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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 […]

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 […]

Episode 20 – Bold New World

On this month’s episode, we speak with the Honourable Anne McLellan, Chair of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization. She tells us about the possible benefits and challenges of legalizing Cannabis, and why she feels this legislation is a transformative moment in Canadian history. Links: Read the Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. Find out about Canada’s current status of Cannabis laws. Check out the campaign for the Feeding Hungry Minds fund. Find out how to start a fund of your own! Grants: Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships and John […]

Episode 19 – She’s Got This

On this month’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day.  We learn how Women Building Futures has grown from a grassroots group, to an incredible organization that is changing the face of Alberta’s construction industry and lifting women out of poverty. And we sit down with city Councillors, Bev Esslinger and Sarah Hamilton to talk about women in politics. But first, we’ll learn how the Counselling Program at YWCA is empowering women in Edmonton. Links: Find out more about the Counselling Programs at the YWCA. Check out our Vital Topic: Women in Edmonton. Get involved with the City of Edmonton’s Committees […]