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Man Van hits the streets to spread prostate cancer awareness

Prostate Cancer Centre mobilizes rolling facility for early prostrate detection in men

Man VanWhen you see this van you may do a double take. It's blue and bright, bearing enormous checkered underwear with "GET CHECKED" printed across it.

Produced by Angie Lang

The Man Van is a mobile unit operated by the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC). The Man Van's staff, consisting of several volunteers and nurses, drive to various locations in and around Calgary offering free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood tests to men over 40 years old.

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Two bands “battle” for a cause

Between Friends raises funds to help special needs Calgarians

thumbnail between-bandsBetween Friends, an organization that helps disabled individuals in Calgary, recently held a fundraiser that featured two veteran local bands — bORDERLINE and the Advo-Cats — playing their hearts out for a good cause.

"It's about two corporate bands (that) have decided that they want to support an organization in the community," says Suzanne Jackett, CEO of Between Friends. "They've chosen our organization and they each play a set and go back and forth and see what band can get people more lively and on the dance floor and just have a great time."

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It’s all in the family: Inside some of Calgary’s favourite mom and pop restaurants

Local homelike restaurant owners share their stories and most popular items

Fat City FranksMom-and-pop shops can sometimes have a hard time competing with big businesses. But, in our Prairie city we found four family-run eateries that keep delivering Calgarians mouthwatering foodie experiences: the Fine Diner, El Charrito Taqueria, Keith's Deli and Fat City Franks.

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#YYCAtWork: Personal shoppers can help you make a strong first impression

These fashion experts provide guidance and inspiration on styling outfits for any activity

Lauren LarsenthumbDo you have a wardrobe full of clothes but it seems like you have nothing to wear?

Hiring a personal shopper can help get your foot in the right direction for a strong first impression with friends, coworkers or future employers, with one fashionable Calgarian, Wendy McAllister, suggesting you "can't afford not to."

McAllister, founder of an interior design company, says if you ask anyone at her work place, "They would definitely say it's been a dramatic change in how I dress — I feel more confident.

"There is one girl that asks her self — 'I wonder what Wendy would wear' — which is strange to hear. That wouldn't have happened a few years ago."

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