Author Archives: NixonsCan

About NixonsCan

World-traveled ecologist interested in sustainability, photography, sports, and music.

Dance of the wankas and wamlas on the backdeck

  Huaylarsh Moderno The Huaylarsh Moderno is one of Peru’s best-loved dances and it was an honour to have this performed, along with the Marinera Norteña and Huaconada de Mito, by members of Raíces del Perú on my own back … Continue reading

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Rams overcome Canucks in Alberta Cup clash

The Rams took the top position in the Alberta Cup with a win over city rivals, Canucks at Calgary Rugby Union Park on Saturday. The Canucks opened the scoring after less than two minutes with a play from the first … Continue reading

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A new beer on the block: Marda Loop Brewing Company is open for business in Calgary

  Calgary has a new brewery on tap. The Marda Loop Brewing Company (MLBC) opened for business over the weekend in Marda Loop with a nice set of five finely crafted beers. As the sky opened up and rained hard … Continue reading

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Steve Poltz makes Canmore Folk Festival even friendlier

  Canmore Folk Festival always has a really nice feel about it. The location, set in Centennial Park, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains is breathtaking. The crowd is bright and eager to discover new music. And the musicians are usually … Continue reading

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High flying action by the Calgary Canucks

    Place the turf a couple of hundred metres or so to the west and the pitch would lie right below the flight path of the Calgary International Airport (YYC). So with tongue completely in cheek, I can say, … Continue reading

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Raíces del Peru awarded Best Cultural Entry award for second time in the Calgary Stampede Parade

Raíces del Peru (Roots of Peru) entered the Calgary Stampede Parade for the first time in 2017. This time around they excelled again and won the Best Cultural Entry award for the second year running. In one of the largest … Continue reading

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Reflection Grove dedicated at Connect Charter School

  June 28, 2018 The last day of the school academic year at Connect Charter School was a very special day. The Reflection Grove, a new naturalization area, was dedicated to some special members of the school community who have … Continue reading

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