A "Tims" is the best coffee ever! (http://www.timhortons.com/en/index.html) A common phrase heard in a Tim Horton store is " I will have an X-Large double double". OMG - they are so good that way (two cream & two sugar). I never order them NOW, but that is how I used to drink them!!
Stampeeding.....well, The Calgary Stampede (http://calgarystampede.com/) comes to town the first Friday of July and runs for 10 days. What is interesting about the Stampede is that our city transforms into the Wild (and I mean WILD) West for the 10 days. Everyone wears western clothes, the parties start at 7:00 a.m. and run into the wee hours of the night. Local folk lore says that there is a high number of divorce after Stampede because everyone gets so out of control. I don't know how true that is, but certainly I've seen some stuff to suggest it might be. The city is quiet right now, since everyone is recuperating!! I'm not from here originally, and even though I have now been through 20 of them - I'm still amazed every time!