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Read and share your own stories about Canadian digital content, its importance and impact.

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What do you love best about Canadian culture & creativity?

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  • The Power of Community Media

    by Catherine Edwards, 4 months ago

    I began my professional life in media working as the Volunteer Co-ordinator for Shaw TV's headquarters community station in Calgary, Alberta in 1993. My experiences at the station profoundly changed the course of my life, and changed my vision of both the potential as well as the proper role for media in a democracy.

    Two particular user groups shaped me the most.

    A group of 15-year-old prostitutes in a rehabilitation program came to the studio with a social worker, and asked whether they could receive training in the use of portable cameras, so that they could go back into the... Continue reading

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  • The Power of Community Media

    by Catherine Edwards, 4 months ago

    I began my professional life in media working as the Volunteer Co-ordinator for Shaw TV's headquarters community station in Calgary, Alberta in 1993. My experiences at the station profoundly changed the course of my life, and changed my vision of both the potential as well as the proper role for media in a democracy.

    Two particular user groups shaped me the most.

    A group of 15-year-old prostitutes in a rehabilitation program came to the studio with a social worker, and asked whether they could receive training in the use of portable cameras, so that they could go back into the... Continue reading

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  • Bonjour / Hello … I’m submitting a feedback from a MEDIA DEMOCRACY DAY event that was hosted by VPL ( Vancouver Public Library in partnership with CACTUS and TCCTV ( TRI-CITIES COMMUNITY TELEVISION SOCIETY …. held on ( THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17th , 2016 … 7-

    by Roger Loubert, 4 months ago

    Bonjour / Hello … I’m submitting a feedback from a MEDIA DEMOCRACY DAY event that was hosted by VPL ( Vancouver Public Library in partnership with CACTUS and TCCTV ( TRI-CITIES COMMUNITY TELEVISION SOCIETY …. held on ( THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17th , 2016 … 7- 9.00 pm ) … The Session went over the 7-8;30pm scheduled time as the ENERGY IN THE ROOM was simply very ANIMATED BY THE SUBJECT MATTER …ALSO WOULD NOTE THAT WE CAPTURED THE EVENING FOR FUTURE BROADCAST in our* TCCTV , programs as well as on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL... , stay tuned..What do you love... Continue reading

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  • Who inspired me?

    by James Allan Krause, 4 months ago
    Who inspired me to create? My late mother, born again writer and former talk show host.

    Pat Krause was her pen name, but her first name was Mary. Her ambition was to become a journalist, with Paris as her beat. In mind be known, she was always there. Last thing at night, first thing in the morning, absorbing the news of the world, making sense of events. Opinionated she was. All her life she shared those with us. In me, they took hold. Mom lived to collect, stories, ideas, whatever. Each file had its place in her next production, or... Continue reading
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  • Sharing Muslim Canadian Stories

    by Chelby Daigle, 4 months ago
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    I am the Editor in Chief of Muslim Link, Ottawa's Muslim Community Website.

    What has been important in this role has been to ensure that the perspective we offer is not only true to Muslim realities but also Canadian realities.

    Muslim Canadians are a truly diverse community, including not only those who have migrated to Canada, those born here as the children of immigrants and refugees, but also those who have converted or as we say "reverted" to Islam.

    Some of my favourite stories on our website include a profile of the first Muslim born in Ottawa, Eva Wahab... Continue reading

  • I am a creative woman of color who is born, raised and lives in Canada.

    by Pocmtl , 4 months ago

    It is important for me to express myself - for me, everyone who looks like me and for everyone who benefits from my creativity. My unique experience cannot be told by someone who hasn't lived in Montreal, seen life through my eyes and lived my struggles.

    More creatives should be empowered (government grants, educational assistance, mentorship etc) to bring their own personal stories to life, otherwise their legacy will not be left for the next generation or it will be reduced to a watered-down, foreign interpretation of who they are.

    Canada is not second class. We don't need our neighbours'... Continue reading

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  • Creativity Via Poetry

    by Gerald Walton Paul, 4 months ago

    I became interested in poetry in secondary school where I memorized Milton's "On His Blindness," Wordsworth's "Daffodils" and passages from Shakespeare's Macbeth and Julius Caesar. In University English courses, I committed to memory hundreds of lines from Chaucer to Whitman. In 1960, I listed 160 first lines from my favourite poems many of which I had earlier added to my memory bank. As I repeat the first lines of my poems (and many entire poems) they evoke excitement--outpouring lively images with rhythm and rhyme. At the age of 90, creative ideas for columns and essays steal into my mind like... Continue reading

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  • Readers R My Love: Canadian Culture & Creativity R U & Me

    by Margaret Virany, 4 months ago

    To present my parents' life story and my growing-up story I hit upon two ways. (1) I could combine them, but only if I could find a beginning, middle and end for a unified structure. It couldn't just be that they were born and died and did something fantastic as a climax near the end. I had important things to say about their effect on me as I grew up. The central theme I wanted get at was one of ego. My solution was to frame the book as a sort of psychological detective story/family biography. I said at the... Continue reading

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  • Writing This Place

    by Government consult, 4 months ago

    When I was growing up in Canada in the 1960s, our own stories seemed always to be secondary to American and British stories. Only after 1967 did our role in significant cultural expression increase. That gave me courage to write my books, to write about my place, Calgary and the west, and I have done so in my fourteen books. Being Canadian means that we need to see our stories reflected, we need to see ourselves reflected in every possible avenue, print, visual, and most important in digital content. That content must be encouraged, must be supported, and must reflect... Continue reading

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  • Canada's Culture Past and Present

    by cbcrook, 4 months ago

    I am a writer of historical fiction and dramatized biography. I’ve always had a special interest in Canadian history, as my ancestors were Loyalists who fled to Canada after the American Revolutionary War from 1775-1783. I first heard about those times from an elderly great grandfather who lived with us and sang old ballads to me as a young child. Much later, as a teacher in Ontario’s secondary schools for thirty years, I found that history texts often were difficult and boring for students and not at all like those stories sung to me by my Grandpa-pa. So, in my... Continue reading

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