Our CEO, Ken, has spent quite a bit of time in the Great White North, thanks to his romance with a beautiful Canuck. Last month, I put him on assignment to take pictures in Calgary for our PJHM Goes Walking series. He happily obliged when I told him that it is customary to finish your day with a local cocktail. I have gone through all of his pictures and in the words of my hero, Liz Lemon: “I WANT TO GO TO THERE.”
Peace Bridge is a pedestrian bridge, designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, that accommodates both pedestrians and cyclists crossing the Bow River in Calgary. The bridge was built by The City of Calgary to connect the southern Bow River pathway and Downtown Calgary with the northern Bow River pathway and the community of Sunnyside. This connection helps to accommodate the increasing number of people commuting to and from work and those enjoying Calgary’s pathways, and it is used by more than 5,000 people daily.
This family of life-sized horses has been grazing in the Municipal Plaza at City Hall since 1989 and were created by artist Harry O’ Hanlon.
The downtown region of the city consists of five neighborhoods: Eau Claire (including the Festival District), the Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, Chinatown, and the Downtown East Village (also part of the Rivers District). The commercial core is itself divided into a number of districts including the Stephen Avenue Retail Core, the Entertainment District, the Arts District and the Government District.
And to cap off the day: The OFFICIAL Drink of Calgary, The Caesar. So official, that in 2009 the Mayor declared May 13th as Caesar Day in the city! Basic preparation of a Caesar follows the “one, two, three, four” rule. The recipe calls for 1–1½ oz of vodka, two dashes of hot sauce, three dashes of salt and pepper, four dashes of Worcestershire sauce and topped with 4–6 oz of Clamato and served with ice. The ingredients are poured into a glass rimmed with celery salt or a mixture of salt and pepper and garnished with a celery stalk and lime.
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