See also my photos from Tuesday, May 5th: Red Mile after Flames win against Ducks
On Saturday night, the Calgary Flames won game 6 at home in the Scotiabank Saddledome against the Vancouver Canucks, eliminating them. Following the game, thousands of fans flooded 17th Avenue recreating the infamous Red Mile, a term first coined for the strip back in 2004 when the Flames nearly won the Stanley Cup. The city and police have smartly chosen to manage the street party without restricting it. They closed down the street to cars entirely, allowing fans to flood the bars and party in the street. This lasted for hours.
In Vancouver, a surprise display of fireworks lit the sky moments the final buzzer of the game went off. Even the Olympic Cauldron was lit! Apparently, the fireworks were for a private event, not to actually celebrate the elimination of the Canucks from the cup. Many Flames fans found the very unfortunate timing quite hilarious.
I live only a few blocks from 17th, so I joined the street party with my camera. I’m no hockey expert, but during playoffs, nearly all Calgarians become Flames fans.
Target is now officially closed across Canada, bringing an end to perhaps the biggest blunder in Canadian retail history. After the January announcement of plans to shut down in Canada, Target stores entered liquidation in February using signage that was identical to what Zellers used in most of the same spaces, just over 2 years ago. In a weird twist of fate, Zellers has officially outlasted its “successor”, as two Zellers stores remain open in Ontario as outlets for the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Earlier this month on March 7th, I watched from my own balcony as flames consumed the top floor of a balcony under construction.
2 weeks later, all the wooden floors of the condo were demolished. The ground floor constructed with concrete remains intact. Continue reading
As you can easily tell in many photos, 3D printed parts have a certain look. They have a very matte finish with lines visible. Continue reading
It’s been almost a year since I visited Toronto. I’d like to share a few of my favourite photos from my visit. Continue reading
The new Solidoodle Press 3D Printer is unfortunately far from “plug and play”. After months of shipment delays, my printer arrived with several issues relating to build quality of the printer. I was initially quite discouraged and ready to return the printer, but fortunately I was able to work through my issues and create many successful prints. Continue reading
While I was out, I could see from a distance a major fire happening with thick black smoke somewhere in the downtown area. Initially, I couldn’t spot my own condo building, and was a bit concerned. I quickly learned that a new wood frame condominium under construction on Calgary’s 17th Avenue was on fire.
I wasn’t home when the fire started and would’ve had more black smoke and flames, but I’m posting my photo and video later on as fire crews tamed the fire.
UPDATE: I added 2 photos from the following afternoon, including one of the ember I found on my balcony which I assume is from the fire.
After 5 months of waiting on a preorder, my Solidoodle Press 3D Printer finally arrived, on my birthday of all days!