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
New Year New Hustle: Great Workspaces around Calgary

For all of you entrepreneurs, small business owners or online gurus, it can be tough to get back into the groove of things when you don’t have an office to go back to. As a small business ourselves, we sympathize with you in the fact that we too get sidetracked and need a quiet place to work without distractions. Below we’ve shared with you some of our favourite spots to put our head down and get the bulk of the work done in silence.

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Kelsey Woods
How to Stay Active During Calgary Winter

Happy January Calgary! In 2018 we’ve already seen it all – snow, sun, slush. Even though the weather has warmed up, us true Albertans know in our hearts that winter is far from over. Here are some fun ways to stay active this winter, whether you feel like being outdoors in the snow or safely inside a workout studio.

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Kelsey Woods
Meet Your New Go-To Guide: The Best of Everything Calgary

Have you ever wondered where to find the best ramen or who offers the best spin class? Or how about where the best educational institution is found in the city? Well we will have the answers to these questions and so many more in just a few short weeks. If you haven’t heard of the Best of Calgary (BOC), here’s the scoop.

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Kelsey Woods
Love Letter to Calgary

My interest in Calgary began in 1989 when I was born a Calgarian; no move required besides the drive home from the hospital. Being raised in and around the equine community has instated in me a true understanding of the western heritage our city is connected to.

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Mandy Balak
Why I Give A Damn

My fiancé James and I ran into an old friend at our favourite watering hole, Cannibale, a couple weeks back. It was the day we announced the conference lineup so I think I was in need of a particularly strong drink. He had no idea I was a part of Best of Calgary so I curiously asked for his opinion on the whole ‘Best of’ thing.

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Vladimir Taikov