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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

5 Victoria restaurants named best for outdoor dining in Canada

5 Victoria restaurants named best for outdoor dining in Canada

OpenTable's list includes 27 B.C. restaurants
Straight Up: ’90s pop diva Paula Abdul announces Island date

Straight Up: ’90s pop diva Paula Abdul announces Island date

Abdul announces 2024 Canadian tour, with six B.C. stops starting in Victoria on Sept. 25
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
Sarah McLachlan coming to Victoria, honouring album’s 30th anniversary

Sarah McLachlan coming to Victoria, honouring album’s 30th anniversary

The Nov. 20 show at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre is the final show of the tour
Vancouver Island raw bar deemed Canada’s top new restaurant

Vancouver Island raw bar deemed Canada’s top new restaurant

Victoria’s Marilena Cafe and Raw Bar wins more awards in its first year of business
‘Changes I’ve seen have been amazing’: Island’s MS Walk continues to inspire

‘Changes I’ve seen have been amazing’: Island’s MS Walk continues to inspire

In her almost 30 years of living with MS, Gabrielle Veto has seen significant changes in research but much more is needed
Ballet Victoria spins ballet’s signature production, Swan Lake

Ballet Victoria spins ballet’s signature production, Swan Lake

Swan Lake runs May 17-18 at Victoria’s Royal Theatre, with tickets expected to sell out
Walking soccer extending play time for fans of world’s favourite sport

Walking soccer extending play time for fans of world’s favourite sport

Step aside pickleball; walking soccer is here to fill a gap in Victoria’s social sports scene
Retired Vancouver Island reporter battling the stigma of aging

Retired Vancouver Island reporter battling the stigma of aging

As a recent ‘retiree’ at 66, Don Denton is pushing back against ageism one rock pit at a time
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