Ken Sandmoen

IMPACT with Ken Sandmoen

Our August 21st guest on IMPACT was Ken Sandmoen, Chair of the 2018 United Way Community Campaign. Excited about the official campaign kick-off on September 7th, Ken shared his passion for our community and the role of United Way in this conversation with host Russell Thomas. IMPACT is a team…

Scott Barr (impact)

IMPACT with Scott Barr

Our IMPACT guest on August 14th was Scott Barr, principal of Ecole McTavish.  Nearing the end of a major expansion, McTavish is about to transition to being a 7 to 12 school.  Scott share his excitement for the change and his passion to teaching. IMPACT is a team effort of…


IMPACT with Cezin Nottoway

Our IMPACT guest on August 7th was Algonquin chef Cezin Nottoway from Quebec. She is hosting two episodes of a 6-part documentary series called Red Chef Revival. She visited several Indigenous communities in Wood Buffalo exploring traditional foods and ways of preparing it. From making mint tea from local flowers…

Ken Flaherty special (1)

IMPACT- Ken Flaherty Special

Our guest on the July 31st edition of IMPACT was Mike Allen. He shared memories of the life and impact of Ken Flaherty, a longtime resident of our community who was a beloved singer/songwriter, musician and mentor. He passed away a couple of weeks ago. Mike was one of many…

Impact with Tany Yao

IMPACT with Tany Yao

Our guest on the July 17th edition of IMPACT was Fort McMurray – Wood Buffalo MLA Tany Yao. From a long and prestigious career as a professional fire fighter, Tany was elected to the Alberta Legislature in 2015. Find out about what inspired this career shift and how the lessons…

Impact with Dylan

IMPACT with Dylan Thomas-Bouchier

Our guest on the July 10th edition of IMPACT was local actor/volunteer Dylan Thomas-Bouchier. A young person who has overcome physical challenges associated with cerebral palsy, Dylan will be pursuing his theatre dreams this fall at the National Theatre School in Montreal. He is one of a dozen students selected…

IMPACT food festival

IMPACT with Jen Kennett and Jason Beck

Our guests on the July 3rd edition of IMPACT were Jen Kennett and Jason Beck, volunteers with the Fort McMurray Food Festival. The event, in its second year, has grown substantially and will benefit Waypoints and the United Way. IMPACT is a team effort of United Way, FuseSocial, Shaw TV…

IMPACT with Said El Mejdani

IMPACT with Said El Mejdani

Our IMPACT guest on June 26th was Said El Mejdani, Computer Science Teacher at Westwood Community High School, and an avid volunteer in our community.  He is passionate about computer science and has discovered a lot of interest from young students in our region. The work he is doing is…

IMPACT with Councillor Jane Stroud

IMPACT with Jane Stroud

Ward 4 Councillor Jane Stroud was our guest on the June 19th edition of IMPACT. She has been advocating for the rural resident of our region as a member of municipal council for the better part of 8 years. Councillor Stroud shared her community leadership story with host Russell Thomas….

IMPACT with Kim Hurley

IMPACT with Kim Hurley

Our IMPACT guest on June 12th was Kim Hurley, Artistic Director of Generation Dance Studio. Over the last 20 years, she has influenced and inspired scores of dancers. In this interview with host Russell Thomas, Kim shares insights on the impact of dance and how it benefits other aspects of…