Sarah Offin started her passion for storytelling young, working for a local newspaper and radio station in her hometown of Mackenzie, B.C.
She was brought to Calgary in 2004, drawn by her love of speed skating, to study at U of C, and skate at the neighbouring Olympic Oval. She finished part of her Communications Studies degree studying in Leicester, England, before returning to Calgary and earning her Broadcasting diploma at SAIT Polytechnic.
Her first television job was in Lloydminster, reporting and anchoring at Newcap TV. From there, she took to the sky in Calgary, reporting traffic from the Global One helicopter in 2009. She also worked in Red Deer and Edmonton as a videojournalist before making the move back to Global Calgary in 2011, as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Career highlights include the 2011 Slave Lake wildfire and the 2013 Calgary flood. Her work on a 2013 series about Alberta’s wild horse with cameraman George Glenn earned them the Stan Clinton Award for News Essay Cinematography.
You’ll find Sarah chasing wildlife and exploring Alberta’s great outdoors, both in her work and in her spare time.
Highway 1 westbound was completely underwater in the town of Strathmore east of Calgary Thursday as the result of a massive storm system sweeping through Alberta. Continue reading →
Large landscape conservation is the subject of an Emmy-nominated movie making its Canadian debut in Banff this week. Continue reading →
In the shallow waters of Nose Creek, burrowed beneath the rocks, are thousands of animals you might assume belong in the sea. Continue reading →
RCMP seized over $1.4-million worth of marijuana, MDMA and cash following a routine traffic stop on Highway 1 near Banff. Continue reading →
The University of Calgary and the University of Alberta are leading Canadian research on treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and over the next two years are setting out to reduce one particularly problematic type of therapy. Continue reading →
A large home on the edge of the city was destroyed by a large house fire Friday. Continue reading →
A man, believed to be in his 80s, is dead after a train hit his pickup truck at a railway crossing in Airdrie. Continue reading →
While the lagging economy has slowed Calgary construction recently, the city’s skyline has been transformed by construction booms of the recent past. Continue reading →
Alberta Health Services has received reports a bat confirmed to have rabies bit a person in southern Alberta. Continue reading →
It was meant to be a symbol of support for a community reeling in the wake of an unimaginable tragedy. Continue reading →
Many small businesses in Calgary are facing big increases to their property tax bills, but one veterinary clinic says the tax hike it’s facing could send them to the doghouse. Continue reading →
It’s one of Calgarians’ favourite ways to spend a hot summer day, but a trip down the river is no small endeavor. Continue reading →
A dream decades old is soon to become a reality for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. Continue reading →
TappCar, an Alberta-based company, launched in Edmonton last March. It said over 5,000 Calgarians had already downloaded its app ahead of the Calgary launch Tuesday. Continue reading →
It made for miserable camping, hopeless gardening and forced the cancellation of all kinds of events. Continue reading →