More than 12,000 fans attended the women's and men’s hockey games to see the two universities duke it out at the Crowchild Classic on Feb. 2. The women’s hockey game ended with a 3-1 win for the Mount Royal University's Cougars, while the University of Calgary’s Dinos took home the big win for the mens game with a 5-4 in overtime.

Photos by Nora Cruickshank, Justina Deardoff, Brett Luft, and Aysha Zafar

Published on February 4, 2016



Thousands flooded the streets of Calgary on Saturday in light of the Women's March. The peaceful protest took place in front of the Famous Five monument. A monument symbolic of a woman's determination.

Similar protests took place all over the globe as an act of support for the Women's March in Washington D.C. where over 200,000 people took to the streets one day after Donald Trump's inauguration. Here are the Calgary highlights. 

Photos by Anna Junker

Published on Janurary 23, 2017

Calgarians of all ages gather at Olympic Plaza in a show of solidarity for protesters at Standing Rock Indian Reservation

On a frigid winter's evening, hundreds of Calgarians of all stripes came together Dec. 1 to support those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock reserve, which straddles North and South Dakota.

Published on December 13, 2016.

All photos by Melanie Walsh, Omar Omar, and Stephanie Hagenaars

Our favorite submissions from the annual IMPACT project

Every year, photographers from the Calgary Journal are given a creative prompt for a photo project: Impact. They’re tasked with conceiving, and executing, a photographic representation of what the word means to them. The results are always intriguing and intensely personal.

Check out our full gallery of selections below.

A small band leads hymns before the pews. The light provided by the overhanging fixtures, and streaming through the stained glass windows, has a yellow and heavenly glow. People and dogs alike sing and bark along from the pews.

All photos by Jennifer Dorozio.

Published on November 17, 2016.

Fashion lovers across the city filled the walls of Calgary's Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in East Village on Oct. 1, 2016.

All photos by Emily Thwaites.

Published on October 4, 2016.

Slater Park welcomed a Beakerhead massive hot air balloon on September 13th.

When the blowing wind put everybody’s enthusiasm on hold, Gary Fehr and his team didn’t hesitate and tried to send the hot air balloon off for more than two hours. The crowd — still clinging to a balloon ride — never left the park. But a good thing is worth waiting for. Fehr and his crew went on a fourth attempt — nothing was stopping them this time. Once the wind stopped blowing, the balloon started to take shape and the crowd was in awe with the enormous structure lifting the hot air balloon basket.

Two hours later,Calgarians were flying their kites in the sunshine, among others enjoying free balloon rides.

Read the full article here.

Calgary Journal reporter Chelsey Mutter spent some time with the talented ladies of Calgary's Ember Dance Company, and the results are nothing short of stunning.

Photos by Chelsey Mutter

Published on September 22, 2016

We are a sky full of kites. The Calgary Kite Festival gathers nearly a thousand people on a rainy day.

The skies above Shaw Millennium Park bustled into a colorful mosaic with hundreds of kites against a dreary grey sky at the first annual Calgary Kite Festival on August 13th.

With over 500 kites taking flight over the course of the day, more than 800 people were drawn to the festival that featured face painting, food trucks and live music: “We are really enjoying it,” said Jordan Roberts while flying kites with his daughter Taylor, “It’s a great chance for us to get out and spend time together.”

Narjis Shahzad, director for global network and operations at Intellizim, said the Festival’s purpose goes beyond flying a simple kite: “It’s our duty to bring communities together as humans. We are very excited to be helping Calgary,” said Shahzad.

The response to the festival was much higher than anticipated and was considered by event co-ordinators to be a resounding success. After the event’s great reception, the Calgary Kite Festival is expected to return next summer to fill the sky with colors and same enthusiasm.

Photos by Stefan Strangman

Published on September 19, 2016

Some of the best images from Calgary's Year of Music so far

Bustling Calgary neighbourhood becomes Diagon Alley for a day to celebrate the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

It was a magical afternoon in Kensington over the long weekend, with the release of the latest installment of the Harry Potter universe, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, bringing fans of the franchise together once more for the first major reveal since the final film adaptation of the original series hit theatres in 2011.

The Cursed Child book revisits the world of the boy wizard and his friends 19 years after the final story in the original series takes place (and in real time, 19 years after the very first novel was published). The tale, which was penned by screenwriter Jack Thorne with input and final approval from J.K. Rowling, comes to readers in the form of a script, rather than a novel. But although the story departs from the previous style, timeline, and author of the original series, it is clear Potter fans strongly supported the expansion of the treasured magical world.

Photos by Michaela Ritchie

Published on: August 5, 2016

Local and international musicians share stages in Prince’s Island Park

Artists from around the world gathered for an unforgettable weekend of good music and vibes at the latest rendition of the Calgary Folk Music Festival from July 21-24. The weather even co-operated, with beautiful sunshine providing a nice contrast to the rain that doused the Calgary Stampede the previous week.

With seven stages hosting performances each day, a small army of food trucks and the newly expanded Big Rock Beer gardens, Folk Fest was never short on things to do, people to see and places to be. Local artists such as Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Dudes and Corb Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans were joined by Canadian stars including The New Ponographers and Kathleen Edwards.

Rounding out the musical line-up, cementing the Calgary Folk Festival’s reputation as a truly international affair, several artists like Irishman Foy Vance, The Tallest Man on Earth from Sweden and the United Kingdom-Ethiopian jazz group Krar Collective rocked music fans ears — in a good way .

“Our folk fest is an international festival,” says local folk favourite Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, who played the main stage on Friday night. “It’s well done, well curated, it’s a real pleasure to be a part of. And I think our city is young. There is some really cool art here, and it’s amazing to be able to bring people to the city like this and showcase some of Calgary’s musical delegates.”

Check out The Calgary Journal’s images of the Calgary Folk Music Festival from Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Photos by Jodi Brak 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Calgary's ice cream

Some people actually do scream for ice cream, so The Calgary Journal took to the streets to taste-test some of the best this city has to offer. There are dozens of incredible ice cream shops in Calgary, though specialty ice cream shops are becoming a new norm. From the classic ice cream shop to new ways of making this cold treat for hot days, here are four fantastic spots to cool off on a warm day.

Photos by Michaela Ritchie, Jodi Brak, and Deanna Tucker

Published on July 13, 2016.

Easy trails with incredible views right in Calgary's backyard

Calgarians are fortunate to have the Rocky Mountains practically at our doorstep, and many locals make it a habit to get out to the mountains and enjoy some fresh air, sunshine and a stroll through the Alberta wilderness. There are so many hiking spots to choose from that it can be difficult to make a decision on where to go first, especially if you are bringing the whole family, or are unsure about your skill level or physical fitness. Fortunately, there are plenty of day trips that can offer the picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains and the breadth of the Canadian wilderness without the challenge of free-climbing a mountain. These four hikes provide a glimpse into what the Rocky Mountains have to offer, can be completed by hikers of any skill level, and provide some excellent photo-taking opportunities!

Photos by Jodi Brak and Deanna Tucker.

Published on July 11, 2016.

First Nations facility settles into new year-round home at ENMAX Park

It all started in 1912 with an invitation from Guy Weadick to the First Nations peoples of Calgary area to camp at the Stampede, share their culture, and demonstrate their heritage in a time when traditional indigenous practices had been largely outlawed across Canada.

Now, more than 100 years later, the Calgary Stampede Foundation and Suncor Energy Foundation have made a historic move in acknowledging the bond that has grown between Treaty 7 First Nations and the Stampede since that day.

That’s the message Stampede, Suncor, and Treaty 7 officials were boasting at a blessing ceremony of the new Indian Village grounds in ENMAX Park on July 6.

Photos by Michaela Ritchie.

Published on July 10, 2016.

Thousands of eager parade goers gather downtown to kick off the Calgary Stampede

Ninth Avenue was packed with shoulder-to-shoulder crowds on July 8 for the Calgary Stampede parade, an annual celebration to kick off the self-styled "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth."

The parade featured floats, dancers, music and entertainment from across cultures and borders, offering an upbeat, colourful spectacle for anyone watching. Among the many faces in the this year’s parade were Mayor Naheed Nenshi on horseback sporting the signature white cowboy hat, several MPs and MLAs, and Calgary-born musicians Jann Arden and Paul Brandt, who acted as parade co-marshals.

Floats were judged in several categories, such as best local entry, or best western themed entry. Parade viewers could vote for their favourites by sending a text message to a certain number.

First responders to the Fort McMurray wildfires were also given a special place in the parade, and many in the crowd could not resist shaking hands or hugging the men and women who were on the frontlines in the fight to save that city from flames.

The parade, while quite the spectacle, is only the beginning of the 10 days of Stampede celebrations, and things just get wilder from here.

Photos by Jodi Brak, Deanna Tucker and Michaela Ritchie. 

Published on July 8, 2016.

Calgary celebrates Canada Day 2016 with free events across the city 

Canada celebrated its 149th birthday on July 1, and Calgary celebrated this momentous occasion in style, overrunning the city with free events, displays and performances from sun-up to sunset.

Stephen Avenue was full of buskers, dancers and musicians. Olympic Plaza hosted a dance competition alongside numerous singers and hip-hop artists, and Prince’s Island Park was packed with people celebrating Canada Day and enjoying a powwow held by Bow Valley College.

To cap the day off, a fireworks display was held off the Centre Street bridge, showering the city skyline in vibrant colours and dazzling lights — a splendid way to ring in Canada’s 149th birthday.

Canadian musicians Alan Doyle and Jim Cuddy joined Calgary's Mayor Nenshi, Alberta's Lt.-Governor Lois Mitchell and other special guests during the first performance at the National Music Centre. At this special media preview event the whole building was open for photographers to wander and capture the essence of the newly opened building. 

The National Music Centre opens to the public on July 1 with a special Canada Day event, featuring free admission and tours of the building. The NMC is sure to become a central fixture in the Canadian music scene, and features collections of music and memorabilia from throughout Canada's history. 

All photos by Jodi Brak 

Hundreds take to the street for a free concert in anticipation of Sled Island

First Avenue N.E. in front of Lukes Drug Mart was crowded with music lovers June 12 for the 4th annual Sled Island Pre-Party, hosted by CBC Calgary.

Hundreds of people attended the free event that spilled on to First Avenue N.E. that featured live music, a beer garden, food trucks and other entertainment including a handful of arcade machines that were popular throughout the afternoon.

The event offered a taste of what the 2016 Sled Island festival has to offer, showcasing the music of local artists We Knew, and Chad VanGaalen, along with Vancouver’s Sled Island alumni We Are The City and Toronto’s Hooded Fang.

With the sunny summer air awash with the sounds of independent Canadian music, it was an excellent way to get everyone excited for this year’s Sled Island festival, which runs from June 22-26.

All Photos by Jodi Brak 

Local artists and music lovers show their support for those affected by the Fort McMurray fires

Throughout the week of May 15 to May 22, music venues across Calgary played host to some of the best local talent and visiting artists, with much of the proceeds from each show going to the Alberta Red Cross or other organizations assisting those affected by the recent wildfires in Fort McMurray. Many local businesses donated time and material to the cause as well, such Big Rock Brewery, which kicked in a sizeable portion of its drink proceeds from the events to the Red Cross. Other sponsors included Axe Music and Long & McQuade, which supplied instruments and sound equipment on short notice for the artists to use.

While some of the numbers are still coming in, the Calgary Bands for Fort Mac fundraiser contributed more than $12,000 to the Red Cross, and the Rockin' 4 Fort McMurray shows raised more than $6,300.

The Calgary Journal attended several fundraising concerts May 15 to May 22 so readers could see some of the best photos from the front row.

Photos by Jodi Brak 

Published May 21, 2016

Amur tigers receive daily treats for tricks

Going home with a smile on his face is part of what Ryan Ball loves about being a zookeeper at the Calgary Zoo, especially when he gets to work with the Amur tigers. Ball gets the chance to work with many of the animals throughout the zoo but says his favourites are most often the ones he works with on a daily basis. 

Read the full story here.

The editor responsible for this story is Stefan Strangman, who can be reached at


How glass blowing classes are gaining popularity

Doing artwork such as glass blowing or pottery painting in a communal studio environment for fun has become an increasingly popular activity in all areas of Calgary. Groupon has many specials for locals to partake in a variety of artistic fun. From making ceramics to attending a Paint Night event hosted at a local bar or restaurant, there are creative activities for every one.

Artopia Studios Inc., located down the street from Chinook Centre, and across the street from Chinook LRT station, has glass blowing classes to help patrons create their own glass ornaments. Makenzie Haydon, manager of the studio, shows how the glass blowing process works and the final product she crafted.

The editor responible for this story is Stefan Strangman, who can be reached at

Calgary plays host to 178 nominees during a week long celebration of Canadian music

Calgary was swept up in a storm of musical appreciation during the 2016 JUNO Awards, playing host to performances at some of Calgary’s most iconic venues, including the Nite Owl, Palomino, Ironwood Stage and Dicken’s Pub.

Read the full story here.

Calgary Journal photographers were asked to tell us who was the photographer that influenced them the most. Shown here are some of their attempts that reflect this style influence.

Photos by Andi Endruhn, Austin Coll, Chelsey Mutter, Huyana Cyprien, Olivia Baychu, Peter Brand, Rayane Sabbagh, Thomas Bogda, Brandon Hilchey, Emma Stevens, Leonie Fairhurst, Lexi Freehill, Grace Heavy Runner, Nathan Kunz, Robyn Welsh and Shaunda Lamont

Published on April 5, 2016

The editor responsible for this gallery is Cheryl Russell, 

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 at Burnt Toast Studios. For the full story click here

Photos by Michaela Ritchie


The Coldest Night of the Year walk, which took place in Eau Claire on February 20, aims to raise funds and awareness by showing participants what it’s like to walk in the cold as approximately 3,555 homeless Calgarians do each night.

Read the story here.

Photos by Emily Holloway

Published on March 22, 2016

The editor responsible for this gallery is Cheryl Russell,

Calgary was hit with an economic downturn in 2015. Thousands of Albertans have been laid off and forced to readjust their standard of living. 

Photos by Allison Badger, Ingrid Mir Iniesta and Savaya Shinkaruk

Published on March 8, 2016.

Learn proper ‘macaronage’ at Ollia’s baking class

Ollia Macarons and Tea closes at 6 p.m. on most weeknights, but roughly once a week, the small shop on 17th Avenue bustles with activity, opening its doors after hours for a private baking class. In the brightly-lit bakery behind the storefront, David Rousseau, owner and pastry chef at Ollia, teaches participants how to make a signature French treat: the delicious but finicky macaron. Read the full story here.

Phtotos by Madison Farkas

Published on February 29, 2016.

The city’s Chinese Cultural Centre draws in hundreds for its annual festivities.

Read Amy Tucker's story here.

Photos courtesy of Amy Tucker, Caroline Fyvie and Ingrid Mir Iniesta

Published on February 29, 2016

The editor responsible for this gallery is Cheryl Russell,

The second annual Celebrity Chef Showdown featured head chefs from the Brakemen Foundation and the Calgary Petroleum Club facing off in a live cooking competition on Jan. 28. Similar to an episode of MasterChef, the chefs have 45 minutes to cook a three-course meal for judges Dan Clapson, Jennifer Hamilton, and Rob Cote. The lively and interactive audience enjoyed watching and talking with the chefs as they created their meals before the clock stopped. The showdown, held at the Calgary Petroleum Club, raised approximately $5,000 for the organization Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids.

Photos by Savaya Shinkaruk

Published on February 16, 2016

#DownturnDiaries: Stephen Avenue sages make ends meet despite unemployment, homelessness and addiction

How four Calgary seniors are getting by during tough economic times.

Photos by Madison Farkas

Published on February 9, 2016

An insider's look at the 2016 Crowchild Classic held at the Scotiabank Saddledome on January 21, 2016. 

Photos courtesy of: Madison Farkas, Melissa Kadey, Allison Badger, Victoria Stey and Melanie Walsh

Published on: January 28, 2016

The editor responsible for this gallery is Cheryl Russell,

In its 46th year, Esso Minor Hockey Week is the largest minor hockey tournament in the world, with some going so far as to call it the “Stanley Cup of Tournaments.” The Calgary Journal decided to crunch the numbers to help put in perspective just how big it is.

Photos by Melanie Walsh

Published on January 17, 2016

Between her social media business, gallery internship and participation in an internationally acclaimed art collective, Kenzie Housego doesn’t have much free time. What time she does have, Housego spends on her personal art practice, where she uses an array of unique and unexpected materials for these unconventional pieces. In a small studio in the basement of the Ruberto Ostberg Gallery in northwest Calgary, Housego works away at a desk lit up with jewels, fabrics, spoons and teacups.

Photos by Nina Grossman

Published on December 3, 2015

Profile on the founder of YYC Junk, John Nicholby. YYC Junk is a junk removal service that donates anything useable to those in need.

To read more, click here

Photos by Paul Mcaleer

Published on December 3, 2015

DWW Wilbur is one of the many service dogs in training through Dogs with Wings. The program trains Labradors for many services such as companion dogs, seeing-eye dogs, victim service dogs and court dogs. The non-profit uses Labradors because they are known as family dogs and will love anyone with food. Wilbur has been staying with Nanja Struck and her family home since last December.

Photos by Kendra Crighton

Published on December 1, 2015

Bernard Callebaut lost the legal right to use his name when he lost his first business, Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut. His recognizable name was an asset to the company, but the loss wouldn’t keep him from the chocolate business. He started a new company called Papa Chocolat soon after he lost ownership of his original business, launching in December of 2010.

Photos by Paul McAleer

Published on November 29, 2015.

The first year journalism students worked on a photojournalism project based around “Impact Photos.” The object of this assignment is to create a photograph that impacts the viewer. Impact means that it has stopping power; that the photograph communicates an idea or has an interesting theme or has an interesting point of view.

Calgary journal photographers capture people and their stuff

First-year students in the Mount Royal University journalism program take diptych style photographs to illustrate what people carry with them every day.

Published on: Nov. 3, 2015

The Hub attracts electors of all political stripes

The Hub at Mount Royal University hosted a party Oct. 19, inviting students to watch results and enjoy specialty coloured drinks while the Justin Trudeau Liberals clinched a majority win. Dialogue flowed among students from various programs, as did blue drinks for the Conservatives, red for the Liberals, yellow for the NDP and green for the Green Party.

Story by Izaiah Reyes and Kiah Lucero

Published on Oct. 20

Calgary Journal reporters were on the scene in various ridings across the city covering the action at the most historic Canadian federal election to date.

Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund celebrated the release of their seven-inch vinyl with a tour across the three western provinces. Starting with a show in Saskatoon on Sept. 2, the group toured out to Vancouver Island and back to Regina with one stop in Calgary at Wine-Oh’s on Sept. 8. Described by Belle Plaine as “two separate perspectives to life on the road,” both tracks on the record deliver a subtle combination of Berglund’s alt-country attitude and Belle Plaine’s soft-spoken emotional honesty. Though Belle Plaine says she is looking forward to a bit of a break from life on the road, Blake Berglund and his band are itching to get back on tour again soon. Both groups of prairie musicians can be found playing shows in Calgary on a fairly regular basis, so stay tuned to their websites for tour dates and more information.

Photos by: Jodi Brak

Published on: October 13

Men and women ranging in age from teenagers to baby boomers gathered for Atari Punk Synth, a workshop co-presented by the annual science, art and technology festival Beakerhead. This event aims to teach rudimentary circuit electronics skills to the end of constructing a handmade synthesizer

Photos by Colin Gallant

Published on: Sept 23, 2015

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JLA Society fundraises for a greater cause

Pet-a-Palooza, a fundraiser for the Just Love Animals Society (JLA Society), recently visited Calgary for the first time.

On July 25 and July 26, Lonnie Powell and Jordan Illingworth, founding directors of the JLA Society, held an outdoor pet festival in Eau Claire. Although this is a first visit for Calgary, Pet-a-Palooza has been making its way through the West Coast by running four years in Victoria, two years in Vancouver and, Powell says, they are looking to take on Los Angeles and San Francisco next year.

Pet-a-Palooza was beneficial for everyone involved during the two days of pet friendly fun. Vendors were able to sell their merchandises and network with other companies that support animal welfare. Pet owners were able to get free advice from veterinarians, free teeth cleanings, sample treats, try on clothes, meet trainers and meet their neighbours in the community.

While this pet-friendly event was a fundraiser for the JLA Society, Powell says there was more to it than that.

"Our end game is to open up a first ever pet memorial gardens and animal sanctuaries," Powell says. "Right now, it's a numbers game. We see about 80,000 people a year, we've given out over $100,000 worth of free real estate to other local non-profits and rescues."

He added that when their "numbers" reach 200,000 to 300,000 people, that's "when we can start changing bylaws, and making the changes and impact though the foundation so what it is, is a building block for us. The more people we're in front of, our message and our army gets bigger and then we can start fixing the things that are wrong with the system and working together collectively."

For more information on the Just Love Animals Society and Pet-a-Palooza, check their websites and

Photos by Melissa Kadey

Published on Aug. 11.

Canadas's Richest Indian Rodeo

The Tsuu T'ina Nation Indian Rodeo, which claims to be "Canada's richest Indian rodeo," was held July 22 to July 26 at the Redwood Fair Grounds, the 41st installment of the annual event west of Calgary.

Competitors tackled different events to win cash prizes and a chance to qualify for the Indian National Finals Rodeo in to be held Nov. 3 to Nov. 10 Las Vegas. The event featured more than $100,000 in prize money.

Daniel Trifan was there to photograph the event and said, "With contestants from all over North America, they mentioned that there were very tough horses, some of the best."

Events included team roping, barrel racing, breakaway, bull riding steer riding, bareback, saddle bronc, tie down roping, steer wrestling and team roping. There were even special events for the little competitors such as a junior rodeo and sheep riding.

The event also included a pow-wow, ball tournament, golf tournament and a concert by Martina McBride an American country music singer.

Photos courtesy of Daniel Trifan

Published on August 4, 2015

YYC comes together again in support of local art

WRECK CITY returns to Calgary with DEMO TAPE art installation as part of Sled Island Music & Arts Festival running from June 19 to June 28 at the old Penguin Car Wash down 9th Avenue in Calgary that is scheduled for demolition.

This crowd-funded collective of approximately 50 artists, performers and musicians, according to the WRECK CITY website, is to be viewed not only as literal objects, but with an abstract interpretation also, and encourages participation from the onlookers in order to "escape to the sublime."

"DEMO TAPE has evolved into a broader exploration of sound + image, action + object, invisible + visible, transient + solid, searching for the interspaces between mediums."

"WRECK CITY believes in art's radical potential to permeate familiar spaces, grow new communities, and continually create fresh understandings of our particular time and place."

Photos by Ali Hardstaff

Published on July 17, 2015.

Daniel Trifan, a Romanian by birth, an Irish citizen and living in Calgary for the past two years, attended the Calgary Stampede with friends from Limerick City, Ireland on July 7. A student of fine art and painting in Romania and of photography in Ireland, Trifan caught these images of the rodeo and chuckwagons.

"The cowboys of the Stampede amazed me," Trifan told the Journal. "I was delighted to capture my experience through my lens."

All photos by Daniel Trifan  

Published on July 15, 2015

Annual downtown festival kicks off Calgary's musical summer

The craziness that is the 10 days of Stampede is now over, with all of the deep-fried goodness consumed to the max and bank accounts completely drained. While the city is recovering from the constant daze of plaid and alcohol, we at the Calgary Journal would like to remember the five days of musical and artistic glory that overcame the city just a few days before the smell of sweat and manure – Sled Island.

Photos & words by Ato Baako & Ali Hardstaff 

Published on July 14, 2015

Before their big-ass concert with Imagine Dragons and Halsey at the Scotiabank Saddledome on June 5, Metric's vocalist/keyboardist Emily Haines and lead guitarist Jimmy Shaw played an acoustic, intimate five-song set for a select lucky few Calgarians.

Photos by Ali Hardstaff

Published on June 13, 2015. 

Images of Calgary's infamous mode of transportation

Choreographers from Calgary and Edmonton offer creative ways of dancing for mobility-challenged enthusiasts

Photos by Dayla Brown

Professional boxers Roxie Lam and Steve Claggett left the ring happy April 3, winning their bouts by unanimous decision during a boxing match at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino

Photos by Tyler Klinkhammer

Dance brings together the movement, culture and art

Photos by Cameron Perrier

Senior photographers produce variety of different photos exploring dance

Vigil for murdered aboriginal woman reignites discussion on missing and murdered aboriginal women

Photos by Cameron Perrier

What's inside your bag? Calgary Journal photographers capture images in diptych style

The 19th-century gypsy returns in Yukichi Hattori's world premier with the Alberta Ballet

Photos by Matt Sutton

More than 600 people set new Guinness record

Photos by Albina Khouzina

Taylor Purdy speeding at 96 km/h about three inches off the ground on an icy track wearing a spandex suit, only thinking about is going to the Olympics in 2018

Photos by Masha Scheele

Skip Pat Simmons rocks the Saddledome with the crowd going wild

Alberta Ballet performance to the music of Canadian singer, songwriter and musician Sarah McLachlan, did not dissapoint the audience

Photos by Ali Hardstaff

Locals share thoughts on love, life and happiness 

Spruce Meadows played host to Calgary fishing enthusiasts

Another way to spend those cold winter days instead of sitting on your couch wrapped up in a blanket watching endless amounts of re-runs of your favourite TV show.

Photos by Masha Scheele


University hockey rivals, Mount Royal Cougars versus U of C Dinos on Jan. 15

Published on January 16

Photos by Kassidy Christensen and Tera Swanson

Published December 17, 2014

This gallery features photographs taken by Calgary Journal reporters whose objective was to take photos that impact viewers. These photographs are meant to communicate an idea or have an interesting point of view. Each photograph will explain the techniques that the photographer used while taking the shot.

Published November 16, 2014

Southcentre Mall was invaded by zombies of all ages Oct. 25 for the annual Thrill the World – a worldwide simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Thrill events take place in major cities around the world. Each year the goal is to set a new world record for the number of people dancing to Thriller. The current record was set in 2009, the year Jackson died, with over 20,000 people across 33 countries participating.

Patricia Organ, 9, and Emma Organ, 6, have been participating in Thrill the World alongside their parents for two years. The tradition is becoming bigger than their Christmas traditions.

"Our favourite part about the dance is the 'booty bounce' and being on YouTube," says Patricia.

Thrill Calgary is a non-profit company that promotes physical activity for Calgarians in a fun and safe manner.

TJ Madigan, director at Thrill Calgary, has been involved with Thrill the World since Calgary joined in 2009.

"Our goal with [Thrill Calgary] is to challenge people of all ages and promote a healthy lifestyle. We ask Calgarians just to bring a non-perishable item that we donate to the Inter-Faith Food Bank," says Madigan.

Anyone can join the dance and you can learn the step-by-step dance for free by looking up Thriller on YouTube. The only thing Thrill Calgary asks is that you donate, be on time and bring some friends.

Photos by Angie Lang

Published November 16, 2014

The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium was filled for the Remembrance Day Ceremonies, with those who came to pay their respects for the veterans and soldiers who have fought for our country and freedom. 

Photos by Josie Lukey and Justine Deardoff

Published on November 14, 2014


Aleem Arif, 31, is the creative director behind Bano eeMee – an ethically manufactured leather goods brand that caters towards the professional, socially conscientious and adventurous woman.

Arif originally hails from the world of finance, where he worked in IT at the Bank of New York after attending the London School of Economics and Political Science. However, after taking time away from the office to travel the world, Arif was inspired to focus on his passion for fashion design.

Arif uprooted his entire life in 2010, crossing boarders and industries as he came to Calgary looking for a fresh start to do what he loves. After tenaciously networking his collections and brand over the past four years Arif is now expanding his company into boutiques in Ontario and Quebec as well as designing a new men's leather jacket line.

Arif says that his Fall/Winter 2014 line is a culmination of ideas since Bano eeMee began. His line is available at boutiques such as Something2Wear, ESPY Experience and Kismet Clothing. His jackets retail at $350-400.

"I'm going to build my company right," says Arif. "I want to sell people something above and beyond a leather garment that they are just going to wear — I want to sell them a concept."

Model: Alina Cox

Photos by Sarah Comber

Published November 12, 2014

What started almost 20 years ago as a small group of 12-year-olds aiming to help free children from poverty, has become a young generation's movement to help make a difference in local and global causes.

Last Monday, November 3, We Day came to Calgary in celebration of the combined efforts and volunteer work of students in Alberta - a total of 14.6 millions hours. From motivational speakers, to Juno-award winning artists, to Canadian astronaut Dave Williams, the combination of energy, education, and inspiration at this event was unlike any other.

Students participated in an afternoon of classroom lessons, viewed performances, and listened to motivational speakers addressing social issues on how they can continue taking change into their own hands. Students received a ticket to We Day by taking on one local and one global action for change within the past year. 

Photos by Tera Swanson

Published on November 12, 2014

Published November 5, 2014

It's not unusual for Calgary to be covered under a layer of snow this time of year, but for Halloween enthusiasts, the recent spell of warm weather has made it easier to spookify their homes.

Photos by Jesse Yardley

The 11th annual Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival held at BMO Centre in Stampede Park featured over 200 artists from all over the world.

Published on October 30, 2014

Two of the top teams in Calgary, the Notre Dame Pride and St. Francis Browns battled under the Friday night lights for the top spot in the division. While both teams entered 4-0, the Pride also brought their four-year undefeated streak into Hellard Field at Shouldice Athletic Park. A last-second missed field goal by the Browns kept Notre Dame on the winning track.

Photos by Madison Farkas

Published on October 18th, 2014

While Calgary's Microbrewery industry may be behind our West Coast friends in terms of number, this is not to say that Calgary does not have a plethora of exciting breweries, each bringing their stamp to the industry.

From long-standing breweries like Wild Rose Brewery, which has been part of Alberta's beer-scape since 1996, to Last Best Brewery and Distillery, which will be opening its doors in the Downtown Core in January 2015, each brewery utilizes Alberta's natural resources to create outstanding small-batch ales that focus on taste and quality.

The Calgary Journal looked at the faces behind four of Calgary's seven breweries, and the character's we found were as diverse and interesting as the beverages their companies produced.

Brian Smith, the Director of Brewery Operations at Wild Rose Brewery has a background in law and political science, and used to volunteer as a bottler for the Banff Brewing Company in the late '90s.

Village Brewery's Jim Button is one of the company's co-founders, and contributes 16 years of industry-related experience out of the entire 150 years shared between the founders. Button has worked in marketing with clients like Big Rock and Sleeman Breweries.

Tool Shed Brewing Company's Graham Sherman met his company's co-founder and business partner Jeff Orr in Afghanistan, where they worked in IT with the Canadian and United States militaries. The two friends began brewing out of their homes — thus where the company name "Tool Shed Brewing Company" originates.

And finally, Socrates Korongonas – named for his Grandfather – started a brewing company when he was 23 with his best friends that met at the Jasper Junior/Senior High School. The friends now own four brewpubs in Jasper, Banff, Fort McMurray and Calgary under the Beer Hill Brewing Company umbrella.

Photos by Sarah Comber and Kassidy Christensen

Published on October 9, 2014

When one thinks of a dive bar, an image of a scabby hole in the wall filled with intoxicated undesirables comes to mind. But after checking out neighbourhood pubs in each of Calgary's four quadrants, a common theme unites them. They are places where people can go to get reasonably priced drinks, mingle with familiar facs and relax after a long day at work.

Photos courtesy of Travis Bortsmayer

Published on October 6, 2014

The chilly winter winds blowing through the city did nothing to dissuade Calgary from packing the Jubilee Auditorium on Thursday for Muhammad: The Astonishing Story. The event was comprised of spoken word excerpts from Umair Khan – the Imam of Baitunnur Mosque – and accompanying visual components displayed on a large projector.

Produced by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at (AMJ), the large service is seen as a catalyst of dispelling negativity for the cities Muslim community, while providing members of neighbor faiths a learning opportunity on which to build their own perceptions. Among the crowd were faces and races from all walks of the world, further strengthening the idea of Calgary as a central hub of diversity.


Photos by Brandon McNeil and Ryan Rumbolt


Published on October 3, 2014

Women and men reclaim the Beltline streets and sidewalks on Sept. 19, marching 10 blocks without fear of abuse, assault, or rape in the evening, a time that's been a source of terror for many victims of gender-based violence. Take Back the Night's annual protest, which started at 8 p.m, celebrates the issue of resistance and creates a platform where indigenous women, women of colour, and Caucasian women can voice their experiences, fears and hopes for the future.

Photos by Amara McLaughlin

Published on September 29, 2014

AARCS’ first annual “Jail and Bail”, locking up Calgary celebs and VIPs in dog kennels, was roaring success

Photos by Kaity Brown

Over 400 participants and 80 volunteers celebrated the beginning of the school year at the third annual Colour-U-Blue Run and Walk.

Photos by Jillian Battison

Published on: September 28, 2014

Over 400 participants and 80 volunteers celebrated the beginning of the school year at the third annual Colour-U-Blue Run and Walk

Photos by Jillian Battison

Published on: September 28, 2014

The 26th annual David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert took place on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Westjet hanger located in the city's northeast.

Photos by Brittany Fong

Published on September 27, 2014

Over 400 participants and 80 volunteers celebrated the beginning of the school year at the third annual Colour-U-Blue run/walk.

Photos by Jillian Battison

Published on September 25, 2014

Calgary currently should be experiencing the joys of summer, but the city was hit with an unexpected blast of winter that sparked massive citywide power outages, school closures, downed power lines, slushy roads and laid carnage to trees.

Over 30,000 people were affected by city-wide power outages in all four quadrants of the city. As of this time, there are over 70 communities that are currently affected in Calgary.

The events also forced the cancellation of the opening ceremonies of the Spruce Meadows Masters competition that was slayed to occur this week. As well, it pushed the annual Beakerhead festivities indoor due to safety concerns outside.

Throughout most of the day, majority of the schools in Calgary Separate and Public systems have remained open except for a few that were closed due to power outages.

During the course of the day, the City of Calgary and Enmax have been providing information to Calgarians on the developing situation.

According to the City of Calgary Twitter page Mayor Naheed Nenshi stated that the city has three major priorities right now.

"We have three priorities right now, public safety, working with Enmax to restore power and cleaning debris," says Nenshi.

Nenshi also urged drivers to spread out their afternoon commute, which would help make a major impact on the roads as well as the communities that are affected, 


The Labour Day long weekend saw some of the world’s most well-known musicians taking Fort Calgary’s X-Fest 2014 stage. Saturday’s lineup featured the likes of Stars, The Smalls, Death Cab for Cutie and Jack White. Sunday brought about July Talk, Tegan and Sara, Cage the Elephant, Foster the People and a plethora of others.

Some standout moments of the weekend was the reunion of The Smalls after a 13-year absence, as well as what will be one of the last performances for Death Cab for Cutie guitarist, Christopher Walla, who has decided to leave the band after the current tour. July Talk — whose guitarist Ian Docherty celebrated a birthday on Sunday — saw a couple get engaged on stage during their set.

Amidst the hellos, goodbyes and impending nuptials, Calgarians came out to party. The dance floor created by Fitz and the Tantrums saw wave-after-wave of concertgoers lifted and surfed toward the stage. At one point Cage the Elephant vocalist, Matt Shultz, walked completely upright above the crowd.

Calgary-based bands The Wisers and A Day as Wolves kicked off both days just as the gates opened; meaning, from start to finish, attendees got their fill of great music on a sunny weekend.

All in all, it’s a good thing Calgary had Monday off. A lot of us could have used a nap. 

Story and Photos by Justin Wilson

The sights and sounds of Latin culture were on display at the 2014 Expo Latino festival at Prince's Island Park on Aug. 22-24.

The Expo Latino festival is viewed as the second largest festival in Calgary, just right after Calgary Folk Festival. This year the festival celebrated its 18th anniversary. 

This year festival goers were treated to a wide variety of Latin entertainment that ranged from dancing, live performances, delicious food, international artists,unique shopping experiences and more.

All photos by Paulina Liwski 



The cultivating sounds of Africa were on display at Prince's Island Park on Aug. 9 as part of the 23rd Afrikadey music festival. Attendees were treated to an array of different musical acts such as Ethiopian and Sudanese dance perfomances, Yoruban drumming, and Congolese jazz. People that attended Afrikadey were also exposed to other aspects of African culture such as food, clothing and jewelry from that continent. 

All photos by Zarif Alibhai 

In honor of Heritage Week, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame put on a historical seminar on the birth, growth and transformation of the Calgary Stampeders football team. Covering the ups and downs of their career, statistician, author and Calgary Herald reporter Daryl Slade answered questions and revealed interesting and rare tidbits of information on our CFL team.

Photos courtesy of Max Foley

Published on August 5, 2014

It's undeniable that Calgary played an important role in the First World War of 1914-1918. Other than thousands of young people volunteering for different regiments, the city rallied around the cause by raising three militia units that saw action on the frontlines in France and Belgium. Two — the Kings Own Calgary Regiment (50th Canadian Infantry Battalion) and the Calgary Highlanders (10th Canadian Infantry Battalion) —still have a presence in the city. Calgary's war training base, Sarcee Camp, was the biggest training ground west of Manitoba. It welcomed roughly 45,000 soldiers from across the young province of Alberta.

The soldiers and battalions that represented Calgary fought with heroism and bravery, with scores of young men making the ultimate sacrifice. By the end of the war Calgary had many heroes. The city has made sure that they are not forgotten.

Plenty of war monuments have been established throughout Calgary to honour individuals and remarkable groups of people. These monuments range from the simple to the extravagant, but all of them represent the gratitude the people on the homefront had for their wartime heroes.

Photos by Paulina Liwski, Quinton Amundson, Jesse Yardley and Max Foley. 

The 2014 Calgary Stampede was attended by hundreds of Calgarians, and visitors from around the globe. There were 37 floats, over 4,000 participants and over 700 horses that took part in this year's parade.The parade kicked off a Stampede which will run until Sunday, July 13.

Photos by Paulina Liwski, Max Foley and Quinton Amundson


 Mount Royal University hosted over 280 athletes from all over Canada from June 28 to July 3 for the 2014 Canadian Baton Championships. The home of the Mount Royal Cougars became a staging area for some of the best twirling this year has to offer.

Photos courtesy of Max Foley

Published on July 3, 2014

The Calgary Journal was at Sled Island last weekend to take a look at the huge variety of music, dance and visual art on display. Check out some of our favorite shots from the festival.

Photos by Max Foley

Published on June 25, 2014

The Calgary Journal is looking back on the dreadful 2013 Calgary flood that severely damaged parts of downtown and over 1,200 homes by putting together a photo gallery that consists of images from this terrible disaster, as well as photos taken in flood-affected areas in Calgary one year later. The photos of Calgary one year after the flood is a testament to the amazing efforts by Calgary first responders, civil servants and the citizenry in general to rebuild this city. 

The Calgary flood, one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history, began on June 20, 2013.

Photos from Quinton Amundson, Zoe Choy, Paulina Liwski, The City of Calgary/Flickr,, Google Images Creative Commons and Jesse Yardley.

Published June 20, 2014

The Calgary Journal was at the 5th Annual Ukrainian Festival on June 7th to take in traditional dance, food and art, as well as the various charity initiatives on display. Coming to a head with the Zabava, described as ‘a dance-off like no other’, the festival was a whirlwind of activity. Here are some of our favorite shots.

Photos by Max Foley

Published on June 13, 2014

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year on May 25, Calgary’s Lilac Festival is a summer mainstay featuring live music, vendors of all types of curios and street food to die for, 4th Street in the city was bustling with Calgarians from all walks of life rubbing elbows.

Here are some of our favorites from Calgary’s most famous street festival.

Photos courtesy of Max Foley

Published on May 30th

Local organization provides opportunities for younger musicians to play, profit and gain exposure

Photos by Hannah Cawsey

Published on May 8, 2014

Mount Royal University jazz teachers lament loss of vibrant jazz scene in Calgary.

Photos by Anna Brooks

Published on April 15, 2014

How clothes with super heroes on them help me express myself.

Photos by Jeff Medhurst

Published on April 3, 2014

New exhibit showcases damage done by natural disasters. 

Photos by Larissal Pinhal and Justin Wilson


Photographers find the city's hidden patterns.

A number of Calgary Journal photographers were challenged to uncover unique patterns in the city. Using only their lens and clever skills; here is what they found.

Olympians greeted by fans, family and media in Calgary

Photos by Allison Drinnan

Bars open their doors early to allow fans to drink and enjoy the game.

Photos by Allison Drinnan and Alyssa Quirico

Published on February 23, 2014

Patriotic fans rejoice as the Canadian women's hockey team won their fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal by beating the United States 3-2.

Photos by Alyssa Quirico

Published on February 21, 2014

Fans watch on as Canada's men's hockey team takes on the United States in the Olympic semi-finals.

Photos by Alyssa Quirico

Published on February 21, 2014

Calgary performers rehearse for upcoming BDSM show at Jimmy's Nightclub.

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Photos by Hannah Cawsey

Published February 12, 2014

WinSport officially launched Sochi Fan Central on Thursday, with the ceremonial lighting of the 1988 Olympic cauldron at Canada Olympic Park. The park will host a number of activities to celebrate the 2014 Olympics including Russian themed food and drink specials at the 88 Lounge and a giant screen located at the base of the hill that will be showing all of the highlights and action from Sochi.

Photos by Allison Drinnan

Published on February 7, 2014

How a mountain and landscape photographer turns ideas into images.

Photos by Tera Swanson and courtesy of Paul Zizka

Published on February 6, 2014

Team photos of all the champions from Esso Minor Hockey Week.

Photos courtesy of Lifetouch Sports

Published on February 6, 2014

Team photos of all the champions from Esso Minor Hockey Week.

Photos courtesy of Lifetouch Sports

Published on February 6, 2014

Team photos of all the champions from Esso Minor Hockey Week.

Photos courtesy of Lifetouch Sports

Published on February 6, 2014

Team photos of all the champions from Esso Minor Hockey Week.

Photos courtesy of Lifetouch Sports

Published on February 6, 2014

This winter, Calgarians are attempting to deal with an overwhelming amount of snowfall. According to Environment Canada, the city fell under 52.4 cm of snow in Dec. 2013 alone, breaking a 112-year record.

However, despite the cold and burial of cars along city streets, the residents of Calgary continue with their daily routines and snow-filled fun. Calgary Journal reporters photographed both young and old enjoying the winter wonderland.

Written by Larissa Pinhal

Published February 6, 2014

The announcement of the 2014 Olympic speed skating team took place Tuesday at the Olympic Oval. 

To read the full story click here.

Photos courtesy of Allison Drinnan

Published on January 27, 2014

With the flood the Perrys lost over half their home, valuable and priceless keepsakes. Despite losing these things, the Perry family says they are moving forward and don't see this upcoming holiday season as an ending, but as a new beginning.

Read the full story about the Perrys here.

Photos courtesy of Dave Perry

Published on Dec. 20

Sunday is the day blues musicians Gary Martin and the Heavenly Blues play at the Hexters pub in Bowness. Martin helps people forget that Monday is just around the corner.

Photographed by Allison Drinnan and Michelle Thomas

Published on Dec. 19

The Reckless Heroes, a local punk band who has toured across Canada, has recently been signed with Blackstream Records.
The band is known for their fast-paced, energetic shows filled with original music, along with their signature cover of the Power Rangers’ theme song.
Now taking a break to write their next album, The Reckless Heroes will be back on local stages in the new year.

Photographed by Hannah Cawsey

Published on Dec. 12

Calgarians braved freezing temperatures to watch performances beside Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train.

Written and photographed by Justin Wilson

Published on Dec. 9

The Calgary Zoo’s annual Zoolights display became a milestone for the once beleaguered attraction as the full park opened for the first time since the devastating June flood of 2013.

Photographed by Geoff Crane

Published on Dec. 9

A glimpse at the lives behind the bustling downtown district.

Photographed by Michael Chan and Danny Luong

Published on Dec. 4

On Sept. 5, 2012, 20-year-old Dillon Buzan was diagnosed with leukemia. While doctors told Buzan that he would likely battle the disease for at least several years, on May 30, 2013 he was told that against the odds he was cancer free. Read his story here.

Photos courtesy of Dillon Buzan and reporter Landon Wesley

Published on Nov. 29

Approximately 3,000 white crosses along Memorial Drive line up row by row symbolizes and pays tribute to the fallen soldiers of southern Alberta.

Photographed by Ashely Alcantara

Published on November 26, 2013

Opening event features Weasley twins James and Oliver Phelps.

Written and photographed by Veronica Pocza

Published on Nov. 26

What is it that makes getting up for work each day worthwhile for these 20-somethings?

By Rachel Kane, Lauren Gilbart and Angela Wither

Published on Nov. 2


On Oct. 5, salsa world champions David Zepeda and Paulina Posadas made a stop in Calgary to host several salsa tutorials and a social dance at the Ballroom and Country Dance Studio. The three workshops included sexy modern bachata, stylized partner work, and women and men's styling. Each of the workshops attracted more than 30 Calgarians. Individuals of all ages participated with various levels of dance experience.

Photos by Larissa Pinhal

Published on Oct. 28

While we don’t have any Notre Dames, Westminster Abbeys, or St. Peter’s Basilicas, Calgary has 59 religious sites — including cemeteries — which make the list of historically significant resources.

Photographed by Devon Jolie

Published on Oct. 8

A glimpse into the lifestyles of Calgarians in their 20s.

Photographed by Tanis Brown, Ashton Faulkner, Caitlin Gajdostik, Vern McGill, Angela Wither and Jessica Cameron

Published on Oct. 6

Calgary just received the first Catalys femtosecond laser in Western Canada – which doctors say makes cataract surgery safer and more comfortable for patients at the Southern Alberta Eye Center.

Photographed by Colin McHattie

Published on Oct. 3

Mount Royal University students and faculty gathered on Sept. 25 to protest the Alberta government's latest $147-million budget cut to post-secondary education.

Photographed by Landon Wesley

Published on Oct. 2

Snakes, tarantulas and turtles were on display at the Calgary Reptile Expo, which was held on Sept. 21-22 at Midsun Community Centre.

Photographed by Roxanne Blackwell

Published on Sept. 27


Artists transform abandoned King Edward School before demolition day.

Written and photographed by Laren Pritchard

Published on Sept. 24



Through his words, I discovered a man who loved, laughed, complained, got angry, and missed his family more than he wanted them to know. He was somebody who I wish I had gotten the chance to know.

Photos courtesy of Stephen Taylor

Published on September 18, 2013

Photos courtesy of Stephen Taylor

Despite the record flooding in southern Alberta that had much of the parade route – as well as the Stampede grounds – under water, Calgarians turned out in force to welcome the 101st Stampede.

Photos courtesy of Kerri Martin

Published: July 12, 2013

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