“For Your Entertainment” is my weekly column about music, theatre and the arts in western Manitoba. It appears in The Brandon Sun’s community newspaper and aims to inform residents about local events and the city’s growing arts scene.
The birth of a white buffalo calf on a Westman First Nation allowed me to explore Dakota Sioux traditions and speak with community leaders about the importance of the new herd member. This article appeared in The Brandon Sun in May 2016.
SIOUX VALLEY DAKOTA NATION — The fence line of a Sioux Valley Dakota Nation pasture has become a shrine to the sacred animals penned inside. Continue reading
This multimedia project was rolled out June 6, 2016, on the 72nd anniversary of D-Day. It is comprised of a longform essay and a series of mini documentaries featuring the stories of five Westman veterans who served in the Second World War.
I wrote the article, edited the videos, which were shot by Colin Corneau, and helped promote the project website, which was created by Andrew Nguyen. You can view the project here: bdnsun.ca/veteransdoc
The French government launched an initiative in 2013 to recognize Allied soldiers who took part in D-Day and the subsequent Normandy Campaign ahead of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
This exclusive ran on the front page of the Metro and created a lot of online conversations and many other local media outlets ended up following the story.
A Winkler man who voted in the merger of two Manitoba credit unions says he voted against the idea because one credit union supports the gay community.
I wrote this story for Winnipeg Folk Stories, my storytelling project about the people who go to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. It was also published on Community News Commons to coincide with the Folk Fest’s 2015 lineup announcement.
It wasn’t until I was walking up the steps to Mitch Podolak’s Wolseley home that I realized I was nervous. All of a sudden, I felt like I was about to knock on the door of a celebrity —albeit a small scale celebrity and one known more for being infamous than famous.