Mandy Stobo: Best Visual Artist in 2018

If you’re familiar with the Calgary art scene, Mandy Stobo is a household name. This talented artist pours her love for travel, this city and her son into her never-ending supply of watercolour portraits, colourful landscapes and humorous renditions.

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Kelsey Woods
New Year, New Resolutions

Focus on improvement this year, not perfection. Striving for perfect may keep you motivated at the beginning, however, it will always lead to disappointment. Enjoy the journey and work on bettering yourself - this will ultimately lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle. Be better than you were yesterday, not trying to be perfect overnight.

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Kelsey Woods
Redesigning Communities in Calgary

By thinking big, Calgarians have an opportunity to redesign their communities, and the city as a result. Concepts from the Safe and Smooth program in the Netherlands were presented during CMLC Community Day at the historic St. Louis building, as part of Best of Calgary Ideas Week.

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Kelsey Woods
Historic, Social & Economic Disruption in Calgary

Calgary is experiencing a historic, social and economic disruption, the likes of which it has never seen. It is going through a period of disruption that is defying old labels about our city, says Tim Olafson and Matt Stone, the partners behind Calgary’s largest research firm, Stone Olafson.

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Kelsey Woods
Calgary Ranked 34th in Annual Best Cities of the World Report

Calgary was ranked 34th amongst 175 cities with a population of a million or more people in Resonance Consultancy’s annual Best Cities of the World report. Chris Fair, CEO of Resonance Consultancy – publishers of the annual Best Cities in the World report – revealed the results during CMLC Community Day at the historic St. Louis building, as part of Best of Calgary Ideas Week.

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Kelsey Woods
Interact with Calgary’s Best

Well Calgary, the votes have been tallied, the winners announced and now the fun begins. Introducing The Best of Calgary Interactive Labs. We have paired up some of this year’s winners to collaborate in offering some of the most unique experiences you can find.

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Kelsey Woods
Help Improve Your Community

If you have an idea on how to improve your community but you aren’t sure where to start or how to find initial funding, then you should attend our Community Day event on Friday, May 25th that serves as the kick-off to our third annual Best of Calgary Ideas Week.

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Kelsey Woods
Best of Calgary Results: Truly a City-Wide Contribution

This is now the third year for Best of Calgary and each year we see the interest in our project grow and grow. Our main area of focus this year was to ensure that we received votes from all corners of the city. This way, we know that the results truly represented the views of Calgarians far and wide.

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Kelsey Woods
Why Best of Calgary Matters

With only two days left in the month, it means your ability to weigh in on which organizations, companies and people deserve to be put on a pedestal and celebrated is coming to a quick end. So, do us and our city a favour. Take the time to vote by Wednesday February 28.

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Kelsey Woods
Our Approved Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Happy February YYC! For some people, Valentine’s is dressing to the nines and heading downtown for a romantic rendezvous accompanied by a bottle of pinot noir, while others simply crave a homemade meal with hunny and a stroll under the stars. Check out some of these former Best of Calgary winners to make this Valentine’s Day memorable as heck.

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Kelsey Woods
Why Best of Calgary Matters

When I ran Avenue magazine over nearly 15 years from the turn of the present millennium until about six years ago, without fail our most popular volumes were the “Best of…” issues that we had created over the years – Best Restaurants, Best Communities, you get the idea.

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Mandy Balak