August 6th, 2010
Today on BT we crowned a Pinhead, barbecued Spam and much more!
Kirsten-Ellen Fleming was on location at the Calgary Polo Club, learning how to play the game and finding out about the upcoming Barbados vs. Calgary match.
Sgt. Michelle Hanley of the Calgary Police Service was here to talk about how to avoid being caught up in mortgage fraud.
PINHEAD OF THE WEEK
Mike McCourt marched through masses of morons on a quest to find someone worthy of the title Pinhead of the Week. Have no fear, a suitable candidate was found and crowned. Congratulations Mike Hudema, you're the Pinhead of the Week. Hudema is the man in charge of Greenpeace in Alberta and responsible for the oilsands protest at the Calgary Tower on Tuesday. The stunt force the Calgary Police and Fire Services into a huge, unscheduled and expensive response.
It's Barbecue Friday and Andrew was grillin' like a villain. But Spam? Really?
IKEA SPELLING BEE
Some Calgary students are already back in school, so it's time to sharpen your spelling skills. Tamara Robbins Griffith from Ikea Canada is here to put Andy and Jill to the test with a spelling bee of Swedish words. The winner gets to pick his or her favourite furniture set to donate to charity. Jill's charity is the Highbanks Society, a group that provides safe and affordable housing for young moms while they finish their education. Andrew is playing for the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta, which runs programs for people with CP and other disabilities. Both charities are going through building renovations, so they could both use the new furniture.
More Info: www.ikea.ca
Louis B. Hobson was here to review three movies opening this weekend. We got his thoughts on The Other Guys, Step Up 3D and I Am Love. He liked The Other Guys despite Will Ferrell, he loved Mark Wahlberg. The 3D is a good touch in Step Up 3D, dust getting kicked around, dancers flying out at you, but don't bother with it if you're not a fan of dancing. He also recommended I Am Love.
The 6th Annual Calgary Internation Blues Festival runs until Sunday. Today the Mike Reilly Band gave us a preview of tonight's performance.
More Info: Mike Reilly Band
6:00 p.m. at the Main Stage at Shaw Millennium Park
Midnight at Red Fox Tavern at the Ramada
CALGARY BLOCK PARENTS
The Calgary Block Parent Association has kicked off their calendar sales. They are $25 each and proceeds support the association's education program, which presents personal safety education to elementary school students. They are 16 month calendars that run from September 2010 to December 2011. The first 500 people to buy a calendar receive two tickets to the home show. All calendars purchased include an entry form for the chance to win a $500 shopping spree from CrossIron Mills. Each month on the calendar also features a large pocket to hold school notices, appointment cards, etc.
More Info: www.calgaryblockparent.ca
or call 403-269-6460
The Calgary International Blues Festival is at Shaw Millennium Park until the 8th. Kids 12 and under can enjoy the festival for free.
The Millarville Rodeo is on this weekend, August 6 - 8th. Enjoy all the traditional events and a new one: Canadian Mounted Shooting. Friday night is family night with free hot dogs and pop from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
For an out of town adventure head to Irricanna for the Pioneer Acres Summer Show, August 6 - 8th. There are daily parades, antique tractor pulls, horse demonstrations and live stage entertainment.
Make your way to the Rothney Observatory for Milky Way Nights, August 7 - 11th. Get an up close view of Venus, Mars, Saturn and the Perseid meteor shower.
If gardening is more your style the community of Brentwood is having its inaugural Garden Party. They hope to make this an annual event with fun and informative garden sessions for both kids and adults, mural painting. There will also be free food, music and games.
Embrace the culture, cuisine and music of New Orleans at Marda Gras, August 8th from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. There will be plenty of street performances, a Kids Quarter and a Fashion Fairway.
Stanley Park will host One Yoga in the Park, August 8th at 9:00 a.m. It's 108 minutes of yoga for people of all ages and skill levels. Every penny donated goes toward UEnd projects. Sign up starts at 9:00 a.m. and yoga starts at 10:08 a.m.
Are you a Mom? Check out Mommylicious at the Carriage House Inn, August 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Find out what's new and hot for local moms, kids fashion shows and more. Enjoy complimentary cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn.