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Unicycles, aerials, juggling, fire spinning and... recession

Produced by Amy Tucker

When Cary Lam, a trained accountant, first took up circus arts while traveling on the other side of the world, she never imagined she would one day be co-running Calgary’s only circus studio. However, during the current time of economic woes, Lam worries she will lose students and worse, she fears that if the studio ever went under, there would be nowhere for Calgarians to learn circus arts.

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Editor's note: The subhead of this article was corrected to reflect the correct term "fire spinning."

10 at 10 aims to break the stereotypes surrounding the hip hop community in Calgary

When Beni Johnson moved to Calgary in 2005 he attended multiple events around the city that catered to the local hip-hop culture.

Initially Johnson noticed the misconceptions people had towards the local untapped musical culture of hip-hop in Calgary.

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A do-it-yourself mindset and artistic inkling sets screenprinting apart

With digital solutions replacing hands-on work more and more, some Calgarians still opt to get their hands dirty.

Karolina Gajewska does screenprinting (also known as silkscreening) part time at Burnt Toast Studios in Calgary’s Northeast.

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Former student at Old Sun Residential School develops innovative teaching tool to preserve her language 

Produced by Trevor Solway 

Once forbidden to speak her native tongue, Residential school survivor, Dr. Vivian Ayoungman teaches the Blackfoot language in Siksika Nation at Old Sun Residential School through the app she developed to preserve her language.

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