The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Freddy Ansara is the chief design officer at FA Design, a growing outerwear company based in Calgary. He certainly means business, and a distinct air of intelligence shines through in his expressive and alert gaze. Though perhaps he has the look of the typical snowboarder, with curly hair and a relaxed energy, he is far from conventional.

Ansara, a former pro-rider, is gaining worldwide recognition for doing things a little differently and creating high-tech outerwear that he says will change the future of winter clothing.

Jack of all artistic trades, Bruce Horak, has made a career for himself in both the performing arts and music. His newest endeavor is painting, focusing on portraits and dabbling in landscapes.

He tours Canada and the United States for his art shows all while being one of Canada’s only legally blind visual artists. 
How many Instagram followers do you have? 100? 600? 1000?

Hunter Bosch had over 50,000 by the time he was 17. He was making thousands of dollars through promotions. Today, he doesn’t even check the app. He forfeited his Instagram fame when what started out as an innocent hobby spiralled into a full-fledged addiction.
Award-winning Calgary-based director, Michael Peterson, is recognized globally in filmmaking. But, despite offers from L.A., or Vancouver, he has no plans to leave Alberta.