One. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is now catering to its shoppers’ needs from cradle to grave. The world’s largest retailer has introduced online sales of caskets, expanding a merchandise selection that spans engagement rings and baby gear to a new major milestone in its shoppers’ life. The funeral service industry generates $11 billion in revenue a… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 12


One. 21 pianists from 1 2 countries converge on Calgary for the Honens International Piano Competition which runs until November 6 (one of the world’s most prestigious events). Two. The city of Calgary has organized a forum on November 2, 2009 from 5;30 to 7:00 p.m. at the auditorium in Bankers’ Hall where buskers will… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 11

A Ghost Story as Told by Janko’s Father Long Ago near to Halloween

On these close to Halloween celebrating days it came to Janko’s mind the childhood’s stories told by his Dad more than half a century ago. It was in Slovakia, in the region of Trenchin when Viktor Holly was serving the Army he was told by the local people this legend which is called “Tale of… Continue reading A Ghost Story as Told by Janko’s Father Long Ago near to Halloween

Badek’s News 10

One. Rally for Health Care! Promote and Strengthen Alberta’s Precious Public Health Care System. Rally takes place at Olympic Plaza, 222 8 Ave. SE, Calgary on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Read more about Poor Management of Health Care in the article of Ralph Coombs, former President of the Foothills… Continue reading Badek’s News 10

About Halloween Fest

The history of Halloween Halloween (the short form of English called All Hallows Eve – eve of evening) is a celebration on the eve of All Saints on the night of 31 October to 01 November. Different traditions for Halloween could be traced back to Celtic traditions. The 31st October ended after the Celtic custom,… Continue reading About Halloween Fest


One. Pushkar, India. At the Pushkar Camel Fair, one of India’s most spectacular festivals which this year takes place  from October 25th to November 2nd.,аbout 50,000 camels and cattle are bought and sold as usual during the first few days. But for visitors the real attraction is the cultural performances and sideshows in a carnival-like… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 9


One. Great-Grandma Ruth Frith, a 100-year-old Australian, competes in the women’s 75+ shot put final at the World Masters Games in Sydney Olympic Park, and goes for gold. She trains five days a week and bench-presses 35 kg weights to stay in shape, Reuters said. Two. Chris Yee, 34, a Calgarian, visiting the city 45… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 8


One. The organizers of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics pumped in 17,6 – million dollars to improve snowmaking on Whistler Mountain, home to the ski races on the Creekside half of the area. Two. Last week, the committee awarded U.S. President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. Three. Two American economists Elinor Ostrom and Oliver… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 7


One. The free movie, popcorn and information about research into how genes and viruses might be used to fight diseases such as diabetes and cancer, is on at the Plaza Theater (1133 Kensington Rd., N.W.) on October 15, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Two. Google Street View captured high-resolution views of almost all of Calgary’s public… Continue reading BADEK’S NEWS 6