Locally grown hockey player Jonathan Toews will go for gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with the goal to make his country proud once again.
There’s no shortage of people with talent in this city. The rare finds, though, are those that have a work ethic, drive or attention to detail that matches their natural gifts.
When you meet J.D. Renaud, he comes across as a humble, down to earth, and creative guy.
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While most students were cramming for exams, a couple hundred delegates spent November 21-24 in Gatineau for the biannual Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) national general meeting.
There are a few things in life that transcend the divides of language, affluence, status and belief – a few rituals that connect groups of people on a level that words just don’t do justice. These collaborations creating unspoken bonds most often take the form of music, art, dance and sport. When our most ingrained patterns of social behavior become stripped away, what’s left?
It’s simple: nothing but play.
Christmas records are hit and miss - classics from Vince Guaraldi and Phi Spector beat out contemporary attempts from The Flaming Lips and Meaghan Smith (who, by removing the "ba-rum-pa-bum-bums" from "The Little Drummer Boy" is now dead to me) but if you can somehow embrace the campiness of Christmas classics while making the songs your own and doing it all with complete sincerity and a pop sensibility that can't be denied, then you must be Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities.
Where these gentlemen (Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson) find the time to make all the music they do, I will never know.
This six-track EP from Halifax duo Magnolia is all kinds of cute (think July Talk without the high energy sex appeal) and not just because singer Leanne Hoffman is a dead ringer for Partridge Family-era Susan Dey.
Christmas traditions come from an inherently good place. In movies and pop music, the holiday season is all about taking a special moment to appreciate the people you love, bake cookies and learn life lessons from kind strangers with bird poop all over them.
Allons-y, wibbley-wobbley timey-wimey, bow ties and jammy dodgers.
When listening to such singers as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, with their powerful yet velvety singing voices, it might make you momentarily wish you had the ability to sing like that.
Boys just want to have fun.
For the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, nothing is more synonymous with the holidays than a local production of Nutcracker.
Local humanitarian Amanda Furst is dabbling in documentary filmmaking to show Winnipeggers just what life in the East African nation of Tanzania is really like.
Winnipeg is teeming with writers. We tend to focus, however, on the authors who’ve published books when there are in fact many writers out there actively publishing great pieces online, in newspapers, literary journals and anthologies, too.
“Designers who come out of Winnipeg are very daring.”
Corrientes Avenue runs 69 blocks across Buenos Aires, Argentina and is constantly buzzing with activity from tango bars to operatic theatre to gastric delight.
These are strange times indeed, my friends. With so much absurdity in the world, it can be difficult to focus on anything at all. But each element must be scrutinized in order to understand its full impact and the treachery at play, even though such reflection creates an overwhelming feeling of dread.
I strode into the office barely a minute early, panting with exertion. Frost matted every follicle in my beard, forming a tangled, icy layer over my face.