Editor’s Notes

April 2016

In this issue, several of our contributors explore what relationships mean to them. I find it interesting that our writers tended to focus on family and friends rather than romance – obviously not the be-all, end-all of human interactions.

We’re still calling upon area businesses and organizations to consider advertising with us. We want to remain sustainable in the long term, while being able to plan ways in which we can grow to better serve the community – which is our most important relationship. In fact, we are still looking for people who can help out with ad sales – the job description and other relevant information is on page three.

Another way you can help the paper is by volunteering with us. We are always in need of writers and photographers, and also have one route available in the McCauley area for a block carrier. Contact me at editor@bmcnews.org for more information.

Our relationship with our volunteers is very important to us. As always, we need to take time to thank those who write, photograph, proofread, deliver, serve on the board, work our casinos, and help us in other ways on a regular basis. We could not do what we do without your support.

More in this issue

Neighbourhood Views

  • iHuman’s Art on “The Line” at Refinery en Vogue – The work of young artists from the iHuman Youth Society was featured at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Refinery en Vogue on March 19, which had a fashion and design theme. The exhibit, entitled “The Line,” was created by Micky Pop, Matthew Auger, Dan Roberto, Angel Morningstar, and Michael Black. Paula E. Kirman

  • Multicultural Mural – A mural inside the Edmonton Intercultural Centre (McCauley School) featuring some of the cultures represented in the neighbourhood. Paula E. Kirman

  • Preparing to Glow – Final preparations are made to lanterns prior to GLOW on March 19 at the Boyle Street Plaza. A full photo spread from the lantern parade will be in the May issue of the paper. Paula E. Kirman

  • Breaking the Ice – Tyler Butler performing at Studio 96 on March 13 as part of the show “Break the Ice.” The “friendraiser” for Heart of the City also included the band F&M. Christopher Leclair

  • Rainbow of Roses – Fresh roses at Zocalo in February. Paula E. Kirman

Volunteer With Us!

We are always looking for new writers and photographers, as well as ideas for future stories. We also regularly need block carriers to help with the delivery and distribution of the paper. Email Paula with your submissions, feedback, ideas, and availability. We also ask that contributors read our Editorial Guidelines and that all volunteers read and agree to our Code of Conduct.

Upcoming Themes

Our theme for April’s issue is “Freedom.” What does freedom mean to you? What are things you do in your life that make you feel free? How have you overcome obstacles to freedom in your life? Deadline: March 12. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.