Jason Clark – Connecting With Youth

Jason Clark has worked in youth ministry for many years and has recently moved to our little town of Bashaw, Alberta where he’s now running the Bashaw Youth Foundation, working with youth at the Bashaw School and also getting involved as a leader in our Bashaw United Church. His energy and creativity seem to be […]

Jackie Northey – These Are OUR Children

The Christmas season is a time of giving, generosity and coming together as a community, no matter where you live. But there’s something going on in the tiny little community of Bashaw that is unusual and almost inexplicably magical, and it is literally transforming lives. You could look at the Sugar Plum Ball event, or […]

Kevin Kossowan – Creator of “From The Wild”

  “From The Wild” is a web film series that explores incredible journeys in wild food and beautiful, wild spaces. Its creator, Kevin Kossowan, is an award winning filmmaker and foodie who has worked with Michelin Star chefs and filmed on almost every continent on the planet. He’s been a blogger since the days when […]

Mandy Spiller – Small Town Leaps of Faith

Finding our place where we feel a sense of belonging, purpose, security and happiness is what all of us hope for in life, and Mandy seems to have found all of it right here on Main Street, in Daysland, Alberta. But like all great rewards it hasn’t come without great risk and hard work. This […]

Vik Maraj – “The Day I Woke Up”

Vik Maraj is the co-founder of Unstoppable Conversations in Edmonton, AB. He helped create and lead an international high-growth education company, developed curriculum and taught hostage negotiation for Canada’s National Police, resolved international disputes within the UN, and galvanized an almost unthinkable billion-dollar collaboration between some of the world’s largest energy companies, academics, and local […]

Rev. Robin King – Set Sail With Jesus and Moana

What is this, a podcast studio, a community theatre stage, or a church? The answer is yes, it is all three. And on any other given day it’s also a movie theatre, a space for worship, for grief support groups to meet, for a baptism, communion, funeral or a wedding. In other words, it’s a […]

Ary Vreeken – Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a Christian Response to Hunger

  Ary Vreeken is the Alberta regional representative for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger. It is estimated that up to 828 million people on our planet currently do not have “food security”, meaning they do not have regular access to enough […]

Rev. Robin King – It’s Summer And (Holy Moses!) We’re Doing A Lot!

  Holy Moses! is the name of this year’s summer church program for kids, happening right now at the Ponoka United Church and starting up on Monday at the Bashaw United Church. It’s the first in-person summer day camp that we’ve been able to run in three years, but it’s a program that Robin King […]

Miranda Martini – Affirming Connections

  Affirming Connections is an organization that’s placing itself at the intersection of faith communities in southern rural Alberta communities and the LGBTQ2S+ community, making valuable connections among churches interested in becoming an “Affirming” ministry. As part of their work, Affirming Connections created a series of videos called “Small Town, Big Impact: Stories and Strategies […]

Harry & Chris – Founders of Rainbow Camp

  I love stories about big and impactful things emerging from small, unlikely places. So the story of Rainbow Camp popping up from the tiny, remote Northern Ontario community of Thessalon – a camp that is changing and saving lives – was one I really wanted to learn about and share with you! Ten years […]