Bashar – Calgary is Multicultural

After being turned down for chat by another person I caught Bashar walking into a subway station near my house. I told him about the blog and asked him if he would be kind enuf to answer a few questions about Calgary for me. Clearly he was up for it and gave a me a few minutes of his time. Thank you Bashar! 🙂

Calgary People - Bashar - Rob Moses Photography

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1. Where are you from?
I’m from Calgary.

2. Have you lived here all of your life?
No, I have lived here for a few years.

3. Why did you moved to Calgary of all places?
Calgary is normally economically the best city in Canada. I think it is the best reason to come to Calgary and to stay in Calgary. Another more important point is all of Canada is multicultural, but especially Calgary I find is a very multicultural City.

4. Do you like living in Calgary?
Yes I do.

5. What do you like to do for fun?
Normally life is all fun if somebody would like to have fun.

6. If you had to describe Calgary to some one, what would you say?
Calgary has mostly positive points, but also some negative points, just like any where else. We have here a cold winter, but it’s not along time. Calgary is a good city, nice city, a quite city and peaceful. It is a safe city and not dangerous.

7. Have you ever ridden a horse?
Myself no, but my parents and grandparents, they have.

Lisa

Lisa M G

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1. Where are you from?
Originally, I’m from a small farming community south of Brooks called Rainier (Alberta, Canada).

2. Why did you moved to Calgary of all places?
I moved here to go to university and I’m still going to school!

3. Do you like living in Calgary?
I have to say I wish it were warmer! Summers are a bit too cool for me and winters are definitely waaay too cold! That said, it’s my first experience living in a city, so I have to say it has been pretty good overall.

4. What is it about Calgary that you like?
It is so much easier to access arts events! And grocery stores and pretty much everything else too (compared to home anyway). Arts events take the cake for me though.

5. What do you like to do for fun?
Well music is probably my number one ‘fun’ activity. I love performing and seek out new opportunities whenever I can.

6. If you had to describe Calgary to some one, what would you say?
Well it seems to bridge country and city. Returning from travel adventures, I’ve definitely noticed a more country-ish vibe, but it definitely feels city-ish coming back from home.

7. Have you ever ridden a horse?
Yup! Not in recent years though 🙂

8. Anything you’d like to add?
Hmm…I can’t think of anything else but probably will after this is published!

– You can find more information on Lisa at her website: http://www.lisagraham.ca

Selfie

I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get me on here and out of the way early on in the blog. This way if anyone is so inclined to know how I might answer these questions, here they shall be 😉

ME

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Where are you from? Vancouver most recently and Seattle when I was little. 

Why did you move to Calgary of all places? Career opportunities and my wife. 

How long have you lived in Calgary? A year.

Do you like living in Calgary? Ya it’s alright. The winters are pretty ruff though. 

What is it about Calgary that you like? I like downtown Calgary, 17th Ave. and the light traffic. 

What do you like to do for fun? I like shooting photos, drinking coffee and kicking around downtown. 

If you had to describe Calgary to someone, what would you say? It’s cool in the summer, but cold in the winter! 

Have you ever ridden a horse? No.