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Walking a mile in her shoes →  September 10, 2012

Tomorrow I will strap on my high heels and walk a mile in them to support YWCA programs for women and children seeking refuge from violent homes. I set out to raise $500 and now we’re closing in on $1,000 for this worthy cause. Thanks to all who’ve donated so generously! If you want to add your [...]

Man seeking pumps to walk a mile in →  September 4, 2012

Yesterday, on the spur of the moment, I made a decision to sign up for the YWCA of Edmonton’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on September 11. The event involves me and a bunch of guys walking around Churchill Square in pumps. Why? (As if we need a reason.) We’re raising money for YWCA’s programs supporting [...]

My culinary must haves in Edmonton →  July 4, 2012

It’s been three years since we arrived in this land rivers, valleys and big sky. In fact, I’m starting to feel right at home here in Edmonton, much to the chagrin of my eastern family and friends. The true sign of this nesting instinct is the development of some reliable culinary favourites around which I rather [...]

The story behind the story about the guy who moved from Toronto to Edmonton and didn’t become a cowboy →  February 11, 2012

Last week I became the poster boy for the growing trend to “go west” in Canada and the national media’s desire to tells stories about it. Turns out the latest 2011 Canadian census data shows strong migration to the west of Canada, to Alberta in particular. And the media needed an example of someone who’d made [...]