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Sam Duerksen

Sam Duerksen

Since moving to Victoria from Winnipeg in 2020, I’ve worked in communications for non-profits and arts organizations. In Winnipeg, I worked for Red River College as a Sustainability Coordinator, enjoyed a stint up in Wasagaming with Parks Canada, and got my start in journalism with The Uniter newspaper. With a degree in Film and extended education in journalism, sociology and environmental design, I bring a passion for storytelling, social issues and the arts to my role. I love to uncover great things happening in our community and shine a light on the incredible people I get to meet through my career.

Email
sam.duerksen@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Sam

‘It is magical’: repurposed art growing in B.C. along with eco-consciousness

‘It is magical’: repurposed art growing in B.C. along with eco-consciousness

As environmental concerns permeate the arts community, artists embrace a freeing era of art-making
Ballet Victoria prepare to unfold its wings with Swan Lake

Ballet Victoria prepare to unfold its wings with Swan Lake

Destrooper boldly bridges classical and contemporary with ambitious small troupe production
Music technology program tries to hit all the right notes with Island youths

Music technology program tries to hit all the right notes with Island youths

Creative Music Technology Program for Youth teaches hard skills like coding paired with creativity
Vancouver Island woman with MS finds ‘great feeling’ on horseback

Vancouver Island woman with MS finds ‘great feeling’ on horseback

Pippa Blake finds new heights on horseback with the Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
Turning a page with some good reads to help celebrate Women’s Day

Turning a page with some good reads to help celebrate Women’s Day

Staff from Victoria’s Russell Books give their top five book picks
Popular crooner Matt Dusk set to play five shows on Vancouver Island

Popular crooner Matt Dusk set to play five shows on Vancouver Island

The Toronto-based, JUNO nominated singer sings Tony Bennett on the Island April 20-25
Fundraiser set for beloved Island radio host battling stage 4 cancer

Fundraiser set for beloved Island radio host battling stage 4 cancer

Zone radio host Dylan Willows to be celebrated March 19 by artists whose lives he’s touched
Viral Vancouver Island hip-hop duo don pink for kindness

Viral Vancouver Island hip-hop duo don pink for kindness

Schools will stand against bullying with Pink Shirt Day Canada National Broadcast Show on Feb. 28
Rarest day on the calendar draws attention to some of B.C.’s rarest diseases

Rarest day on the calendar draws attention to some of B.C.’s rarest diseases

Fundraiser allows access to treatment, outpouring boosts morale
Pink Shirt Day: Bullying affects adults in B.C. too

Pink Shirt Day: Bullying affects adults in B.C. too

Therapeutic counsellor says bullying is a common source of relational, emotional wounding
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