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IMPACT with Ken Saunderson

Our IMPACT guest on July 18, 2017 was Ken Saunderson, an avid volunteer with the Golden Years Society and Fort McMurray Search and Rescue. Ken is a long-time resident of Fort McMurray, originally from Saskatchewan, who has enjoyed staying active and involved in his retirement. IMPACT is a team effort…

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IMPACT with Justin Shaw

Justin Shaw was our IMPACT guest on July 11, 2017. In addition to being the Events and Marketing Program Coordinator with Some Other Solutions, he is also the Artistic Director for Theatre; Just Because and a stand up comedian. He has successfully utilized his performance skills with his work in…

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IMPACT with Steve Yatauro

Our guest on the July 4th edition of IMPACT was Steve Yatauro, Chair of the 2017 Community Campaign. Steve has been involved in the United Way for a number of decades, getting involved in a number of communities in which he has lived and worked. He is leading a large…

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IMPACT with Jenn McManus

The Canadian Red Cross played a major role in the response to the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016. Jenn McManus, Vice President, Alberta and NWT, joined host Russell Thomas via Skype for an intriguing conversation about their work in the community over the past year. IMPACT is a team effort…

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IMPACT with Cathy Steeves

Cathy Steeves was our guest on the June 20th edition of IMPACT, sharing a number of riveting stories about her connection to the community and United Way. As a current member of the Community Investment Committee and a former co-chair of a large workplace campaign, she has an expressive passion…

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IMPACT with Valerie O’Leary

Valerie O’Leary is the founder of Critical Incident Stress Management in Fort McMurray and spearheaded the “Gratitude Attitude” campaign. For only being in the community for 3 years, she has made an impact and provided help and support to hundreds. IMPACT is a team effort of United Way, FuseSocial, Shaw…

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IMPACT with Blue Heron Support Services

Our guests on the June 6th edition of IMPACT were Amanda Oake and Cynthia Spears. They are front-line life changers working with Blue Heron Support Services and the Alberta Injury Network. They love what they do and are making a huge difference in the lives of their clients. IMPACT is…

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IMPACT with Stu Wigle

Stu Wigle was Hanna Fridhed’s guest on the May 30th edition of IMPACT. In addition to being the owner of Earls/Fuel Fort McMurray, he is the honorary chair of our Red Menu campaign coming up this fall. IMPACT is a collaboration of United Way, FuseSocial, Shaw TV Fort McMurray and…

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IMPACT with Les Howlett

Our guest on the May 23rd edition of IMPACT was Les Howlett with the Road Safety Committee. Impacted by an accident caused by a drunken driver when he was young, Les takes safety seriously and is proud to work with this committee to help educate and change behaviours. IMPACT is…

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IMPACT with Henry Hunter

“We have a program for everyone,” said Henry Hunter, President and CEO of Wood Buffalo Housing. He was our IMPACT guest on the May 16th edition of the show. Finding affordable housing has been a challenge in Fort McMurray for years. Wood Buffalo Housing has options, including a pilot program…