Tag Archives: Calgary Stampede

Gentlemanly/Womanly Respect

I wrote this post several years ago but it bears repeating after my husband and I witnessed an appalling scene at the Calgary Stampede last week.  A young man and woman got into quite an altercation at one of the … Continue reading

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25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Summer

My husband and I have always considered ourselves “summer people” and yet God has planted us in Alberta that boasts a winter that can last eight to nine months of the year.  *sigh*  Still, when summer does roll around, usually during … Continue reading

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Hell or High Water Aftermath

Stampede 101 is over.  The million dollar rodeo and Rangeland Chuck Wagon races declared their champions yesterday and it was somehow fitting that Jason Glass from High River won the $100,000.00 prize in the Rangeland Derby.  While the majority of … Continue reading

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Putting “Hell or High Water” Into Perspective

It has been nearly two weeks since the worst flood in Alberta’s history happened.  The good people of High River are slowly but surely returning to their homes.  Many will have to completely rebuild, others are in the “mopping up” … Continue reading

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Come Hell or High Water – Red Cross Flood Relief

There has been overwhelming hits on my blog since I posted about the 2013 Alberta Flood, and I thank all of you who have shared the postings and shown such encouragement and support to the flood relief efforts here in … Continue reading

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Come Hell or High Water

“Come Hell or High Water” has become the unofficial theme of the 101st Calgary Stampede.  With grit and determination, the clean up has begun at the Saddledome, and down at Stampede Park after the worst flood on record swamped the … Continue reading

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The Day After the Longest Day of the Year

I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta.  The little “green house” as we called the home I lived in the first three years of my life, is currently surrounded by water on all sides, the whole community of Sunnyside … Continue reading

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The Royal Tour to Canada – 2011

Last year I wrote about our nation’s National Anthem, O Canada to celebrate Canada Day.  Last year Queen Elizabeth was the visiting Royal on Parliament Hill.  This year her grandson, Prince William and his new bride, Catherine will visit Canada … Continue reading

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