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Photo Essay from Amy Dillon

Today we're catching up with a former Migration Patterns interviewee, Amy Dillon. She mentioned in the podcast that she had recently taken up photography and I've enjoyed watching her talent progress over the past 8 months or so. I asked her to share some of her work on the blog and she agreed! Here's the podcast episode ...

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Migration Patterns Podcast is now live!

My very first podcast season is now live! Migration Patterns is an interview show where I speak to immigrants who have made Canada their home. At first, I was looking to interview recent immigrants and new Canadians but as a moved forward with this project, I learned that the immigration process is an experience that ...

Interviewees Needed for Migration Patterns Podcast

Migration Patterns: Interviewees Needed for New Podcast

I have some exciting news - I've been quietly working on creating an interview podcast! It's called Migration Patterns and my goal is to share stories of recent immigrants and new Canadians. My aim for the podcast is to talk about the movement of people across the world and what takes us to our destination, and in ...

Is Alberta the Texas of the North?

I recently went to Dallas for a Library Communications and Marketing conference. It was awesome but I'm not talking about that today. My goal for this post is to put to rest the stereotype that Alberta is the Texas of Canada by comparing Dallas to Alberta's two big centres, Calgary and Edmonton. Let's see if it works... and ...

Palma il Vecchio - de Badende Nymphenen Diana and Callisto

Finding Affordable Local Art for Your Home

As a child, visiting my Grandma B's house meant seeing naked ladies.  In paintings on the walls. [caption id="attachment_2798" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Palma il Vecchio - de Badende Nymphenen Diana and Callisto. It probably was not this exact painting, but something similar...[/caption] She had a detailed yet ...

Edmonton's Churchill Square and Arts District at night.

All Night Art Party: Nuit Blanche Edmonton

Nuit Blanche: French colloquialism for "a sleepless night." Since moving to Edmonton, I've wanted to volunteer. I really enjoy volunteering and I firmly believe it's an important place to start exploring new personal or professional goals. It's a chance to contribute to the community and yourself at the same time! Billy ...

Steak Tartare Sandwich

Canadian Food Championships in Edmonton

Last week, Billy competed in the Canadian Food Championships (CFC) at Taste of Edmonton food festival. The whole event was organized by Events Edmonton and the CFC. It's a year-long search to find Canada's best cooks - amateur and professional - who battle each other in the kitchen. Who will win? Flavour or technique? ...