The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Sports

Ever thought of riding the waves, but you live in a city far away from the ocean? Calgary is becoming the place to be for river surfing, a new adventure sport taking the world by storm.

At the age of 10, Zak Madell was diagnosed with a life-altering illness. However, Madell has made the most of  the unfortunate event,  he devoted himself to sports and has become a Paralympic athlete.

Medical professionals estimate that about 50 per cent of concussions go unreported. Concussion experts say this is due to the many misconceptions about concussions, especially among young athletes.

Summer is a time for being outdoors and having fun with friends and family, a great opportunity to get the kids outside and exercising.

And yet, every year between May and September there is an average of 37,683 sport and recreation injuries in Alberta. Each month saw more than 7,500 summer sports and recreation injuries.