The Remark - June 2011
The original story of Aladdin takes place in China.
The world's largest S'more ever made weighed 1,600 lbs.
Urkel from Family Matters was the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog.
The inventor of the Pringles can had his ashes buried inside one of the tall tubes.
J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name 'Hermione' so young girls wouldn’t be teased for being nerdy.
Weezer's first gig was opening for Keanu Reeves' band.
Mark Zuckerberg changed his relationship status on Facebook after seven years of dating.
Both of Michael Jordan’s parents were under 5’9”.
In an NFL game, the home team is required to provide 24 footballs.
There are more sesame seeds on a Big Mac than there are dimples on a golf ball.
Sylvester Stallone once worked as a lion cage cleaner.
Sean Penn has a tattoo on his big toe that says “Daisy”.
Scientists have discovered that the chicken did, in fact, come before the egg.
Manatees have fingernails on their flippers.

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
- Christopher Columbus

Hot List
Relay for Life
Northern Bar and Grill re-opening
Mountain bike trails
Yard work
Taking a nice walk
Floral dresses
Picnics at the beach
Tulips, sweet peas and peonies
Scratch Bastid, June 17 at the Northern
Pink, army green, nude, red
The “F” Factor - friends, fans and followers - Social Media for businesses
Island Lake opening June 17
Dairy Queen re-opening rumours
Beer league baseball games
Elk River opens for anglers

Wapiti Line Up Release Party
Streets Are Talking. Michael Bernard Fitzgerald helped kick off Wapiti with a bang on Friday May 13. The cat is out of the bag for music lovers; Elliot Brood, Said the Whale, Imaginary Cities and local favs Shared Kelly are just some of the line-up slated this August 19-20. More bands and their bios along with ticket information at

Wapiti Band Highlight: Said the Whale
After winning for New Group of the Year at this 2011’s Juno Award, Said the Whale is swimming towards Fernie this summer. The Vancouver rock band sounds like freshly squeezed indie pop with a side of west coast rock and roll. Song pick “Camilo (The Magician).” With its gritty powerchords and sunny powerpop chorus, the single has already been dubbed the“song of the summer” by Grant Lawrence of CBC Radio 3
Listen and learn more at

ABBA Forever
Hey sista! The now infamous Relay for Life team The Snow Sisters held their Mamma Mia movie fundraiser and disco fever after party at Picnic May 6. This event alone raised over $5000 for the Elk Valley Relay for Life. You go sista!

It’s kinda awkward when you ask a server to recommend something then you order something completely different, eh?

In Need of Wine - Yard Work Wines
The local greenhouses and hardware stores have been my inspiration for wine picks this month. Cedar bushes, bags of dirt and hanging flower baskets really make a girl want to drink wine. Vegetal wines are my favorite patio sippers, and can certainly complement your yard work this month.
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2009, Italy.
Perfecto! (Pinot Gris produced in Italy is called Pinot Grigio.) An absolutely lovely sipping wine that will have your geraniums and cut grass zinging in your mouth with a smooth creamy finish. Also taste the peach and lemon lingering. Interesting fact: Pinot Gris grapes are a mutated form of the Pinot Noir grape.
Firesteed Pinot Noir 2007, Oregon ,USA
Oregon is booming in Pinot Noir praise and reviews, don’t get left out. You will want to try this well-suited garden patio wine. Serve slightly chilled (pop in the fridge 20 minutes before opening). A lighter bodied red, full flavours of strawberries and cherry pie with a vanilla cedar finish.
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009, New Zealand
Nobody is truly sure why NZ can produce the best sav blancs in the world, but who really cares, they are friggin’ awesome. This dry white is like a big splash of your vegetable garden. Bell peppers, chives and your favourite tropical fruits make up the aromas. Crisp, clean and lively on the palette.

Why is it every time you try to show someone that something is broken it always works fine!?