What an event! Anyone who’s anyone was at Alberta Community Center on August 16th for SMASHKATOON, a Super Smash Brothers Tournament. Over 100 people from across the prairies packed the regularly-a-dance-studio space for some crazy 4 player mayhem. Local IT professional and solid bro Aaron Mravnik almost single-handedly arranged this event, so Kudos to him:
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It’s time again for Summer Invasion, where big name acts like Hedley, Swollen Members and Grandtheft will take the festival stage in Wascana. But this time you’re going to see some local talent warming up for these musicians — this year’s Battle of the Bands grand prize winners.
My name is Alan Verbeke, alvee_ on Instagram. My wife and I moved to the Okanagan in June 2013, which was an easy choice after living in Australia – the weather, the scenery and the vineyards, what’s not to love? And for someone who is constantly toting around a bag full of camera equipment, there are endless opportunities to take photos in this picturesque setting.
It’s one of the most powerful drugs in the world but you’ve probably never heard of it. Get this: it’s also legal in Canada.
The NEW Matt + Nat Special Edition Spareparts Collection feat. Collaborator Extraordinaire Carrie Catherine!
If there’s one thing that makes a community strong, it’s working together. That’s what we at Spareparts believe, and that’s why we’re so excited about our latest design colab with Canadian company Matt + Nat that features gorgeous matte gold hardware contrasted against earthy Cognac vegan leather. Available in the Sublime Wallet ($70), Minka purse ($120), and Jorja purse ($125), this is a colourway that’s both casual and chic. To celebrate the release of these Matt + Nat/ Spareparts Special Edition bags and to talk a little more about the spirit of teamwork, I met up with Saskatoon’s very own queen of collaboration: co-creator of The Two Twenty co-working and multi-function project, singer, playwright, and my friend, Carrie Catherine. I asked Carrie all about how collaborations affect her life and why we should all embrace alliances… and I hope after reading this little interview, you’ll feel like bustin’ out a brainstorming session with the folks around you. Go, team(work)! Photos by Spareparts’ Garnet Lindsday.
In college, my friends and I were all obsessed with The Big Lebowski, which had recently been released, and thusly, spent a lot of time pounding ‘White Russians,’ or, ‘Caucasians’ as The Dude sometimes refers to them. Fans of the movie know that The Dude spends a good deal of screen time in the movie enjoying them, leaving a boozy milk moustache on his face. Truth be told, it’s a pretty sweet, thick drink, so you can only drink a few before you have to switch back to beer, but they are downright delicious.
Below are photos from Frankie McQueen with The Department Heads at Rock Bottom on August 7th 2014:
The Spareparts Community is a gathering of makers, thinkers and doers who contribute to a creative atmosphere in their cities. Follow along with us as we feature what inspires them. Today, we profile DJ, POSI app creator, inspirational speaker, and Spareparts Community Member, Winnipeg’s Braden Pyper.
A gathering of makers, thinkers, and doers, The Spareparts Community is made up of fine folks who contribute to a creative atmosphere in their cities. Follow along with us as we share what inspires them. Today, we feature Regina’s Sandra Butel whom you may know as the Artistic Director of the Regina Folk Festival. If you made it out to the festival this past weekend, you’ll understand what a positive force it is in the city (Serena Ryder, Indigo Girls, and Sam Roberts Band= good vibes for all), and if this is your intro to RFF, I’m pleased to take you behind the curtain to meet one of the minds behind a truly awesome musical event set on the prairies.
Google maps recently added a new feature of back dating the images captured since 2007 when they implemented the “street view” It is an addicting new feature that allows you to review past years of the Google cars images recorded.