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May 2015

There are 4 blog entries for May 2015.

With spring in full swing and summer almost upon us, there’s no better time to get outdoors with your furry friend. Calgary has the largest number of off-leash dog parks, as well as the largest amount of off-leash space (close to 1300 hectares!) in all of North America! With 150 public off-leash dog parks located throughout the city, it can be difficult to decide where you should take Fido. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Calgary dog parks for dogs (and humans) to enjoy. For a full list of off-leash areas and helpful information, visit The City Of Calgary website.

Sue Higgins Park

Southeast | Southland Drive and Deerfoot Trail SE | 62 hectares

Formerly known as Southland Park, Sue Higgins Park has been deemed by

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& Other Tips For Your Calgary Lawn!

After the highly unexpected September 2014 Snow Storm, we lost some significant canopies across Calgary communities. Now, those trees need replacing or a little helping hand, and the City of Calgary is taking over local parks this summer to do just that.

At the ReTree events across the city, residents will learn about pruning, pest management, and species selection, to name just a few of the topics in the Talk Tent. Get your hands dirty at the live demos, where you can mulch a tree or even take a peek at what goes on behind the tree scenes. There will even be free mulch!

Calgary’s upcoming ReTree Fairs are slated for June 14 and 28, in different parks. The first will be held in Prairie Winds Park and the second

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Explore some old haunts, learn new skills, or visit the past this weekend at one of Calgary’s many May long events. We’ve compiled a short list of things to do, if you’d like to see!

Your Town is Our Town

Hosted in one of Calgary’s most iconic buildings, the Lougheed house, the exhibit Your Town is Our Town showcases the evolving streetscapes of Calgary neighbourhoods. See days past of your own community, and learn about the roots of the city. The exhibit has been open for a few weeks, and your extra-long weekend certainly merits a trip to the Beltline to check it out.

Survival Skills Night At Telus Spark

You probably have a strategy or two up your sleeve for a zombie apocalypse, but have you ever actually tested out your skills? What

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Travelling this summer? Make sure your home has a much less exciting time than you do, by protecting it from theft, damage, or some force majeure. A few simple precautions will have you well on your way to protecting your home while on vacation.

home protection vacationEnlist your friends: Even just a simple check on the home can go a long way, and a lot of home insurance policies require you take this measure if you’re gone for a certain period of time. Give your friend the spare key you usually keep hidden (you don’t want to make it easy for any theifs), and give them a simple list of things to check on, so they don’t have to think about it:

  • Walk around the exterior, checking gate latches and windows
  • Pick up the mail
  • Walk through the inside, especially to spots
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