The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Profiles

Young hip-hop artist releases mix tape after receiving support and mentorship from Boys and Girls Club of Calgary

hiphop2thumbGenelva Gibbs, stage name Jaynova, pulls the mic close to her face.

The words spill out passionately. Though she's in a small vocal booth in a basement at the Beltline Youth Centre, she raps as if it were for a stadium full of fans.

Calgary fashion designer talks inspiration and loss while pursuing her dreams

Nina Rahal-Kharey sketching a dress designIt did not take long for Nina Rahal-Kharey to develop a passion for fashion; her parents were both in the clothing-manufacturing business.

Rahal-Kharey, who graduated several years ago from the University of Calgary's engineering program, sits in the basement of her Calgary home.

thumbnailAffiliations bring exposure and opportunities

Five friends recall how they got together in high school for the love of dance. Graduating didn't keep them apart. They reunited in college for the same reasons of passion — to dance.

The Zwarych brothers have achieved success in their business ventures promoting popular electronic talent

thumb PRESSThe club is packed with people of all ages and races edging toward the dance floor. Everyone is talking excitedly and sipping drinks as the sense of anticipation grows within the venue.