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The Best Valentine's Day Events in CalgaryNo matter where a person lives, what age they are or whether or not they are in a relationship, it's hard to let February 14 pass by without thinking about Valentine's Day. This annual celebration of love is the perfect excuse to get out and indulge in romance, or it's a great way to reconnect with friends who don't want to spend the day sitting at home. In Calgary, there's something for everyone to do on Valentine's Day.

These are the best Valentine's Day events happening in Calgary in 2019:

Valentine's Day at Rodney's

Rodney's offers couples two perfect options for celebrating Valentine's Day on February 14, 2019. Those who want to enjoy a romantic fine dining experience can indulge in the three-course menu that will be available that

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The Best Pubs in Calgary ABThere’s no place like a local pub to wind down at after a long day. You can grab a large pint and some tasty pub food, all while catching up on all the local news. Friendly and inviting, pubs are a natural hangout for all treks of life and enjoy one another’s company. Here are some pubs in Calgary worth a visit.

Local on 8th

Whether you stop in for a meal or just come for one of the beers, you will enjoy the unique design of the interior of the Local on 8th. This is a part of a gastro pub chain that started in Vancouver in 2009. Some of the things you will find on the menu are perfect for a light snack, such as the tuna poke. They have a patio and will certainly become one of the hot spots in the summer months.

The Bank and Baron P.U.B.

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The Best Hiking Paths in CalgaryThe scenery around Calgary is known by its denizens to be beautiful, with picturesque mountains and sprawling fields creating a landscape nobody could quickly forget. And with such grand displays of nature surrounding the city, what better way to appreciate it than to visit and explore them on foot through a hiking excursion? If you're interested in immersing yourself in nature, consider taking a hike along one of these stunning Calgary hiking paths.

Larch Valley

You’ll find the terrain will take you far into the alpine Larch Forest. The round trip runs about 8 kilometres.

The yellow leaves glow this time of year in the Larch Valley. The trail starts at Moraine Lake. If you want a longer route, you will have the option to continue to

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Millennials: Are They Buying Homes?Millennials have been getting older and now make up the majority of home buyers. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors in the United States, 78% of the first-time home buyers are millennials.

What Makes a Millennial?

This is the largest generation that has been seen since the baby boomers came on board. This new influx of young adults has created a huge demand for housing. The millennials have come of age and are seriously taking a look at their long-range financial and real estate options.

The millennial generation includes individuals that are less than 33 years of age while Generation X. individuals are anywhere from 34 to 48 years old. Baby boomers are in the 49 to 58 age bracket while the silent generation

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Morin Music Business in Calgary

Morin Music is a private studio that specializes in high-quality musical education. What started as a collective of classical musicians offering lessons in Calgary has cumulated in Morin Music becoming one of Calgary's leading musical education centres.

"Since opening our doors, we have had a very strong and clear vision for what we believe is best for our students and their learning, and I believe our company has been successful because of our commitment to our principles and philosophy," says Carmen Morin, owner and executive director.

The Role Morin Music Serves

Carmen explains that their programs are dedicated solely to classical music training, with emphasis on character development through musical training. "We could have adjusted our

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The Best Kid-Friendly Attractions in CalgaryFor families with young children, Calgary is akin to a playground. There's something for children of all ages, stages and interests. Whether a family is visiting with a young child who is passionate about history, or they are bringing a brood of children to have a fun day at the amusement park, there's a place to go that is perfect for them.

These places give families the opportunity to make lifelong memories together, and to enjoy quality time with one another in the city. These are the best things to do in Calgary with kids:

Kayben Farms' Sunshine Adventure Park

The Kayben Farms' Sunshine Adventure Park is a seasonal Calgary theme park that is less focused on rides, thrills and games and rather prioritizes play in a natural environment.

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Buying a Safe Home For Senior CitizensIf you're a senior and finding your current home too big, or posing too much hassle to maintain, you might be considering a variety of alternative living situations. There are many options for seniors, but many of these choices involve renting. Renting is okay, but it's money out of your pocket and not an investment. You worked hard for your money, so why not keep it working for you.

You could invest in a smaller home, but you run into those pesky upkeep and maintenance problems which you were hoping to avoid in the first place. If you're not really interested in a retirement community and would like more independence, what other choices are out there?

How about considering investing your money into a condominium instead? The condo market is

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Find Quality Craftmanship at Black Forest Wood Company

Black Forest Wood Company is a woodworking supply store that also sells custom tables and doors. They stock the largest variety of lumber species in Canada and are dealers for woodworking tools and supplies from top brand names such as Laguna, EcoPoxy, Tuff Tooth, King, PROXXON, Powermatic and more. Black Forest also teaches courses in woodworking, wood turning, and carving.

What is the Secret to Success for Black Forest Wood Company?

"The two main driving factors behind the success of our business include our unmatched knowledge and skills in the woodworking field combined with organic social media marketing," says Dylan Thomas, manager of marketing and design.

However, woodworking is a traditional medium, while social media is part of an

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Important Cold Weather Clothing to Survive Winter in CalgaryWinter in Calgary can be brutal! People who aren't prepared may spend much of the year uncomfortable. People who don't dress properly for the weather could even be in danger. The best way to protect yourself is by being prepared. Owning the right clothes, coming prepared every day and keeping the right emergency items on hand can help you stay safe when temperatures outside get very cold indeed. 

Staying warm in Calgary is part of living in this wonderful city. This requires specific items and some are simply essential. Here are some of the items you should consider adding to your collection so you can bundle up and stay warm this winter.

Winter in Calgary can be brutal! People who aren't prepared may spend much of the year uncomfortable.

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How to Choose the Right Homeowner's Insurance CoverageHomeowner's insurance can unfortunately be viewed as an afterthought after the tumultuous process of buying a home. After filling out form after form just to purchase the property, few buyers want to go through the complicated paperwork of their policy. However, home insurance is an extremely handy resource for homeowners to have, and a buyer should understand what their coverage is before they decide on a particular premium.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional or qualified insurance agent before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How a Premium Is Calculated

A homeowner's premium is determined by the amount of relative risk in any given area. From the size of the home to the

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