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Dino Dash in danger of going extinct

By Tori Taylor, September 6 2019 — Dino Dash – a 5-10 km road race – was started by two university students back in 2004. It’s been a staple part of University of Calgary culture ever since. It has dramatically grown over the last 15 years and is currently at risk of no longer being…

Plenty of fun runs in Calgary this summer

By Tori Taylor, April 25 2019 — This summer, grab a group of friends, a buddy or run solo in any of YYC’s many fun runs. Entering these runs will give you an opportunity to keep your cardio up without getting bored — double win. Calgary has several options varying in length and competitive energy. Some…

Fitness Centre offering women’s-only weight room hours

By Charm Breaker, November 9 2018 — On Sept. 11, Active Living began running women’s-only weight room hours for the fall semester. These take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 5–6 p.m. in KNA107. The room offers various weight machines, mats and cardio bikes. Active Living manager of health and fitness programs Pamela Cox says that…

Unique sport of bike polo a must-see summer activity

By Kristy Koehler, June 21 2018 —  There’s no shortage of eclectic recreation opportunities in Calgary, with the city housing leagues and clubs for sports like fencing, cricket and quidditch. There’s a good chance, however, that you’re less familiar with the sport of bike polo. Bike polo takes the established sport of traditional polo —…

No need to leave campus with these September date nights

By Nikayla Goddard, September 7, 2017 — If you’re a bachelor or bachelorette new to the university, you’re probably looking for places to take your date. With your recently purchased expensive-as-hell textbooks, fiery first-day outfit and dreaded tuition payments, money can be tight. Here are a few university date nights that won’t bust your wallet. Monday…

Campus club makes Alberta’s back-country accessible to students

By Christie Melhorn, July 27 2017 —  Alberta’s lush landscape of turquoise lakes and dense greenery is world-renowned. In 2011, National Geographic listed Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park as one of its top 15 hikes in the world. While few would argue about how relaxing a day in Banff or Kananaskis is, the grind…

Aikido instructor discusses philosophy of defence

By Tommy Osborne, March 21 2017 — Aikido has gained popularity in recent years. The martial art originates from Japan and primarily focuses on defence and using an opponent’s strength against them. The University of Calgary offers the chance for students to learn Aikido through the Aikido club. The Gauntlet spoke with Frank G. Barta…

Try swimming for a solid low-impact workout

By Tommy Osborne, March 14 2017 — Swimming can be one of the most rewarding ways to exercise and a quick glance will show you that the University of Calgary campus pool is never as busy as the gym. While there is nothing wrong with working out  at the gym, here are four reasons why…

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