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Dream Big: Artist Jennifer Tourangeau share’s her story of overcoming adversity and achieving her dreams



Jennifer Tourangeau was once told by a doctor that there was little hope for her but she ignored those statements and became determined to find a way to make her dreams happen no matter what. In the beginning of her journey as an art student she created the music video, “Dream Big and she tries daily to live by the phrase, “I’m going to do it, watch me.”

And do it she has. Jennifer has been the recipient of a number of awards including two from Spirit Seekers as a Youth Role Model, as well as a 7 Sacred Teaching Award from National Aboriginal Day 2010.

I caught up with Jennifer and her extremely supportive partner Mary, to talk to her about all she has accomplished and how she likes to inspire others with her art work and her powerful story.


Youth Voices: Ending bullying, creating collaboration & building a better tomorrow…today.



Youth around the globe have been showing the world how their voices matter. They have been taking action to create change. From Malala Yousafzai’s activism for female education, to Dr. Ben Barry’s desire, at age 14, to change the fashion industry’s standard of beauty, to Craig Kielburgers dream at age 13 of ending child labour.

With a global platform available through social media and the internet there are more options for youth to be a part of the change. Whether it’s volunteering at school, getting involved in ending bullying to becoming a mentor or being an ambassador for greener living, the possibilities of helping to create change are endless.

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My guests today are two youth facilitators with the globally renowned social enterprise Me to We, who followed their passion in building a better tomorrow by lending their skills to empower youth to make a difference.

Some of the youth in my city showed up on a Saturday & Sunday, bright and early, to address some of the issues they felt were important and to talk about how they could make a difference in their community.


How My Mother Trusted In God After Giving Me Up For Adoption & How I Was Adopted By My Parents Six Doors Down & She Never Knew!



Last year, to help me transition from Nova Scotia to my new home in Alberta, my little sister, Angela, got me a job serving at Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse here in Grande Prairie. We were excited to be working together and living in the same city. Those first few weeks flew by, and as we rushed by each other during the busy day, or when we checked in with each other during our down time,  the similarities in our body language, posture, how we spoke, laughed, and the sheer size of us (we are tall women), became hard to ignore. On our days off we would crave the same food, listen to electronic music (although I was more of a dubstep lover and she digs the electro beats) and chose the same outfits from mall clothing racks. It was uncanny. Take a listen to our conversation, as well as the short audio of my documentary Serendipi-Daughter.