Calgary Journal

Hope you had an awesome Easter! If you didn’t do an egg hunt this year but still want to find some hidden “treasures,” keep reading because we have some great stories and topics you don’t want to miss this April!

This month we have some interesting reads like:

And more!

Also stay tuned at the end to hear about our third monthly challenge, and to meet a couple of our editors for #MeetTheEditorMonday, as well as meet athlete of the month Marnie Garner. Happy reading!

— Chloë Chapdelaine, newsletter editor


Recent Stories

First-year student-athletes make it work without games

By Zachary Worden

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing students to learn online, but for student-athletes, even more changes are put in place, especially for first-year players. This means […]

How Kona the chihuahua has helped me through the pandemic

By Jazmine Canfield

Even if you don’t have a dog, you can still get the benefits from having one.

Q&A with local TikToker Ian Rivero, AKA iankewks

By Solaya Huang

When the pandemic hit, MRU nursing student Ian Rivero downloaded TikTok as a joke. A year later, his food videos reach a global audience […]


In Case You Missed it

Experts call for stronger efforts against racial discrimination in Canadian workplaces

Since George Floyd’s death and the activism work done by organizations such as Black Lives Matter, many workplaces have become interested in addressing their own […]

The Lens: The world in black and white

Calgary Journal photographers showcase some of their black and white imagery from across Southern Alberta.

Union leader not slowing down, despite pandemic

Bobby-Joe Borodey wins AUPE vice-presidency after successful 2019 campaign. She is now the representative for members in the Calgary area.

Our 3rd Monthly Challenge

Monthly challenge: What is it? Each month we’ll share a challenge that we’d love you to take part in. These will surround fun and engaging ways for you to share your favourite stories.

April monthly challenge: To stick with the theme of Easter we want to spread some for our favourite stories this month. This month, we challenge you to use the “stories” function on your favourite social media platform (for example, Instagram or FaceBook), and post about a story you’ve read that you want to share! Here are a couple suggestions on ways to share:

  1. Screenshot the a you’re reading on your mobile device, and post the screenshot to your story tagging @calgaryjournal so we can see!
  2. Share a post from the @calgaryjournal page to your story. On Instagram beside the “like” and “comment” button there is a little paper airplane icon, which means “share.” Press this icon, then select “Add post to your story,” and voila! You’ve shared one of our posts and helped gain exposure to a story.

Pro tip: Tag @calgaryjournal in your story so we can see what you share! Bonus points to anyone who adds text to the story talking about what resonated with you.

By participating in this monthly challenge, you are helping to bring attention to stories that deserve attention, and are acknowledging the hard work our journalists have put in this month, so thank you in advance.


Social Media

#PhotoOfTheWeek: Speaking of stories, you can vote for your favourite photo every week on our Instagram stories! All you have to do is keep an eye out for the weekly contest and vote when you see an image you like.

Meet the editor Monday: Have you been keeping up with our #MeetTheEditorMondays? We’ve recently started doing “meet the editor Mondays” on our social media, meaning you can learn more about the editors behind the Calgary Journal! Every Monday introduce a new editor, so be sure to check in!

This month we were introduced to Kate, Allison, and Shannon, click their links to find out more!

*NEW* Athlete of the Month: Meet Mount Royal University athlete Marnie Garner here!

But don’t stop here! Any time you see an article published on the Calgary Journal website that you enjoy, consider sharing it with your friends, family, or coworkers — our reporters and editorial team appreciate the exposure. We’re actively working to improve our social media engagement and newsletter subscriber numbers, so keep the conversation going and feel free to forward our emails, post it to your own social media, and talk about it with others!


Community Events

Before you leave, if you’re looking to stay active in Calgary, here are 3 events you can participate in this month:

  1. Stream the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra from Home for free!
  2. Annual Spring 2-Day Art Show & Sale where you can find paintings, jewelry, photography, ceramics, and more!
  3. Join a 90 minute Guided Ghost Tour at Heritage Park (Tours run Thursday nights until May 6th)

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for May’s newsletter email next month, and until then, enjoy the spring weather!