Category Archives: Celebrations

Easter in Alberta

Whether you observe Easter, Passover, or the rising of the first full moon after the spring equinox, this is the time of year when we emerge from the gloom of winter with renewed hope for the spring. Sadly, some of … Continue reading

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It’s been one of those weeks

This has been one of those weeks, full of highs and lows, birthdays (yay) and covid tests (boo). The Soapbox family came through it all just fine, but as a result of the ‘distractions’ there is no blog this week. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The politicians are on break (thank god) and so are we. The Soapbox family and Rudy the rescue dog would like to wish you and yours a peaceful and happy holiday.    Those of you with a discerning eye will notice … Continue reading

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A Halloween Tale: Jason and The Mirror

For obvious reasons the usual batch of Halloween witches and vampires, pirates and princesses did not ring our doorbell this year. So to mark a different kind of Halloween Ms Soapbox would like to tell you a story.    It’s … Continue reading

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Ms Soapbox and her family would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. To say that it’s been different this year would be an understatement, but we can all be thankful for the people who give us joy.   I’ll … Continue reading

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Canada Day Greetings???

Question: When is a birthday greeting not a birthday greeting? Answer: When it comes from a hypocrite. Canadians will be receiving Happy Canada Day greetings from politicians at all levels of government this Wednesday, but there’s one politician, Jason Kenney, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The politicians are on break (thank god) and so are we. The Soapbox family and Rudy the rescue dog would like to wish you and yours a peaceful and happy holiday.    And here’s the traditional photo of the mutt under … Continue reading

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Albertans: “People of Destiny”

On Sept 1 Premier Kenney wished Alberta a happy birthday.   Not once in his video message did he mention Canada.  It was as if Alberta became a province in 1905 only to float around in No Mans Land for the … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day!

Dear Canada:  Happy birthday! With hugs and kisses from Ms Soapbox. PS:  You may have heard some silly talk to the effect that Alberta wants to separate from Canada because Albertans don’t think Canada appreciates their contribution to Confederation.  They’re … Continue reading

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Dignity and Respect

Two remarkable things happened this week.  One remarkably good, the other remarkably bad. Let’s start with the remarkably good. Ricardo Miranda, Alberta’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, got married to journalist and communications specialist, Christopher Brown, this week.  Premier Rachel … Continue reading

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