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Episode 94 – Shannon Blanchet

On this episode, correspondent Paul Blinov introduces us to Shannon Blanchet. Shannon is an actor, improviser and educator who has been a pillar of Edmonton’s theatre and acting community for years. And she is one of 20 recipients of the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund! Over the past 22 years the EATF has invested in more than 100 multimedia, literary, music, dance, film, theatre and visual artists; and contributed more than $800,000 to the arts economy. And this funding as been especially important during the pandemic as artists face unique challenges. Links: Keep up with Paul Blinov. Learn more about Shannon […]

Episode 93 – Dustin Bajer

On this episode, we meet Dustin Bajer. Dustin is an educator, master gardener, writer, beekeeper, and ecologically inspired designer. And he is a volunteer on ECF’s Environment and Animal Welfare Sub-Committee. We’re so excited to introduce him to you! Links: Follow Dusting Bajer on Twitter and Instagram: @DustinBajer Keep with Dustin’s website. Check out our blog post featuring Dustin: The Bee’s Knees Read more about ECF’s granting milestone in our Spring Newsletter. ECF Happenings: Read the latest on our blog. Create your own fund to support the causes you care about. Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide See more ways ECF […]

Episode 92 – Exploring Wahkohtowin

On today’s episode, we sit down with our friends at Edmonton Shift Lab to hear about one of their latest projects aimed at shifting perspectives to eliminate racism. It’s a new board game called: Exploring Wahkohtowin. Wakhotowin is a Cree word that expresses the interconnected relationships we experience with the people and environment around us. Wahkohtowin expresses something that is constantly in motion and evolving. It’s about how we choose to treat each other, how we interact with where we live, even how we impact our environment, and our environment has a strong impact on us. It’s a complex idea […]

Episode 91 – Same Storm, Different Boats: Reflecting on COVID-19 in Edmonton

On this episode, correspondent Emily Rendell-Watson introduces us to three Edmontonians to explore how COVID-19 has impacted each of us differently. We’ll meet Marco Luciano, Director of Migrante Alberta, Métis singer and songwriter Brandon Baker, and Tobi Obatusin, President of the Black Pharmacy Students’ Association. We’ll hear about how their communities and families have navigated this past year. Links: Read our Vital Topic: COVID-19 in Edmonton, and see our sources. See all our of our past Vital Signs reports. Find out more about Marco Luciano’s work with Migrante Alberta. Check out Brandon Baker and his music Electric Religious. Follow Tobi […]