Editor’s Notes

May 2017

Welcome to our May issue! Our theme this month is The Arts, and we have profiles of numerous creative people from the area.

We want to get to know our readership better, in particular how you read the paper and what kind of content keeps you coming back. Check out page 6 for our Readers’ Survey, which is also online.

I want to extend thanks to Karen Simons who did a stellar job of proofreading the paper over the past few issues while my mother was dealing with some health issues. I also want to thank Dan Glugosh and Adam for helping get our new-to-us newspaper boxes on the street and move our existing one to a new location. More about that on page 13.

Since this is an Arts issue, I feel it appropriate to ask: do you like to write? Take pictures? If the answer to either of those is “yes,” please get in touch with me at editor@bmcnews.org to learn more about opportunities.

Also, are still looking for casino coming up on July 26 and 27. If you would like to volunteer, please send me a note and I’ll let Colleen know you are interested.

Enjoy the issue! See you in June!

More in this issue

Readership Survey Ad 2017

Neighbourhood Views

  • 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

  • Making Art, Making Smiles – Ann-Marie Johnson on her final day of watercolour art classes (April 3), offered by instructor Bruce in conjunction with Inner City Pastoral Ministries (ICPM) at Bissell Centre. Yovella M.

  • 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

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.

Upcoming Themes

Our September issue will focus on “Self-Care.” How do you keep your body, mind, and soul healthy? What are your suggestions on how to recharge your batteries, relax, or keep calm? How do you take time for yourself? Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.