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PRESENTS A 12-HOUR
VIRTUAL CELEBRATION!

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July 3, 2020

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Connecting Calgary Communities Through

Spices, Stories & Song

you're all invited!

Think your summer plans are over? Think again!

Join us and enjoy 12 full hours of entertainment on Friday July 3 from 9 am to 9 pm with the crisis-busting community collaboration #AppyTrailsYYC.

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A Community Celebration with host Darrel Janz

Guiding Calgarians from hour to hour for this one-of-a-kind community celebration will be our host, long-time loved Calgarian and creator of “Inspired Albertans”, Darrel Janz.

It’s time to take summer back … and now you can, by getting your ticket for #AppyTrailsYYC.

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Spices

We’ll be infusing the day with highlights of the wide range of grewV spices throughout the day … and how to spice up your own meals right at home!

NEW Alberta Prime seasoning will make its’ appearance just in time for BBQ season.

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Stories

Both grewV Spice and Angel’s Cafe are grounded in their own business stories and a love for the communities they serve.

Calgary-based A Narrative Approach has lined up a full day of storytellers who will tell the stories of a resilient community ready to step up for, and with, each other!

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Song

The energy at Angel’s Cafe will infuse the day with tasty options from their new menu AND musical guests on the hour, every hour. This is 12 hours of music you won’t want to miss! Learn how home-grown music and good meals bring community together in the crisis and beyond.

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Event Day Timeline!

Schedule may change at any time in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 9 am

    AppyTrailsYYC Kickoff!

    Featured Spice:

    Alberta Prime beef rub seasoning

    Featured Story:

    Darrel Janz - Stampede Story

    Thundering Nations performs Land Acknowledgement 

    Featured Music:

    Happy Trails song performed by Darrel Janz

    Greg Albright – Born and raised in rural New Brunswick, Greg Albright has called Calgary home for the past 10 years and has been writing songs and playing live shows since 2016. Greg offers up a strong, bold voice to his music and a noticeable vulnerability in his lyrics. Telling stories about life experiences, good and bad alike is what his music is all about. Greg's music has a smooth, laid back, down-home, country vibe.


    Sponsored by grewV Spice and Angel's Cafe

  • 10 am

    Featured Spice:

    Signature Blend

    Featured Story:

    Interview with Richard Grier, Founder of grewV Spice and Purveyor of Flavour.

    Interview with Cathy Jacobs, Owner of Angel's Cafe.

    Featured Music:

    Astronomy Ground takes thought provoking lyrics and harmonies with mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar paired with stunning violin molidies by Kaylyn Legare.


    Sponsored by McMann Racing

  • 11 am

    Featured Spice:

    Greek Blend

    Featured Story:

    Cassy Wellburn - a storyteller/poet who performs her work with schools and festivals around Canada, on radio and in literary journals. Her book and CD, Changelings, can be found at www.frontenachouse.com

    Featured Music: 

    Sarah Irwin – Just a folk-rock group trying to tell a few stories. A guy, a girl, and a guitar. 


    Sponsored by High Country Inn – Banff, Alberta

  • 12 pm

    Featured Spice:

    Thai Curry Blend

    Featured Story:

    Mindy Woolcot – Alberta rep for Storytellers of Canada.

    “We tell stories eye to eye, ear to ear and heart to heart"

    Featured Music:

    Sydney Zadravec  – Country twang with a bluesy edge makes her sound pleasing wherever your tastes may lie.

  • 1 pm

    Featured Spice:

    Signature Blend

    Featured Music:

    Howlin' Pete Cormier – Calgary rockabilly star will rock you back in time and you'll want to shake it like it's 1955! With hard-hitting original rock and roll tunes, you won't know where the jukebox stops and Howlin' Pete begins!

  • 2 pm

    Featured Spice:

    Jamaican Jerk Blend

    Featured Story:

    Katrinna Muzaicthe first recipient of the Story Slam Works competition run by A Narrative Approach.

    Featured Music: 

    Tom Phillips and the D.T.’S – Calgary Honky-tonk hero and Roots/Country songwriter and performer.

  • 3 pm

    Featured Spice:

    Signature Blend

    Featured Story:

    Heart & Stroke Foundation – Interview with Jennifer Michaud

    Featured Music:

    Sashae Vibes – Sashae’ is a Canadian singer/songwriter and story curator. Her mission is to continue to progress and spread authentic energy, as her music works to ground the listener with soothing melodies and sultry tones, all while speaking lyrically from her personal insights and life experiences.

  • 4 pm

    APPY HOUR!

    Featured Spice:

    NEW Alberta Prime beef rub seasoning

    Featured Story:

    Appy Hour with beer tasting and pairings PLUS a fun interview with grewV Spice owner Richard Grier and Nick Pentelchuk of Alberta's own Blindman Brewing

    Interview will be led by event host Darrel Janz!

    Featured Music:

    RevFrank Moosic – Frank McShane and Sydney Zadravec have been playing and singing together for some time in different band formations; most recently a 7 piece called Rev. Frank and the North Stars. This is the first time they have shared a stage as The Reverend and Sydney.

    They both have separate influences, but all rooted in country, blues and rockabilly with a touch of folk and rock thrown in.


    Sponsored by Blindman Brewing

  • 5 pm

    Featured Spice:

    Thai Curry Blend

    Featured Story:

    Levi Washington“Challenge your perspective, change your world.”

    Featured Music:

    Delta Whiskey – Calgary's newest acoustic swing, folk/ bluegrass combo, is a an originals project of Scott Duncan (Vocals, Violin, Mandolin), Chad Cook (Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin) and Seán Sabraw (Vocals, Guitar, Percussion).


    Sponsored by TimKo Developments

  • 6 pm

    Featured Spice:

    Signature Blend

    Featured Story:

    Erica Olsen – When not working as a paramedic, Erica has told stories at Story Slam Works and tried stand up comedy, once. Now she just adds humor to stories instead. She hopes that if perfect practice isn't possible, faking it still counts.
    In her words: If 2020 was leather, it would be fully distressed. 

    Featured Music:

    Sonia Deleoa Calgary-based Folk/Soul artist with a dynamic vocal range and a knack for storytelling. A performer in every way, her lyrics, melodies and energetic honesty hit you right in the guts.

  • 7 pm

    Featured Spice:

    Jamaican Jerk Blend

    Featured Story:

    Aman Kaur – an Indian-born, Canadian storyteller. Her stories continue to explore themes ranging from love, loss, humans, vulnerability, resilience, authenticity

    Featured Music:

    Steve Pineo – best known as the author of Paul Brandt's hit song "Canadian Man" and the guitarist from Calgary's legendary rock band The Co-Dependents. His style is rooted in blues, jazz, rock folk and country and is influenced by Elvis, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, John Prine and many others.

  • 8 pm

    Featured Spice:

    Greek Blend

    Featured Story:

    Cindy DrummondBorn and raised in Calgary, she is the curator of Womenonlyweekend and the author of Reflections from the Dating Pool, a story about dating, friendships and falling in love again...with yourself.

    Featured Music:

    Jory Kinjo – Calgary artist with a 20 year career that has taken him around the world playing soul, ska, reggae and blues music. He has toured with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, ZZ Top and Ziggy Marley.


    Sponsored by Bruce Edgelow

  • 9 pm

    Featured Spice:

    The entire line-up of grewV Spice blends!

    Featured Story:

    Wakefield Brewster – Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Slam Champ, Educator, Literacy Advocate, Mental Wellness Advocate, Recovery Advocate, Resident Poet of The Grand Theatre.

    Featured Music:

    Jay Bowcott & The RooksRooks is a 3 piece alt-rock band formed in Calgary in 2018. They are unapologetic, loud guitar rock drawing influences from bands like Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones and The Black Crowes. Rooks are a band that get your heart racing and face melting.

Join us!

Registration gives you all day access to spiced-up cooking demonstrations, heart-felt stories of a community that stands together through hard times, and some of Calgary’s BEST musical artists showing up to entertain us all day long.

It’s time to take summer back … and now you can by getting your ticket for #AppyTrailsYYC.

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See you there!

FREE!

Full 12-hour event schedule details coming soon!

EARLY BIRD BONUS: Register before June 25th, 2020 to be entered to win a spicy prize worth up to $200!

Partial Proceeds of all orders for AppyTrailsYYC will be donated to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Our Emcees

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Darrel Janz

Darrel is passionate member of the Calgary community and enjoys engaging by hosting and emceeing local events.

Born in Saskatchewan, his early career began teaching children in a rural, one-room school with seven grades.

Darrel launched his broadcasting career in 1962 at a small radio station in Altona, Manitoba, and over a span of several years he worked similar gigs that moved him all over Canada.

In 1973, he planted roots in Calgary.
Since then, Darrel has enjoyed over 30 years as CTV Calgary News Anchor, co-anchoring the weekly feature entitled Inspired Albertans, taught Broadcast Journalism for 26 years at both SAIT and Mount Royal University.

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Michelle Cameron

Michelle is the embodiment of today’s woman. Strong and empowering, she has embraced life’s challenges with strength and courage. She brings insight, compassion, depth, and inspiration to the table, with six World Championships, an Olympic gold medal, marriage, four children, a successful inspirational speaking, workshop, and retreat business among her many accomplishments.

Michelle now commits time, energy, expertise and love to business leaders, entrepreneurs organizations helping them break past their limiting fears, embrace their full potential, build strength through diversity and challenges, and leads them to take the best next steps toward fostering their own Champion Mindset to stand high up on their many Life Podiums in a REAL and authentic way.

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grewV's New Seasoning

Introducing Alberta Prime All Purpose Beef Rub!

Just in time for BBQ Season, Alberta Prime is the BBQ chef’s secret weapon. With just a few shakes, you will reign as King (or Queen) of the cookout because our special blend will make flavours sear, sizzle and pop on the BBQ. No matter what you choose to grace your grill, Alberta Prime will season it to perfection!

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Up-to-Date Event Info

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Presented grewV Spice Inc.
in partnership with Angel’s Café.

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Big Thanks To Our Sponsors!

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Event Partners

Join us!

Registration gives you all day access to spiced-up cooking demonstrations, heart-felt stories of a community that stands together through hard times, and some of Calgary’s BEST musical artists showing up to entertain us all day long.

It’s time to take summer back … and now you can by getting your ticket for #AppyTrailsYYC.

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See you there!

FREE!

Full 12-hour event schedule details coming soon!

EARLY BIRD BONUS: Register before June 25th, 2020 to be entered to win a spicy prize worth up to $200!

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Calling all Angels!

We are receiving donations for Angels café!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our beautiful city of Calgary was put in a state of emergency. Angel’s café staff, volunteers, and generous partners worked for over 2 months to provide 7,400 meals (and counting!) to those that could not leave their homes to get meals for themselves.

Angel’s compassion has not gone unnoticed and we want to give back as a way to say thank you to their dedicated team for the countless hours they put in for seniors and families to enjoy a hot meal!

If you agree that their generous hearts should not slide under the radar, please BE AN ANGEL and donate today!

To learn more, share your story, and make a donation, please visit the Angel's Facebook page!

www.AngelsCafe.ca