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Kick Up Your Boots

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Some of us see the Stampede as a place to cut loose have a super fun time, but in reality, it is so much more than that. It is a celebration of the unique western culture that was, is, and will be Calgary in the years to come. Strip away the concerts, shows, rides, games,… Read more »

Sweat it Out

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Summers used to be filled with sleeping in, hanging out with friends, no school, and some time for relaxing. As an adult, summers have changed. Even so, there is always something wondering about the summer months that makes us want to grab on and get the most out of them. The weather is nicer, and… Read more »

Going Against the Grain

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Sometimes it is hard to have your own opinion. People don’t like it when they see someone straying away from the norm because, in some way, it threatens how they perceive the world. Often times, people become defensive and criticize people who decide to challenge the norm in order to preserve what they are comfortable… Read more »

The Life Plan vs The Life Adventure

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At the end of my final year in high school, a classmate floated the question: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? You can bet that very same question resurfaced 4 years later at the end of university. Some of us had dream careers; others wanted to go work and live in Europe; others had… Read more »

The Memorial Cup Tournament

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Every once in a while, the best player in junior hockey makes it to the Memorial Cup tournament. It doesn’t happen as often as you would think.  Just ask the good folks in Quebec City how different they think the event would have been like a year ago if Connor McDavid and his Erie Otters… Read more »

Charlotte’s Web

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Every once in a while, I’m convinced that calling children’s literature by that name means that we forget some of the lessons that it imparted when we were young and reading it for the first time. Whether you read the book or saw one of the movies, chances are you’ve had some experience with this… Read more »