Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Fun..."Hello Calgary"...What a classic!

Classic! After a week of posts about politics, labels and bad investments, I figured it was time for a fun post! After all, it is supposed to be a beautiful weekend...why damper it with more negativity. ( That is what Monday is for!)

As a child growing up in the early 1980's, I remember this commercial vividly. It was on so many times a day on 2&& ( now Global) that it became ingrained in my memory. As a testament to the jingles power, when the song started playing, I found myself singing along instantly.

It is hard not to watch the video and have a good chuckle. They are clearly trying to show Calgary as a "cosmopolitan" city, with so many things to offer its citizens. When compared to modern Calgary, the 1983 version does not even look the same. It is amazing how much the city has changed since then.

Anyways...if anyone has any memories of this video ( or other cool links to cheesy Calgary videos) feel free to post.

Disclaimer: Many Edmontonians will think that this video is actually a modern shot of their city in 2009. While there are many similarities in the clothing and hairstyles, it is simply not true. HAPPY FRIDAY!



  1. I absolutely remember this commercial, almost brought a tear to my eye ;)
    It feels like so long ago, like 100 yrs.
    Thanks for the memory Shane, and keep writting!

  2. Thanks for bringing it up again. It gave me a new idea!