The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Voices

Calgary reporter experiments with wearing headscarf

thumb EvaHijabWhen I was 15 years old, I moved to Canada from Venezuela.

Most people don't think I'm an immigrant because I look Caucasian — I have green eyes, white skin, and straight hair.

Folk singer Joe Nolan serenades audiences at The Blues Can

thumb JoeNolan1It's 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night and I've just arrived at The Blues Can located in Calgary's historic neighborhood, Inglewood.

Albertans seek language training for host of reasons

thumb Sultan2A few weeks ago I received an email from a student at Sultan Education Academy, or SEA, expressing how this small privately-owned school based around the teachings of learning Arabic was under-recognized by the public.

I was immediately intrigued to hear as to why this story needed to be told. So, I contacted owner and founder Sultan Kaddoura, 38, and student Erin Van Overloop, to set up interviews.

Growing up as a non-believer in a family of Catholics

thumb AtheismRed velvet poinsettias are scattered about the foyer of the Our Lady of Guadalupe parish. The relatively tiny church on Edmonton Trail is packed with God's flock donning the finest duds. The priest stands at the altar, his voice a compassionate and welcoming falsetto, a band of gold and white around his neck. It must be Christmas time.