The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


It all started with a sign on the side of the highway. Now, Canadian skeleton athlete, Madi Charney is a top prospect from the upcoming Winter Olympics. But, due to a cut in government funding, Charney — like many other athletes — is struggling to support herself while training.

On March 10, 2017, Mount Royal University students gathered for a very special dodgeball tournament for the One Ball club and charity. The event was held to raise money and awareness about testicular cancer.

Testicular cancer is common in young male adults, but is not acknowledged as much as it should be. One Ball charity wants to raise awareness to increase early diagnosis.

Three amateur athletes reflect on their mentors and explain what makes them great.

Mount Royal Cougars forward Connor Rankin has had an eventful career in the world of hockey.

From playing in the WHL for the Tri-City Americans and Calgary Hitmen to having a tryout with the Edmonton Oilers. Rankin is now at Mount Royal University, where he is working towards both a degree and a continued career in pro hockey.