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Draft-Day Indignity Still Fuels Hunchak

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.

UCalgary Star Excels On And Off The Track

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.

Reaching 40 Fights, Claggett Going Strong

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.

“Life-Changing” Run Keeps Calgarian Moving

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 Recounts History-Making Moment

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.

Basketball Referee Retires After 40 Years

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’s Road To Super Bowl Win

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.

Drawn By A Lifestyle, Fraser Skis To Olympics

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.