Fifth annual YYComedy Festival brings laughter to Calgary stages

By Rachel Woodward, September 27 2016 — Featuring a slate of seasoned comedy veterans, the YYComedy Festival is Alberta’s largest comedy festival. The fifth annual event will take over Calgary’s comedy scene until Oct. 1. Festival co-founder Harry Doupe says this year’s iteration is the best yet. “I think [with] this being our fifth year,…

Hunky Dory explores fatherhood for a drag queen

By Rachel Woodward, September 27 2016 — For his breakout into film, Michael Curtis Johnson wrote and directed the feature Hunky Dory, a modern tale of love, addiction and family. The film was featured at this year’s Calgary International Film Festival. With a stunning soundtrack, complex characters and an incredible performance by co-writer and star…

Celebrate 50 years at the Glenbow museum with Glenbow at 50 exhibit

By Gurman Sahota, September 27 2016 — The Glenbow museum will mark its 50th birthday from Oct. 1 to 5. To celebrate, the Calgary art and culture staple will host Glenbow at 50, a pop-up exhibit showcasing a variety of works that are not normally displayed. Curating a quick preview of the diversity of the…

Dinos women’s basketball shines in victory over TRU

By Tommy Osborne, September 20 2016 — The Dinos women’s basketball team won their second game of the regular season, dominating the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack on Sept. 24 with a final score of 73–59. The win extended the Dinos’ winning streak to three games and marked the second time they’ve won by double digits….

Hot yoga offers more than a good sweat

By Christie Melhorn, September 27 2016 — While fast, high intensity workouts currently dominate the fitness scene, it’s worth taking a moment to slow down and sweat out your stress in a hot yoga class. To inexperienced yoga-goers like myself, stretching in a room heated to 40 degrees celsius may seem like time better spent…

The World Cup of Hockey highlights international talent

By David Song, September 27 2016 — The 2016 World Cup of Hockey has already generated a number of memorable moments on the international stage. Chief among these was Team USA’s shocking fall from grace — they did not win a single game leading up to their elimination on Sept. 20. This year’s tournament was…

After hot start, Dinos women’s soccer team chases perfection

By Dianna Chan, September 20 2016 — On a chilly September morning, the Dinos women’s soccer team is hard at work on the fields behind the Olympic Oval. Running through drill after drill, the players bob up and down the field, soccer balls dancing between their cleats. Teammates swerve in and out of one another,…

From Saskatchewan? Here are nine tips to assimilate into Calgary

By Gurman Sahota, September 27 2016 — If you hail from Saskatchewan like me, moving to Calgary may be a bit of a culture shock. Here’s a list of helpful tips to help you cope with the change in topography. Language: Not as many people say “y’all” here as you’d think. Leave it back in…

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