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What Connects Us

27 EpisodesProduced by Conexus Credit UnionWebsite

A podcast featuring people in Saskatchewan that explores human connection, meaningful conversation and the role that money plays in our hopes, dreams and fears. Powered by Conexus Credit Union.

27 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Justin Lee: "Going Beyond My Borders to Make a Difference"

December 15th, 2021

1:03:08

Travelling is typically against the rules in basketball, but in Justin's case, it inspired him to make a difference in the community.

For the season …

Carla Ellert: "Finding Purpose & Perspective After Losing My Son"

December 1st, 2021

1:10:37

Carla has experienced every parent's worst nightmare - not once, but twice. After grieving the sudden passing of her young daughter, Carla found …

Katie Shmelinski: "The Everyday Recipe That Changed My Life"

November 17th, 2021

1:11:48

We're taking a coffee break with Katie Shmelinski who founded The Everyday Kitchen when a $7 cookbook sparked a recipe that would help her overcome …

Andrew Gottselig: "How I Rebound From Stress & Empower Compassion"

November 3rd, 2021

57:53

We're going 1-on-1 with Andrew Gottselig who is in his mid-20's but has already founded two companies that specialize in making positive impacts for …

Felipe Gomez: "Coming to Canada & Exploring My New Home"

October 20th, 2021

46:40

For this week's episode of the What Connects Us Podcast, we are hanging out with one of Canada's newest citizens and someone who is currently travelling around Saskatchewan to help showcase why this province is so great.

Greg Moore: "The Cost of Leaping at My Dream & the Journey After"

October 6th, 2021

1:02:27

It's the podcast's first birthday and what better way to celebrate than by kicking off a new season!

Greg Moore (aka "Wheels" on the radio) is a familiar face/voice in the province as a co-host of the Z99 morning radio …

Kaleb Dahlgren: "Surviving & Writing a New Chapter After Tragedy"

August 11th, 2021

1:15:35

The Humboldt Broncos bus crash was a devastating moment in Saskatchewan history and something that our province will never forget. On the season …

Catherine Okolita: "Funding Positive Change Can Happen at Any Age"

July 28th, 2021

36:53

Today's guest is driving positive change before she even has her learner's license.

At just 13 years old, Catherine Okolita already has 8 years of …

Alexis Losie: "The Priceless Gift a Death Doula Gave My Family"

July 14th, 2021

1:07:13

"If it wasn't going to be saving him. This is the only thing we could have hoped for." 

Alexis Losie joins us to talk about a very tough time for her …

Zach Oleynik: "How I Operated Reality TV Stardom & Life After"

June 30th, 2021

1:14:53

Imagine being thrown into a house with strangers for three months while your every move is filmed and broadcast to an international audience. This was Zach Oleynik's reality when he was cast on his favorite reality tv …

Josephine Kroeker: "My Transgender Journey & How I Invest in My Authenticity"

June 16th, 2021

1:13:14

We are chatting with a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, Josephine Kroeker - a transgender woman from Saskatoon with a captivating and illuminating story of self-discovery.

Josephine tells us how it took her nearly four …

Vaughn Wyant: "Driving Community Support Through Family Owned Values"

June 2nd, 2021

1:04:05

Imagine the feeling of hand delivering a $1 million dollar cheque to fund an initiative you knew would do great things for your community on behalf …

Kim Coates: "My Road to Hollywood Was Pure Anarchy"

May 19th, 2021

1:13:58

Season three of the What Connects Us Podcast is starting off with a bang as we welcome Kim Coates who has spent four decades travelling the world as …

Kira Novak: "Taking My Life Back From Addiction"

April 8th, 2021

1:17:41

Kira Novak secretly battled an alcohol addiction for years but has very recently taken the steps to take back her life. Kira is over a year sober …

Tahnee Smerchynski: "The Perspective I See Through My Grief Glasses"

March 24th, 2021

1:07:34

On July 14, 2009, Tahnee Smerchynski's life changed forever when she received the tragic news that her younger brother Taylor had tragically drowned. …

Sara Strueby: "Silencing the Shame in Infertility"

March 10th, 2021

45:48

Infertility is something that 1 in 8 couples face but it isn't something you hear a lot about. Unless you know someone who is open about their own …

Kasey Mahnic: "How I Shoulder Stress & Prioritize My Self-Care"

February 24th, 2021

55:58

For the past year, we have all been asked to shoulder an immense amount of stress during a very traumatic year. On top of that, we all have our own …

Craig Reynolds: "A Walk in My Green & White Shoes"

February 10th, 2021

56:51

Imagine going from being a fan in the stands of Mosaic Stadium to sitting in front of national media while being named the new President & CEO of …

Megan Reves: "Hard Fought Lessons From a Foster & Adoptive Mom"

January 27th, 2021

51:52

We're diving into the world of fostering and adoption to squash some misconceptions and learn from someone who's been there. Megan Reves joins us to …

Brianne Urzada: "The Cost of Cancer & Why It No Longer Defines Me"

January 13th, 2021

47:22

Being diagnosed with cancer is a very real fear for so many of us and a lot of us have the privilege of only imagining what it is like to rumble with the disease. To kick off Season 2, Brianne Urzada joins us to tell …

Dan Clark: "How I'm Homegrown & Tackling a Tough Year"

December 9th, 2020

53:01

Bring 'em out! This week we're joined by Dan Clark who is a homegrown star of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Dan was born and raised in Saskatchewan …

Cadmus Delorme: "How I Protect, Progress & Disrupt Culture"

November 26th, 2020

48:00

It’s not every day you meet a Chief of a First Nation serving his second term and they are only in their mid-thirties. Cadmus Delorme is a young and fearless Indigenous trailblazer widely known for his progressive …

Cole Thorpe: "Why I'm Proud to Invest in Prairie Values"

November 12th, 2020

49:17

Cole Thorpe is a young entrepreneur in Saskatchewan who has been sparking true pride in the prairies. Cole founded Prairie Proud, a social enterprise …

Chelsea Petterson: "What Rumbling With Bankruptcy Taught Me"

October 28th, 2020

46:03

Chelsea Petterson was a co-owner of Coda & Cade, a well known clothing boutique that saw a lot of success in Regina for over a decade. Very …

Kirk Morrison: "What I Learned From Pivoting & Risk Taking"

October 14th, 2020

48:01

For episode #2, we sat down with Moose Jaw's own Kirk Morrison to discuss how he made the choice to leave his stable income and a role he loved to …

Krista Broda: "What Identity Theft Stole From Me"

October 1st, 2020

32:45

It's our first episode! Krista Broda joins the podcast to tell us her scarily relatable story about what happened when typical paranoia about leaving her flat iron on turned into a half-year long chase to catch …

Introducing: What Connects Us!

May 8th, 2020

1:43

Meaningful conversation, human connection, storytelling from people in Saskatchewan and a pinch of financial literacy. The What Connects Us Podcast …

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