Long-running hobby night instills camaraderie
Walking into Cameron Farn's garage on a Tuesday night is like walking into something out of a sci-fi movie. Paintings of bloody alien-like creatures, life-like superhero figurines, and Victorian-era vests created for cosplay enthusiasts, fill Farn's heated garage in the southeast neighbourhood of Acadia.
This is hobby night for Farn, and eight other Calgarians.
- Published on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 23:57
- Written by Kyle Pura
The challenges and successes of an independent video
The story of how local independent game developers Michael Lohaus and Vieko Franetovic met is not a typical story.
Franetovic used to be Lohaus' boss at an advertising agency, but after a few months of working together, Franetovic made a decision.
- Published on Monday, 10 December 2012 13:35
- Written by Clayton Goodwin
Hunting dogs that have fun, while learning the skills
Randy Blanchard is the owner of Blackfoot Kennels just south of High River, AB. Blanchard is an extremely talented hunting dog trainer and has been training for over 20 years.
- Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 20:12
- Written by ERICA POLLOCK
Why she started her own dog day care – and how it's different
Ten years ago, Velvetanne Madro didn't know she'd be where she is today. Back then she was working as an occupational health nurse for private corporations. But that all changed when Madro saw a need in Calgary for dog day cares, and thought she could fill that gap.
"I just recognized there was a need for it. And when I wanted to open a dog day care, I thought how can we be different?" said Madro.
- Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 19:59
- Written by Pamela Di Pinto
Brickwares approaches 'celebrity' status with rare custom mosaic work
Step. Step. Crunch.
It's a daily occurrence for Dave Ware.
He looks down, stretches out his foot, and begins to sweep it across the beige carpet of his basement floor in northwest Calgary.