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IMPACT with Rick Kirschner

Our guest on IMPACT on September 19th was Rick Kirschner, Executive Director of Kings Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries and General Manager of 91.1 The Bridge. IMPACT is a team effort of United Way, FuseSocial, Shaw TV Fort McMurray, and 91.1 The Bridge. “

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IMPACT with Crista Watts Baker

Crista Watts Baker was our guest on the September 12 edition of IMPACT. She shared an amazing perspective of living life to the fullest with multiple sclerosis. An ardent champion for the MS Society in Fort McMurray, she is also a visual artist, preparing for her first social exhibition in…

Amanda Holloway

IMPACT with Amanda Holloway

From a rural community in Newfoundland, Amanda arrived in Fort McMurray with a social work degree and a passion for people. As Executive Director of the Centre of Hope, she has found great joy in helping those individuals experiencing homelessness and other who find themselves at risk of being without…

Jason King

IMPACT with Jason King

Jason King was our IMPACT guest on the August 29th show. He has had a remarkable career with a demonstrated passion for servant leadership. Earlier this year, he assumed the role of Executive Director of Some Other Solutions. IMPACT is a team effort of United Way, FuseSocial, Shaw TV Fort…

Crystal Pelletier

IMPACT with Crystal Pelletier

Hanna Fridhed filled in for Russell Thomas on the August 22nd edition of IMPACT. Her guest was Crystal Pelletier, a teacher with the Fort McMurray Catholic School District and chair of their United Way campaign. IMPACT is a team effort of United Way, FuseSocial, Shaw TV Fort McMurray and 91.1…

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IMPACT with Brandon Cooper

Our guest on the August 15th edition of IMPACT was Brandon Cooper, the photographer behind the 100 Faces of United Way project. Over the course of several months, Brandon captured 100 compelling portraits of people who contribute to, and benefit from, United Way. IMPACT is a team effort of United…

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IMPACT with Melissa Herman

Our guest on IMPACT on August 8th was Melissa Herman with ABSI Connect, focusing on social innovation within Indigenous communities in northern Alberta. She shared some great ideas around evolving Indigenous languages and social labs to inspire deeper conversations falling out of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Working out of…

Angela Wang

IMPACT with Angela Wang

Angela Wang was our IMPACT guest on August 1st. A volunteer with the Community Investment Committee, Angela recently graduated from Westwood Community High School and is preparing to begin post-secondary studies at the U of A in engineering. She is a young person determined to make a difference in the…


IMPACT with D’Andre Wilson-Ihejirika

Our guest on the July 25th edition of IMPACT was D’Andre Wilson-Ihejirika. The founder and chair of the Brain Stem Alliance, D’Andre is passionate about help young girls discover all that they can be in the areas of science and engineering. IMPACT is a team effort of United Way, FuseSocial,…

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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…