Through Their Eyes: Calgary strangers discuss election issues over tea (Part 3)

 Aboriginal student talks pensions with retiree

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Through Their Eyes is a video series that examines federal election issues from the perspective of real people. We've paired Calgarians from different backgrounds to explain their points of view on the issues that matter to them. It's not an interview or a debate, it's a conversation, and the Calgary Journal invites you to join in.

Want to weigh in on the issues our participants discussed? Tweet @calgaryjournal with the hashtag #ThroughTheirEyes and tell us your thoughts.

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Through Their Eyes: Calgary strangers discuss election issues over tea (Part 4)

Young father and LGBTQ student defend social programs

Through Their Eyes

Through Their Eyes is a video series that examines federal election issues from the perspective of real people. We've paired Calgarians from different backgrounds to explain their points of view on the issues that matter to them. It's not an interview or a debate, it's a conversation, and the Calgary Journal invites you to join in.

Want to weigh in on the issues our participants discussed? Tweet @calgaryjournal with the hashtag #ThroughTheirEyes and tell us your thoughts.

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Through Their Eyes: Calgary strangers discuss election issues over tea (Part 1)

First-time voter talks education, environment with oil and gas employee

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Through Their Eyes is a video series that examines federal election issues from the perspective of real people. We've paired Calgarians from different backgrounds to explain their points of view on the issues that matter to them. It's not an interview or a debate, it's a conversation, and the Calgary Journal invites you to join in.

Want to weigh in on the issues our participants discussed? Tweet @calgaryjournal with the hashtag #ThroughTheirEyes and tell us your thoughts.

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The Lion King musical rules over all

It is no wonder why the Broadway adaptation of the classic Disney film is deemed #1

thelionkingthumbWhen the conductor doesn’t stop bobbing his head throughout the entire musical, you know it is good.

We were a couple of glasses of wine down, sitting in the red Jubilee Auditorium seats feeling like goddesses when Rafiki, played by Tshidi Manye and speaking Swahili at times during the performance, came on stage and the live orchestra starting playing “Circle of Life.”

The song barely began and my mother could not stop laughing. Could not hold it in. I wanted to do the same, but I was not quite as exuberant. I was sad I had to tell her to be quiet, but the Jubilee was packed.

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