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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

The Palms opens new upscale sports bar in Victoria

The Palms opens new upscale sports bar in Victoria

Owner Rob Ekstrom says bar helps restaurant utilize space, and fills gap in Victoria’s sports bar scene
The culinary creativity of Sam Harris, co-owner of Victoria’s Cafe Brio

The culinary creativity of Sam Harris, co-owner of Victoria’s Cafe Brio

Meet the new owner of one of Victoria’s top dining restaurants
‘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
The Simpsons Cabaret is coming to Victoria Event Centre

The Simpsons Cabaret is coming to Victoria Event Centre

Local performers highlight their favourite characters through drag, burlesque and musical theatre on May 30
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
Victoria Choral Society explores tales of world conflict and immigration

Victoria Choral Society explores tales of world conflict and immigration

The choir performs The Houses Stand Not Far Apart and Golden Harvest UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium on Sunday, May 19
Victoria’s Folktoria bridges generations and deep-rooted cultures

Victoria’s Folktoria bridges generations and deep-rooted cultures

The Centennial Square festival celebrates cultural legacy on June 1 and 2
Locally inspired drinks to savour in the Greater Victoria sun

Locally inspired drinks to savour in the Greater Victoria sun

Local figures share their favourite backyard sippers
Voting now open for Victoria’s 2024 Best of the City awards

Voting now open for Victoria’s 2024 Best of the City awards

Celebrate and support your favourite local businesses, including in new categories
‘No Scrubs’ on Saturday lineup at Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival

‘No Scrubs’ on Saturday lineup at Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival

TLC, Oliver Tree and Sophie Ellis-Bextor among lineup for Sept. 14 of the annual festival
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