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EPISODE , DATE 2014 On This Remembrance Day: A Hero You Won’t Forget

Sherrie Shroeder loved her life in the Canadian Armed Services, and was proud to serve her country. Four years after her service she shares her story, and how she is dealing with PTSD.
A special thank you to Good Life for allowing us to shoot in one of their facilities.

Find out more on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at: veterans.gc.ca

Airdate: November 18, 2014.

November, 2014
Sherrie Shroeder loved her life in the Canadian Armed Services, and was proud to serve her country. Four years after her service she shares her story, and how she is dealing with PTSD. A special thank you to Good Life for allowing us to shoot in one of their facilities.
October, 2014
What can wearable technology do for us? How will it affect the future? In this conversation with Liz Dickinson, founder and CEO of MiO, we investigate wearable technology today and how it will change the way we experience the world.
What can wearable technology do for us? How will it affect the future? In this conversation with Dan Eisenhardt, founder and CEO of Recon Instruments, we discuss the value of wearable technology and how far it can take you.
Episode , Date 2014

Wearable Tech: Turn Faster Laps

What can wearable technology do for us? How will it affect the future? In this conversation with Andrew Rosenthal of Jawbone and Mark Gainey from Strava, we examine the benefits of wearable technology and how it could change your life.
With a growing world population and diminishing resources, we explore the sustainable option of edible insects.
September, 2014
Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise within the South Asian community.  We speak with health care professionals to learn more about this disease, and give you the tools for prevention and management.
August, 2014
Episode , Date 2014

Good Business Episode #3

The day of the enp BC Social Enterprise Heroes competition has finally arrived. With tension mounting and cash and prizes up for grabs, 3 social enterprise teams take to the stage to pitch to a panel of business leaders.
Episode , Date 2014

Good Business Episode #2

Three social enterprises teams start to prepare for their pitches leading up to the  enp BC Social Enterprise Heroes competition. Problems arise when teams run short on time, personnel, and patience.
Episode , Date 2014

Good Business Episode #1

Three social enterprises find out they will be competing in the enp BC Social Enterprise Heroes competition. A winning pitch to a panel of experts could mean thousands of dollars of grant money and business consulting help.
July, 2014
A group of young volunteers are showing their compassion by spending time with Alzheimer's patients at Capital Care Strathcona. As we're about to see, the residents aren't the only ones who benefit from these unexpected friendships.
Sometimes crafts are just the beginning to more creative adventures. This week 4Cats Arts Studio shows us how to create quirky characters for a shadow puppet theatre.
We meet up with Erin Boniferro from Collage Collage in Vancouver to learn how to make a rainbow mobile with your kids, using materials from around your house.
Episode , Date 2014

Kid Heroes: Learn to Save Lives

Two young volunteers with St. John Ambulance show us the value of giving back at the annual Junior Field Day competition.
We meet up with Erin Boniferro from Collage Collage in Vancouver to learn how to make a homemade frame with your kids, using materials from around your house.
With some basic craft supplies your kids can create great decorations. Our friends at 4Cats Arts Studio show us how to make tissue paper pom pom's for your next celebration
Episode , Date 2014

Kid Hero: Bike Valet

Meet an inspiring teen volunteering with The Bicycle Valet, a service that promotes alternative and sustainable transportation options in the city.
Learn the art of paper quilling with 4Cats Arts Studio in St. Albert. Do you have a great craft for kids? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Edmonton episode 4. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local.
Do you love to cook and want to help women in need? Made by Momma is the perfect fit. See how making meals can bring your family and the community closer together. How do you like to give back to your community? Tell us about it! Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Calgary episode 4. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local.
Just a jar and a bit of glitter will create a world of wonder. We visited 4Cats Arts Studio in Airdrie to make snow globes. Do you have a great craft for kids? Tell us about it! Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Calgary episode 4. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local.
Your kids can get their dinosaur fix at an adventure park just north of Edmonton. Where do you like to take your kids? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Edmonton episode 5. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local.
4Cats Arts Studio in St. Albert has an easy project that allows your kids to create, cover and rediscover their creative side. Do you have a great craft for kids? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Edmonton episode 5. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local.
Collage Collage shows us how we can "catch a few dreams" with some yarn, feathers and beads. Do you have a great craft for kids? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Vancouver episode 3. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local.
John Walter Museum is a hidden gem for kids, where they can get a taste of the pioneering lifestyle. Where do you like to take your kids? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Edmonton episode 4. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local.
Market Mall's program Role Mothers celebrates the moms who give back to their communities in their own way, and within their own schedules. We met one mom as she juggles kids, schedules and her own charitable initiatives. How do you give back to your community? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Calgary episode 5. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
4Cats Arts Studio show us how to use paint, water and plastic wrap to create an underwater scene. Do you have a great craft you want to share? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Calgary episode 5. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
Spruce Meadows is a world class facility in Calgary's South West, where the best horses and riders compete in international competitions. There are also lots of family friendly activities through the beautiful grounds. Where do you and your family like to go in the Calgary area? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Calgary episode 5. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
Looking for something different to do with your family this summer? why not take in a walking tour? Learn about Vancouver's history while getting some exercise with your family. What do you like to do with your kids in the Vancouver area? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Vancouver episode 5. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
Collage Collage teaches us how to make easy pom-poms from a ball of yarn. Do you have a great craft idea you want to share? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Vancouver episode 5. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
Episode , Date 2014

Kid Heroes: Operation Shoebox

A group of young girls from Richmond are bringing smiles to kids in developing countries, one shoebox at a time. How do you give back to your community? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Vancouver episode 5. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
At the Burnaby Village Museum you will be transported back to life in the 1920s. It's fun and hands-on way to learn about history. Where do you like to take your kids in the Vancouver area? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Vancouver episode 4. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
The next time you get to the end of your roll, save it. It's a great art project waiting to happen. Do you have a craft you want to share? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Vancouver episode 4. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
Two sisters from Tsawwassen chose to help a community thousands of miles away by collecting eyeglasses for those in need in Costa Rica. How do you give back to your community? Tell us about it. Subscribe to the Optik Local YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/OptikLocal This segment is part of Family Central Vancouver episode 4. Full episodes available on TELUS Optik Local Video on Demand.
June, 2014
Episode , Date 2014

Press Record: Boreal Sons

TELUS and Public Records present "Press Record" 30 Bands and 30 Film crews from across BC and Alberta. The joy, the pain and the music.
Episode , Date 2010

Press Record: Gay Nineties

TELUS and Public Records present "Press Record" 30 Bands and 30 Film crews from across BC and Alberta. The joy, the pain and the music.
Episode , Date 2014

Press Record: Lab Coast

TELUS and Public Records present "Press Record" 30 Bands and 30 Film crews from across BC and Alberta. The joy, the pain and the music.
Episode , Date 2014

Press Record: Matt Brevner

TELUS and Public Records present "Press Record" 30 Bands and 30 Film crews from across BC and Alberta. The joy, the pain and the music.
Episode , Date 2014

Press Record: Rosie June

TELUS and Public Records present "Press Record" 30 Bands and 30 Film crews from across BC and Alberta. The joy, the pain and the music.
Sled Island is one of Calgary's biggest and most popular festivals, an amazing mashup of art, music and performance. In June 2013 Sled Island was put in peril, as flood waters forced the event to cancel hundreds of shows. Music by Lab Coast, Jung People, Samantha Savage Smith & 100 Mile House.
Trish Dribnenki lost more than her possessions when her Sunnyside condo flooded in June of 13th. The year that followed forever changed her perspective on her city, her friends and her life.
The first people to see the flood waters approaching Calgary were aboard the Calgary Police Service HAWCS Helicopter. They share never-before-heard stories and exclusive footage from those early days of the disaster.
When Calgary's downtown core was flooded on June 20th, 2013, hundreds of elderly citizens were stranded in Chinatown. Some of the city's most vulnerable were left without transportation or a place to go. Community leaders, first responders and volunteers waded into the waters to ensure no one was left behind.
May, 2014
Bedtimes can be anything but relaxing. In this edition of Stay Connected our resident Psychologist Verlyne Christensen gives some tips that will help ease everyone into a restful night's sleep.
For the family "on the go" it can be hard to prepare a wholesome meal every night of the week. Blogger and mother of two, Maki, has a great idea for a pasta dish that is fast, easy and tastes great.
You don't need expensive materials to make amazing crafts, sometimes the perfect canvas can be found in your own backyard. 4Cats Arts Studio showed us how to "rock" a new creative project.
60 Minute Kids' Club Founder Matt Young shows families the benefits of group yoga, and how easy it is to get into the practice.
If your kids are always crawling the walls, there's a place right here in Edmonton that can put that excess energy to good use. We recently hung around at Vertically Inclined.
60 Minute Kids' Club Founder Matt Young tells families how to incorporate fitness and healthy habits but simply taking the family out for a picnic.
Our friends at 4Cats Arts Studio in St. Albert show us how to create custom sketch books that will fit in almost any pint-sized pocket.
Owning a pet is a big responsibility and not to be taken lightly. If you aren't ready to add a furry member to the family, there is a way that you can introduce your kids to the benefits of caring for animals without having to take one home. We met a family of Volunteers at the Edmonton Humane Society.
Nothing cools you down faster than a cold treat. Here is blogger and mom of two, Maki, with a delicious recipe for frozen yogurt popsicles.
Nightmares are something almost every child must deal with, but there are ways you can help them through those scary nights. Here's Our resident Psychologist Verlyne Christensen on what to do when the Boogieman strikes.
Everyone knows reading can open up entire new worlds for you kids, but sometimes our little ones need some help along the way. We met some amazing teens who are giving back to younger readers. Whether your children love to read or are in need of a older friend to show them the way, The Edmonton Public Library is the place to connect.
Playdates are a great way to develop your child's friendships and social skills, but sometimes those afternoons can be take a turn for the worse. Here's Psychologist Verlyne Christensen with tips on how to play referee in your own home.
Starting your day with wholesome food makes everyone's day a little better. Edmonton food blogger and mom of two, Maki, has a recipe for whole wheat pancakes that are delicious and nutritious.
Cooking from the heart can make a huge impact, and it's something you can do with your kids. Use your culinary talents to help families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Your kids can paint pictures without even needing a store-bought brush. 4Cats Art Studio shows us how to make textured paint brushes.
When the weather takes a turn for the worse, move the furniture to get active inside. 60 Minute Kids' Club Founder Matt Young gives us some ideas on how to make the most of indoor play.
With the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America, Edmonton is home to a lot of great outdoor activities, but when the cold hits, it can be hard to stay active. LaunchPad Trampoline Park may be the solution... a place to escape and get moving.
December, 2013
The TELUS Fire Log has dominated the holiday video world for years. But there's a new fireplace in town. Modern Fireplace is set to burn up its competition, and Fire Log now has to fight for his place in the hearth. Watch the battle unfold on Optik TV On Demand - Optik Local - Featured. To place your vote, tweet #firelogbattle. Airdate: Dec. 2, 2013.
July, 2013
This is PGEDM#7. Playground dives head first into the world of electronic music -- teaming up with Shout Out Out Out Out and 50 of Edmonton's finest temporary bandmates.
June, 2013
Bear Mountain's new music video “Faded” is a gritty Sci-Fi narrative. An underground boxing match is interrupted by an otherworldly being. http://publicrecords.org/ Airdate: June 14, 2013. Making Music Videos Part 9 of 9.
May, 2013
Music Executive Rob Calder talks about why music videos are so important to the launch of new single or album. Rob suggests using it as a marketing tool -- festivals, agents and even fans rely on videos to source bands. Find out more at http://publicrecords.org.
Trusting your team, knowing the vision and embracing new ideas are crucial to a smooth shoot according to Kenji Rodriguez from Bear Mountain. To Kenji, music videos create the visual history of the band. Find out how more at http://publicrecords.org.
Bear Mountains' front man Ian Bevis talks about his experience on set - brainstorming concepts with the film team, defining the bands visual identity and getting involved in the video production. Find out more at http://publicrecords.org
Fashion expert Mackenzie Serin shares her ideas on styling a shoot. To keep the look authentic, she learns the bands personal style and then kicks it up a notch with a few calculated stylistic risks. Find out more at http://publicrecords.org
Michelle Allan, owner of Green Couch Productions and Art Director, shares how important it is to understand the vision, find a fantastic location and creatively design set pieces when art directing a shoot. Find out more at http://publicrecords.org/
Cinematographer Stefan Berrill tells his secrets on making a great looking video on a tight budget. From lighting tricks to strategically using technology - creativity is key to stretching a dollar. Find out more at http://publicrecords.org/
Producer Ryan Reynolds shares his tips on thinking like an entrepreneur when making a music video. Find out how you can get a 5K grant to make your own music video in BC or AB at http://publicrecords.org/
Director Matt Leaf talks about what it takes to be successful on a small budget, from collaborating on ideas to using his social network to cast the production. Learn more about how you can get a 5K grant for your music video http://publicrecords.org.
March, 2013
Episode , Date 2012

Grow Inc.

BC's foremost tech start-ups are making waves in the international tech scene and Vancouver is fast becoming Silicon Valley North. In this doc, we examine the sink or swim dynamics behind transforming a start-up into a world class brand. Produced by TELUS Optik Local. Airdate: December, 2012.
Episode , Date 2012

Emily Carr: Design for Space

In this mini-doc,we explore the design community of Vancouver and learn about the important role design plays in our lives. Follow Emily Carr University community members as they show us how design is everywhere. Featured. Airdate: August 2012. Produced by Emily Carr.
December, 2012
Episode Dec Featured, Date 2012

TELUS Cribs Special: Optik Fire Log

Join Optik Fire Log's friends and staff, as his girlfriend, Mia Logpal, gives us an intimate look at their amazing logxurious home and reveals his most personal spaces. TELUS Cribs Special: Firelog. Airdate: Dec 5, 2012
October, 2012
Episode 402 Featured, Date 2012

Special: Push For Change (Part 1 of 2)

Joe Roberts escaped a life on the streets to become the CEO of a successful multimedia company. Today, he's inspiring youth with his success story and pushing a shopping cart from Calgary to Vancouver - over 1071km for 3 months - to raise funds and awareness for kids at risk. We follow his incredible journey. Featured myVancouver Special Push for Change Special (Part 1 of 2).
Episode 402 Featured, Date 2012

Special: Push For Change (Part 2 of 2)

Joe Roberts escaped a life on the streets to become the CEO of a successful multimedia company. Today, he's raising awareness for kids at risk, pushing a shopping cart from Calgary to Vancouver. We continue to follow his incredible journey. Push for Change Special (Part 2 of 2).