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Glenmore Sailing Club’s young sailors have bright future

Ten-year-olds Cameron Hay and Nathan Lemke aim to be lifetime seamen

IMG 1364When 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.


Calgary boxer has punchers chance at making Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Devon Reti's five years in boxing have been successful

RetithumbnailCalgary’s own Devin Reti is ready for the challenge ahead of him in making the 2016 Rio Olympics. Reti is 22-years-old and has been boxing for five years. In his five-year tenure he has accumulated 73 wins with only 12 losses to his record.

Reti fights at the middleweight division (152 lbs) and is known for his fast, counter punching style. But before Reti was the slick boxer he was a feisty undersized hockey player.


Tom Renney named president and CEO of Hockey Canada

Former NHL head coach has history with the organization

rsz dsc 0055Hockey Canada has found its man to replace longtime president and CEO Bob Nicholson.

A month-and-a-half after Bob Nicholson said goodbye to Hockey Canada at the organization’s annual general meeting, the Hockey Canada brass announced at Canada Olympic Park that Tom Renney—a man with NHL head coaching stints with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers and Edmonton Oilers— will lead this national governing body going forward. 


Calgary sisters taking show jumping by storm

Kara and Bretton Chad use sibling rivalry to get ahead of the game

Bretton-LaSallFor most families, sibling rivalry consists of who gets the biggest bedroom, who gets to use the iPad, or who gets the last piece of pie.

For Kara and Bretton Chad, their sibling rivalry is unlike many others.

These two Calgary teens are professional show jumpers competing against each other in equestrian events in countries such as Switzerland, Austria, France and Spain.