Author Archives: NixonsCan

About NixonsCan

World-travelled ecologist interested in energy, food & water challenges, photography, poetry and music.

Sledding Fun @sledisland with @levimacdougall @TrannaWintour @MartyTopps @NourHadidi @BobbyWarrener & Carina Morton @niteowlyyc

Saturday night was comedy night in Calgary for the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival as Nite Owl turned around their downstairs bar to make it nice and cozy. There were chairs to sit on. Even tables to put your … Continue reading

Posted in #YYC, Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Music, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heavy Metal Sledding in Calgary with @wittrofficial , Wilt, Oxeneer and Sigil @sledisland @DickensYYC

A hoard of heavy metal aficionados delved into Dickens, Calgary last night for one of the heaviest nights in the Sled Island Music Festival program this year. The pub was packed out, largely with black-cladded fans, many well-prepared with a pair of ear … Continue reading

Posted in #YYC, Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Music, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ryan Adams playing with some cool cats in Calgary: gig review @TheRyanAdams @KarenElson_

Few artists have been as prolific as Ryan Adams in getting out their recordings. The Jacksonville, North Carolina-born singer, songwriter, producer and poet has released 17 albums, starting with Heartbreaker in 2000. Karen Elson Up first though was the support … Continue reading

Posted in #YYC, Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Music, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Milk, Brunch Club and Walrus go Sledding at Nite Owl, Calgary @sledisland @niteowlyyc #YYC

Nite Owl, in Calgary, was one of over 30 venues for musical talents across Canada (and beyond) that got going last night with the annual Sled Island music and arts festival. Brunch Club First up was Brunch Club, a trio … Continue reading

Posted in #YYC, Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Music, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canada fall, but go ahead of USA in U20 World Rugby Trophy qualifier @rugbycanada @USARugby

It was not the result that the Canada U20 team wanted but it was enough to get a win on aggregate points in their double header against USA U20.  Team USA narrowly defeated Canada 27-25 on Saturday at Ellerslie Park, … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Canada, Photography, Rugby, Sports, Sports photography, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Romania rumbles Canada 25-9 in Edmonton @rugbyromania @rugbycanada

The music stage next to the pitch was bashing out some good rock and roll numbers at sunny Ellerslie Rugby Park in Edmonton ahead of the international rugby test match between Canada and Romania. Alas for Canada, it was the … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Canada, Photography, Rugby, Sports, Sports photography | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

STIX on the ice with Glen Gulutzan @STIXHockey @global_sportaca @NHLFlames

The girls playing in the Global Sport Academy Group’s STIX Hockey program got a master class last night at Norma Bush Arena, Calgary. Glen Gulutzan, Head Coach of the Calgary Flames was on the ice for a full practice, taking … Continue reading

Posted in #YYC, Alberta, Calgary, Canada, Hockey, Photography, Sports, Sports photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment