Swimming is healthy for the body and restorative for the mind.
Almost every day I swim in the pool- this is my way of meditating. The Mount Royal University swimming lanes are the closest place for me to access workout facilities. It is the only place where it is possible where I can calm restless thoughts for a short time. The tranquillity is not achieved right away; it is somewhat a long and difficult process.
Referencing, Japanese bestseller Haruki Murakami and his book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, my experience can be called What I Do Not Think About While Swimming In The Pool.
After moratorium on water licenses, two businesses in southern Alberta find water needs to be a business strategy
Finding water needs to be a business strategy in southern Alberta. In 2006, the province imposed a moratorium on water licenses for the South Saskatchewan River Basin because of low water levels. This means businesses need to find someone with a water license willing to make a deal.
Though, transfers between license holders and companies are only possible if holders gives water already held. Potential deals are also monitored by the Alberta government, who can holdback 10 per cent of the transfer for conservation purposes.
Roxie Lam is a deeply spiritual person, and a seriously talented fighter, who believes that his faith in God lends him strength in the ring
The Ram, a devout Christian, will fight Friday night in downtown Calgary in the Teofista Series 16.
Roxie (The Ram) Lam (5-0, 3 KOs) faces his "toughest fight to date" at the Chinese Cultural Centre against Kyle Oliveira (1-1, 1 KO), according to Lam's trainer Eric De Guzman.
Oliveira, although an inexperienced professional boxer, has a three wins and one loss pro mixed martial arts career, and a first-round boxing knockout last month against the experienced Antwan Robertson who has a total of 23 fights.
"He's coming off of an impressive first-round win about a month ago actually. He kind of fights like a mini Mike Tyson," De Guzman said.
Lam is not worried about Oliveira.
Lam explained that he was more nervous to fight his last opponent, Wayne Smith, than he is about this upcoming bout.
Calgary Hot Yoga studio owner comes to terms with identity through yoga
When you first meet Craig Esau you can't help but smile. With his constant wit, lighthearted laugh and genuine nature it's hard to imagine Esau ever struggling. The newly married 35-year-old became the owner of Calgary Hot Yoga three-and-a-half years ago. He is also a teacher at the studio and loves coming into work everyday. But it hasn't always been an easy journey for Esau who has had to persevere through many of life's ups and downs.
Esau grew up in Linden, a small rural town an hour northeast of Calgary. The town features rolling hills and farms that seem to stretch out in every direction. Esau's family owned a chicken farm, which he says taught him the value of working hard.
His family was also active in the Mennonite Brethren Church where Esau remembers singing hymns and worshipping in a conservative environment.
"My dad kind of helped with bringing the church out of the olden days and making the church more modern. The church was my life growing up," Esau said.
The church would be Esau's life throughout high school and afterwards as he made the decision to attend bible school in Europe for a year. Through this period, Esau was coming to terms with being gay — a struggle that was always in the forefront of his mind.
An in-depth look at the world of therapeutic riding
Victoria Ross has struggled with Cerebral palsy (CP) her whole life, but she hasn't let this disability get the best of her.While there is no cure for CP, Ross has found a unique way of fighting back: therapeutic horseback riding.
Therapeutic riding uses horses and other equine-based activities to enhance physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and educational skills for people with disabilities. These include a range of disabilities from Down syndrome to Cerebral palsy.
Opening Gaits Therapeutic Riding Society Calgary is a charity comprised of dedicated volunteers who want to help those with physical and mental disabilities. Founded in 1998, Opening Gaits has been catering to those with disabilities with horses that are donated by various owners.
Vancouver based band continue to shine with unique sound and upbeat stage presence
Lovecoast has been captivating audiences since their conception in 2013.
With their debut EP Chasing Tides, produced by Juno-nominated Tom Dobrzanski of The Zolas, the April 8 release of the music video for the current single 'Help You' and a Western Canada tour wrapping up June 5, Lovecoast is bringing passion and energy to the stage.
The four bandmates — Danielle Sweeny on vocals, Andrew Fraser on bass, drummer Jesse McNeill, and guitarist Mike Clement — studied music together at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, B.C., but it wasn't until post-graduation that the band decided to make music together.