It’s no secret that kids who lack proper nutrition don’t perform to the best of their ability in a classroom or learning environment. Having low blood-sugar and vitamin levels or insufficient access to nutrient-rich foods affects students’ moods and their ability to sit down and absorb the information presented to them. By ensuring that school-aged kids have easy access to healthy, well-balanced breakfast and mid-morning snacks, we’re setting up the next generation on many levels: physically, emotional and academically.
The Perfect Planner for the Ultimate Girls’ Getaway Weekend in Calgary | Sponsored by Tourism Calgary
Being in Canada, you really have the world at your fingertips, but it can be a challenge to find a spot that is easily accessible and explorable within one weekend.
Luckily, Calgary is a big and exciting city, but its core lends itself perfectly to walking, biking, and exploring in a fun-filled couple of days. It’s home to a variety of historical neighborhoods, the Rocky Mountains and prairies, and is a melting pot of cultures, making it an exceptional destination for a weekend adventure.
Here’s a planner to help you choose the best spots in downtown Calgary for a trip with the ladies!
The hardest part about prepping for the holidays is finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, especially since heading to the mall during this time of year can be stressful… to say the least.
This year, we challenge you to switch it up, avoid the rat race at the mall, and shop local. Here’s a guide to some (though not all) of the best local products you can find in and around Calgary this holiday season.
There’s officially one month left in 2017 – let’s make it a spectacular one!
December is the month to enjoy yuletide events, sip on delicious cocoa, cozy up by the fire, and munch on delicious Christmas baking. It’s truly the happiest time of year as it allows us to celebrate all the best things in life, making it the perfect way to bring 2017 to an end.
From holiday performances to local markets to fun snowy activities, Calgary has it all when it comes to winter holiday festivities. Here are...
It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year!
‘Tis the season to participate in a cookie exchange, indulge in sugary delights, help someone in need, and feel the joy that the holiday season brings.
Gather together with your friends and family to celebrate yet another year slowly coming to an end as you drink cocoa, warm up by the fire, and enjoy the childhood nostalgia of all the Christmas decorations.
From spectacular twinkling lights to unreal Christmas performances, Calgary has a lot to offer when it comes to celebrating the holidays. Here are 33 things you won’t want to miss ou
Here at the Friday HQ we’re always looking to see what is happening in the ever-changing world of modern art. It always inspires us to see what other creatives are doing around the globe and how their work is making an impact on both the art and global community!
Enter a technicolour, whimsical interactive art experience, located in the heart of San Francisco, called The Color Factory.
One of the most rewarding things about what we do is getting the opportunity to work with creative organizations that are making a large and positive impact within the community.
And let’s be honest, large is by far an understatement for Beakerhead! We can definitely all agree that this artistic and scientific marvel certainly knows how to make an entrance.
Leggings, ballet flats, hoodies, you name it! Throughout the 20th and 21st century, the lines have been blurred between ‘street’ and ‘active’ wear, as women increasingly opt for a wardrobe that is stylish, comfortable and most importantly, practical to suit their everyday bossgal’ hustle.
Think back to your favourite spot or hideaway as a child. What was it about the space that made it so special? What were the familiar Aromas? How was it decorated? Was is big or small? Was it a plain, yet cozy sanctuary that left room for your vivid imagination to grow and wander? Or was it a magical room fill of all your toys and playtime activities, waiting for you to wake up act day and bring them to life?
It’s time for an urban fall adventure in our city’s most beautiful outdoor spaces!
The crackling of a fire pit, the squeak of a metal swing, the crunch of leaves: it all makes for a sensory experience that’s recognizable at any age. Calgary is home to a wide variety of luscious green landscapes, parks, rivers, and lakes that allow us to play and collaborate, while escaping the city’s core.
These spots are where we connect with one another on a more authentic level, experience nature, and crea...
This winter Calgarians will have the unique opportunity to participate in and engage with an immersive art experience that is nothing like this city has ever seen before. Through a series of painted windows in the Downtown core, viewers will be able to experience winter-time stories as told by Calgarian Artists in the Northern Reflections Window Exhibition, curated by art collective Buds of Buds.
However, unlike any other outdoor art gallery, they’re taking the notion of “experience” to an en...
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome one of Calgary’s trendiest shops to the Ave, Bamboo Ballroom. Originally hailing from Edmonton, this fashion boutique recently bid their old home in Inglewood goodbye, as they set their sights on a larger, more bustling location in the heart of the city.
YYC has been treated to a real summer this year, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Tons of sunny rays, delicious eats, and cool downs on the Ave’s patios have already made it a summer to remember. That said, our sunnies have seen some wear and tear and so has our skin. 17th has you covered for eyewear, skin care and at least one more patio session that’s not to be missed.
With summer in full swing, you can feel the heat and energy on the Ave beginning to rise – and it’s contagious. From bumping patios, shopping the Ave for a new summer look, and trends to treating yourself to a much-needed make-over, we’ve got everything you need for those perfect summer days we’ve all been waiting for.
The best part about living in Calgary is that we get the best of both the Rocky Mountains and the Prairies and that is truly an amazing combination. As a result, there are some unbelievably beautiful hikes that surround our city and are just waiting to be explored.