Corralling all art lovers! Part 1

Cowboys, cowgirls, the mid-way, deep fried everything, and last but not least….art!?!?

Reflections West Art, The Crossing’s sister company, is putting on quite the art show at the Hyatt Regency Calgary during this year’s Stampede!

From July 6th-15th, 20 artists (8 from July 6-10 and 12 from July 11-15) will be showing and selling their inspiring works of art in the newly renovated Lineham Lobby!  From paintings and photography to silversmithing and bronzes, with a wide range of prices to boot, you can be sure to find something to remind you of celebrating the Centennial of the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”!

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On the Fly…Casting for Life

The water, the waders, the wonder…ahhh fly fishing, how beautiful you are!

For several years, The Crossing is proud to have been working with with an amazing non-profit group called Casting for Life (www.castingforlife.com) which provides breast cancer survivors the opportunity to bond and enjoy the art of fly fishing in a retreat format.  This year The Crossing is happy to welcome Casting for Life from July 20th-22nd.  Not to fret, experience is not necessary and you will have a buddy to help guide and teach you the rhythm and relaxation of this peaceful sport.

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Soul searching, soul found.

Do you know your soul?  Do you know yourself through your soul?  Do you know what you are meant to share with the world?

These are the questions, along with many others, that one will explore while joining Animas Valley Institute for their SOULCRAFT ™ INTENSIVE multi-day/night workshop from July 11th to 15th, 2012 at The Crossing.  With the world moving so quickly, do we really take the time to realize our essence and how we share it with the world?  Do you even know what it is that you bring to the greater good?  If you find yourself asking these questions then SOULCRAFT ™ is an excellent place to start your journey.

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Backyard BBQ Goodness…Only The Best For Dad!

If there is one thing that makes me think of ‘Dad’, it has to be a good old fashioned summer BBQ!  The smell of charcol, sunscreen, sweet watermelon (with seeds of course), corn on the cob with warm butter, and s’mores (only if we were good) all blend together to conjure of one image….Dad at the grill with a smile on his face and a burger flipper in hand.

What better way to bring these memories back than to take Dad out to our Father’s Day BBQ at The Crossing.  With all your favourites including lemonade, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, roast chicken and hickory smoked roast beef finished with homemade summertime desserts, Dad will surely feel the love!

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Home Sweet Home!

I think that there is one thing that most of us living in Alberta can agree on…it’s a great place to call home!

Last week while away at a conference, we learned so much about the power of connection, especially through nature.  We are truly lucky to live in a place that is so alive, a place that connects us all through its’ beauty.  Those of us who get to call being a member of the team at The Crossing ‘work’, have the opportunity to experience this connection on a daily basis. One can not deny the affect that this special place has on them.

I came across some of the videos that Travel Alberta created to share the beauty of our province with the world.  I am still awed every time I watch them and encourge you to take the time to do so as well.  Call it meditation, call it a needed 5 min break from the daily grind, frankly it doesn’t really matter what you call it, but take a few mins and allow yourself to be reminded of the incredible place that we get to call ‘Home, Sweet Home!”

Click here to enjoy Travel Alberta’s Summer (remember to breath) video.

Enjoy the weekend!

HIP HIP HOORAY…IT’S MOTHER’S DAY!

We could write a novel, nevermind a blog post, about how AMAZING Mothers are, and since there is little chance that we will be able to do Moms everywhere justice we’ll keep it short and sweet!

Moms, of all kinds, of all shapes and forms, both young, old and everything in between…thank you for giving us your love!  You really do make the world go around.

The team at The Crossing looks forward showing our love for all of you at our sold out Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday!  What can we say, we ♥ Moms:)

Happy Mother’s Day!

The Art in Heart

One can not come to The Crossing without noticing the magnificent scenery, and although you may think this is a sole reference to the stunning natural surroundings, you are mistaken!

Not to be awed only by the exterior qualities of the property, The Crossing emminates beauty from the inside out!  With a love for art and a very close relationship with Reflections West Art, based in Calgary, we are honoured to be able to share a beautiful pieces of art with our guests. The Crossing is happy to provide a venue for these magnificient pieces to hang in light filled rooms allowing their true beauty to shine. Read more

So What Makes The Crossing Different?

We often ask ourselves, if we were company looking for a retreat or meeting space what would we want to know about The Crossing? Our internal dialogue usually goes something like this….

We are a conference and retreat facility in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. So What?

So, we can accommodate small to mid-sized groups in quaint rooms with ensuites and indvidually selected antiques. Great, so what?

So, we offer convenient on-site delicious homemade meals. A lot of our competitors do, so what?

So, we’re just different! So what, prove it!

GLADLY!!!

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April Showers (or snow if you are in Alberta) Bring May Flowers

Always optimistic, as per our last post heading, spring is in the air and we are sticking to it!  This week’s feature picture may say otherwise but know that it was taken on Wednesday admist the lovely rain/snow that travelled our way.  Today those grey clouds, cold winds, and driving sleet are a distant memory; the skies are filled with glorious sunshine!

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Community Connection!

Out here at The Crossing it’s all about connection, and what better way to connect than to do so through our community!

This week the cozy main floor of Remington House played host to our friends and neighbours in what is turning out to be an annual community dinner.  It is a great way to stay connected to the community, share information, and visit with friends.  Not to mention the opportunity to show off in the kitchen, just a little bit, which no one seemed to object to!  As promised Chef Ghanam and his team prepared nothing short of a feast, which left all of us eyeing up the comfy couches post indulgence.

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