Spolumbo’s Fine Foods and Deli, 25 Years for the tre amici

Spolumbo's Fine Food and Deli
Spolumbo’s Fine Foods and Deli

It is not an easy task interviewing Tony Spoletini, one of the “tre amici,” and the front man of the Spolumbo’s Deli.  Not because he is difficult to talk to, but because he is one of the friendliest people around. His affability shines as he greets every person who enters, and they him, with a warm handshake or a hug. Continue reading “Spolumbo’s Fine Foods and Deli, 25 Years for the tre amici”

At home with the Calgary Circus Studio

Student and Instructor, Colleen Van Spankeren, combining math and magic on the silk at the Calgary Circus Studio
Student and Instructor, Colleen Van Spankeren, combining math and magic on the silk at the Calgary Circus Studio

Founded in 2003 by, Peter Van Thiel, Calgary Circus Studio has become a home for performers and athletes who are looking for something “a little different.”

Although Van Thiel’s original goal was to travel with students to different parts of Canada, when he was ready to pass the baton, the new head of the circus, Cary Lam, who was just returning from travelling the world for four years, had a different vision.

“My mission has been to provide a home for anybody who needs circus.” Continue reading “At home with the Calgary Circus Studio”

Studio Bell – National Music Centre

National Music Centre
Architecture inspired by Alberta’s landscapes and musical instruments

Calgary’s East Village restoration has been an ongoing project that first surfaced in 2005. Surviving the floods of 2013 with minimal damage, the project carries on with the recent grand opening of Studio Bell’s National Music Centre along the old “Whiskey Row” on Canada Day in 2016. Continue reading “Studio Bell – National Music Centre”