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This is what's awesome in Canada this week

The Canada Is Awesome network has websites and social media extensions in Vancouver , Squamish , Calgary and Toronto , with many more on the horizon.

The Canada Is Awesome network has websites and social media extensions in Vancouver, Squamish, 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.

CALGARY

#IceBucketChallenge: Calgary Edition

t’s all the rage on social media these days – and for a good cause too! The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS has provided us with tons of hilarious videos to watch and plenty of Calgarians are jumping on the bandwagon too. What I love about the campaign is that is bringing a lot of awareness and education about the disease and raising funds for research too.

SQUAMISH

PechaKucha Night Downtown Squamish

PechaKucha started in 2003 Tokyo when Tokyo-based architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham decided that the only way to prevent them from rambling during a presentation was to limit it to 20 slides for 20 seconds each. This 20×20 format has taken off globally, with PechaKucha Nights taking place in more than 700 cities and counting.

TORONTO

A Love Letter to the Mediterranean Byblos

In the last few months, Toronto has been flourishing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine restaurants. One of those restaurants has been Byblos (11 Duncan) located in the Story’s Building.

VANCOUVER

Your top photos of Vancouver in 2014...so far!

Vancouver, you’re a gorgeous city. With apps like Instagram and the ability to whip out our phones at a moment’s notice, we’ve snapped up some amazing shots of you. Here are some of YOUR favourite photos of the city from our official Instagram account.

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