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Sam Duerksen

Sam Duerksen

Since moving to Victoria from Winnipeg in 2020, I’ve worked in communications for non-profits and arts organizations. In Winnipeg, I worked for Red River College as a Sustainability Coordinator, enjoyed a stint up in Wasagaming with Parks Canada, and got my start in journalism with The Uniter newspaper. With a degree in Film and extended education in journalism, sociology and environmental design, I bring a passion for storytelling, social issues and the arts to my role. I love to uncover great things happening in our community and shine a light on the incredible people I get to meet through my career.

Email
sam.duerksen@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Sam

Summer heats up in Greater Victoria: 5 things to do this weekend

Summer heats up in Greater Victoria: 5 things to do this weekend

Paddle to the beat: Victoria's first Wave Rave hits the Gorge Waterway
Victoria's Pagliacci's hosting block party for 1st time in 30 years

Victoria's Pagliacci's hosting block party for 1st time in 30 years

The iconic eatery celebrates 45 years of food and music with a party, emceed by Terry David Mulligan and with musical performances
Protecting pets from heat in Greater Victoria

Protecting pets from heat in Greater Victoria

Five tips for keeping your dog cool in the summer
Legends, new heroes set to shine at 40th Islands Folk Festival

Legends, new heroes set to shine at 40th Islands Folk Festival

Attendees and campers can enjoy performances by Valdy, James Keelaghan, Big Little Lions, and many more at Providence farm
Vancouver Island animal lover helps aging dogs find love

Vancouver Island animal lover helps aging dogs find love

Victoria resident Vicky Michaels stepped up to become Saanich to Sidney Pawd leader for ElderDog after high demand for services
Victoria drag show uplifts 'underrepresented' senior 2SLGBTQIA+ community

Victoria drag show uplifts 'underrepresented' senior 2SLGBTQIA+ community

Amica Jubilee House resident says July 16th fundraiser show could help like-minded seniors connect
Fashion for Compassion to raise money for Victoria Hospice in October

Fashion for Compassion to raise money for Victoria Hospice in October

The stylish Sunday event at Delta Ocean Pointe Resort is to benefit Victoria Hospice
Five must-dos on the Saanich Peninsula this summer

Five must-dos on the Saanich Peninsula this summer

Vibrant culture meets coastal charms in Sidney, Brentwood Bay and beyond
Seal pup rescued in Victoria after human interference

Seal pup rescued in Victoria after human interference

'It is easy to be driven by emotion and do the wrong thing,' says assistant manager of Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society
New Island film commissioner no longer in role after 2 months

New Island film commissioner no longer in role after 2 months

Previous longtime commissioner temporarily returns to the role
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