April 2017

Found 2 blog entries for April 2017.


One of the city’s very popular inner-city communities is Marda Loop, a trading/residential area that spans the south end of the community of South Calgary and the north end of the Garrison Woods/Altadore district.

The last 15 years has really seen a significant change where this once quiet community has turned into a hip destination.  Part of the desirability of the area has been the commercial area that runs along 33 Ave SW and 34 Ave SW between 20St SW and Crowchild Trail.

It’s become more urban and more walkable according to Bob van Wegen who is in charge of the Marda Loop business district.  He was asked for comment recently for an article in the Calgary Real Estate News.

Marda Loop History

The odd name goes back 80 years to a time

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Spring weather in Calgary is historically unpredictable.  Cool days mixed with warm days mixed with freak snowstorms has been a recipe for disaster on many occasions.  Our crazy weather was enough to chase away pro baseball teams that have tried to make Calgary home.  But not enough to deter little league teams and softball or slow pitch teams who just want to have fun.

Team tryouts start indoors because of this but once the season is underway there’s no denying that we’re got some great facilities in our city.  Here are just a few of them with more outlined on the City of Calgary website.

South Calgary

Pop Davies Athletic Park:  This park in the heart of the community of Ogden was dedicated in 1983 to Jack “Pop” Davies who was a coach and

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