RUSSELL THOMAS

RUSSELL THOMAS

A little about RUSSELL THOMAS

Russell is a 19 year resident of Wood Buffalo, a community builder, facilitator, social media practitioner, actor, director and artist. He began his Middle Age Bulge blog as a way of capturing his journey to wellness. It has morphed into a daily journal about all aspects of life in the north. Russell works with The United Way of Fort McMurray and co-owns Birdsong Connections with his wife Heather.

All posts by RUSSELL THOMAS

Jul
28
2015
Volume
3-5
Published in Features
When you think back to the great games of the past, you will undoubtedly recall the photo finish of that 100-metre race or the dying seconds of that heart-thumping basketball final.  But you’ll also likely recall, with a mélange of emotions, the pageantry and spectacle of the ceremonies, medal presentations…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
Published in Regulars
Russell at the Bat. My memories of having played baseball are sketchy, little drips of recall connected to people, places and unforgettable sensations. I can’t tell you when I played, exactly. I suspect it was in my junior high school years, between Grade 7 and 9, but there is no…
May
21
2015
Volume
3-4
Published in Features
I met architect Hideaki Taguchi up in the VIP section during the KISS concert in 2011 that was held on MacDonald Island. He had traveled to Fort McMurray from his home in Kansas City along with several other colleagues from 360 Architecture (now merged with HOK). They were in the…
Mar
20
2015
Volume
3-3
Published in Regulars
The Slow Shift When I first came to Fort McMurray in 1996, information flow to families was pretty simple. You either relied on one of the two local radio stations, or the daily newspaper. You also probably kept a closer eye on the poster boards around town. It was a…
Mar
20
2015
Volume
3-3
Published in Features
East Village Pub & Eatery There is a place, in your neighbourhood, where everybody may not know your name, but the servers and bartenders probably do. East Village Pub and Eatery, in business since March of last year, prides itself on the way they treat their customers and on providing…
Mar
20
2015
Volume
3-3
Published in Features
October 18, 2010, 9:00 p.m: A gaggle of us were gathered around the television watching the election results roll in. It was a large slate of names in Ward One, 15 people for six seats around the regional council table.
Mar
20
2015
Volume
3-3
Published in Arts & Culture
I have had the privilege of experiencing community theatre in almost all of its forms over three decades. The brand of community theatre that we get with Keyano Theatre Company is pretty special, and something that I constantly brag about. More recently, I’ve been able to share this creative journey…
Jan
26
2015
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
Our Cultural Mix: One of Our Greatest Treasures I had posted something about the cultural diversity of Fort McMurray on Facebook a few months back. A friend who grew up in in the community but moved away eight or nine years ago questioned the seriousness of my comment, thinking that…
Dec
04
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
Coming Up Short Election night 2013. I was at home, preparing to have some supporters come over to watch the results roll in. After a long, grueling and turbulent campaign I was ready for it all to be over and to carry on with the business of governing. I’m almost…
Oct
01
2014
Volume
-
Published in Regulars
Synergy Success Story “I HAVE A STORY THAT DESERVES TO BE TOLD,” said Diane Zundel, chair of the sponsoring committee for the 868 YMM Rotary Northstar Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. She works behind the scenes with a team that handles the financial end of the squadron, doing volunteer screening…
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