- Published on Friday, 13 April 2012 11:30
- Written by J Chelsea Barclay
New Friends and Neighbourhood Group offers sense of community for immigrant women
Editor's Note: Incorrect information was supplied regarding Soyoung Kim's arrival to Canada. Kim and her family emigrated to Canada nearly 8 years ago, not "this past spring" as was originally stated. The Calgary Journal apologizes for the error.
On the third floor of the pyramid-shaped Fish Creek Library, a group of 16 women are gathered around a table and ready to learn. The first lesson of the day is to always read a contract and understand it before you sign it.
- Published on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 13:35
- Written by Joel Dryden
And 16-year-old Calgary teen set to spend three months in Germany
The friendship started at the airport.
Fifteen-year-old Joscha Hanel was exhausted after a long flight from Germany to Calgary, and was on the lookout for his new host family with whom he would spend nearly four months in a program that would integrate him into Canadian culture.
He spotted a teenager his age wearing a red T-shirt and flashing an enormous smile, holding up a paper that read, tellingly, "Welcome Joscha Hanel."
- Published on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 13:25
- Written by Danielle Semrau
Staff and residents often share close bonds
Nineteen-year-old Melissa Hillman is sitting behind the desk at the seniors' home, The Lodge at Valley Ridge, talking about one of her favorite residents, who has just passed away from stomach cancer. She smiles as she talks about the woman she calls "my grandma."
- Published on Friday, 28 October 2011 09:47
- Written by SHANE FLUG
How chit-chat with a waitress reunited a fisherman with his long lost pal
It was one of the last few days of summer, and the first signs of fall were showing in the colours of the leaves.
Fisherman Mike Robertson, 39, went for a five-hour float on the Bow River to reel in some big trout.