Alberta media news, events, awards & personalities

YW Calgary Launches “She Who Dares” Canada 150 Project Website On October 26

She-Who-DaresThe “She Who Dares” website is a creative, engaging and interactive installation highlighting the stories of 150 women, known and lost to history who have impacted Calgary during the last 150+ years. This one-of-a-kind interactive and creative installation encourages the audience to discover the impacts made by women in the Calgary community.

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Alberta Book – On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood by Richard Harrison

On_Not_Losing_My_Fathers_Ashes_in_the_FloodRichard Harrison is a member of the Faculty of English at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and is a multiple-award-winning poet, essayist, and editor. His most recent book, On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood, has been awarded the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. The book was shortlisted for the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and won the Stephan G. Stephansson Alberta Poetry Prize.

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Celebrate Media Literacy Week “Inclusion in a Connected World” – November 6 – 10, 2017

Media-LiteracyMediaSmarts, Canada’s leading centre for digital and media literacy and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) along with the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) announced this year’s Media Literacy Week, to be held November 6 to 10, will focus on diversity and inclusion online for children and teens.

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Alberta Media Personality – Linda Olsen, Anchor – Global TV Calgary

Linda-OlsenBorn and raised in Calgary, award winning journalist, Linda Olsen graduated from SAIT Polytechnic in 1988 with Honours in Broadcast Journalism and started her career that same year at Global Saskatoon. She joined Global Calgary in 1995. In her 20 years at Global, Olsen has seen some of the biggest events to hit the city including the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods.

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Gisele Villeneuve’s Rising Abruptly Named Winner of the International Banff Mountain Book Competition

Rising-AbruptlyRising Abruptly by Calgary-based Gisele Villeneuve and published by the University of Alberta Press was named as the winner of the international Banff Mountain Book Competition in the fiction and poetry category. That is the third award for this well-received collection of short stories. Other awards include the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction (Writers’ Guild of Alberta) and the Trade Fiction Award (Alberta Book Publishing Awards). The widely-praised book is also on the longlist for the Alberta Reader’s Choice Award.

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Erin Isfeld Joins Daryl McIntyre to Co-Anchor CTV NEWS AT SIX in Edmonton Beginning October 23

Erin_DarylCTV Edmonton announced today that Erin Isfeld has been named co-anchor of CTV NEWS AT SIX, beginning Monday, October 23. Joining the 2017 Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Local News Anchor, Daryl McIntyre, Isfeld makes the move to the 6 p.m. anchor desk from CTV NEWS AT FIVE, where she co-anchored alongside Joel Gotlib.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)