- Written by Mary Yohannes Mary Yohannes
- Published: 21 July 2014 21 July 2014
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.
- Written by Jennifer Dorozio Jennifer Dorozio
- Published: 20 July 2014 20 July 2014
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?"
- Written by Kelsey Simpson Kelsey Simpson
- Published: 06 July 2014 06 July 2014
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.