Posts byTamara Lee

One Size May Not Fit All

How Co-Ops could Work for Indigenous Communities

Darcy Overlord and Merle Massie from the University of Saskatchewan conducted a study that posed a seemingly simple question: if the co-op model is a good fit for indigenous communities, why aren’t there more co-ops? Deeper questions soon arose, uncovered by their research: What is a co-op, from an aboriginal point of view? What is rural? And even, what is community?

Harry Kiyooka and Katie Ohe: The True Gift

Building a Contemporary Art Centre for Calgary

Standing in the ritzy lobby of Hotel Arts, I am overwhelmed by the stylish crowd eager for entry to the Kiyooka Ohe Art Centre Fundraising Gala. Rumoured as a ‘must see’ event, KOAC is launching its campaign to build a state-of the-art Pavilion to house its major art collection, host public exhibitions, and provide residency and research space for artists.

Kids Rock the JUNOS!

“Listening to Our City” Youth Showcase

Listening to Our City showcased 542 of Calgary’s best young performers, nearly all under the age of 18, at the beautiful new Bella concert hall. Performances ranged from nationally recognized string and piano trios, to the 80-member Alberta International Festival Honour Band, to the acclaimed Young Canadians and the Calgary Stampede Showband

Jumping in the Deep End

Generative Journalism Workshop with Peter Pula

Last week, over thirty curious participants gathered in the United Way office to explore the concept of generative journalism with its originator, Peter Pula. Peter, founder and CEO of Axiom News in Peterborough, Ontario, spoke passionately about generative journalism being a deeper, more meaningful, and transformational way…