Cochrane man rings in New Years with 350th marathon

At 59, Cochrane ultra-marathoner Martin Parnell ran his 350th marathon at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre on Dec. 31, 2014, in an effort to raise $1 million for Right to Play — a global organization that uses the power of sports and games to empower children around the world. “This is it, the final…

The passion of the bikes [Video]

UofC DISABILITY CYCLING COACH GOES ABOVE CALL OF DUTY The wind in his hair, the asphalt flying under his feet, the freedom and exhilaration of being able to go wherever you please, these are all things Stephen Burke remembers about cycling as a boy in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A feeling he has been giving to people…

Glorious West Coast Trail should stay open for hikers

RE: “CALGARY MLA DAVID SWANN JOINS HIKERS CALLING FOR CLOSURE OF THE ‘HAZARDOUS’ WEST COAST TRAIL,” THE CALGARY HERALD When I landed in Port Renfrew to start the trail at the end of June, I had everything I needed. I had $250 boots, a $300 back-pack and a number of veteran hikers in my group,…

Shri Ram Ashram: A New Life [Video]

A new life at Shri Ram Ashram from Jodi Egan on Vimeo. This multi-media video was put together after we returned from our trip to India. We stayed at this Ashram for 10 days, and we were astounded by how peaceful and loving the children were. Most of the children were “complete” orphans, meaning both…

The neighbourhood paradox

OGDEN VS. LAKE BONAVISTA I couldn’t tell if the sapphire-blue sky over my run-down childhood neighbourhood was actually better here than over in Lake Bonavista, my new community. Maybe the weather looked better in Ogden because my emotions brightened here. Ogden is a southeastern Calgary community that runs adjacent to railway tracks and alongside Calgary’s industrial…

Overtime Sports Bar aims to clean up S.E. neighbourhood

DOZENS OF VOLUNTEERS WORK PRO BONO TO GET LOCAL BAR UP AND RUNNING IN FOREST HEIGHTS The place was gutted. The floors were torn out. Walls were torn down, signs were built, lights installed, and the smell of Keith Brown’s volunteers’ sweat hung thick in the air. The gargantuan sign that read “Overtime Sports Bar”…