- Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:27 23 July 2014
- Written by Quinton Amundson Quinton Amundson
Ten-year-olds Cameron Hay and Nathan Lemke aim to be lifetime seamen
When the Calgary Journal approached Kristi Van Gunst, head coach at the local Glenmore Sailing Club, about recommending young sailors that could be featured on the Journal's athlete of the month page she recommended two athletes: Cameron Hay and Nathan Lemke.
Traditionally this page is meant to feature one athlete, but Van Gunst suggested both boys be featured because they're inseparable.
- Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 18:42 21 July 2014
- Written by Mary Yohannes Mary Yohannes
Michelle Dueck, pole dancing student by day, pole dancing teacher by night.
As she drives in her sleek gray car, Michelle Dueck reflects on her journey into the art of pole dancing.
"I've always danced, you know? And the gym's okay, I do go, but I can only do so much in a gym. I did Baton, and I loved it. I wanted to do something as different as that," says Dueck.
- Published on Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:41 20 July 2014
- Written by Jennifer Dorozio Jennifer Dorozio
How one artist does what she loves, while still getting paid for it.
Samantha daSilva worked in Naturopathy and Herbology for years before she realized it wasn't healthy for her to continue in the same line of work.
"[It was] incredibly fulfilling, I learned a lot but I found myself after the ten years extremely burnt out and kind of wondering...is this it?"
- Published on Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:47 20 July 2014
- Written by Tara Rathgeber Tara Rathgeber
Consumers of local foods may not be eating as local as they think
Locally grown and raised food is a trend in the restaurant world, including in Calgary. But local food advocates say the requirements for labelling food as local are not stringent enough.
Restaurant Canada's annual chef survey placed local food products and locally inspired dishes as its third hottest food trend this year, behind gluten-free foods and quinoa, a grain crop high in protein. Local foods made the list the two previous years as well.