Spun: Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq is “the Jimi Hendrix of throat singers,” according to David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet. If you failed to catch Tagaq’s recent Calgary performance with Kronos, Sinaa demonstrates how Tagaq redefines the human voice just as Hendrix redefined the electric guitar. While Inuit throat singing is traditionally a call and response game played… Continue reading Spun: Tanya Tagaq

Wind and Ice

“I feel the need… the need for speed!”–Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, Top GunTwenty minutes north-west of Calgary lies a reservoir cold, windy and frozen enough for iceboating, Scandinavia’s craziest export.Every weekend of the winter, displaced sailing junkies from the Calgary area, and sometimes around the world, gather outside the lone atco trailer at the end… Continue reading Wind and Ice

Second ain’t too bad

How was the west won? In the case of wrestling, the supremacy of the Simon Fraser University Clan won the west. The Dinos traveled to Vancouver, where the Clan hosted the Canada West Wrestling Championship. Though the Clan mopped up, the Dinos had some solid results.The women fared best, in second just seven points behind… Continue reading Second ain’t too bad

Basketball ladies in need of a savior

In Canada West’s women’s basketball central division, such wonderful cities as Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Edmonton and Calgary are included. Although one might like to think Calgary should come out on top of any list containing these cities, in the topsy-turvy world of basketball, anything goes. The Dinos women’s basketball team traveled to a flatter province to… Continue reading Basketball ladies in need of a savior

Ready or not, here playoffs come

The Dinos women’s volleyball team fought a battle as epic as Peter Griffin and the giant chicken Feb. 11-12. They traveled east to Manitoba where they exchanged blows with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. While the results weren’t exactly ideal–a pair of wins would have given our ladies home-court advantage in Canada West quarter-finals–everyone’s limbs… Continue reading Ready or not, here playoffs come

Trio of tracksters compete in Washington meet

Three Dinos track athletes had the opportunity to carefully venture into the United States of America during the evidently dangerous quail-hunting season. But these athletes weren’t there for sport; this was strictly business–which in their case happens to be sports.Renee Kaylor, Shannon Popowich and Geoff Kerr competed in Washington in the Husky Classic Sat., Feb.… Continue reading Trio of tracksters compete in Washington meet

Volleysaurs’ season crashes to a halt

The Dinos men’s volleyball team officially ended their season Feb. 11-12 against the playoff-bound University of Winnipeg Wesmen. The Dinos hoped to salvage a parting victory before waving the white flag and getting a jump start on the rebuilding process for next year. Saturday’s contest was unfortunately a blowout, with the Wesmen cruising to the… Continue reading Volleysaurs’ season crashes to a halt

Ballers win fight for playoff spot

The Dinos men’s basketball team defied gravity Feb. 11-12 as they kept their game–along with their playoff hopes–up in the air. After some turbulence on Saturday afternoon against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, our men were keen to jet-set their way into the last playoff spot of the season. Regina served as a warm-up ground… Continue reading Ballers win fight for playoff spot