The Calgary Journal
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New organization reaches out through the arts

thumbguitar1 As music fills the room, dancers are moving gracefully to the beat, spinning and swaying to the melody. Across the hallway, teenage boys are drawing and painting on paper. Downstairs, guitars are strummed loudly and erratically. Listening closely, a blues melody begins to appear.

Three SAIT grads turn backpacking trip into a reality show

THUMBDSC 0359At Burt and Lucy's canteen, the walls are tarps and in place of a floor, uneven sand. There is no electricity, no working lights or refrigeration either. The kitchen prep area is littered with sugar canisters and jugs of vinegars — while white candlesticks stand freely for light.

Calgarian's feather accessories to grace aboriginal fashion show

thumbJEgan feathers With high heels, a winning smile and six-inch-long feather earrings dangling from her lobes, Melanie Parsons has taken the Calgary fashion scene by storm with her feather accessory business, Savage Rose Designs.

Christa Hill says teaching has prepared her for motherhood

THUMBSkaterEdit6Christa Hill's skates are tied tight, and she's bundled up in a black faux-fur coat and sweater. As she stands on the ice discussing costumes with a parent, her protruding belly visibly pokes out between the folds of her jacket.