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Beyond Our Borders

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Beyond Our Borders is a series of conversations with Atlantic Canadians who are impacting the world. Your story has made an impression on us as well as our communities within and outside our borders. We are looking for personal stories —your journey to prosperity and impact; inspiration; highly prac… read more

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Tyler Simmonds - Filmmaker/Public Speaker

June 17th, 2020


In 2016, the Huffington Post named Nova Scotia’s Tyler Simmonds one of the “10 inspirational people under 30 you should be following on Twitter.”

An …

Lisa Drader-Murphy - Fashion Designer

June 3rd, 2020


I have so much respect for Lisa Drader-Murphy not just as an international fashion designer but also as a savvy businesswoman with an inspiring work ethic. Tune in to this episode of Beyond Our Borders to find out how …

Trent McClellan - Comedian: This Hour has 22 Minutes

May 20th, 2020


I couldn’t stop giggling in this interview! One of my absolute favorite conversations with the very funny and talented comedian Trent McClellan.

One …

Hope Swinimer - Hope for Wildlife

May 6th, 2020


About 25 years ago, the injury, rehabilitation and release of an injured robin set in motion what would eventually become a beloved global television …

Ellie Black - Canadian Olympic Gymnast

April 8th, 2020


She is the first female gymnast from Nova Scotia to go to the Olympics. She’s been described as a “superstar in the world of gymnastics,” and “Canada’s top gymnast.”

Of course I am talking about Ellie Black.

After the …

Rhy Waters and Jonathan Burns - Podstarter

March 13th, 2020


Listen up! Have you ever thought about starting a podcast? Do you already have one? Or, do you just like listening them? My guests in this episode of Beyond Our Borders are the funny and dynamic Rhy Waters and Jonathan …

Janice Landry - Author/Journalist

February 26th, 2020


What are you most grateful for? That is the question that award-winning journalist and author Janice Landry poses in her latest book, Silver Linings: …

Karen Wentzell - Filmmaker

February 12th, 2020


I first met film and television producer, Karen Wentzell when she spoke on a Women in Film & Television (WIFT-Atlantic) panel. I was struck by her poise, insight and generosity in sharing her knowledge. She is …

Tom Ryan - YA Author

January 29th, 2020


Tom Ryan is taking the literary world by storm in the young adult fiction genre. His first novel Way to Go, was chosen as one of the most important …

Andrea Janzen - Leadership Coach

January 15th, 2020


I had a great conversation with Leadership Coach, Andrea Janzen. She is authentic, honest, insightful and at times refreshingly raw about her own …

Lennie Gallant - PEI Musician

January 1st, 2020


Singer. Songwriter. Poet. Lennie Gallant has captured our hearts with 13 albums over the last three decades and has collected numerous awards and …

Brenda Saunders/Todd - CEO Dress for Success

November 6th, 2019


Brenda Saunders/Todd is the CEO of Dress for Success Halifax, a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic independence for all women. Brenda has committed her life and career to advancing women …

Custio Clayton - Candian Olympic Boxer

October 23rd, 2019


Guess who I got to interview? Custio!!!! Yup.  The undefeated welterweight boxing champion Custio Clayton who represented his home community of North Preston, Nova Scotia and Canada on the world stage in the 2012 …

Jennifer Gillivan - IWK Health Centre Foundation

October 2nd, 2019


Jennifer Gillivan is the celebrated President & CEO of the IWK Foundation. Since 2012 she has driven unprecedented results for the organization. …

Episode 5: Tareq Hadhad, Peace by Chocolate

September 18th, 2019


In the blink of an eye, an air strike blew up Tareq Hadhad’s idyllic life in Damascus. He and his family lost everything. Forced  into the role of …

Episode 4: Brittany Pickrem, Brand & Design

September 4th, 2019


You may not know her name but chances are you’ve see her work. Brittany Pickrem is THE branding expert. Locally she’s worked on brands like the a International Jazz Festival and the IWK Children’s Hospital . Globally …

Episode 3: John Wesley Chisholm - Arcadia Entertainment

August 21st, 2019


John Wesley Chisholm’s company, Arcadia Content has produced hundreds of hours of television worldwide, including the beautiful gift of a show, Hope …

Episode 2: Saeed El-Darahali, SimplyCast

August 7th, 2019


Saeed El Darahali arrived in Canada with his family at the tender age of 12 and he didn’t speak any English. At 14, he became a first time entrepreneur selling cotton candy. By 17 he enlisted in the military to give …

Episode 1: Eleanor Beaton

July 24th, 2019


Listen up! Especially all ambitious, driven women out there who are living with purpose and who desire to create a positive impact. Eleanor Beaton is this week’s podcast guest and you don’t want to miss it. She is an …

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