Episode 24 – Go Wildly Forward

On this month’s show, we hear how a scholarship that was set up in memory of Don Snider is helping Folk Fest Volunteers pursue their post-secondary education. We find out how the Terra Centre is integrating Indigenous cultural learning into its support for young parents. And we learn how Alberta Helping Animals Society is supporting vulnerable Edmontonians by providing care for their companion animals.

Links:
See what’s happening this year at The Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
Find out more about how Terra Centre supports teen parents and follow them @TerraCentre.
Check out Alberta Helping Animals and follow them @AHAS_yeg.
Curious about Endowment Funds? Meet the Donor Services team at ECF!

Grants:
Al Maurer Awards – Due August 31st.
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Due August 31st.
Vital Signs Grants – Due September 15th
Community Grants – Due September 1st

Special Shout Out this month to the UnDad Podcast, a podcast about being a parent in this bizarro modernity.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Episode 23 – Down by the River

On this month’s show, we go rafting through the River Valley with the RiverWatch Institute of Alberta. We head down to Hawrelak Park to  hear about the Freewill Shakespeare Festival’s 30th anniversary. And we talk to Beth Dart and Elise Jason about “On the Margin”, a site specific play that you can find (in the River Valley) at the Found Festival this month.

Links:
Sign up for an Eco-Raft Tour  with RiverWatch this summer.
Celebrate 30 years with the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and check out their program.
Discover unexpected art venues with the Found Festival. They have an interactive map that might come in handy.
Read more about the Reno and Jane Trentini Family Fund.
Find out how to create a family fund of your own.

Grants:
Al Maurer Awards – Due August 31st.
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Due August 31st.

Special Shout Out this month to the Daveberta Podcast, where Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman talk politics, policy and events from an Edmontonian, Albertan and Canadian perspective.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Music in the Freewill Shakespeare segment is from Freewill’s production of Hamlet and is produced by Matthew Skopyk.

Episode 22 – Olympic Dreams

This month, we hear from two Olympians! Paralympian Nordic Skier, Brian McKeever shares his passion for skiing, and what he has learned from his family. And we speak with Jen Kish. Jen was the captain of the Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team for the Olympic Games at Rio in 2016. She shares her thoughts on diversity and inclusion in sports.

Links:
Get tickets to see Jen Kish speak at the Edmonton Public Library’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series.
Follow @jen_kish and @brianmckeever on Twitter
Check out Brian’s Biography.
Learn more about the Owen Schlosser Fund.
Find out how to create a fund of your own.

Grants:
ECF Awards and Bursaries – Due June 15th
Vital Signs Grants – Due June 15th

Special Shout Out this month to That’s a Thing?! A sometimes belated, already outdated guide to your teens, tweens and everything under 20.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Episode 21 – Visionary Arts

This month, we hear from Fringe Theatre Adventures and Opera Nuova about how the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund helps them invest in Edmonton artists. Sanjay Shahani, Executive Director of the  Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), tells us about how the EAC is looking 10 years ahead to shape Edmonton’s Arts and Heritage sectors. And, Helen Ma tells us how a Don and Norine Lowry Award has helped her pursue her studies at the University of Alberta.

Links:
Share your favorite Arts and Heritage moments with the Edmonton Arts Council.
See What’s coming up at Fringe Theater Adventures and get your Early Bird Package!
Check out the exciting productions and get your tickets for the Nuova Opera and Musical Theatre Festival.
Find out more about the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund.
Check out the Quinn Family Fund and find out how to create your own fund.

Grants:
Nancy Fairley Scholarship – Due May 31st
Don and Norine Lowry Awards for Women of Excellence – Due May 31st
ECF Awards and Bursaries – Due June 15th

Special Shout Out this month to I Don’t Get It, an award-winning podcast that offers a critical perspective on performances of all kinds.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Music in CCIF Segment: Comedie by Jahzzar; Attribution-ShareAlike License; Find Jahzarr and other artists at http://freemusicarchive.org/music.