The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Produced by Amy Simpson

Bankers Hall was filled with laughter on Sept. 20 as men stumbled about in bright coloured heels. They were getting ready to take part in the YWCA’s annual event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and it was exactly what it sounds like.

This years Oktoberfest kicked off the first cask opening of Alberta Beer Week. The festival had over 500 local and international craft beers for attendees to sample.

Mark Kondrat, a managing partner of Alberta Beer Festivals said that Alberta Beer is becoming more popular. 

Ben Put’s love for coffee led him and his business partners to open Monogram coffee – and it’s only getting bigger.

Filmed and Produced by Robyn Welsh

Ben Put, Jeremy Ho, and Justin Eyford opened Monogram Coffee in 2014 to share their love of coffee. Their first location in Altadore was a huge success, so they decided to expand and open a second Monogram downtown in order to reach a wider clientele and get a taste of a faster paced environment.

After training dozens of new baristas and spending countless hours planning, their downtown location became a reality.

Jason 'that funny magic guy' is playing his cards right

Sauntering over to a table near the back of a southwest Calgary restaurant, he scans the area to ensure services are needed, then he asks calmly, not too obviously, if the patrons would enjoy a magic trick.