- Published on Monday, 28 July 2014 15:25 28 July 2014
- Written by Quinton Amundson Quinton Amundson
Calgarian had immense passion for soldier's life and for his wife, Lucile
Stanley Livingston Jones was standing with his wife, Lucile, in front of one of the local newspaper buildings in Calgary on Aug.5, 1914 when they discovered the news that German forces had attacked Belgium a da prior on Aug. 4. In response, Britain declared war on Germany to honour the 1839 Treaty of London — a document that stated Britain would protect Belgium in the event of war.
As soon as Lucile saw the news that Canada was joining the effort and troops were being urged to join the war-effort, she turned to her husband and saw an expression his face that made her "realize that nothing would stop him from enlisting."
- Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 18:42 21 July 2014
- Written by Mary Yohannes Mary Yohannes
Michelle Dueck, pole dancing student by day, pole dancing teacher by night.
As she drives in her sleek gray car, Michelle Dueck reflects on her journey into the art of pole dancing.
"I've always danced, you know? And the gym's okay, I do go, but I can only do so much in a gym. I did Baton, and I loved it. I wanted to do something as different as that," says Dueck.
- Published on Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:41 20 July 2014
- Written by Jennifer Dorozio Jennifer Dorozio
How one artist does what she loves, while still getting paid for it.
Samantha daSilva worked in Naturopathy and Herbology for years before she realized it wasn't healthy for her to continue in the same line of work.
"[It was] incredibly fulfilling, I learned a lot but I found myself after the ten years extremely burnt out and kind of wondering...is this it?"
- Published on Sunday, 06 July 2014 15:34 06 July 2014
- Written by Kelsey Simpson Kelsey Simpson
Calgary man launches unique company to keep in touch with rodeo roots
The cowboy who was once a bull rider packs up for a weekend of rodeo and the long trip ahead to the next arena. His dark leather boots are cleaned up, his western shirts ironed, and his cowboy hat shaped. He loads up the truck for the drive but instead of a rope or saddle, this cowboy packs his laptop and video camera.
After growing up participating in rodeos for most of his life, Ted Stovin, 23, found his natural path as a bull rider. But after sustaining a shoulder injury that required surgery in 2010, Stovin found a new calling in the form of a business idea that catapulted him into the forefront of the rodeo industry.