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Every morning Nina Kharey wakes up with two passions in mind; two passions that little by little have formed her up to the woman she is today; two passions that are different from each other but are also the best complement. This woman who was born in Canada, of parents who emigrated from India, describes herself as a "strong, persistent person who knows what she wants and who will not give up until she finds a way to achieve that."

This can be seen in Kharey's day-to-day life as the founder and designer of NONIE, a clothing brand that in less than five years has managed to position itself nationally and internationally.

It all started thanks to her family, which is why Kharey feels so much love and passion for them. Since childhood she was always very close to them; in fact, her relationship with her brother was one of the aspects that most impacted her as a person.

In Western Canada, the Old West elicits, for some people, feelings of romance for times past when life was harder but also simpler. Bob Wilson is one such person.

Wilson, who is now retired, takes on the persona of a cowboy with the Old West re-enactment group, Guns of the Golden West, which is  dedicated to recreating the lifestyle of the 1880s.

Artist Nick Cave introduces his works for the first time in Canada

A runway concept is being used at an upcoming  Glenbow Museum exhibit that will give visitors a chance to  walk around mannequins and observe a series of “Soundsuits” from a 360-degree perspective.

While artist Nick Cave has been creating wearable art using everyday objects for decades, the exhibit, which opens June 29, will mark the first time Cave’s collections are being displayed in Canada. 

As director of the graduate fashion program at the Art Institute of Chicago, Cave’s fabrics are more than visual appeal; they are also about making noise to be heard.

For the past 50 years, Douglas Cardinal has been doing sweat lodge ceremonies to begin every week. They are healing practices for the Canadian architect due to the challenging environment of his profession.  

Reflecting on his 2016 presidential award for the Gordon Oaks Red Bear Student Center, he shares the moment an elder said to him, “I'll meet you at the institute.”

The award is from the Saskatchewan Masonry Institute.  Built as a place that was inclusive for all students from different backgrounds, the centre was built with Mother Earth in mind. 

“I wanted a place where they could have their ceremonies,” Cardinal said.  The area he talks about has input from elders who helped create a sacred space by a heaven and earth philosophy.  Underneath, the ground was not excavated during construction, because,“it had to be sitting on Mother Earth.”