KRISTA BALSOM

KRISTA BALSOM

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All posts by KRISTA BALSOM

Sep
26
2015
Volume
3-6
Published in Regulars
In our three years of YMM Magazine, we have never done an issue based on the oil sands. Most would find this shocking, however we’ve just been too busy talking about everything else our community is all about. However, there is a lot of heart and soul that goes into…
Jul
29
2015
Volume
3-5
Published in Regulars
It’s hard to believe that we’re just days away from the Opening Ceremonies of the Western Canada Summer Games. As I write this, just 30 days, but once this issue of YMM hits the stands, we’ll be merely a few short days from all the excitement. As you’re reading this,…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
Published in Regulars
MacDonald Island Park is one of my favourite places in all of Fort McMurray. It is a place that transformed my career, introduced me to some of the world’s best mentors and friends - and truly helped define my relationship with our city. Before the birth of YMM Magazine, and…
May
03
2015
Home & Garden
2015
Hello sunshine, smoothies at Mitchells and drinks on the Fox Den Lounge patio! Spring and summer are the best months in Fort McMurray. The long, sunny days bring glorious late evenings with great friends and amazing events all over town. Our second annual Home and Garden Guide - a spring/summer…
Mar
20
2015
Volume
3-3
Published in Regulars
Family. Community. Home. These are three words I think of when I think about Fort McMurray. I’m blessed, and I know it, to have a wonderful family and a great connection to the community we live in. Fort McMurray has been great to us, and I know, a lot of…
Jan
26
2015
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
One of my favourite parts about Fort McMurray is the beautiful diversity and people from all over the world that call this community their home. From coast-to-coast-to-coast-to-coast we are lucky to share this place with people who come from Somalia, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, South Africa, Mexico City...well,…
Dec
04
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
I didn’t know, and couldn’t have known, what would be the result of starting a community magazine in Fort McMurray! I was hoping for success of course, but I couldn’t even imagine the support I would receive from not just family and friends, but strangers, the business community and community…
Dec
04
2014
Volume
-
Published in Lifestyle
One of the best parts of my job is that I get to attend so many fabulous events all over Fort McMurray! Even better is the people I get to meet and spend time with at those events! This new feature in YMM will share some of the smiles and…
Dec
04
2014
Volume
-
Published in Arts & Culture
By Krista Balsom with Alan Roberts When talking about Canadian Theatre, Norm Foster’s name almost always comes up as one of the most prolific and most-produced of all Canadian playwrights. He is our country’s preeminent comic playwright, with over 40 plays to his credit.
Oct
01
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
The summer of 2014 was a life-changing one for me; I traveled to Newfoundland and married my best friend, Jason, officially merging our family with my beautiful step-children, Madison and Jayden. Weddings are a beautiful time when, for the only time in your life, all of your friends and family…

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