Big Spirit grant dedicated to MS MoveS

By by Myra Ross - Friday, October 3 2014

 

Cait Evans, 23, has had her eyes opened about Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  And she wants yours opened too.

Although she has only worked as the Coordinator, Client Services, for the Fort McMurray branch of the MS Society of Canada (FMMS) since last January, her strategy and persistence in publicizing this year’s 15th anniversary of the MS Walk made quite a difference.

Last year, there were 38 walkers who raised a total of $8,000; this year, on May 3, there were 131 walkers who raised a total of $41,000.

Ed Kamps: A Citizen to Emulate

By Myra Ross - Monday, July 7 2014

Ed Kamps left Wood Buffalo much better than he found it.

Many of the organizations Kamps seeded and nurtured over the past 25 years are flourishing today in Wood Buffalo. He is a community builder and networker who works quietly and informally to put teams and agencies in good working order.


Ed Kamps

Becoming Canadian in Wood Buffalo: This article is part of a series of stories, profiles, photographic essays, blogs and videos documenting the journey undertaken by newcomers to our region.

Valerie Parks: A True Ambassador of Wood Buffalo

By Myra Ross - Thursday, July 3 2014

Valerie Parks doesn’t have a paying job or a time card, but she has only two free hours each week.


Valerie Parks

Becoming Canadian in Wood Buffalo: This article is part of a series of stories, profiles, photographic essays, blogs and videos documenting the journey undertaken by newcomers to our region.

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No Longer a Stranger in a Strange Land

By Myra Ross - Thursday, June 26 2014

A sojourner for many years, Ramazan Nassery’s experience makes him ideally suited for his position as a Coordinator at the YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services.

When Nassery left his homeland of Afghanistan in 1995, he left behind his parents and siblings. Like his refugee counterparts, Nassery left his homeland to escape the instability created by decades of war and a lack of foreign investment. War-torn Afghanistan remains impoverished and underdeveloped, with an unemployment rate as high as 35 per cent. Some 42 per cent of the population survives on less than $1 a day.

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