With the slogan "voices for the voiceless" as their rallying cry, a new Calgary choir known as Harmony Through Harmony is like no other.
The choir, which is also a non-profit organization, promotes social justice through song – raising both funds and awareness for certain causes – while at the same time developing the leadership skills of its members.
There's very little to suggest that anything special is going on behind the white door of 1119 10th Ave. S.E.
A plastic sheet flaps in place of a front window. A hand-drawn sign taped on the entrance indicates the street number. Such elements could easily contribute to the conclusion that the quarter acre property, which is located behind Crown Surplus, is just another abandoned and vandalized lot by the train tracks in Inglewood. But, as with many spaces in the revitalizing community, there's more going on than what appears at first glance.
An announcement from the Calgary Board of Education of a junk food ban, effective in January, has offended many Calgary teens.
Students said they are more upset at the insinuation they are incapable of making their own nutritional choices and less about what is being banned.
Duncan Kent, president of the Lakeview Community Association, said he has felt plenty of unease since he took his post two years ago. City and provincial planners have put his community on the chopping block more than once, as the province continues to push for a resolution to the ongoing ring road debate.