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Hendrik van Wyk
Creating the future, one thought at a time.
Creating the future, one thought at a time.

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Two Cowboys: Hipster Dressing With Authentic Canadian Plaid Flannel Shirts at Rocky Mountain Flannel Company in Banff, Alberta
The Original Hipsters When you think Canada, you yearn for cozy winter nights in front of a fireplace and softly falling snow outside the window. Inevitably, your mind's eye wanders to all that is familiar about Canadian winters. The smell of apple cider, p...

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Traveling Cowboys: It s All In the Community and the Lube at the Annual Soap Box Derby 2017 in Okotoks, Alberta
Unbelievable We checked in at the annual Okotoks Soap Box Derby to see how a community came together to build something, compete, race downhill, fall off, crash, repair, get back up, win (or lose) and have fun doing it all on a Saturday in early Summer 2017...

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Traveling Cowboys: Reconnecting With Old Friends and New Family at the Waterton Food Festival 2017, Alberta, Canada
Reconnecting Alberta has its own  Brigadoon . You will find it at Waterton Lakes National Park on the southern border of the Province. It is called Waterton Village . Like its counterpart in the  Brigadoon  story, the Village wakes up every 8 months, instea...

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Traveling Cowboys: The Best View for Spot Prawns in the Bow Valley at Juniper Bistro, Banff, Alberta
Spot Me a Prawn Chef  Angus An of Vancouver’s Maenam Restaurant is a good friend of Chef  Chris Irving . Chris is a good friend of ours, so we managed an invitation to see what Angus can do with a very precious Canadian delicacy - Spot Prawns. It is part of...

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Traveling Cowboys: Smithbilt Hats Enhancing Personalities Since 1919 in Calgary, Alberta
Old New Beginnings Smithbilt Hats recently moved to a new location just down the street from their previously located spot. It is a 120 year old reclaimed and repurposed feed store building from a grain elevator that burned down in the sixties. The former w...

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Traveling Cowboys: 2017 Feast and Frolicking and SmokinQ some BBQ at Lynnwood Ranch, Okotoks, Alberta
BBQ Feast It's not BBQ. It is chef inspired gourmet cooking with locally sourced Alberta produce. Alberta Pork , Beef, Chicken, Alberta smoke and truly amazing Alberta BBQ talent. Gus LeDuc and his team at Lynnwood Ranch hosted the annual KCBS ' Alberta Cha...

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Two Cowboys: The Beans, Roast, The Grind and the Coffee Machine with Espressotec and Rocket in Vancouver, Canada
In Order of Importance "The espresso machine is probably the least important in the value chain of good coffee. Much more important is the quality of the bean, the roast, the grind and the skill of the barista", according to Reg James, the founder of Espres...

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Traveling Cowboys: Meeting Our Brewers and Distillers at Calgary International Beerfest Courtesy of ABF, Alberta, Canada
Our Beer We wanted to know where our beer comes from. That is why we attended the 2017 Calgary International Beerfest courtesy of Bill Robinson from Alberta Beer Festivals . This is not another blog post to get wax lyrical about the explosion of craft and m...

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Traveling Cowboys: Event Highlights for Canmore Uncorked 2017, Alberta, Canada - You Should've Been Here!
Canmore Uncorked Food Festival in the Mountains 2017 This is the second year that we collaborate with  Canmore  Uncorked  ( ). See the highlights of 12 days of food festivities in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Because many o...

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Traveling Cowboys: Little Mexico on the Prairie - Motoburrito Back for Another Summer in Turner Valley, Alberta
Living the Dream Here is the ideal lifestyle. A food truck summer in Alberta, Canada. Sunshine, sand and beach-bound winters in Mexico. If you mention this to any Canadian, they will get a strange longing in their eyes. It is the same look someone gets when...
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