of entertainment at the Sled Island…

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