The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Pound For Pound Challenge donates to food bank

thumbnailOn a sunny Wednesday afternoon in Calgary's Prince's Island Park, Kevin Smith and five of his clients meet for a grueling workout. A benefit of the workout is not only a personal one, but also giving back to the community.

Smith, 44, owns Body Be Fit, a personal training and lifestyle business. Looking for a way to give back to the community and the less fortunate, Smith created the Pound for Pound Challenge.

How one dog made Calgary home with the help of Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation’s adoption program

Boxita5thumbnailLast November, Boxita, a mixed breed dog from Cancun, Mexico, quivered in fear as she was lead up the snow covered lawn of the home she now shares with Calgary resident Melody Grant.

For one Calgary senior, walking outside has had both physical and psychological benefits on her entire life

walkingThrough near-freezing weather and pouring rain march three committed individuals who never stop moving as long as there is a path out in front.

The fastest of the group, Lorraine Holman walks down the main path in Confederation Park with an apparent, yet subtle sense of determination.

A morning on my family's dairy farm

Wyntjesdairy3thumbnailI groan as the jarring sound coming from my alarm clock urges me to get out of bed. It's 3 a.m. My body knows it as it slowly starts to waken; it drags itself out of a warm bed. I struggle to put on my worn out coveralls and trip over my tired legs to the cold floor. The house is quiet. The low hum of the fridge is all I hear when I walk out the door into the dark. The yard is still. I walk half asleep and suddenly I'm nudged by Murdoch, my overgrown German Shepherd. He sniffs and smells and is on the prowl for early morning trespassers.