Earlier this week, news broke that long time cultural Calgary icon Michael Green died in a car crash. Many will miss the One Yellow Rabbit co-founder and driver of the High Performance Rodeo and his impact on this city will not be forgotten.
Fellow play-wright Eugene Stickland offers a front row account of his fondest memory.
I'm the guy in the light! Michael Green Remembered.
Like so many others, I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Michael Green in a fatal accident in Saskatchewan earlier this week. He was a gift, really, taken away too soon and so suddenly. Although Michael and I were friends for 20 years, we never had the opportunity to work together. We had been meeting with a producer on a rather ambitious project, and had high hopes for creating a show for 2017 together, but now, alas, that will never be.
How my first visit back to the recently flooded oasis has me escaping Calgary's concrete jungle
Bowness Park will officially reopen on Feb. 7 with a skating party hosted by The City of Calgary Parks and the Bowness Community Association.
After the Calgary flood of 2013, Bowness Park was forced to close and faced many lifeless days. Since half of the pre-existing structures needed to be repaired, the park was closed to the public until deemed safe.
The park was donated to the City of Calgary by John Hextall in 1911 to ensure the developing streetcar service in Calgary would extend to the town of Bowness. Hextall first bought the 2481.65 acres of land in 1908. He quickly realized the profit of his riverside land and soon began developing, turning his land into a town. Although the streetcar service stopped in the '50s many Calgarians still visit the park today.
Only 3.6 per cent of coaches in Alberta are female
Women's hockey in Alberta has become more popular than ever among female players. However, there is only a small group of female role models making up the coaching core in Alberta.
In 2014, over 9,000 women were playing amateur hockey in Wild Rose Country —about 13 per cent of the total players. The coaching staff of Alberta is only 3.6 per cent female, half of the national average.
Mandy Wendt: Immaculate Concept tattoo artist
The air smells like sterilization, and all you hear are machines constantly buzzing and buzzing. A place with strong smells, strong noises, and strong personalities shouldn't be enticing, but apparently it is. It's Mandy Wendt's sanctuary. It's this single mom's creative outlet, and her second home: Immaculate Concept Tattoo.
Wendt has been a tattoo artist for seven years in Calgary, and has been at Immaculate Concept for four of those years.
Sitting in her private office surrounded by drawings, paintings, and stencils, Wendt discusses how she got into the tattoo business: "I think its just chance.