Where Calgary - - EDITOR'S NOTE - SEEMA DHAWAN, Ed­i­tor

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.

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