On Nov. 29, 2018 beloved Edmonton alt-weekly Vue Weeklypublished its final edition. Prior to that I’d neglected to share links to my clips from recent months, so here’s a list of my final seven stories in Vue Weekly after two years of freelancing for the paper.
This week, I’m fleshing out my clips directory with some older freelance work I completed in the last six months.
Here’s a profile of the Edmonton’s Monster Pro Wrestling that I wrote and shot for Vue Weekly in September.
Only a handful of active independent Canadian wrestling promotions can say they’ve been going strong for 14 years with no signs of slowing. Edmonton’s Monster Pro Wrestling, founded by Sean “Massive Damage” Dunster in 2002, just crested that milestone. Read more
Dunster and his team run a truly entertaining monthly docket of fights. You can find out more about all their upcoming events on the Monster Pro Wrestling Facebook page, Twitter, and website. The promotion has a big event coming up this Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door at The Ranch Roadhouse.
Here’s a feature I shot and wrote about two MacEwan University hockey players, Ryan Benn and Shawn Proulx. It went live this afternoon on The Griff.
A look around campus at the promo materials for the men’s hockey team reveals the athletic figures of two skate-clad forwards plastered on the walls. Ryan Benn torques his stick to shoot on goal and Shawn Proulx lugs the puck through the neutral zone after forcing a turnover. They’re the face of the MacEwan Griffins, and they’re breaking records to show it. Read more
The Griffins are in a playoff spot right now, but they play a crucial series against the SAIT Trojans this weekend, hunting for a first round playoff bye. They play at 7pm tonight in Calgary, and 6pm tomorrow at the Edmonton Downtown Community Arena.