Robert Haag sits in his home workshop, four beautifully crafted violins hang from the wall, as he goes to work on another. That’s his day to day routine. Haag is a full-time violin and cello craftsman, operating out of his home workshop in NW Calgary, making new instruments on a regular basis. There are other people doing it here and there as a hobby or pastime, or doing repairs or refurbishments, but for him, it’s both his love and his life.
Foothills Alliance Church will host their seasonal Christmas theatre production once again this year. The church has been producing seasonal plays for Christmas and Easter for over sixteen years now. “We do it because we want to cast some input on the true story of Christmas that gets compromised pretty easily,” said Ian Trigg, lead pastor at Foothills Alliance. With how multicultural Canada is becoming, Christmas has turned into a controversial subject in recent years. The staff and volunteers at Foothills want to ensure that the story doesn’t get forgotten.