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Episode 9 – Big Hearts, Open Minds

On this month’s episode, we sit down with Jon Hall to remember his wife, Gail Hall, and her dedication to uplifting Edmonton’s community. Jas Pandher reveals everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Sikh Turban with the Turban Eh! event for Canada 150. We speak with Karen Unland about the landscape of podcasting in Edmonton, and we find out more about her new project: The Alberta Podcast Network. We also spend a little time at the Zoo where we catch up with ECF  donors and partners. Links: Donate to the ChefGail Fund here. And you can read more about her […]

Episode 8 – Challenging Narratives

On this month’s episode, Post Media columnist Paula Simons challenges accepted narratives about Alberta’s history in her contribution to High Level Lit. High Level Lit is a Canada 150 project that is bringing 12 writers together to discuss Canada’s sesquicentennial through an Edmonton lens. Maria Almond tells us how the Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence are helping her pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration at NAIT. And, we hear about some impressive youth initiatives made possible by Edmonton Community Foundation’s Young Edmonton Grants Program. Links: Follow Paula Simons on twitter @Paulatics. Legacy in Action Donor Services. Awards: Don and Norine Lowry […]

Episode 7 – It’s Spring, and Edmonton is hoppin’!

On this month’s episode we see how Red Sky performers are tackling reconciliation in their production Mistatim. We learn how to recognize gifted young musicians with Alexandra Munn. We talk about food accessibility with Food4Good.  And, we check in with Tannia Franke and Nicole Poirier with the City of Edmonton for a peek at the many events the City is planning for Canada’s Sesquicentennial. Correction: Alexandra Munn has been in Edmonton since 1962. You can find out a little more about Alexandra herself on the Canadian Encyclopedia! Links: See what else Red Sky has coming up. Connect with Food4Good on Facebook! Find out about more great Canada 150 […]

Episode 6 – From Her Perspective

Happy International Women’s Day! On this month’s episode, The Maggie Tree tackles women’s experience of war in their upcoming play 9 Parts of Desire; we get into politics with the Edmonton Women’s International Film Festival; we listen in as Edmonton Musical Theater sings out for Canada’s 150th; and we find out how Litfest is showcasing Edmonton’s literary swagger at Edmonton Community Foundation’s High Level Lit Salon Series. Thanks to CKUA for having us in their studios to record our interview with Edmonton Musical Theatre! Always a fun experience. Links! Read more about High Level Lit! Find out more about Edmonton Musical Theater’s This Land, Our Music. […]