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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.

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sam.duerksen@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Sam

Lost giant painted teacup may rest at bottom of B.C. harbour: former mayor

Lost giant painted teacup may rest at bottom of B.C. harbour: former mayor

The lost piece, which remains to be recovered, gives a glimpse into Oak Bay history
Victoria music festival Rifflandia announces full lineup

Victoria music festival Rifflandia announces full lineup

Singer-songwriter Feist is the latest headliner announced, performing Sunday of the festival
‘A piece of me I thought I had lost forever’: Victorian rows closer to Paralympics

‘A piece of me I thought I had lost forever’: Victorian rows closer to Paralympics

Christa Akins was paralyzed when struck by an SUV in Kelowna in 2017; now raising money for Paralympic qualifying
Pet project: animal companionship important for B.C.’s older adults

Pet project: animal companionship important for B.C.’s older adults

Adopting, fostering, volunteering or sharing life with a senior pet can bring immense benefits
‘They’re survivors’: B.C. man wants to build new dorm for Tanzanian students

‘They’re survivors’: B.C. man wants to build new dorm for Tanzanian students

Successful girls dorm already built by Canadian Harambe Education Society, Stelly’s Secondary School
‘We couldn’t ignore the issue’: Down the Lees’ new album speaks to Okanagan wildfires

‘We couldn’t ignore the issue’: Down the Lees’ new album speaks to Okanagan wildfires

Band set to release highly anticipated post-rock album Dirt on May 3, followed by a B.C. tour
Carole James speaks to Parkinson’s, perseverance and life after B.C. politics

Carole James speaks to Parkinson’s, perseverance and life after B.C. politics

Former longtime groundbreaking NDP MLA finding meaning through family
BC Writers Summit returning for 4th annual online event

BC Writers Summit returning for 4th annual online event

The festival helps writers strengthen their works and showcases talks with award-winning authors
Royal BC Museum gets $250K donation to digitize Indigenous AV collection

Royal BC Museum gets $250K donation to digitize Indigenous AV collection

Landmark donation from Wesik Family Foundation fuels museum’s audio-visual digitization project
REZZ, Ja Rule, Tokyo Police Club among 1st-night performers at Victoria’s Rifflandia

REZZ, Ja Rule, Tokyo Police Club among 1st-night performers at Victoria’s Rifflandia

The music festival takes place over one weekend in September on Matullia Lands in Rock Bay
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