I visited my grandparents’ house every summer that school was out. During hot summer days I would quietly sneak up to the shelf my grandmother stored her recycling on, and steal magazines that I would read while hiding in my room. I always got into trouble for reading too many magazines (school books were preferred) so it is with a mischievous sense of celebration that I share with you my first issue as editor of Where. We have a big birthday to celebrate together. There are some birthdays that are extra special, like a child’s first, a sweet 16 and the big 50. It is with the same sense of reflection and pride that we celebrate Canada’s 150th year as a confederation. A country filled with diverse terrain and stories, we celebrate the way we know best—by biting into foods that celebrate Canadian cuisine (page 20) such as ginger beef, which was invented right here in Calgary, by touring exhibits that showcase our history and art (page 26), and by reading satire and stories from Canadian authors (page 42). The new additions to Calgary this summer are also worth celebrating. Granary Road (page 33) brings giant animatronic bats and more decadent cuisine to town, and the city’s first ever cat café opens its doors (page 60). Summer in Calgary also means music collaborations from folk to hip hop (page 22), the iconic Calgary Stampede (page 12), and a season filled with festivals (page 32). The summer, the celebration, and the magazine are yours for the taking.