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BIGGER THAN ME PODCAST

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Our podcast focuses on role models and leaders from a variety of backgrounds. We have interviewed Indigenous leaders, small business owners, artists, neuroscientists, professors, politicians, musicians, community leaders, and photographers to learn about their journey and how they make an impact bigger than themselves.

Our podcast focuses on role models and leaders from a variety of backgrounds. We have interviewed Indigenous leaders, small business owners, artists, neuroscientists, professors, politicians, musicians, community leaders, and photographers to learn about their journey and how they make an impact bigger than themselves.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Our podcast focuses on role models and leaders from a variety of backgrounds. We have interviewed Indigenous leaders, small business owners, artists, neuroscientists, professors, politicians, musicians, community leaders, and photographers to learn about their journey and how they make an impact bigger than themselves.

Language:

English

Contact:

6043787383


Episodes

Artist Carrielynn Victor

11/16/2021
Carrielynn Victor is an artist, plant harvester, illustrator, storyteller, mother, conservationist, fisher and medicines practitioner within S'ólh Téméxw (the Fraser Valley). Video Interview: https://youtu.be/z4vx8zhKSPs Eastern Fraser Valley based artist Carrielynn is a descendant of Coast Salish ancestors that have been sustained by S’olh Temexw (their land) since time immemorial and Western European ancestors that settled around Northern Turtle Island beginning in the 1600’s. Carrielynn...

Duration:03:05:14

Scott Sheffield

11/9/2021
Scott Sheffield is a researcher of Indigenous Military History, Father, Husband, author and associate professor of history at the University of the Fraser Valley. VIDEO INTERVIEW: https://youtu.be/FZAytR_pxCw Scott has been married to his wife Kirsten for 27 years, and they have two sons. Scott Sheffield is involved with two different research projects at the University of the Fraser Valley. The first is the culmination of almost two decades of research and publication on the subject of...

Duration:03:15:19

Laura Lee Reid

10/26/2021
Laura Reid is the President and Co-Founder of Heritage Chilliwack, and a guest service agent at the Royal Hotel Chilliwack. Most notably, Laura works to preserve the rich history of her community. Laura was involved in trying to 'Save the Paramount' and writes blog posts about the community of Chilliwack. Laura was born and raised in B.C. She moved to Chilliwack as a teen and her appreciation of the city’s history began when her family moved into a heritage home. Laura graduated from...

Duration:01:33:22

Neuroscientist Ryan D'Arcy

10/19/2021
Ryan D'Arcy is an entrepreneur, neuroscientist, father, and husband. He is the co-founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer of HealthTech Connex a brain health technology company. He also holds Professorship appointments at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, where he serves as a BC Leadership Chair in neuroimaging and neurotechnology. As well, Mr. D’Arcy has spoken for TedX three times, speaking frequently on brain health innovations around the world. His...

Duration:02:03:52

Brian Minter

10/5/2021
Brian Minter is a gardening icon, broadcaster, author, columnist, international speaker, husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Minter is the Chair for Tourism Chilliwack and a board member for Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation. Brian Minter began sharing his passion for plants with British Columbia’s gardeners when, in 1970, he and his wife Faye purchased Country Garden Store, a garden shop that had been part of Chilliwack’s community since 1957. Mr. Minter, a University of British...

Duration:02:42:29

Photographer Alex Harte

10/1/2021
Alex Harte is a photographer, loving partner, program officer for the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development. Most notably, Alex noticed that recent graduates were not able to properly celebrate their academic accomplishments due to COVID-19. In response, Alex began offering his time as a photographer by donation. Alex works hard to hear his guests story and make sure that these photo shoots are positive, memorable experiences. Mr. Harte attended the University of the Fraser Valley and...

Duration:02:46:16

Alex Harte

9/28/2021
Alex Harte is a photographer, loving partner, program officer for the Centre for Sustainable Rural Development. Most notably, Alex noticed that recent graduates were not able to properly celebrate their academic accomplishments due to COVID-19. In response, Alex began offering his time as a photographer by donation. Alex works hard to hear his guests story and make sure that these photo shoots are positive, memorable experiences. Mr. Harte attended the University of the Fraser Valley and...

Duration:03:09:21

Shanal Prasad - How To Start a Business

9/16/2021
Shanal Prasad is the principal lawyer at Alpine Legal Services. His educational background includes experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant, and a law degree from Thompson Rivers University. He practices Real Estate Law, Business Law, and Wills & Estates Law. As well, he serves on the board of directors for South Fraser Community Futures. Alpine Legal Services: www.alpinelawyers.com Starting a business? Here are great local resources: Stó:lō Community Futures offers support...

Duration:02:06:14

Camden Hutchison - How To Start a Business

9/14/2021
Mr. Hutchison is an assistant professor at Peter A. Allard School of Law. He teaches Business Organizations, a course that discusses the formation of a business organization, like sole-proprietorships, partnerships and incorporations. He has a strong understanding of corporate law, legal research and the important differences between business organizations. Camden Hutchison LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/camden-hutchison-9918101a/ Starting a business? Here are great local...

Duration:02:01:12

Tim McAlpine - How To Start a Business

9/9/2021
Tim McAlpine has a deep understanding of credit unions, entrepreneurship, and running a small business. Tim McAlpine is the founder and CEO of Currency Marketing, and the founder of Cowork Chilliwack. He is also a creative entrepreneur, father, husband, Director for Mount Lehman Credit Union and Director for Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation. He is also the organizer for TEDx Chilliwack and the Director for Startup Grind. His mindset of revamping and updating your business plan is...

Duration:01:39:53

Nina Zetchus - How to Start a Business

9/7/2021
Nina Zechtus has a strong background in credit unions, starting a business, and financial literacy. Nina Zechtus has family lineage from Sts’ailes First Nation. Nina is also involved with the Stó:lō Business Association, Business Manager II for Vancity, a Lending Committee Member for Stó:lō Community Futures, owner of Luna Float, and is on the Board of Directors for Moytelexw formerly Sts'ailes Development Corporation. Luna Float: https://www.lunafloat.ca/ Starting a business? Here are...

Duration:01:34:46

Chief Derek Epp

8/24/2021
Derek Epp is a father, husband and the Chief of Tzeachten First Nation. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, he is the Secretary-Treasurer for the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Executive, and was elected to the First Nation Health Council. Derek is also the Vice President for the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe Management Ltd. Derek Epp is a proud descendant of the Wealick family and is honoured to walk with the Xwelmexw name Weli’leq while serving his community. Mr. Epp...

Duration:02:47:36

Nina Púlemiya Zetchus

8/10/2021
Nina Zetchus is a wife, mother, owner of Luna Float, Account Manager II at Vancity. Nina is on the Board of Directors for Sto:lo Business Association and Moytelexw formerly Sts'ailes Development Corporation. She is also a Lending Committee Member for Sto:lo Community Futures. Luna Float is Chilliwack’s first and only Float Therapy Wellness Centre, conveniently located in the heart of Garrison Village. Float Therapy, or simply "Floating", is based on a scientific approach to deep relaxation...

Duration:03:29:18

Chief Andrew Victor

7/27/2021
Andrew Victor is the Chief of Cheam First Nation, Pastor for Chilliwack Native Pentecostal Church, Council Member with First Nations Health Council, Father, and Husband. Previous to becoming Chief of Cheam First Nation, Andrew served as a Council Member. Andrew also serves as a Council member with the First Nations Health Council, which is a provincial-level political and advocacy organization that is representative of and accountable to BC First Nations. As well, Mr. Victor received his...

Duration:03:34:49

Tim McAlpine

7/20/2021
Tim McAlpine is the founder and CEO of Currency Marketing, and the founder of Cowork Chilliwack. He is also a creative entrepreneur, father, husband, Director for Mount Lehman Credit Union and Director for Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation. Tim McAlpine lives in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. He is the President and Creative Director of Currency Marketing, a digital marketing agency specializing in helping credit unions attract and engage with young adults. Tim believes that...

Duration:02:41:06

Elder Eddie Gardner

7/12/2021
“T’it’elem Spath”, Eddie Gardner is a Stó:lō Elder from the Skwah First Nation, an elder-in-residence with University of the Fraser Valley, a defender of Wild Salmon, knowledge keeper, and protector of the Halq’eméylem language. Eddie Gardner graduated from University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Arts in 1972. He has worked for over 10 years to ensure Wild Salmon do not go extinct. As well, he has worked with other Indigenous leaders to try to keep the Halq’eméylem language...

Duration:02:53:23

Martha Dow

6/30/2021
Martha Dow is an associate professor, community leader, sociologist, mother, and Director of the Community Health and Social Innovation Hub (CHASI) at the University of the Fraser Valley. Martha Dow's most notable classes include: Introduction to Sociology, Death and Dying, Sociology of Families, Deviant Behaviour, and Sociology of Sexuality. Dr. Dow’s work emphasizes action-oriented research, community collaboration, and evidence-based decision-making. She completed her BA and MA in...

Duration:03:03:18

Inez Louis

6/21/2021
Inez Louis is a loving mother, Indigenous leader, wife, Nurse, and the Health and Wellness Director for Cheam First Nation. Inez is from Skowkale First Nation, within the Sto:lo territory. Inez was previously the Strategic Operations Planner with the health department in the Sto:lo Service Agency. She is a two-time nominee for the Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year first for her 2010 album, Singsoulgirl and again in 2014 for her album Burn Me Down. As well, Inez Louis was chosen...

Duration:02:51:32

Spencer Huesken

6/9/2021
Spencer Huesken is a sociologist, organizational researcher, consultant and instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley! Spencer grew up in Chilliwack on the farmlands of Greendale playing music and driving tractors. Spencer currently splits his time between Chilliwack BC with his partner and their animals, and Kingston Ontario where he is working to complete his doctorate at Queen’s University. Spencer’s research interests are in the social psychology of self, selfhood, and...

Duration:03:03:32

Entertainer Trevor McDonald

6/7/2021
Trevor McDonald is a husband, entertainer, host of 89.5 The Drive, business owner, and Executive Director of the Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association. Mr. McDonald grew up in Downtown Chilliwack, and works hard to champion his community. Trevor has hosted 89.5 The Drive radio station for 9 years, emceed Party in the Park in Downtown Chilliwack, and supported fundraising events for nonprofits. He has been the recipient of the Stan Rogers Legacy Award from the Chilliwack...

Duration:03:03:34