Chris Tutty loved art as a kid but gave it up to pursue a geology degree. It wasn’t until years later that he returned to his passion of being an artist.

For the past 10 years, Asim Haque’s main job has been as a trader, but four years ago, he discovered a passion for street photography while taking photos on his Blackberry.

Matt Tolman designed board games and crowdfunded projects, before finding himself at the ground floor of a Calgary tech startup. However, he left that all behind to find community and contentment as a local artisan woodworker.

Tolman first encountered game design when a neighbour asked for his opinion on a board game they were making.

He may have a radio show in Canada, but Sajjad Mirza is helping his Pakistani listeners feel connected to their home country and culture.

RED 106.7 FM — which stands for Reflecting Ethnic Diversity — is a multicultural radio station aimed at Calgary’s South Asian communities. The station’s launch six years ago marked a milestone in Mirza’s career.