All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Small

      If you talk to a few hundred children under the age of seven in Chestermere, they’ll probably know me first and foremost as the “bee-guy.”...

    • In Praise of Slow

      Why is it that many of the best things in life take time? My neighbour has been teaching me this. He has three excellent hobbies...

    • The Street You Want

      We have some amazing leaders in this city. We have a passionate mayor, city councillors, and staff who work long hours to create the best...

    • Trains

      When I was young I had a friend who loved trains. Ok, no, scratch that. He ADORED trains. He had model trains in his basement,...

    • Neighbour Day, April 25th

      A friend of mine in Edmonton had a crazy idea, she decided one cold winter day to invite all of her neighbours over for a...

    • Villagers at Heart

      I had the privilege of joining in a number of meaningful conversations when Chestermere was discussing whether it should become a city or not. In...

    • Stories and Trust

      I like that saying, “You don’t fear people whose stories you know.” I have come to believe that listening brings people together and that trust...

    • Insured by Each Other

      Not many years ago, a friend of mine lost her home to a fire here in Chestermere. A blaze broke out and she had to...

    • The Friendliest!!!

      It was an open dirt patch on the edge of town, nothing more than a stripped-down field, really. Plows stood still along the edge while...

    • Feeling Seen

      Years ago I lived in Vancouver, right near the University of British Columbia. Most mornings I would join the herd of students as we would...