Linda Kropf: Sharing Her Northern Harmony

  • Linda performing with Northern Harmony at the Church Street Fair in 2014. Paula E. Kirman

Linda Kropf is a well-recognized singer/songwriter/guitarist/artist in our communities. She moved into her condo in Boyle Street in 2011, and incorporated her cleaning and maintenance company, Hands On Ltd., on July 1 of that year.

Linda is a self-taught as a musician, singer, and songwriter. She finds inspiration from her life experiences and travelling. She began writing in 1996 while on medical leave, and was soon playing the guitar. “I realized quickly that I had to learn how to sing with inner confidence, if I was going to sing along with my guitar playing and my own composed material. I only did this for a few years, putting my guitar on the shelf, so to speak, until around 2011/2012 when I joined a band.”

When she left that band, Linda partnered with Danielle Almond. Together, they have been performing as a group called Northern Heart. As well, Linda also performs solo at community functions.

Linda has played at Heart of the City, the Studio 96 Christmas Concert, the Church Street Fair, and regularly entertains at seniors centres in the greater Edmonton area, especially SAGE in downtown Edmonton.

In addition to her own company, Linda works at DECSA (a non-profit helping Albertans with barriers to employment) two days a week as a facilitator, and does a bit of case management.

Linda’s smile and sense of humour make her an enjoyable performer to watch. Her work ethic and her dedication to helping others make her a wonderful neighbour and community member.

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  • Treasures of Ukrainian Wood Carvings – This exhibit was featured at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (106 Avenue and 98 Street) on April 1-2, 2017. It also included a fine art show and sale, as well as performances. Paula E. Kirman

  • Treasures of Ukrainian Wood Carvings – This exhibit was featured at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (106 Avenue and 98 Street) on April 1-2, 2017. It also included a fine art show and sale, as well as performances. Paula E. Kirman

  • Outdoor Way of the Cross – Due to the wet, cold weather on Good Friday, April 14, attendance was down at the annual Outdoor Way of the Cross from about 660 (in recent years) to only 300 at the peak. This year’s theme was “The cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor are one” based on Pope Francis’s letter laudato si that notes that poor people pay the greatest price for our disregard of taking care of the environment. We walked for the first time west of 101 Street in the shadow of Rogers Place. Text: Jim Gurnett Photo: Michael Hoyt

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