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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

‘It’s bittersweet’: Victoria’s Chorizo & Co. sold, to close doors in May

‘It’s bittersweet’: Victoria’s Chorizo & Co. sold, to close doors in May

Co-owner cites struggle to pay back federal loan along with last year’s inflation as major struggle
Popular Victoria brewery serves up new 4/20 beer

Popular Victoria brewery serves up new 4/20 beer

Co-owner Isaiah Archer speaks to BrewGas, anchovy hops and the fun of concocting new gimmicks
Four fun things to do on the Saanich Peninsula this weekend

Four fun things to do on the Saanich Peninsula this weekend

West Coast Wild, live performances, a beautiful day trip, and bowling fun
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
Phillips Backyard music festival returns this summer over two weekends

Phillips Backyard music festival returns this summer over two weekends

Headliners, announced today, include Orville Peck, Noah Cyrus and Jungle
Nominations now open for Victoria’s 2024 Best of the City awards

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

Celebrate and support your favourite local businesses, including in new categories
Awakening Chinatown set to open eyes and hearts in Victoria

Awakening Chinatown set to open eyes and hearts in Victoria

The festival goes beyond tradition, with organizers aiming to draw audiences of all ages
‘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
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