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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

Around the Neighbourhood

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.

Next Issue . . .

Our next issue is September. Articles and photos concerning community news, events, and opinions are welcome. We also encourage submissions of poetry, and cartoons (in JPG or PDF format). Deadline: August 12. Send submissions to: editor@bmcnews.org. Articles should be 400 words or less and accompanied by photographs (JPG, in high resolution) when possible.