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7 Jan

What’s Awesome in Canada This Week?

The Canada Is Awesome network has websites and social media extensions in Vancouver, Whistler, Calgary and Toronto, with many more on the horizon. Our goal is simple: we let people know about all of the awesome things that make their Canadian cities great, despite the bad. I’m the founder of this network and each week in this What’s Awesome post I bring you the top stories from each of our properties, giving you access to the best of our content all in one place.



Good Peeps: Drawings in a Jet Plane

For most of us pulling six Gs in a CF-18 ‘Hornet’ jet plane would be a large enough challenge on its own. But Michael Markowsky upped the skill factor by creating beautiful postcard sized drawings while flying high above CFB Cold Lake. And he didn’t get sick.




One Small Year For Rap. Nine Giant Leaps Forward for Canadian Hip Hop. 

This is FAR from a comprehensive list of the enormous steps forward that Canadian-born MCs, DJs, singers, producers, videographers, fashion designers, journalists, bloggers, and random various hip hop heads took this year, but these nine particular guilty parties were some people I definitely wanted to big up for making 2013 an unforgettable year.



Our 10 most popular stories of 2013

It’s been an incredible year here at V.I.A. and, like everyone else, we’ve got an end-of-2013 list for you! Going over all of the stats for our site, we dug out the most popular blog posts we of the year. Here they are, starting from the 10th most popular (according to the amount of times they were viewed) and landing on the 1st. Click the bold titles to check out the individual posts!



A Christmastime Mystery: The Disappearance of Ernie Archibald

With Christmas closely behind us, ‘tis the season to recall one of Whistler’s most curious Christmastime mysteries – an event that took place over seventy years ago on a cold December night in 1938. I’m referring to the disappearance of Ernie Archibald. Aside from the mystery of Ernie’s disappearance, the story itself is somewhat inconclusive due to its varying accounts.

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