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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

Fabulous Alberta Voices: Project Shares LGBTQ Stories Through Photos and Video

Everyone has a story to share. But what if yours didn’t quite fit in with societal norms? What if your story made some people uncomfortable and unfortunately cruel? Would you still share it?

Enter Acts of Greatness – an organization with the goal to empower, support and raise awareness of our LGBTQ community – and their project Fabulous Alberta.

SQUAMISH

Squamish's First Craft Distillery Launching With 5 Bottles You Have to Try

Remember earlier this summer when we toured that soon-to-open distillery? Squamish’s first craft distillery Gillespie’s Fine Spirits has announced their tasting room will open to the public on Friday September 19 – and we couldn’t be more excited.

TORONTO

35 Photos from Cirque Du Soleil’s KURIOS in Toronto

Cirque Du Soleil is back in Toronto with their latest show entitled “KURIOS: Cabinet des Curiosités”.

The tent is set up on the open field at Commissioner and Cherry St. with the entrance at 51 Commissioner. The show runs from Aug 28th until Oct 26, 2014 with tickets ranging in price from $50-$285 depending on age, seats and whether of not you want the VIP experience.

VANCOUVER

Where To Buy Sockeye Salmon in Vancouver - #InSearchoftheSockeye

Yesterday we kicked off our 5 part  #insearchofthesockeye series with THIS PRIMER about the record breaking sockeye salmon run happening on the Fraser River right now. We’re bringing you pretty much everything you need to know about it and today we’re sharing a few of the places that you can buy some of this fish so you can prepare it for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch).

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