Aya Mhana performing on her oud | Photo: Courtesy of  Aya Mhana

Aya Mhana

They say moving is the second most stressful activity, after divorce. Imagine, then, moving across the planet, from Suwayda, Syria, to Calgary, like Aya Mhana.

Karl Hirzer | Photo: Brent Calis

Karl Hirzer

When 26-year-old Karl Hirzer took to the stage this September, audiences got their first look at the orchestra’s new resident conductor.

Kate Stevens and Bob Chartier promote Yo Momma with free uke lessons at the Inglewood Sunfestival | Photo: Courtesy of Kate Stevens

Kate Stevens

A lot of people would walk a mile to avoid getting up to perform in front of a crowd. Seventeen-year-old Kate Stevens isn’t a lot of people.

Mathew Stone | Photo: Courtesy of Mathew Stone

Mathew Stone

A principal with Calgary market research firm of Stone-Olafson, Mathew Stone uses creativity to transform research and data into page turners.

John Conly | Photo: Courtesy of John Conly

John Conly

Dr. John Conly specializes in internal medicine and infectious disease but his adaptability might mark him as a medical maverick.

Sheri-D Wilson | Photo: Andy Nichols

Sheri-D Wilson

Calgary’s very own spoken word impresario Sheri-D Wilson has added another chapter to her book of life. Wait for it—yes, she’s a marriage commissioner.