Month: October 2011

October 8, 2011 Today was the last day for this year’s St. Albert Farmer’s Market. The market took on an almost festive feeling. The vendors started the day with a hot breakfast, provided by the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce to show appreciation. And the weather was cooperating. Vendors are allowed to purchase each other’s […]

October 7, 2011 I met with my general contractor today to sign the contracts for the rebuilding of my home. I had lost my house to the wildfire that burned down a significant number of homes in Slave Lake, Alberta, last May. Finding a general contractor, ensuring that the rebuilding costs are within the insurance […]

October 6, 2011 The season’s first Rip ‘n Grip is fast approaching. And this year, my son is able to attend all sessions. We had been involved in the Rip ‘n Grip competitions in previous years. However, I don’t think we were able to get to even one last year. Now that we are living […]

October 5, 2011 I joined a free webinar for small business owners today, called “Sources of finance for business growth.” The webinar promised to cover topics such as business partners, government grants, business loans, and angel investors. I was especially looking forward to finding out about government grants and loans. It was a short webinar, […]

October 4, 2011 I have been told that once you eat five or six olives, you become addicted. That is true. I used to avoid eating olives. I’m not sure why, but I automatically said, “I don’t like olives,” whenever I was offered any. I would pick them out of my Greek Salad. And, if […]

October 3, 2011 I had a battle with cyber-bullies when I started a discussion on Facebook regarding the election for a new Progress Conservative (PC) leader in Alberta. I don’t agree with this election because the PC party took advantage of the fact that they are the ones in power. So, the election for their […]

October 2, 2011 “The Canola Project” was an experiment in live, interactive theatre. A group of Albertan artists wanted to engage their communities with the theatre. And, they wanted to bring the “farm to the city.” As a result, “The Canola Project,” was born. According to Theatre Alberta’s website,, The Canola Project aimed to […]