Update: Help Support Local Animal Shelter

August 21, 2016

Two years ago, in August of 2014, we started a campaign to help our local SPCA by donating $1 from every purchase of the "Feel Better, Ivan" art print in the shop -- read about it here.

Today we are please to announce that, over the course of those two years, you have helped us to collect $25.00 that we have passed along to the local SPCA. With that money, they will be able to provide a safe place for animals until they find their forever homes. Thank you!

Yesterday my son and I stopped at the SPCA to pass along the money that you helped raise -- along with a novelty cheque -- where we met a chinchilla, named Buttons, that has indescribably soft fur. We're looking forward to our next visit!

 The inspiration behind the campaign came from our dog, Ivan, whom we adopted from our SPCA just over 10 years ago. You can read more about his story here.


Banff Adventures 2016: Johnston Canyon

August 01, 2016

Johnston Canyon was spectacular, and a perfect short hike to take our 5-year-old on. We trekked to the lower and the upper falls, and back, for a total of about 5 kilometers. It wasn't until we reached the last stretch before the car that our son asked us to pick him up and carry him because his feet were getting sore. Considering how far he walked, and the elevation we gained, we didn't mind.

It made us laugh that it was raining at the bottom of the hike, and by the time we reached the upper falls the sun was out and we had dried off -- only to hike back down to the bottom where it was still raining. 

There were so many amazing views and things to see in such a small amount of space. Nature is such a wonder. My only disappointment was in was the fact that people couldn't be bothered to hang onto their trash until the could find a bin, throwing it just to the side of the path instead. Johnston Canyon deserves more than that.

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