The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Calgary Polo Club aims to break into local sporting landscape

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The Calgary Polo Club was established back in 1890, 83 years earlier than Spruce Meadows, and 22 years prior to the first Stampede Rodeo taking place in the city.

Yet the 200-acre club – which is located in De Winton, Alta., just the south of Calgary – doesn't attract the crowds that other horse-related sports do.

 Local family shoots and scores, on their unicycles

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A ball spins across the pavement as a few boys scramble to retrieve a beat up hockey net, and get it out of the way of an oncoming car. A game of street hockey is a common sight during warm weather, but the Smith family puts their own twist on it.

First fight controversy hasn't slowed down new MMA promotion

thumb Steve-Fader-farThe set up for Steve (Assassin) Fader's first foray into promoting the MMA sport he loved so much had a great start.

He sold just under 1,800 tickets out of the 1,895 person capacity, filling out two-thirds of the Telus Convention Center.

Adopt-A-Cougar athlete is one program MRU is depending on to play in the university level

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 After a decade-long lobby, the Mount Royal Cougars are ditching college sports for university level competition.

When MRU transitions to Canada West (University Athletics Association) next year, the cost to play varsity sports will increase by $500,000.