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.

Follow Paula Simons on twitter @Paulatics.
Legacy in Action
Donor Services.

Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence
Young Edmonton Grants
Awards for Students experiencing Financial Need
Awards for Young Musicians
Nancy Fairly Scholarships
Community Grant Program
Community Scholarships
Vital Signs Grant


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!


See what else Red Sky has coming up.

Connect with Food4Good on Facebook!

Find out about more great Canada 150 events at The City of Edmonton and Make Something Edmonton.


ECF Scholarships and Student Awards: 

Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need

Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships and John & Andrea Wallin Awards

Edmonton Refugee & Emerging Communities Awards

Nancy Fairley Scholarship

Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence

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.


Read more about High Level Lit!

Find out more about Edmonton Musical Theater’s This Land, Our Music.

Get tickets to 9 Parts of Desireand you can read more about the play in Legacy In Action magazine.

Get tickets to Edmonton Women’s International Film Festival.

Don’t miss the Community Grants Information Session!

Are you part of an NGO organization? Check out the NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series.


ECF Scholarships and Student Awards:

Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards

Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music

Ranald & Vera Shean Memorial Scholarship



Episode 5 – Festivals, Friendship and Popcorn

On this month’s episode, we take a field trip over to the Garneau Theatre.  Now the home of Metro Cinema, and a great place to go to celebrate Canada’s 150 with their “Home Movies” series. We learn about the hurdles women in Edmonton’s arts industry are facing, and how the SkirtsAfire festival is working to address those challenges. We find out how the Terra Centre gives teen moms and dads a place to reach their potential. And, we hear about Gurvinder Bhatia‘s unique approach to create an endowment fund with his friends.