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Monthly Archives: August 2008

How far is your commute? 90km bicycle commuter in Manitoba

I just got finished reading a CBC article about a man who commutes 90km one way by bicycle! Lacking free time to increase his bicycling training he began considering cycling the 90km from Portage la Prairie to his work in Winnipeg. The article states that he began doing this last year once a week and … Continue reading »

Categories: Academia, Fitness & Sports, Save the Earth | 1 Comment

It’s a bear!

On the August long weekend Darlene and I, Mike Janzen and Aaron and Geraldine found some watercrafts and toured around Upper Kananaskis Lake. Our trek was beautiful, we stopped by some waterfalls, a dried up waterfall that we saw last year and some other scenic spots. The weather was gorgeous and we only encountered a … Continue reading »

Categories: Canoeing, Nature | Leave a comment

B&B Review: Stepping Stone, Beaver Mines

This past weekend Darlene and I stayed at a very nice Bed and Breakfast in southwestern Alberta near Pincher Creek. This was the fifth time that we have stayed at a B&B and it got me thinking that I should post some reviews online. Word of mouth is the supposedly the best advertising and I … Continue reading »

Categories: Bed & Breakfasts | 1 Comment

B&B Review: Ye Olde Walkerville, Windsor

On our way to a wedding in Ohio we decided to break up the trip and stay in Windsor. It was a quick overnight stop, but it was memorable nonetheless. Ye Olde Walkerville B&B is a classy joint with elegant decor that has been carefully restored by the owner. Accommodation: Our room was small, but … Continue reading »

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B&B Review: Tarry-a-while, Banff

It for a our second year anniversary that Darlene found a nice B&B in Banff, Alberta for us to stay. Tarry-a-while is the historic home of Mary Schaffer and is now turned into a Bed and Breakfast. We stayed in the Mary Schaffer  suite and enjoyed it’s classic and clean design. The atmosphere of the … Continue reading »

Categories: Bed & Breakfasts | 4 Comments

Swim across Ontario

Since I’m fairly impressed with athletic feats I thought it would be good to highlight the recent efforts of Jay Serdula. He recently swam across Lake Ontario to raise money for Asperger Syndrome research. I have no idea how far it is, but his website says that his total time was 41 hours! That’s 41 … Continue reading »

Categories: Fitness & Sports | 2 Comments