Lonnie Taylor
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Lonnie was born in Calgary. He is a local community connector and can often be found at public events and festivals. Since his youth and before the internet became a common household service he has used electronic communications to communicate with people. In 2004 he graduated from SAIT with a diploma in New Media Production and Design and at the age of 22 became one of the institutions youngest educators. He currently works in the adventure and travel industry and frequently volunteers as a promoter with the Calgary Stampede.

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Cassettes Are Cool Again!

(3) Comments | Posted December 13, 2016 | 11:52 AM

Well let's face it -- cassettes were never actually cool. I remember as a teen flipping through CDs at the music store in the mall before settling for the cassette version of the album I wanted because I was a broke youth and tape was half the price. Compact Discs...

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The Cable-free Calgarian

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 6:14 PM

Growing up in my parents' home, we didn't have cable television. I grew up adjusting the antenna above the set to snag free local over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts. In my early twenties I struck out on my own and, being used to not having a cable service, I continued on without...

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How To Have An Awesome Auction Experience

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 3:55 PM

Nestled in the downtown core between City Hall and East Village is an auction house called Rick's Auction Galleries. It has become of my favourite places to be on Wednesday evenings. I stumbled upon Rick's just over a year ago when I was killing time between events in...

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Introducing Wakefield Brewster

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 8:44 PM

Wakefield BrewsterI first met Wakefield last year during the first People's Poetry Festival. He struck me as a larger than life character with a magnetic energy which compelled people to listen to every word he spoke....

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The Calgary That We Used to Know

(4) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 9:15 AM

In February I asked my Twitter followers to tweet about things in Calgary that either no longer exist or have been around for a long time. Unfortunately Twitter does not allow for hashtag queries past nine days so you cannot simply read all of the mentions of #CalgaryRetro...

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