The Calgary Journal
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 The exposed world of Calgary's female skateboard community after its last competition.

Produced by Amara McLaughlin

Tasheena Dunn remembers the excitement she felt when she discovered a flyer for the See Jane Skate Competition in 2007 while buying skate shoes at West 49 — a skateboard shop — in Calgary.

The competition was the first and only all-female skateboard event in Calgary.

"I remember seeing the flyer and thinking this is amazing, I've never seen anything like this before being an avid skateboarder for most of my life," says Dunn, who became involved in organizing the event.

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Lead singer Trevor Tarhos says music is the only thing that motivates him

Produced by ZARIF ALIBHAI

 Local up and coming band Negative Earth offers high energy performances, says lead singer Trevor Tarhos.

Tarhos says the five-member outfit "gives intense lyrics and riffs that transform the sound in the venue from negative to positive"—hence the band's name.

Negative Earth released an extended play (EP), Antithesis, a year ago. They will be playing their next Calgary show on Halloween at Lord Nelson's Bar & Grill.

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Paul Mahony's many close calls have little effect on how he approaches his adventurous life

Produced by ZOE CHOY, EVAN MANCONI AND COLIN MCHATTIE

If you call it a near-death experience, he'll correct you.

For Paul Mahony, they're just close calls.

A prolific skier, mountaineer and sailor, Mahony has faced multiple dangerous situations.

He has capsized while sailing on Lake Superior, nearly suffocated in a skiing crash that dumped him into a snow-filled tree well and narrowly avoided being hit by an avalanche.

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Gamers play-test prototypes as competition deadline looms

Produced by BRENT DUFAULT AND NEIL HILTS

Right on the outskirts of downtown Calgary hides the Sentry Box, an adventure gaming store that is always bustling, despite boasting items and games many people might consider obsolete.

But those who are avid attendees of the store and its many themed game nights would disagree.

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