The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Although she, herself, only played one year of college basketball, Natalie Russell is currently the youngest basketball head coach in the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association, and has plans of becoming a high-level coach.

Painter Amy Dryer is well-known for her artwork influenced by German expressionism. While people appreciate the vibrant colours and the big brushstrokes of her art, Dryer says that storytelling is at the heart of each piece.

Zeke Thurston was raised in Big Valley, Alberta, and has been competing in rodeos since childhood.

From a young age Zak McGurk had loved climbing and eventually turned it into business, forming a positive environment for climbers in Calgary. However, the team’s vision did more than that, breaking down barriers by creating an entire climbing community.