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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.

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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
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
Looking for love B.C.: the complexities of connection on line and in the wild

Looking for love B.C.: the complexities of connection on line and in the wild

From dating app letdowns to polyamoury, a glimpse into what dating is like in the modern West Coast
Fans surprised by ‘Vancouver Island’ Whitecaps as MLS squad hosts Mexican side

Fans surprised by ‘Vancouver Island’ Whitecaps as MLS squad hosts Mexican side

‘Caps announce temporary name change for Feb. 7 match just outside Victoria in Langford
B.C.’s Atom Egoyan intertwines opera, film in deeply personal ‘Seven Veils’

B.C.’s Atom Egoyan intertwines opera, film in deeply personal ‘Seven Veils’

Director’s latest being screened at the 30th Victoria Film Festival
Life derailed: Long COVID still gnawing at B.C. long after pandemic fades

Life derailed: Long COVID still gnawing at B.C. long after pandemic fades

Long, slow path of a constrained self facing thousands dealing with lingering effects of the virus
Glamour, power and punk rock defiance found in B.C. burlesque show

Glamour, power and punk rock defiance found in B.C. burlesque show

‘Burlesque has always been political and it’s always been radical but there’s an interesting shift’
Best Christmas movies to watch this holiday based on movie taste

Best Christmas movies to watch this holiday based on movie taste

From Hallmark heartfelt to a Silent Night of retribution, Christmas time brings noteworthy cinema
Comic Chelsea Handler extending tour to include Kelowna stop

Comic Chelsea Handler extending tour to include Kelowna stop

Tickets go on sale Friday for March 8 show at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
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