Developing fitness solutions for people of all ages

Louis Stack of Fitter talks about his company's journey to improve the lives of customers through innovation and resilience

Developing fitness solutions for people of all agesLouis Stack is president and founder of Fitter International. What is Fitter International and what does it do? Stack: Fitter is my trademarked name I protected in 1985 along with the phrase “Leading the World to Better Balance.” We design, manufacture and distribute a stable of 30 balance and core stability products used by folks…

Why talent isn’t enough to succeed

Max Gartner of Gold Mettle focuses on high performance and leadership coaching in sports and business

Why talent isn’t enough to succeedMax Gartner is president and co-founder of Gold Mettle, which focuses on high performance and leadership coaching in sports and business. Besides pure talent, what makes for a truly successful athlete and businessman? Gartner: What is talent? If we consider ‘talent’ as natural ability, to me it’s only a starting point. I have always liked…

Calgarians rebelled against the mother hens

Big forces were at play in the campaign to vote yes to hosting the Olympics. But public distrust was a more powerful force

Calgarians rebelled against the mother hensYou’ve probably already read and heard a lot of so-called experts explaining why the people of Calgary voted against a bid for the 2026 Olympic Games. A lot of the analysis misses the mark. On the surface, it appeared this venture was tailor-made for a city known for its entrepreneurism, can-do spirit and accomplished winter…

A bold alternative to pouring money into another Calgary Olympics

Why not pioneer an Alberta climate change caravan resettlement program as part of an emerging new west?

A bold alternative to pouring money into another Calgary Olympics“Back to the future!” This thought echoes in my brain as I contemplate the imminent plebiscite on whether Calgary agrees to the omnibus International Olympic Committee, provincial and federal offers to co-fund the Winter Olympic Games again, along with some $390 million in Calgary municipal taxpayer dollars. While most Calgarians who were part of the…

Calgary business leaders urge ‘Yes’ vote on Olympics bid

‘On a business perspective, there’s nothing you can do better in a city than the Olympics’

Calgary business leaders urge ‘Yes’ vote on Olympics bidTen prominent Calgary business leaders spoke out on Thursday in support of the city bidding for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. They say hosting the Games would  provide the spark Calgary needs to put the city back on the global stage. They say the Games’ exposure will allow them to better market their…

Calgarians need to chase a dream together

Emma May talks about her role in the grassroots movement Yes Calgary 2026 and why she believes the city needs the Olympics

Calgarians need to chase a dream togetherEmma May is the co-founder and brand and culture officer with Charles Real Estate in Calgary. Explain what your role is in the Olympic 2026 bid for the city. May: I’m a volunteer with Yes Calgary 2026. Essentially, I’m part of a group of citizens who like the idea of hosting the Olympics. I help…

Win, lose or draw: the value of sport isn’t dependent on the outcome

Sports are an ongoing battle between ego and soul. If you choose soul, both sides can succeed, no matter what the scoreboard says

Win, lose or draw: the value of sport isn’t dependent on the outcomeWin-at-all-costs (WAAC) ethos greatly damage sports, which at their best are a great socio-cultural practice. The WAAC mentality sees sport as a metaphor for war, in which opponents are evil and must be conquered. It’s a mindset that sees only one thing of value in athletic competition: winning. Football coach Vince Lombardi was quoted as…

Why Olympic decision 2026 matters to every Calgarian

The conversation around hosting the Games is an opportunity to unite different age groups and mindsets

Why Olympic decision 2026 matters to every CalgarianA generation after the 1988 Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Games. Calgary city council votes on Sept. 10 on whether to keep the process alive and its citizens will have their say in a plebiscite on Nov. 13. What are the risks and rewards in hosting the…

What was it like to volunteer for the ’88 Calgary Olympic Games?

There’s so much to gain by volunteering for something that can bring so much good to our community

What was it like to volunteer for the ’88 Calgary Olympic Games?A generation after the 1988 Winter Olympics transformed Calgary, its citizens are debating whether to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Calgary council votes on Sept. 10 on whether to keep the process alive, and its citizens will have their say in a plebiscite on Nov. 13. What are the risks and rewards in…

Calgary Municipal Land Corp. exec joins Calgary 2026

Susan Veres joining the Olympic bid group on a short-term basis

Calgary Municipal Land Corp. exec joins Calgary 2026A senior executive with Calgary Municipal Land Corp. is joining the Calgary 2026 Olympic Bid Corp. on a short-term basis, Calgary’s Business has learned. Susan Veres, senior vice-president of strategy and business development for CMLC, has been a key member of the organization that has spearheaded the development of the East Village neighbourhood and is…