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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

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
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
Ballet Victoria prepare to unfold its wings with Swan Lake

Ballet Victoria prepare to unfold its wings with Swan Lake

Destrooper boldly bridges classical and contemporary with ambitious small troupe production
Music technology program tries to hit all the right notes with Island youths

Music technology program tries to hit all the right notes with Island youths

Creative Music Technology Program for Youth teaches hard skills like coding paired with creativity
Vancouver Island woman with MS finds ‘great feeling’ on horseback

Vancouver Island woman with MS finds ‘great feeling’ on horseback

Pippa Blake finds new heights on horseback with the Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
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
Popular crooner Matt Dusk set to play five shows on Vancouver Island

Popular crooner Matt Dusk set to play five shows on Vancouver Island

The Toronto-based, JUNO nominated singer sings Tony Bennett on the Island April 20-25
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