Feature Living Stories
- Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:53 18 November 2014
- Written by ANGIE LANG ANGIE LANG
Prostate Cancer Centre mobilizes rolling facility for early prostrate detection in men
When you see this van you may do a double take. It's blue and bright, bearing enormous checkered underwear with "GET CHECKED" printed across it.
The Man Van is a mobile unit operated by the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC). The Man Van's staff, consisting of several volunteers and nurses, drive to various locations in and around Calgary offering free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood tests to men over 40 years old.
- Published on Friday, 14 November 2014 19:09 14 November 2014
- Written by CAROLINE FYVIE CAROLINE FYVIE
Between Friends raises funds to help special needs Calgarians
Between Friends, an organization that helps disabled individuals in Calgary, recently held a fundraiser that featured two veteran local bands — bORDERLINE and the Advo-Cats — playing their hearts out for a good cause.
"It's about two corporate bands (that) have decided that they want to support an organization in the community," says Suzanne Jackett, CEO of Between Friends. "They've chosen our organization and they each play a set and go back and forth and see what band can get people more lively and on the dance floor and just have a great time."
- Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 15:43 31 October 2014
- Written by OLIVIA CONDON AND ALEXANDRA FISH OLIVIA CONDON AND ALEXANDRA FISH
Local homelike restaurant owners share their stories and most popular items
Mom-and-pop shops can sometimes have a hard time competing with big businesses. But, in our Prairie city we found four family-run eateries that keep delivering Calgarians mouthwatering foodie experiences: the Fine Diner, El Charrito Taqueria, Keith's Deli and Fat City Franks.
- Published on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:31 31 October 2014
- Written by SAVAYA SHINKARUK SAVAYA SHINKARUK
These fashion experts provide guidance and inspiration on styling outfits for any activity
Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes but it seems like you have nothing to wear?
Hiring a personal shopper can help get your foot in the right direction for a strong first impression with friends, coworkers or future employers, with one fashionable Calgarian, Wendy McAllister, suggesting you "can't afford not to."
McAllister, founder of an interior design company, says if you ask anyone at her work place, "They would definitely say it's been a dramatic change in how I dress — I feel more confident.
"There is one girl that asks her self — 'I wonder what Wendy would wear' — which is strange to hear. That wouldn't have happened a few years ago."