From a very young age, Rylan Woodman was tinkering with businesses of all different sorts.
“We used to sell and make pasta sauce, skate wax, Fingerboards… tech decks were the sort of stuff we made. Me and [my former business partner] had just been selling stuff from a really young age so we kind of knew how to do it,” Woodman says.
It’s 2018 and the Calgary Stampede Park saw millions of visitors over the weeklong event. For the last 40 years, patrons of ‘the greatest show on earth’ have had their boots crafted by the Alberta Boot Company. The company prides itself in making quality long lasting boots and manufacturing the boots here in Calgary at their factory in the city’s southeast.
As a female singer-songwriter, Samantha Savage Smith has faced some disadvantages in the music industry. Despite those challenges, she’s continuing to find her way as a feminist in her music, and establish herself in a male-dominated industry.