The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Voices

City's increasing diversity should help establish a new identity

thumb JClark editorial3This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of a few of Calgary's largest cultural institutions, including the Pumphouse Theatre, Theatre Junction GRAND, the Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Stampede. And to mark the occasion, what do you buy the city that has everything? Well, a designation from the government of Canada as cultural capital for 2012 was a good start.

What should support look like?

thumb Diand RuskBeing a nosy kid had its perks.

My parents always told me that if someone we knew had just announced they were separating I would be the first one to sit down beside them and interrogate them for the details, then pass along the information.

Former Governor General says Canada is thriving due to cultural diversity

thumb AdrienneClarkson1Adrienne Clarkson was the 26th Governor General of Canada. While only the second female Governor General, her appointment was notable for a number of firsts. As the Governor General, Clarkson was the first visible minority, the first Chinese-Canadian, as well as the first person without a political or military background to assume the position.

Writer recounts her strict upbringing in Chinese school

thumb AprilIpUnlike most children's Saturdays – full of cartoons and breakfast – mine were a blur of intricate characters, schoolmates, poem recitals and eraser marks. Attending Chinese school was a must in my family.

Growing up in an Asian household, I was put through the Chinese school system every Saturday — spending all of my elementary and junior high life learning my native tongue.