Daniel McMillan – Facing The Storm

It feels like we’re all facing one kind of storm or another right now, whether it’s the strain of increased living costs, interest rates and inflation, or the lack of affordable housing, or the pain of feeling isolated, lonely and disconnected. Debt, food insecurity and homelessness are on the rise and the number of Canadians […]

Donna Ross – Indigenous Elder, Consultant and Educator

Donna Ross is a 33-year educator. She is a Cree-Métis from Saskatchewan and member of the One Arrow First Nation, Treaty Six territory. Donna began her teaching career as a classroom teacher with Tsuut’ina Nation and continued to support First Nations learners in subsequent positions with Siksika and Stoney Nakoda Nations, and is currently an […]

Shandi Bleiken – Coming Out In Faith

Shandi is a queer poet and organizer in Lethbridge.  In this episode we discuss the origins of Shandi’s incredible poetry, the genesis of her bold and impactful community project called the “Coming Out In Faith Monologues”, and her own personal faith journey and coming out story. We also talk about violence against the LGBTQ2S+ community and […]

Victoria Bucholtz – Drag Performer, Educator & Activist

Victoria Bucholtz (She/Her) holds a doctorate in History from the University of Calgary, with a cognate field in gender theory. Victoria is a LGBTQ+ facilitator and currently teaches at Mount Royal University. She is a transgender rights activist, entertainment producer, and drag queen. An avid mountaineer, skier, and dog mom, she lives in Calgary, Alberta […]

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 […]