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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:29 pm 
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I just came back from ten days in Calgary and had a great time. I went to the new Farmer's market - fabulous! Soy latte from Fratellos was amazing. Also so many fruits and veg from Alberta and BC. My brother made a delicious salsa from his purchases and we ate 5 pounds of blueberries in one day (ten of us:-)). My 19-y.o. son, who busks at the market here in Halifax, played his uke for an hour and was pleased with the reception (and the money).

We didn't eat out a lot because we were staying with family but I had a very nice vegan meal made for me at Sirocco golf course where my nephew had his wedding reception - quinoa salad and roasted vegetables, with a green salad with smoky balsamic vinaigrette to start.

A nice panini (just ask for no cheese) and incredible view at Mercato in Canmore. They say their coffee is the best in Canmore but I doubt it.

Of course I couldn't leave without a trip to Phil and Sebastians - wow. I am a coffee lover, can you tell?

We just happened to be downtown on Stephen Ave. the day the food trucks were rolled out last Thursday. The lineups were crazy so we didn't eat anything, and when we came out of the museum they were gone, but we enjoyed seeing them.

At the Community Natural food store I got Dandies. First marshmallows in a few years and so good. Ethiopian food at a place near the train station in Kensington was delicious.

Maybe I will think of more. I was there for the family and scenery, though, not so much the food. First time I was back in 19 years and I hope it won't be so long till the next time.

ETA: Tabor corn! We spent two days at a cottage in Waterton Lakes with my aunt and she brought Tabor corn, which apparently is a big thing out there. It was tender and delicious and we had enough for two meals - yum!


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:57 pm 
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Glad to hear you had a good time!
I missed out on the food trucks that day too, I went to taste of Calgary instead.
I wonder if there were any trucks with vegan items.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Waterton Lakes and Taber corn are two of my favourite things of all time!


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:08 pm 
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Heeeeyy Calgary! I haven't been on the PPK in such a long time! Summer.... ah summer. I know it's going to be hot this weekend, and possibly a bit longer, but I've started thinking ahead to the long, dark winter (sorry!) and I was wondering how many of you beautiful Calgary vegans would be interested in an informal monthly brunch thing? Say, one Sunday a month, details to be worked out?

I'm tentatively offering to host because I'm pretty central, just waiting on approval from my new roommate, because, well, it's her house too. I'm sure she won't object to an invasion of friendly people and delicious food once a month. :)

Respond if you're interested in attending, and I can go from there!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:51 am 
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If any one is interested in a monthly vegan brunch gathering, check out our Facebook Page!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:21 am 
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Neat! I requested to join for those rare occasions when I'm in Calgary! Will share with my one vegan friend in Calgary.


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:36 pm 
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Holy crepe, I didn't know there were so many PPKers in Calgary! That makes me so happy.

Maggie Muggins wrote:
Yes! We need more bakers this year. The bakesale won't be until April or May but we'll probable start planning soon.

There's a vegan bakesale coming up? Duuuuude, I wanna help!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:48 am 
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stupefaction wrote:
Holy crepe, I didn't know there were so many PPKers in Calgary! That makes me so happy.


You should come to our brunch this Sunday!

We haven't discussed the next vegan bake sale yet, it usually takes place around April/May. Just keep an eye out for posts, we'll definitely be in need of bakers again.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Maggie Muggins wrote:
stupefaction wrote:
Holy crepe, I didn't know there were so many PPKers in Calgary! That makes me so happy.


You should come to our brunch this Sunday!



I was super excited about the brunch and joined the facebook group...but then I remembered that I work this Sunday from 11-5 and I had an epic sad. Will there be another one in December, perhaps?

Count me in for the bakesale, though. I'd love to help out.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:27 pm 
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We probable won't be having the next one until January, there always seems to be too much going on in December. Hope you can make the next one!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:46 am 
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I'm going to be in Calgary jan18-24 to help my sister either have a baby, or take care of her if she's already had him. If there's a brunch going on while I'm there, I'd love to sneak out!


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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Moving to you soon Calgary! Hopefully in 2 weeks from today I will have the keys to our new place :)


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:02 am 
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Next brunch is January 15th! But if you have time for dinner or something while you are in town lwt us know AM!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:20 pm 
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I can make time!

I was trying to figure out travel plans from the airport in case my sister is in the hospital when I arrive, so I checked the calgary transit trip planner. My brother in law says I'll get mugged if I Take the bus.
Am I going to get mugged if I take the bus?


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:29 am 
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No! Where in Calgary are you going? When do you get in? There are a few areas thay are sketch after dark but most of it is fine! Are you coming out by yourself, no Malcolm?

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:39 pm 
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ummm... varsity dr I think?
It's definitely will be just me. I'm going to help my sister out (her due date is tomorrow) with her new bebe. Having Malcolm there would be overwhelming for her I think.
I get in the morning of the 18th.


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:47 pm 
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I used to live near Varsity, it’s a really safe area, I’ve walked by myself in the dark through there plenty o times.
Since you can’t make the brunch, do you want to do a little get together and while you’re here? Have dinner or lunch or something? I’m not sure if you’ll have much free time but I’m free most evenings and on the weekends.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
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I'd love to!
It's hard to say when I'll be able to sneak out though, my sister is still definitely pregnant and not at all close to labor.


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:17 am 
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I'm here!


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:39 pm 
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Yay! Has your sister had her baby yet? Whenever you think you might be free just send myself or teapot a PM and hopefully we'll be able to get together. I can see if the other Calgary PPKers are free.

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:10 pm 
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Amanda melanie! You are going home soon and we haven't had our dinner!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Theres been a few complications with my sister and baby, but both are doing ok now. I think my sister and husband can handle everything now. Lunch tomorrow maybe? I suppose everyone will probably be at work though?


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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:39 am 
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I get an hour for lunch but I'm pretty limited to what's in my vicinity (downtown)...which isn't a great selection unless you like fast food. Could you do dinner?

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:30 am 
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Dinner would be much better for me as well. Let us know!

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 Post subject: Re: Calgary AB Canada?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:32 pm 
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I'm supposed to be making pizza here for everyone. shiitake. I don't have to be at the airport until 8:30 or so. Is there anywhere close to the airport we could go for a drink or something, then I could take a taxi? Or maybe they won't want pizza tonight. Hmmm. They're gone to pick up my nephew fromthe hospital now, I'll see what they want to do when they get back.


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