Monthly Feature: WAHS’up Reads Winnipeg Blogs

Hello everyone!

For this month I am taking a look at three blogs authored by Kenton Larsen’s students in Winnipeg’s Red River College Creative Communications program, or CreComm for short.

It’s a rigourous and exclusive 2-year, full-time program. Only the best photography and writing portfolios are accepted for interviews. The waiting list is long. Many students have already completed a university degree.


All this pre-amble to prep you for some excellent writing. Some posts are based on assignments. Bloggers who follow prompts and challenges will understand.

I hope you enjoy as much as I have.

Joy to The Winnipeg is authored by Joy Balmana. She’s also the arts columnist for Red RiveScreen Shot 2016-04-12 at 8.24.10 PM.pngr’s student paper The Projector.

Covering our local culture scene, she’s short on patience for self-absorbed, inauthentic poseurs and long on enthusiasm for young, entrepreneurial artists.

The River City Rambler blog is named for one of Winnipeg’s nicknames – River City – since our city was established where the Red River and Assiniboine River meet.

(We have other nicknames too, such as Winterpeg or simply The Peg, or Peg City.)

Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 8.27.02 PMLike a river, author Erik Fjeldsted meanders in a good way. Insightful comments on current events that resonate across borders, fun events and outings, and topics near and dear to his heart.

I will admit I was prepared to not enjoy Sincerely, Kristi. The blog’s main focus is fitness and exercising, (ugh.)

However, Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 8.32.05 PM.pngthere is a warmth to author Kristi-Jo Nikkel’s honest encouragement for staying in shape.  I think it comes from her experience from being coached at an elite level.

A genuine enthusiasm for adventure also comes through, from sketchy urban corners to open rural highways.

Want to find your own local blogs? Try searching categories & tags using your town/city/region name. Happy hunting!


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