KIRAN MALIK-KHAN

KIRAN MALIK-KHAN

A little about KIRAN MALIK-KHAN

Kiran Malik-Khan is the Communications Manager for the Fort McMurray Public School District, and national award-winning communications professional. She is a freelance journalist, a communications professional, and a poet. She loves sharing stories about unique people, events, and organizations. Kiran is the co-founder and volunteer public relations director for NorthWord magazine, Fort McMurray's first and only literary magazine. She is also the President/Co-founder of World Hijab Day Fort McMurray. A proud Pakistani-Canadian who grew up in New Jersey, she is a fierce advocate of Fort McMurray, multiculturalism, women's rights, and equality for all. Got a story nobody is telling? Send her ideas: DM and follow on Twitter @KiranMK0822.

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 “This honour came about by just simply adding value to people, identifying with their needs, and treating them with the respect and the dignity they deserve,” and that’s Regina Oppon in a nutshell. The well-known local leader was included in the prestigious 100 Accomplished Black Women (ABC) book a few…
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13
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October is Islamic Heritage Month in Alberta, and three local organizations are coming together to raise awareness about Islam to combat Islamophobia. Markaz ul Islam, the Islamic Centre of Fort McMurray pitched the idea for a poster and video contest combatting racism, and Islamophobia.
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28
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Following the runaway success of last year’s virtual Excellence in Arts Awards aka the Buffys, Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is ready to host this year’s Awards virtually on October 16, 2021. The free event, which has a Midnight in Technicolor theme, will be relayed on Facebook, YouTube and Shaw…
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24
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It’s been a while coming, but it’s finally here. The first ever National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) will be held on September 30, 2021. A federal stat holiday, the day was created on June 3 when Bill-C5 was passed by both houses of Parliament. The idea of having…
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22
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It’s arts and culture abound with Alberta Culture Days in full swing across the city. The month-long “celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit” has seen many free activities already held with many more on the agenda. See complete schedule at the end of the article.
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16
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Sometimes one sentence can capture an entire movement. “Reconciliation Starts With An Act,” is such a sentence for the Orange Path movement. Launched last month by the Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC), the Orange Path campaign is a “national effort to raise awareness and support for reconciliation across Canada.” Inspired by…
Sep
14
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Adventure lovers will be delighted to learn that the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to Fort McMurray on September 16 and 17 in-person. Hosted by the Wood Buffalo Regional Library (WBRL) the event will take place at Keyano Theatre.
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07
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Like many annual events put on hiatus last year because of the pandemic, Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association’s Empty Bowls Festival is now returning in-person on Sunday, September 12 at the Fort McMurray Heritage Shipyard. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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One of Fort McMurray’s favourite events is back in-person. The United Way of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo is all set to launch their 42nd community campaign on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the Heritage Shipyard. The free public event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The launch…
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Sumaira Wajid was up early getting ready for a breakfast party about to happen at 11 a.m. She did not mind the early hours, and the fact that over 20 people would be in the house for Eid ul Adha – celebrated around the world on July 20, 2021. Her…

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