The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


The cooking industry can be difficult but Liana Robberecht has pushed through to become a head chef

Produced by Shannon Galley

Chef Liana Robberecht is a busy woman. While she is the head chef at the Calgary Petroleum Club; she also sells her paintings and has her own girls accessory line. She has made a name for herself in the male-dominated culinary industry.

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Produced by Lisa Taylor

Performing as a form of therapy

Produced by: Conor Mahoney and Jenni O'Nyons

She is vain. She is vindictive. She is vogue; or so Visha Loo – a Calgary-based contortionist, artist, and fetish event planner – describes herself.

A familiar face in Calgary's alternative scene, Visha Loo is a stage character created by Janice Adshade, who sews all her own lace and latex costumes, sports outlandish makeup and is the creative director behind her shocking – and usually adult-only – performances in Calgary for the past six years.

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Local artist named Calgary's first poet laureate

Produced by: Lindsay Douglas

Kris Demeanor is a Calgary artist embedded in many aspects of artistic expression in Calgary, such as music, spoken word and video making.

On March 19th, 2012 he was named Calgary's first poet laureate by a group of judges. He was selected from a short list of five Calgary artists after performing at an event at Hotel Arts.