Colton Hunchak’s evolution from draft-day afterthought to game-day contributor for the Stampeders is impressive. Now the local’s path to the CFL has become a blueprint for up-and-coming football players in Calgary.
Overcoming significant setbacks — burnout and a broken back — UCalgary runner is forging a brilliant career, recently dominating at the Canada West Conference and U Sports levels. Plus, his continued devotion to volunteer work is earning community recognition.
With a recent bout in Montreal, Steve Claggett ran his professional fight total to 40. Reaching a milestone like that is never straightforward. “Such a roller coaster,” is what he says. In conversation, the Calgarian runs through the highs and lows of his ongoing boxing career.
A decade ago, Melissa Paauwe embraced running — or should we say running embraced her? Now the Calgarian thrives on the paths and trails, explores various running-related ventures, volunteers for a number of groups.
Ski jumper Matt Soukup — one of four Calgarians on Canada’s mixed team — discusses the historic bronze in Beijing. From funding to facilities, the crew overcame obstacle after obstacle before its magic moment at the Olympics.
Hannah Kaminski had been a promising wrestler till her career was derailed by a shoulder injury. “Then weightlifting found me.” And now the Calgarian has qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in England.
Calgary basketball referee retires after 40 years on the job — with 4,500 games under his belt. Son of an Olympic sprinter, Dick Vanderstam found his calling as an official on the local hoops scene.
Calgarian switches from hockey to speed skating in her mid-teens, works her way through the “roadblocks” of the past couple of years, and earns a spot at the Olympics in Beijing.
Calgarian, as video director of the Los Angeles Rams, becomes a Super Bowl champion. After attending Sir Winston Churchill High School and the University of Calgary, he started his football career by joining the Stampeders in 2004.
A conversation with Calgary’s Mike Soroka, who shares his thoughts on the MLB lockout, his return-to-play timetable, and experiencing the Atlanta Braves’ championship run.
A freestyle-skiing life appealed to Amy Fraser. The University of Calgary student loved the idea of skiing and travelling the world and having fun. So, at 22 years of age, she tried the sport and rode it all the way to the Olympic Games.
Recently named Flames Community Champion, Chris Cederstrand is someone who found ways to thrive after suffering a workplace accident. Now the sledge-hockey ace is devoting his life to helping others.
After qualifying for four straight Olympics and becoming Canada’s most decorated luger, Alex Gough is now president of Luge Canada and a full-time civil engineer.
The Calgarian, in the decade since retiring from a wonderful bobsleigh career, has continued to pad her professional resume — becoming an award-winning broadcaster and, now, a firefighter.
Goalie coach stays busy, passing on his hard-earned wisdom to both of the Dinos’ teams, the Calgary Hitmen, the Canadian women’s squad at the Olympics — and his two boys.
When she was nine years old, the Calgarian got a public luge pass from her parents for Christmas. A dozen years later she’s qualified for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.
Calgary pitcher overcomes a scary incident on the mound, rebounds to earn Mid-South Conference top-freshman honours.
Calgarian chases her squash dreams all over the planet, plays on the sport’s grandest stages, rises to No. 18 on the world charts.
Calgary’s Haley Daniels helped to spearhead debut of women canoeists at 2020 Olympics. Now, after finally taking a well-deserved rest, she’s gearing up for a run at Paris 2024.
A catch-up with Ryan Straschnitzki, an Airdrie kid paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash three and a half years ago.