Archive for the ‘News/Canada/Calgary’ Category

Nenshi says group of private citizens working on bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games in Calgary

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Nenshi Commonwealth Games

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says a group of private citizens is preparing a serious bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games and he is open to the idea but unsure there would be any financial backing available from the city.

Canmore hosting 36 top curling teams for Qualico Mixed Doubles Classic

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
John Morris and Rachel Homan

Olympian John Morris is a driving force behind the second annual Qualico Mixed Doubles Classic, held at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club and hosting teams from the U.S., U.K., Australia, Japan, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, Estonia and Hungary. 

Fostering dogs helped Olympic speed skater Ivanie Blondin fight depression and get back on track

Sunday, December 29th, 2019
Ivanie Blondin

This month, Calgary-based speed skater Ivanie Blondin won gold in five straight races — the 1,500, 3,000 and 5,000 metres. 

Manny Pacquiao swarmed by fans at Calgary airport during first Canadian visit

Friday, December 27th, 2019
Manny P

He's a bonafide boxing legend with 12 major world titles under his belt, but on Dec. 27 Manny Pacquiao arrived in Calgary to promote a different sport entirely: basketball.

Injured Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki wonders why Canada won’t fund spinal surgery

Monday, December 9th, 2019
Ryan Straschnitzki

A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it feels good to be home after spending five weeks in Thailand, where he underwent spinal surgery.

Done deal: Calgary getting new taxpayer-funded NHL arena

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Calgary Events Centre

It's no longer hypothetical. A final deal has been signed to build a new home for the Calgary Flames, with the help of $290 million from city taxpayers.

‘It shows the power of sport’: Expat hockey players pay tribute to Humboldt Bronco Ryan Straschnitzki

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Ryan Straschnitzki

Though he's receiving surgery a long way from home, a hockey player who was paralyzed in last year's Humboldt Broncos bus crash received a tribute on the ice from his counterparts in Thailand.

Flames to practice at home for first time since controversy with head coach

Friday, November 29th, 2019
Flames Penguins Hockey

The Flames will practice in Calgary on Friday morning for the first time since allegations surfaced earlier this week that head coach Bill Peters used a racial slur against a former player 10 years ago.

Paralyzed Humboldt Bronco takes first steps after Thailand surgery

Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Ryan Straz walks

Ryan Straschnitzki has taken his first steps since being paralyzed in the Humboldt bus crash 19 months ago, thanks to a cutting-edge surgery performed abroad.

Grey Cup organizers confident game will approach sellout

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Mike Franco

Grey Cup Festival organizers say they aren't worried Sunday's game has yet to sell out. Festival chair Mike Franco says they saw a surge of 500 tickets sold once Hamilton and Winnipeg gained a berth to the CFL championship on Sunday.