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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

Indigenous tourism plays crucial role in promoting Island’s 50 First Nations

Indigenous tourism plays crucial role in promoting Island’s 50 First Nations

First Nations communities on Vancouver Island offer rich cultural experiences that tell the story of these lands
Victoria Outdoor Adventure Show brings thrills under one roof

Victoria Outdoor Adventure Show brings thrills under one roof

The show runs April 26-28, offering chances to equip, explore and experience
‘It is magical’: repurposed art growing in B.C. along with eco-consciousness

‘It is magical’: repurposed art growing in B.C. along with eco-consciousness

As environmental concerns permeate the arts community, artists embrace a freeing era of art-making
Turning a page with some good reads to help celebrate Women’s Day

Turning a page with some good reads to help celebrate Women’s Day

Staff from Victoria’s Russell Books give their top five book picks
Rarest day on the calendar draws attention to some of B.C.’s rarest diseases

Rarest day on the calendar draws attention to some of B.C.’s rarest diseases

Fundraiser allows access to treatment, outpouring boosts morale
Pink Shirt Day: Bullying affects adults in B.C. too

Pink Shirt Day: Bullying affects adults in B.C. too

Therapeutic counsellor says bullying is a common source of relational, emotional wounding
Looking for love B.C.: the complexities of connection on line and in the wild

Looking for love B.C.: the complexities of connection on line and in the wild

From dating app letdowns to polyamoury, a glimpse into what dating is like in the modern West Coast
Fans surprised by ‘Vancouver Island’ Whitecaps as MLS squad hosts Mexican side

Fans surprised by ‘Vancouver Island’ Whitecaps as MLS squad hosts Mexican side

‘Caps announce temporary name change for Feb. 7 match just outside Victoria in Langford
B.C.’s Atom Egoyan intertwines opera, film in deeply personal ‘Seven Veils’

B.C.’s Atom Egoyan intertwines opera, film in deeply personal ‘Seven Veils’

Director’s latest being screened at the 30th Victoria Film Festival
Life derailed: Long COVID still gnawing at B.C. long after pandemic fades

Life derailed: Long COVID still gnawing at B.C. long after pandemic fades

Long, slow path of a constrained self facing thousands dealing with lingering effects of the virus
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