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As the Beerfest Beckons

As the Beerfest Beckons

The Calgary International Beerfest on May 1-2 will bring Calgarians and people from all over the world to take part in seminars, sample local and international beers and delicious foods, vote for the People's Choice awards and enjoy free entertainment.

An Homage to History

Turn the calendar back a century to April 1915. War was raging in the trenches of Europe and in the skies over Ypres in northern Belgium. World War One was in its eighth month and would last many more - until the armistice of November 11, 1918.

Pet Project

Four years ago, Lois Faris adopted a cat that was no spring chicken. In fact, "China" had already used up most of her nine lives; she was never supposed to survived more than a few days.

Walk the Talk

According to Kimberly Nelson, Calgary is not the world's most pleasant city in which to walk. The pedestrian advocate and president of Bike Calgary says the streets are too wide, the allotted time for crossing them too short and the walking environment generally inhospitable to people on foot, making it particularly difficult for those with disabilities. "Just getting across a street can be enough of a challenge to make people not want to walk in this city," she says.

Meet the Editor

Noemi LoPinto, 41, wife, and mother of 5 children, Managing Editor of Edmonton Senior News, Calgary Senior News and Edmonton Woman Magazine proved to be an allusive, almost imaginary target.

The Sexagenarian of Steel

Some people face their birthdays with trepidation; but not Al Vessey. On his 60th birthday in January 2014, he woke and thought "I'm going to take up track and field." Little did he imagine the ripple effect it would have.

Senior Canine Companions for Senior Calgarians

Ask any person who has had a dog as a pet, and they will tell you about the joy that they can bring to the lives of their human companions.

The Economics of Change

This year's season of federal and provincial budgets has touched more topics and ushered in more changes for people age 50 and older than most years.

Talk To Me

A series of free weekend lectures began January 24th of this year to give local Calgary artists the go-ahead in public art gives residents a chance to choose their favourites. The City partnered with the University of Calgary to teach these sessions at Gallery Hall in the Taylor Family Digital Library. The next session takes place on May 23rd.

Ahead of the Curve

Vicki Herd has come a long way since her first job as a ball girl at the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.