Mediterranean field school introduces students to other cultures in Europe and Africa
Turn left, then right, then right one more time abruptly. Try not to lose the group. Don't look down for too long, or by the time you look up everyone will be gone. Hold your bags above your head; we can barely fit down these dark alleyways never mind carry our tourism baggage.
Fifth annual event raises awareness of valuable resources
Over 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.
Annual downtown festival kicks off Calgary's musical summer
The craziness that is the 10 days of Stampede is now over, with all of the deep-fried goodness consumed to the max and bank accounts completely drained. While the city is recovering from the constant daze of plaid and alcohol, we at the Calgary Journal would like to remember the five days of musical and artistic glory that overcame the city just a few days before the smell of sweat and manure – Sled Island.
Calgary's men in heels dance crew are dressed to kill
A sleek black limo has just arrived in front of the Cowboys Casino in downtown Calgary. The driver, dressed to the nines, dances around the side of the vehicle. In one swift motion, he grips the handle and pulls the passenger door open with a click.
The first heel hits the pavement. Six-inch heels with a two-inch platform, black leather shimmering under the streetlights; laces tied as tight as Ada Lovelace's corset.
Studies show moving around a lot as a child may cause problems in adulthood
"So we're moving to Canada."
I remember the day four years ago that my dad said that like it happened today. Those words shocked my mom, my brother and I into silence. We stared as he handed us the papers to show our visas had come through.
"It will be good for us guys," he said, seeing the anguish on our faces.
Calgary Outlink: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, host second annual fundraiser and celebration in Calgary
Calgary Outlink: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity is Calgary's LGBTQ+ support hub, providing services and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community in Calgary and Alberta as a whole for more than 30 years.
With a huge need for support services in the community, three staff members and a large volunteer base continue to take a leadership role on LGBTQ+ issues in the city and the province.
"LGBTQ+ folks across the spectrum experience so much social stigma every day. From coming out to aging LGBTQ+ populations, to being an LGBTQ+ newcomer to Canada – all of our community members have different barriers they face and different supports that they need to thrive," says Fleetwood Legare, co-director at Calgary Outlink Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
"We are a place where people can overcome and examine the stigma and shame that many LGBTQ+ folks internalize."