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Creekfest celebrates local watersheds

Fifth annual event raises awareness of valuable resources

CREEKFESTthumbOver the summer holidays, whenever the word "education" is heard, it sparks a certain panic in the hearts of many youngsters. But Creekfest 2015, presented by Friends of Fish Creek, is a celebration combining local performers with interactive activities to educate and bring awareness to conserve Fish Creek Provincial Park for future generations.

Open to the public, this free event takes place on Sunday, July 19th, starting at noon at Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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Cars for Cancer

ProstAid Calgary hosts seventh annual car show

CarsforCancerA glimpse into the past was present June 28 at ProstAid Calgary's 7th Annual Show and Shine, or Fun in the 50's Festival, held in the parking lot of the Grey Eagle Casino, which was packed with classic cars in perfect condition.

The event was a total time-lapse into the 1950s with the sun shining down on clean, polished, and adorned vehicles. It was not only an opportunity to admire the hard work, and dedication of both professional and amateur mechanics, but also an opportunity to enjoy the weather, munchies from local food trucks and help the Calgary chapter of the Prostate Cancer Canada Network raise awareness.

The unique automobiles and the emotion put into each piece of mobile art sunk an invigorating hook deep into the crowd. This rare bond between man and machine tossed to the sideline the mere fact that cars are meant for transportation. Every individual had stories to tell. It felt as if the vehicles were less machines and more human, as the connections between the two were life like.

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More than boots, trucks and steak

Discover YYC's diverse cultures on your dinner plate

Comber THUMBLiving in Calgary, we are no strangers to the stereotypes that surround our city as the "Heart of the New West." Country music, pickup trucks and all-things-western abound amongst our historical culture.

Bearing that in mind, as Calgary has evolved over the years and grown from a wooden fort to a bustling metropolis of over 1.15 million people, our city has also seen the addition of many different cultures from around the world.

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Calgary café brings communities together

Inequality and discrimination have no place at Ohana community café

thumb ohana MG 1996Calgary is a diverse city that is recorded as having the widest income gap in the country, which means that many individuals may struggle to find a sense of belonging and acceptance. However, a local church is taking steps to foster an inclusive community that is free from judgment and discrimination, with the help of something unexpected – coffee.

Income disparity is a common issue for Calgarians, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives identifies Calgary as the city with the largest income equality in Canada. The most recent available statistic from Sustainable Calgary's 2011 State of Our City Report reveals that, in 2005 the top ten per cent of Calgary families earned 37.41 times the income of the bottom ten per cent.

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