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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.

Donate to the ChefGail Fund here. And you can read more about her story here.
Follow the World Sikh Organization @WorldSikhOrg.
Keep up with Karen Unland @KarenUnland, and get your journalism fix with The Alberta Podcast Network, Seen and Heard in Edmonton, and Taproot!

Grants and Awards:
Community Scholarships
Vital Signs Grants

Recommended Podcasts:
Karen Unland has a few recommendations for the Well Endowed listener!
What It Is
The Expats
Let’s Find Out
Pet Sounds
That’s So Maven

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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 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.