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Nature unleashed connects global disasters to Calgary

New exhibit showcases damage done by natural disasters

JDisaster11Throughout April, the Telus Spark Science Centre is home to a travelling exhibition that all Calgarians may be able relate to — especially after the flood in June. Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters is a collection of artifacts, information and interactive activities that show the devastation of natural disasters around the world, and how science fits into these life-changing events.

"The exhibit talks to those geological, ecological and social questions about natural disasters," says Cassondra Dickin, communications specialist at Telus Spark. "But it also has a human side to it."

Visitors of Nature Unleashed can build their own volcano and enter a simulator demonstrating what it would be like to sit in the centre of a tornado.


Calgary groups provide free music lessons for kids

Legacy Children’s Foundation partners with Bowtown Music to help lower income families

GrecuMusic6Ali Bolichowski has always had a passion for music.

But for the fifteen year old, growing up with a single mom and two sisters meant costly instruments and music lessons were out of reach.

Melissa Bolichowski, Ali’s mom, says all her daughters are very creative.

“I thought it would be great to be able to put the kids in some sort of music lessons, but affordability with being a single parent was really hard,” she says.


Homemade sushi offers cheap, fun alternative to eating out

Creating your own dinner makes for a memorable experience

thumb Sushi1March's Calgary Journal dating survey determined that the hottest date activity in Calgary right now is going out for sushi. But do you know what's even better than treating that special someone to a night on the town? Working together to create your own dinner.

Homemade sushi is for more than just eligible bachelors, it's also a great idea for families and friends who want to come together to try to make something new and tasty.


All Consuming: Eating Disorders in Young Children

How one Medicine Hat family struggled to get their daughter to eat at an early age

thumb All ComsumingIt's a parent's worst nightmare. For Ron and Michelle Pisoni, it was their reality.

From the time of her infancy until she was a three years old, the Pisoni's second daughter Kalista refused to eat.

Knowing something was wrong the Pisoni's sought answers from the medical community, but to no avail.

"Basically the doctors said she'll just grow out of it or eventually she'll start eating," Ron said.