Kid Casters - Reporters in the making
2014 Cardel Kidcasters Press Conference

Cardel Kidcasters was created in 2004 in partnership with Cardel Homes, the
Calgary Board of Education and Bowes Knows Sports to introduce students to
the world of broadcast journalism. The program teaches reporters-in-the-making
the importance of research, writing and delivery to the craft of journalism.

Cardel Kidcasters research newsworthy stories using video, print and digital
media under deadline before delivering their broadcasts in a simulation of
newsroom and field environments. The program consists of on-camera writing
assignments, interviews and oral presentations. Kids in the program are able to
meet some of Canada's best athletes, including players from the Calgary
Stampeders, Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Roughnecks and Calgary Flames, plus
Olympic athletes, NHL referees and more.

Cardel Homes is proud to support this program, which offers a unique learning
experience for students in Calgary and area.

Calgary Roughnecks

On Thursday, January 23, 2014, Cardel Kidcasters from Ian Bazalgette School
interviewed Calgary Roughnecks players Dan MacRae and Dane Dobbie at the
Scotiabank Saddledome. Both players hold key roles on the Calgary lacrosse
team, with Dan holding off teams in the defensive end and Dane being the
team's shot leader on offense. The Kidcasters asked the players a variety of
questions that included how it felt to score their first NLL goals, and what it's like
being on the road so often.

  Calgary Roughnecks - Kid Casters
NHL Officials

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, Cardel Kidcasters from Ernest Morrow School
interviewed veteran NHL Officials Tom Kowal and Don Henderson at the Cardel
Theatre. Both Tom and Don have been officiating NHL games for number of years
and are part of the small group of 30 officials who oversee the entire league. The
Kidcasters learned many behind-the-scenes tidbits from the officials, such as
their pre-game rituals and who the nicest NHL players are.

NHL Officials - Kid Casters
Canadian Olympic Athletes

On Monday, March 17, 2014, Canadian Olympians Justin Snith and Brittany
Schussler fielded questions from Cardel Kidcasters at WinSport Canada in
Calgary. Justin Snith is one half of Canada's Olympic Doubles Luge Team,
which placed a historic fourth at the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. Brittany
Schussler has participated in three Winter Olympic Games in both individual and
team pursuit events while earning World Cup medals throughout her career. The
special reports from H. D. Cartwright School were able to ask the athletes what
Sochi was really like and check out their special winter sports equipment.

Canadian olympic athletes - Kid Casters
Calgary Stampeders

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Cardel Kidcasters from Langevin School interviewed
Calgary Stampeders Jabari Arthur and Anthony Parker at McMahon Stadium.
Receiver Jabari Arthur is entering his fifth season with the Stampeders and
ended last season with 42 catches and three touchdowns. Receiver Anthony
Parker was signed to the Stampeders in 2011 and had two touchdowns last
season. Kidcasters asked the athletes questions about the science of football
and what they would change about their jerseys.

Calgary Stampeders - Kid Casters
2013 Cardel Kidcasters Press Conferences
  • Calgary Roughnecks - January 2013
  • Canadian Olympic Athletes - April 2013
  • Calgary Stampeders - May 2013
  • Calgary Hitmen - november 2013