The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Matt Tolman designed board games and crowdfunded projects, before finding himself at the ground floor of a Calgary tech startup. However, he left that all behind to find community and contentment as a local artisan woodworker.

Tolman first encountered game design when a neighbour asked for his opinion on a board game they were making.

He may have a radio show in Canada, but Sajjad Mirza is helping his Pakistani listeners feel connected to their home country and culture.

RED 106.7 FM — which stands for Reflecting Ethnic Diversity — is a multicultural radio station aimed at Calgary’s South Asian communities. The station’s launch six years ago marked a milestone in Mirza’s career.

Nathan Hunt’s adoration for Asian culture led him to Otafest, a Calgary-based convention set around various Asian cultures. It was this same adoration that would also lead him to become a voice-over artist and start his own voice-over business.

The world of fashion is seen as being glamorous. But all that glamour comes with a cost, as it is the second leading source of pollution in the world. That’s why Thomas Mo, the founder of Alberta Apparel, is challenging Canadians to shop more sustainably, especially this holiday season.