The down-and-out get the chance to learn life and trade skills through woodwork
Branded homeless, finding a job of any kind was extremely hard, he says. And when you can't afford the bus-fare to show up to your job or have no way to shower, any chance of working disappears all together, he adds.
- By Devon Jolie
Local care facility uses percussion to assist patients and family with healing and de-stressing
Some journal about their feelings, others practice yoga. But for the next six weeks, residents at a local cancer support centre are exploring a new, yet ancient method: drumming.
The room at Wellspring Calgary is set up in a welcoming manner. A variety of percussion instruments — including frames drums, djembes and a bass drum — are placed before each chair.
- By JAMES WILT
Program stresses importance of being prepared
Empowerment is a word that echoes through the small gray classroom holding a free self-defence workshop for women, at the Women's Centre. Women from all walks of life gather in a tight circle, where they learn the basics about how to stay safe and defend themselves against an attacker in difficult situations.
- By ASHA SIAD
Soccer marathon looks to raise money for liver cancer
Amidst the deluge of pink ribbons and badly grown moustaches is a Calgary man leading the charge down the pitch. His name is Mike Metcalfe, organizer of the 30 Hour Soccer Marathon — a charitable effort that looks to raise funds Nov. 4 for diagnostic equipment for Foothills Medical Centre.
- By TREVOR PRESILOSKI