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Posted on September 3, 2014 by Kendra

September is here which means Oktoberfest season is around the corner! It’s time to celebrate all things German; including the beer, food, folklore and fashion that goes along with it. You don’t need to own or rent a traditional dirndl to join in on the festivities. All you need is a few key pieces, some creativity and an awesome attitude to be the belle of the beer hall. 1.  Sensible shoes –Traditionally, Fräulein’s had many responsibilities during Oktoberfest. From carrying arm loads of steins, to serving food and keeping the crowd energized through song and dance; they needed sensible shoes […]


Posted on August 28, 2014 by Kendra

Designed in the shape of a rail spike, our 2014 collectible in-case opener pays homage to “The Last Spike” of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). The ceremonial final spike was driven into the CPR at Craigellachie, British Columbia on November 7, 1885 and demonstrated the completion of our national railway. Realizing the dream of Prime Minister John A Macdonald to build a railway from Montreal to the Pacific Ocean spanning our country from coast to coast and uniting British Columbia to Central Canada. The CN railway also carried out a commitment made in 1871 by the Canadian Federal Government to […]


Posted on August 22, 2014 by Kendra

  It all started out unwittingly enough… a group of Steam Whistle staff decided to head to Lee’s Palace after work to attend the Air Guitar Championships to support a fellow co-worker and great cause (Right To Play). When Lee walked into Lee’s Palace that night he had no idea he’d be walking out as Air Guitar royalty. Photo Credit: Nick Cheeseman After the first round of contestants took the stage for their one minute performances – The MC called out for the Dark Horse Round (people who enter spontaneously). Little did Lee know his name was on a paper […]