Calgary Herald Book Review!

It was an excellent start to a Saturday morning when I opened the Calgary Herald newspaper, wait, I didn’t have to open it since I WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE! Sorry to yell, but it was a great start indeed. Click on the photos below to read the stories on the Calgary Herald website. See you out there, walking the city!   BLOG NOTE: I post more often on the www.calgarysbestwalks.ca blog    ...

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WIN a copy of Calgary’s Best Walks Guidebook!

What is your favourite place to walk in Calgary? Why do you walk? Write to me and send you photos! There are so many reasons to take a walk in Calgary, in any city. Urban walking can be about art or wilderness, sidewalk shopping or training on stairs. Perhaps your favourite walk leads you to a diner with a great breakfast or maybe you get away, into nature and enjoy fewer distractions. I want to hear from everyone and anyone about their...

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Calgary’s Best Walks Guidebook coming March 2015!

www.calgarysbestwalks.ca Best-selling author of Calgary’s Best Hikes and Walks and Calgary’s Best Bike Rides and Trails, Lori Beattie is back with a brand-new guidebook. Full colour maps, informative walk descriptions and sidebars, lead and inform you as you walk throughout Calgary. Calgary’s“Queen of the Urban Hike” is back with a new guidebook that leads locals and visitors throughout the best parks, neighbourhoods, people-watching streets...

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Chester Lake Snowshoe, the best Christmas present of all!

Give the gift of the Rocky Mountains this Christmas! I snowshoed Chester Lake in The Kananaskis Rockies, yesterday and it was absolute perfection. And abundance of glittering powdery snow, and mountain peaks all around. MERRY CHRISTMAS I say! For details on snowshoe trails in the Kananaskis, check the Alberta Parks website.  You can also join us, on our many snowshoe outings in December through March. BE PREPARED, BE SAFE and HAVE FUN!  ...

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The Joy of a Good Walk this Holiday Season

  With the Christmas season is upon us, things start to get a bit hectic. The malls fill up with shoppers (including you), family come from afar to stay in your guest room, you cook and bake for said family, you make lists, and look for parking at Chinook mall, and then you start to wonder WHAT exactly what is so great about the “holiday” season. I am here to tell you that a good walk is all that you need.   Turn off your...

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Mayor Nenshi’s Calgary Walk Challenge

Mayor Nenshi’s Calgary Walk Challenge

I joined Mayor Nenshi at Calgary’s City Hall this morning to be part of the launch of the Major’s “Walk Challenge”. The Mayor is challenging all Calgarians to walk more, to choose active transportation, for their health and for the health of the city. Calgary Herald Article Calgary Sun Article                   WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL Today’s launch focussed on getting...

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My path to becoming an author video

Last week I presented to some Calgary junior high kids at a career day. I was asked to tell them how I became an author. It was a fun event where I was grouped with other professionals who also presented. There was me, a CFL football player, Rocco Romano, who is in the Hall of Fame (how cool is that!), and an artist who paints with various mediums. We were categorized in the room called “other”. Unlike the doctors, lawyers,...

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