Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze has been in operation for four years. Located across the road from Calaway Park, Lucy Hyndman and Giselle Wilson are Calgary's first high flying circus performance trainers.
As a kid growing up in the '90s, I was lucky enough to have watched, arguably, one of the funniest decades of television. I probably paid more attention to The Simpsons and Seinfeld than I did my elementary school teachers, and I certainly had the grades to show for it. I was more interested in seeing what quirky characters Adam Sandler and Chris Farley had in store on Saturday Night Live, rather than watching Hockey Night in Canada.
I got my first tattoos when I was 18 years old. Now, at 34, I have been tattooed over 30 times, and some of my tattoos are almost of legal drinking age. Over the last couple of years, I have noticed a growing popularity of hand, neck and the taboo face tattoos. To gain a better understanding of tattoo culture, I caught up with two up-and-coming tattooists, Cong, who asked to be identified only by his first name, and Chanse Oviatt.
Imagine suffering everyday from severe pain and being told by physicians your condition will only get worse with time. What would you do? Would you start researching treatments, looking for anything to take away a little bit of the suffering? Or would you decide that ending your life is the only option?