Anne Beaty Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Airdrie Student

Nov-16-2017 Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

The first Anne Beaty Memorial Scholarship for Journalism and Communications was presented Thursday Nov 9, 2017 to Rachel McCarville of Airdrie, a third year Public Relations student at Mount Royal University. McCarville received $1000 towards her education.

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Anne Beaty Memorial Scholarship

Story by airdrielife

The Anne Beaty Scholarship is for a Journalism/Communication student who is passionate about the written word.

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Enter Stage Right

Sep-04-2017 Story by airdrielife

Theresa Cochran is the new team lead of the Bert Church Theatre (BCT). We asked her to introduce herself, talk about the upcoming season and tell us why live performances matter.

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Creative Collaboration

Sep-03-2017 Story by Wyatt Tremblay

Photos by Sergei Belski

They’re not sure whose idea it was, but these two Airdrians teamed up, made an award-winning music video, and have released a second powerful project over the summer. Jay Stoudt, guitarist for the cover band Steady The Wheel, and Paul  Hurst, owner of Chirping Bird Films, both work for the City of Airdrie – but those are just their day jobs.

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Ones to Watch

Story by Wyatt Tremblay

Photos by Sergei Belski, Kristy Reimer and Charlene Codio

Meet three talented Airdrians making their mark.

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School of Arts!

Sep-02-2017 Story by Wyatt Tremblay

Photos by Kristy Reimer

There’s a new way of learning at Airdrie’s W.H. Croxford High School, and it comes with the distinguished title of Fine Arts Academy. The academy is made up of the Cavalier Music Academy (CMA), Visual Arts and Media (VAM) Academy, the Drama and Performing Arts Academy, and the Mechatronics/Robotics Academy (MRA).

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Airdrie Lioness Club Turns 40

Sep-01-2017 Story by Dawn Smith

Photos by Kristy Reimer

Members of the Airdrie Lioness Club are gearing up for a milestone celebration. The club, which was formed in 1977, will be celebrating 40 years this September, and members couldn’t be happier.

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Dancing with Ambition

Aug-28-2017 Story by Jolene Rudisuela

For Tara Pickford, APA has always been about more than just dancing. Since opening the studio 11 years ago, Pickford and her team have worked hard to provide an environment for young dancers to not only learn proper technique and skills, but to grow as people.

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Family First

Aug-27-2017 Story by Dawn Smith

Photos by Kristy Reimer

North Rocky View Community Links has recently settled into its new location in Airdrie and staff members are excited to continue offering quality programs and services from the new site. People of all ages, from newborns to seniors, can benefit from the agency’s programs and services, which were created to meet Community Links’ mission of strengthening individuals, families and communities.

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100 Years of Alberta 4-H

Story by Jolene Rudisuela

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living. For my club, my community, and my country. I was seven years old the first time I heard the 4-H pledge. At the time, I was too young to join the program, but was still shuttled around to meetings, competitions, and project days along with my older brother.

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Men with Class

May-28-2017 Story by Jolene Rudisuela

Photos by W.H. Croxford Media Arts

When we started looking this spring for male teachers who are making a difference, we were inundated with names from W.H. Croxford, Airdrie’s newest high school (which opened in 2014). In the process we discovered not only some admirable educators, but we engaged with students who had a passion for photography and let them focus their lenses on their teachers.

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50 Years of Rodeo

May-25-2017 Story by Dawn Smith

Photos by Airdrie Pro Rodeo Association

Airdrie Pro Rodeo hasn’t always been the five-day professional event it is today. In fact, it started off rather modestly. According to longtime resident Dan McKinnon, it all started in 1967 when members of the Lions Club, then just two years old, decided to organize an event to mark Canada’s centennial.

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Airdrie Brewer Brotherhood

May-22-2017 Story by Mohamed Gandour

Photos by Sergei Belski

The Airdrie Brewers are more than just a baseball club – they are a family. Homegrown; community owned operated and cultivated. “Out of our 17-man roster – 16 played minor ball in Airdrie,” says general manager Tim Kehoe.

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Wrestlers delve into their personas

May-21-2017 Story by Britton Ledingham

Photos by Britton Ledingham

It’s a long way to the top for wrestlers, but two locals are hustling their way. Ali Saif, known as Tiger Ali in the ring, and Enes Ahmetovic (Aiden Adams) have dreams of being among the best in the world and are paying their dues with promoters across Western Canada.

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Community Links

Story by Dawn Smith

Nearing its 35th anniversary, North Rocky View Community Links is embarking on some big changes. According to executive director Brenda Hume, the not-for-profit is kicking off its Journey to One fundraising campaign, which will bring Community Links’ staff and programming – now physically separated in two buildings on Main Street in Airdrie – under one roof.

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Downtown Visioning

May-20-2017 Story by Lynda McLean

From Jan. 31 to March 1, Airdrie residents came together through workshops, focus groups and online surveys to discuss downtown Airdrie – its past, present and future. Airdrie City Council asked staff to conduct this visioning exercise because a comprehensive public consultation program on the subject had not been undertaken since 1999.

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Behind the scenes: Local Life Amazing Airdrie Women

Feb-27-2017 Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

Wow – it’s 2017 and we are celebrating our seventh year of these awards. I can’t believe how this program keeps producing the most exceptional stories about women in our community.

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Curbside recycling 101

Feb-10-2017 Story by Jill Iverson

Photos by Sergei Belski

You should soon be receiving your blue cart, but do you know what to do with it? Most people know the basics of recycling but these tricks from the City of Airdrie will help you figure out if something is recyclable or not.

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Safe at Last

Feb-01-2017 Story by Ellen Kelly

Photos by Kristy Reimer

Once a year, Christelle Hitimana’s mother makes the long trip to Airdrie from Rwanda to visit her daughter.

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P.O.W.E.R. brings change

Jan-15-2017 Story by Ellen Kelly

Witnessing domestic violence in the Safeway parking lot was a life-changing event for Crystal Boys, founder and president of P.O.W.E.R.

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Community Super Heroes

Nov-20-2016 Story by airdrielife

Photos by Kristy Reimer

The 2016 Volunteer of the Year Awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of Airdrie’s volunteers. While the winners were announced in May, we decided to wait for our heroes issue to give them their due with, appropriately, a superhero photo shoot! Thanks to The Store Upstairs we were able to outfit each of our recipients and representatives in technicolour costumes that really seemed to suit their own super attitudes toward making Airdrie a great place to live.

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Airdrie Festival of Lights

Nov-16-2016 Story by airdrielife

One of Canada’s largest outdoor lights displays, the Airdrie Festival of Lights has been dazzling visitors for 21 years! Come out for a winter walk (or take the miniature trains!), grab a cup of hot chocolate, warm yourself by the fire and enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun and holiday cheer.

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Brothers Stick Together

Nov-15-2016 Story by airdrielife

Photos by Britton Ledingham/iEvolve Photo Inc.

It is said that families who play together, stay together. That couldn’t be more true for Ty and Taden Rattie.

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A Biggar Family of Heroes

Nov-11-2016 Story by airdrielife

During her pregnancy, doctors told Vicki and her husband, Brodie, that one of the twins had heart issues; it would be more challenging than that. Kaley was born with Down syndrome, a severe heart defect and several other complications.

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Baby Heroes

Nov-08-2016 Story by airdrielife

Photos by Rafael Codio, CODIO Photography

This summer, Airdrie photographer and mom-of-four Charlene Codio decided to do a personal photo project on the subject of breastfeeding. Sixteen area moms boldly stepped up to the challenge with Charlene, and thanks to the assistance of her photographer husband Rafael Codio, they set the stage at a local acreage for a gorgeous and tranquil portrait of the beauty of breastfeeding.

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Winter Events in Airdrie

Nov-05-2016 Story by airdrielife

There are so many events going on this issue it’s hard to keep track of them all. Check our Events Calendar for day to day happenings. Events Calendar AIRDRIE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Nose Creek Park One of Canada’s largest outdoor lights displays, the Airdrie Festival of Lights has been dazzling visitors for 21 years! Come out for a winter walk (or take the miniature trains!), grab a cup of hot chocolate, warm yourself by the

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Community Heart

Story by Wyatt Tremblay

Photos by Sergei Belski and Kurtis Kristianson

airdrielife puts the spotlight on everyday heroes we can all celebrate.

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Raised on the Farm

Nov-02-2016 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Sergei Belski

The concept of the family farm may be fading for some, but for Bob and Ellen Cornish, it’s still going strong. Since the early 1980s, the couple have farmed four and a half quarter sections just northwest of Airdrie, as well as another three quarters about 15 miles further west. And it’s long been a family affair.

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Creating Legacies

Nov-01-2016 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Airdrie now has its own Community Foundation. As Airdrie continues to grow and becomes increasingly diverse, the city’s non-profit needs are also increasing. After years of planning and preparation, the city’s own charitable foundation will soon hand out its first funds.

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ARTember 2.0

Aug-29-2016 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Creative Airdrie

Each year, Airdrie’s arts community gets together during ARTember to celebrate the creative spirit of this city. Now in its sixth year, the festival is getting a makeover for 2016.

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The Luck of the Irish

Aug-25-2016 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Sergei Belski

At least one good thing came out of the massive flood that hit Calgary in 2013 – it sparked the creation of Airdrie’s very own semi-professional football team. The Airdrie Irish Football Club is now in its second season in the Alberta Football League (AFL). Team president Matt Squires was playing with the AFL’s Calgary Wolfpack when the June 2013 flood hit.

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A Family of Farmers

Aug-20-2016 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Kristy Reimer

When you approach Bob and Norma Bilben’s home off Highway 567, just west of Airdrie, you have to pass between two rows of extremely tall trees. Bob says on his mother’s side, his family has been farming in the region since the late 1800s.

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AIRdirondacks 2016

Aug-15-2016 Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

Photos by Kristy Reimer

This year anyone can get in on the bidding action for the 2016 edition of the AIRdirondack Art Project. There is no gala this year; instead, Creative Airdrie has created an online auction and anyone can get in on the bidding action commencing Sept. 9 and closing Oct. 2 at creativeairdrie.ca.

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SLAM Turns up the Volume

Aug-14-2016 Story by Wyatt Tremblay

Photos by Sergei Belski

You can’t talk about Airdrie’s vibrant music scene without giving props to the grassroots influence of SLAM (Supporting Local Area Musicians).

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Honouring Talent

Aug-13-2016 Story by airdrielife

Photos by Creative Airdrie

The third annual TD Airdrie Mayor’s Night of the Arts is now accepting nominations until Oct. 28, 2016, to celebrate and honour Airdrie’s brightest stars, professional to youth, in all genres of the arts.

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A Place to Love

Aug-12-2016 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by City of Airdrie

Every community strives to establish its own identity and identify what makes it a good place to call home. Airdrie is no different, and the City is embracing a concept known as “placemaking” as it evolves.

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Art Class

Aug-11-2016 Story by Wyatt Tremblay

Photos by Kurtis Kristianson

Meet six Airdrie teachers who inspire their charges every day to think and live creatively.

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Ones to Watch 2016

Aug-09-2016 Story by Wyatt Tremblay

Photos by Kurtis Kristianson

Meet five aspiring artists and performers who are taking their talent to the next level.

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Can’t Stop the Feeling Airdrie

Jun-16-2016 Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

When Justin Timberlake released the video for Can’t Stop the Feeling, communities across North America got into the feel good vibe of the song and started creating their own versions. At airdrielife we were just as enthralled by these feel-good videos and decided Airdrie needed one too!

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Men We Admire

May-30-2016 Story by Wyatt Tremblay

Photos by Kurtis Kristianson

Welcome to our annual look at men whom we admire; for their passions, determination, dedication and their sense of honour.

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May-20-2016 Column by Alex Frazer-Harrison

As anyone who pours a stiff drink for themselves every spring can attest, taxes are the bane of our existence.

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5th generation Ranchers

May-10-2016 Story by Jeff MacKinnon

Photos by Sergei Belski

Allen Fletcher’s rodeo life began when he was old enough to climb onto a sheep and do some mutton-busting.

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Right on Target

May-05-2016 Story by Jeff MacKinnon

Photos by Sergei Belski

The sport of archery is gaining in popularity in Airdrie. Right on TargetThe Cuthbertsons have a foam Bambi in their Airdrie backyard occupying a spot in a flowerbed. At least they did this past winter.

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Quinn’s Legacy of Hope Runs On

May-01-2016 Story by Wyatt Tremblay

It takes courage to turn the death of a child into a message of hope, but Quinn’s Legacy Society Run, held for the first time last year on a cool and rainy day in August, is bringing just that to parents who have been affected by the grief and financial stress of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Despite the weather, the race was a festive event marked by a release of red balloons, a BBQ, and more than 200 runners and walkers who raised $25,000 for the SIDS Calgary Society.

This year’s race is shaping up to be even larger.

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Addison & Kadence

Feb-04-2016 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by by Shannon Hutchinson

Sisters dealing with rare disease, a community rallying behind them. Two little Airdrie girls have had to add two very grown-up words to their vocabulary: Friedreich’s ataxia, or FA.

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Young Women Tackle the Traditional Men’s World

Feb-03-2016 Story by Britton Ledingham

For Airdrie’s Codie Cross and Hannah Hudson – who were classmates at Muriel Clayton Middle School before they began high school – playing hard is a part of life.

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Cultural Mapping

Feb-02-2016 Column by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Airdrie is an evolving city of 60,000. That’s a lot of diversity; a lot of people seeking ways to expand their horizons through culture.

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advocates

Feb-01-2016 Story by Ellen Kelly

Sometimes we take our library for granted, not realizing that volunteers help to make it more than just place for books.

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The Tipping Point

Story by Ellen Kelly

We are dining out – brunch/lunch/dinner at a café/diner/upscale restaurant. Mostly this is a pleasant experience but sometimes – thankfully not often – it makes me feel like chopped liver.

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Heroes & Heroines

Heroes & Heroines

Nov-15-2015 Story by Carl Patzel

Photos by Carl Patzel and Kristy Reimer

Each winter, airdrielife likes to focus on people in the community who are going above and beyond. Meet some of Airdrie’s everyday heroes.

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Buy the Cover Art!

Buy the Cover Art!

Nov-14-2015 Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

BUY THE COVER ART and support the arts in Airdrie!

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Standing Up to Bullying

Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Sergei Belski

They say we live in a much more diverse culture these days. Unfortunately, bullying has become just as diverse.

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On the Right Track with Airdrie BMX

Nov-13-2015 Story by Jeff MacKinnon

Photos by Barney Brown

The season had wrapped up the night before, but the folks who keep BMX racing on track in Airdrie are back at Fletcher Park bright and early the next morning – a Saturday morning – to prepare the facility for the winter break.

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Elite on Ice

Nov-12-2015 Story by Jeff MacKinnon

Photos by Sergei Belski

When the biggest moment of Keely Brown’s young sporting life arrived it was met with stunned silence for a few moments.

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Vive la Volunteers!

Nov-11-2015 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Kristy Reimer

The Soul of Airdrie and our 2015 City of Airdrie Volunteers

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Trey’s Turn

Nov-10-2015 Story by Olivia Condon

Photos by Olivia Condon

Cancer-free for five years, Trey Elkins, now 22, is using his invaluable time to give back.

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Tracking Transit

Nov-09-2015 Column by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Sergei Belski

From offering real-time route tracking to helping hundreds of Airdrians get around town – and beyond – Airdrie Transit is staying ahead of the curve.

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Food Drive- Airdrie Meals on Wheels

Nov-08-2015 Story by Ellen Kelly

Photos by Sergei Belski

Airdrie Meals on Wheels Society, now in its 32nd year of service, provides nutritious meals to seniors, people with disabilities, people recovering from surgery, and those who can’t cook for themselves.

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Balancing Act

Nov-07-2015 Story by Anne Beaty

Photos by Sergei Belski

Fifteen years ago, Heng and his wife, Geraldine Sng, moved to Canada from Singapore, a highly cosmopolitan city-state off of southern Malaysia.

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Lifetimes

Nov-06-2015 Column by Ellen Kelly

A recent post on Facebook profiles five boys who befriended a challenged student. It was a good story – the boys were kind and a fine friendship developed.

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Art You Can Sit On…

Aug-25-2015 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Kristy Reimer

But First You Need to Bid on It! There aren’t that many pieces of art that you can sit on, but the AIRdirondack chairs that have become a traditional part of ARTember fit the bill. The leadup to the sixth annual Ravenswood AIRdirondack Art Project & Gala places a dozen of the wooden chairs on display around Airdrie, each one meticulously painted by a local artist. On Sept. 12, McArthur Fine Furniture will once again

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Creative Genius

Story by Jeff MacKinnon

Photos by Kurtis Kristianson

Airdrie is filled with artistic talent, especially in the under-25 category. Here airdirelife introduces some of those highly creative people who express themselves in a wide variety of ways. Watch for these names in the years to come.

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GET YOUR ART ON!

Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Annual artsfest will open your eyes and ears to the vast amount of talent in our city. New calendars need to be printed in Airdrie, because it’s not September here anymore – it’s ARTember. For the last half-decade, Airdrie residents and local artists have gathered to celebrate the arts in this city, whether through painting elaborate Adirondack – sorry, AIRdirondack – chairs which are auctioned off at a prestigious gala, sharing culinary creativity, performing music

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Positively Perfect

Aug-24-2015 Story by Caitlin Haacke

Photos by Kristy Reimer

Airdrie’s Caitlin Haacke has made headlines (and talk shows) around the world for her simple gesture with a piece of sticky paper. Here with airdrielife she shares her vision. Positive Post It Day is to be celebrated Oct 5, 2015. airdrielife is proud to be a sponsor Humanity, benevolence and tenderness. These are a few of the words I use to describe kindness. But perhaps the true connection to these words is “positivity.” In October

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Ever-changing Canvas

Aug-22-2015 Story by Carl Patzel

Photos by Carl Patzel

Unique ‘gallery’ draws attention What started out as a roughly sketched idea to attract spray-paint artists has transformed into wondrous, colourful canvas for creative minds. A testament to street art, Airdrie’s Miller Paint Park is regularly decorated with multi-layered lettering and characters exhibited in vivid colours. This Main Street compound at Nose Creek Park, fondly known by some as “The Cage,” slowly progressed from a tennis court to a temporary skateboard park to the current

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The Vital Link

The Vital Link

Story by Ellen Kelly

Under the auspices of Alberta Human Services, Parent Link centres provide parents and caregivers with free resources and support to develop nurturing environments to support early childhood development.

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When Art and Learning Collide: Convergence

Aug-21-2015 Story by Jeff MacKinnon

Muriel Clayton Middle School teacher Alison Turner’s idea was to bring young art enthusiasts together with like-minded students and local artists to create a collaborative art challenge.

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Multicultural

Aug-16-2015 Column by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Sergei Belski

Since moving to Airdrie 12 years ago, Farah Malik and her family have seen this city grow tremendously – and they’ve come to feel more welcomed than ever. But coming to Canada took a bit of adjustment at first.

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Hockey Night in Airdrie

May-18-2015 Story by Sherry Shaw-Froggatt

Photos by Sergei Belski

The third annual James Tonk Memorial Street Hockey Tournament took place in the cul-de-sac of Fairways Close just the day after the Amazing Airdrie Women Awards, at which street hockey event organizer Candy Adams was honoured with the Pureform Amazing Courage Award.

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Men We Admire

May-16-2015 Story by Anne Beaty

Photos by Kurtis Kristianson

Airdrie is full of men we admire. You know them – the guy who always shovels the sidewalk of his elderly neighbours; the man who helps out at every event at his children’s school; the gentleman who generously supports needy causes in the community – anonymously; the City utility worker who responds to late-night callouts with a smile on his face; the teacher who touches lives and opens doors; the firefighters, police officers, emergency medical

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Home Schooled

Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Kristy Reimer

An extraordinary school experiment is building momentum thanks to the teachers who make it work For Airdrie educators Ed Polhill, Mark Turner and Jarett Hooper, “home schooling” has a whole different meaning. That’s because the three are advocates for an innovative program called Building Futures that takes 32 Grade 10 students from Airdrie’s three public high schools and gives them the chance to combine the three Rs with real-world, hands-on experience, learning what goes into

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Dutch Treat

May-11-2015 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Kristy Reimer

Netherlands family makes Airdrie home It’s something we take for granted every day, but for Bo and Marc Fransen, it was a major selling feature when they decided to relocate from their home in the Netherlands to Canada 10 years ago. “It was space – absolutely,” says Bo. “It’s something we lack in the Netherlands, unfortunately. We were from the busy part, right in the heart of Amsterdam. Sometimes it took me three hours a

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The Bread Project

Story by Ellen Kelly

I am making bread again. It doesn’t matter that there has been a gap between writing and publication – once a week I’ll be making bread.

When I was first married in the late ’60s, my friends and I practised yoga faithfully, gardened organically, explored all forms of fabric art (remember the macramé plant holders and jewelry, the tie-dye shirts and the batik wall hangings?) and we made our own nutritious whole-grain bread.

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Bareback Champion

Story by Jeff MacKinnon

Photos by Kristy Reimer

It must not be a superstition among cowboys to not talk about their injuries, because when he’s asked, Jake Vold reels off some of the many he’s incurred. It’s a long list.

“It happens lots,” Vold says. “I’ve broken my arm a few times. I’ve broken my leg. I’ve broken some ribs, my wrist.

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Cultivating a Passion

Story by Carl Patzel

Photos by Carl Patzel

Cultivating a plant-growing culture in the Airdrie urban environment can be as simple as spreading a handful of seeds. Not letting hailstorms, unpredictable temperature changes or occasional harsh winters deter their green thumbs, local garden enthusiasts are lining up to grow their own food. Beginner botanists lacking initial know-how can sprout some perennial knowledge with the help of the Airdrie Horticulture Society (AHS). Utilizing a crop of information from experienced members and a planter full

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Extraordinary Dads

Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Carl Patzel

What started out as a plan for a modest private golf tournament has grown into a major charity fundraiser. And it all started with a group of dads. Marc Smith and Grant Whittemore, members of the Airdrie Dads Facebook group, came up with the idea while texting back and forth. “We thought we should do a golf tournament,” says Smith. “At first, we talked ourselves out of it; we were busy enough. The next morning

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From the Ground Up

May-10-2015 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Sergei Belski

Airdrie’s growth management starts under the surface It’s hard to believe there was once a time when Airdrie’s old water tower was enough to service the entire town, and there wasn’t a stoplight to be found. But Airdrie’s not a little town anymore. With a population surpassing 50,000, and with city planners anticipating a future with more than 100,000 residents, developing and maintaining Airdrie’s service infrastructure – including roads, water and sewers – is an

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2015 Summer Camps

May-05-2015 Story by airdrielife

Summer is fast approaching, and before we know it, the kids will be out of school and looking for something to fill their days. There are of course a variety of options – not the least of which include helping mom weed the garden and dad organize the garage and garden shed, as is the case in our household – but not all will appeal too much to the younger set.

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No, it’s not a crime show….

Apr-26-2015 Story by Alex Frazer-Harrison

Photos by Sergei Belski

With Airdrie one of Alberta’s fastest-growing communities, it’s a challenge for the City to keep up with growing demand to provide customer service to an increasingly diverse base of residents, not all of whom have time to trek down to City Hall to pay their bills. One goal of the City’s Customer Service Initiative (CSI) is to provide residents with an array of choice when it comes to doing business with the City, from taxes

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A flavourful life

Apr-20-2015 Story by Lori Kuffner

Photos by Sergei Belski

For Sadhna Grover, her kitchen is her haven where culinary creations come alive and food preparation takes on a whole new meaning. “Cooking has always been my passion,” says Grover, a retired high school economics teacher. “I learned cooking from my mother. My mother-in-law, also a wonderful cook, challenged me. And my husband, who had a specific palate, encouraged it.” Born and raised in Kanpur, the 10th largest city in India, Grover was one of

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Community Athletes

Feb-02-2015 Story by Britton Ledingham

Airdrie boasts amazing women in all walks of life, and the following three women exemplify “amazing” when it comes to athletics.

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Running for a Cause

Feb-01-2015 Story by Carl Patzel

Photos by Carl Patzel

Some jog for exercise, while others run for sport. Many more ‘roadwork’ enthusiasts lace up just for the fun of it. Then there’s the select group that combines all those attributes with a little dash of philanthropy along the way. For those wishing to exercise a little charity into their running routine, Airdrie offers several fundraising fun runs throughout the summer.

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