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Inspired with Darrel Janz

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Each week Darrel features an inspiring Calgarian. Have an idea for this segment? email Darrel at inspired@ctv.ca

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He has worked the front lines helping Calgary’s homeless for well over a quarter century and is the CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week. The homeless are near and dear to Pat Nixon's heart because he was once one of them. Interesting Blogs, Mustard Seed, Calgary, Ministry, Basement, Organization, Led, Inspired, Coffee

Harnessing life experiences to help the homeless

He has worked the front lines helping Calgary’s homeless for well over a quarter century and is the CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week.

A Calgary man is bringing needy charities together with donors and is our CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan. Calgary, Repurpose, Charity, Connection, Bow, Inspired, Friends, Building, Inspiration

Matchmaker connects givers and receivers

A Calgary man is bringing needy charities together with donors and is our CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan.

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Inspired

CTV News Calgary's Darrel Janz profiles people who are inspiring others through their work and actions.

Nearly four decades ago, Rick Laird’s life was forever changed in a matter of moments. The fit, active teenager was involved in a car crash which left Rick unable to move his arms and legs. Quadriplegic, Calgary, How To Become, Arms, Challenges, In This Moment, Inspired, Fitness

Lack of working limbs doesn’t discourage Calgary artist

Nearly four decades ago, Rick Laird’s life was forever changed in a matter of moments. The fit, active teenager was involved in a car crash which left Rick unable to move his arms and legs.

A southern Alberta nurse jumped in to help other health care professionals during the floods and is our Inspiring Albertan this week. Job 1, July 31, Make Sense, Schmidt, Calgary, Along The Way, Helping Others, Compass

Makeshift scrub store keeps health workers on the job

A southern Alberta nurse jumped in to help other health care professionals during the floods and is our Inspiring Albertan this week.

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Inspired by a passion for pets

A Calgary woman takes in dozens of puppies and kittens every year to give them a good start in life and is our CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week.

Sheldon Kennedy is a tireless advocate for sexually abused kids and is our CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week. Bring It On, Coding, Inspired, Inspiration, Biblical Inspiration, Inspirational, Programming, Inhalation

Breaking the code brings abuse to forefront

Sheldon Kennedy is a tireless advocate for sexually abused kids and is our CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week.

A Calgary woman has faced more than her share of setbacks over the years and is our CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week. Nerve Pain, Calgary, Over The Years, Diabetes, Legs, Inspired, Woman, Face, Inspiration

Illustrating courage in the face of adversity

A Calgary woman has faced more than her share of setbacks over the years and is our CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week.

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Helping young immigrants adjust to life in Canada

Adis Samardzic moved to Calgary as a teenager in the early '90's to escape war torn Bosnia.

Jacob McGregor is preparing to leave his wheelchair and rappel down the exterior of the Sun Life Plaza as part of a fundraising effort for an organization which has helped him throughout his life. Easter Seals, Drop Zone, Rappelling, Cerebral Palsy, Fundraising, Effort, Organization, Life, Calgary

115 metre plunge for Easter Seals Alberta

Jacob McGregor is preparing to leave his wheelchair and rappel down the exterior of the Sun Life Plaza as part of a fundraising effort for an organization which has helped him throughout his life.

“I guess I'm one of those kind of guys that like to keep busy,” says Gary Bain. Calgary Fire Department, Firefighter, Helping People, Retirement, Effort, Career, Community, Inspired, Carrera

Community contributions continue for retired CFD member

“I guess I'm one of those kind of guys that like to keep busy,” says Gary Bain.

The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is treasured in many families, but some grandparents are deprived the privilege of being a part of the lives of their children’s children. Grandparents, Grandchildren, Take That, Families, Relationship, Inspired, Grandmothers, My Family, Relationships

Taking a stand for the rights of grandparents

The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is treasured in many families, but some grandparents are deprived the privilege of being a part of the lives of their children’s children.

A retired school teacher is the inspiration behind the biggest gospel music jamboree in southern Alberta and is the CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week. Her World, Gospel Music, School Teacher, Volunteers, Calgary, Singers, Stage, The Past, Southern

Music makes her world go round

A retired school teacher is the inspiration behind the biggest gospel music jamboree in southern Alberta and is the CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week.

Richard Flamenco was born with a rare skin disorder that never allowed him to do the things most boys like to do, but he discovered he has an amazing talent. Boys Like, Conditioner, Teen, Inspired, Artist, Inspiration, Flamingo, Biblical Inspiration, Artists

Teen artist with painful skin condition inspires through his work

Richard Flamenco was born with a rare skin disorder that never allowed him to do the things most boys like to do, but he discovered he has an amazing talent.

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Inspired by western heritage and tradition

A local man has entertained thousands of people across North America over the years with his horse Flicker and is our CTV Calgary Inspiring Albertan this week.

A Calgary girl is sharing her love of dance with kids who don't have the opportunity to spend time in dance studios. 14 Year Old, Dance Studio, Sunday Morning, Calgary, Lunches, Kylie, Love Her, Opportunity, Centre

Teen inspires through dance

A 14-year-old Calgary girl is sharing her love of dance with kids who don't have the opportunity to spend time in dance studios.