This month, go green on 17th! And not just with a good old fashioned St. Paddy’s green brew. We’ve got lots of colourful ways to lead a more responsible, healthy and conscious lifestyle right here on the Ave. We’re taking small steps to feel better and do better, and you don’t have to be a treehugger to join in. With a ton of options to shop green, eat your greens, and keep more green in your wallet, get started with these stops: green means go!
Fork and Salad
Chowing down on fresh, raw foods is an easy and healthy way to go green, and Fork and Salad (120, 880 16th Ave SW) values making better choices. “We’re about the passion to create a better life through the healthy choices we make every day. Choosing to eat with purpose. Choosing to build welcoming, inclusive spaces and communities. Choosing to treat our planet with care,” shares Joel, owner of Fork and Salad.
Whether you order one of their carefully crafted salad combinations or customize your own, Fork and Salad prides themselves on serving honest, unprocessed food. Drop by for a breakfast bowl, a fulfilling meal or a quick snack. You can count on Fork and Salad to inspire healthier living in your busy schedule.
We take a hint from mother nature, keep it pure and keep it real!
Velour Clothing Exchange
Shopping green is actually a lot easier than you’d think, and Velour Clothing Exchange (200, 1022 17th Ave SW) definitely makes the experience bright and fun. Velour is Calgary’s first vintage and modern men’s and women’s buy/sell/trade clothing exchange store.
With a focus on 60’s to 90’s vintage, you’ll find carefully selected, unique pieces that are not only affordable, but fit within your wardrobe and pair well with current fashions. Owner, Myra is constantly curating and buying one-of-a-kind pieces, and also sells local artisan jewellery, pins and patches. The space is evidence of her passion to support local makers, with beautifully made local art hung gallery style throughout the space.
Unique to Calgary, there tons of advantages of selling and shopping vintage within Velour’s program. “We’ll either buy from you at 20% of what your items sell for, or we’ll give you 40% of the selling price. “With this model, you don’t have to wait for your clothing to sell,” Myra tells us.
Trading or selling your items with Velour allows you to maximize value from your wardrobe and helps keep unwanted clothes out of the landfills.
Tax season is in full swing and while some of us dread it, it’s good to remember that you CAN get money back and the pros at H&R Block (1029 17th Ave SW) are here to make it feel more like payback season than tax season. If you’ve just gone back to school, or started a new job and you’re wondering how your taxes will change, stop in to chat with a Tax Expert. They have the knowledge and training to make sure you’re maximizing your refund and getting the most back.
Stop in for a one-on-one consultation to determine your tax situation and get a free Second Look at your last year’s taxes – just to make sure you didn’t leave any deductions or credits behind. And, if you qualify for their Instant Cash Back program, you could walk out with money in your pocket. Visit hrblock.ca for more details.
“We’ve been in the business for over 50 years and every year our Tax Experts get in-depth training on all of Canada’s latest tax rules to make sure you get the most back with us”, says District Manager, Arlin Gunderson. “With our friendly, knowledgable and efficient staff, we’ll make filing your taxes a breeze”.
H&R Block Tax Experts will track down your money like it owes them money.
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