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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • When Neighbourhoods Lament

      I remember sitting with a friend when I was going through a hard time in my teenage years. I was thinking about some pretty hard...

    • The Hopeful Sound of Block Parties

      2020 was the first year our little corner of Rainbow Falls did not celebrate with a block party. We all shared in the ache of...

    • The Pursuit of Happiness

      Where does happiness come from? A few years ago my wife and I sat down over several days to do a little happiness audit. We...

    • Stepping Stones For A Thriving Community

      My parents moved to Chestermere this summer and as they were gardening they discovered several buried stepping stones in their yard. Large flat flag stones...

    • Labels

      Sean Benesh is a leading voice in thinking about neighbourhoods and urban culture. He has written extensively about how the dynamic and complex everyday rhythms...

    • A Country of Neighbours

      This week I sat in a backyard socially distanced circle by the lake with a dozen of my favourite people. Lake Ridge Community Church, like...

    • Seven Neighbourists

      Neighbourists are those people who find meaning from neighbourhood, by giving meaning to their neighbourhood. They have lifestyles that chooses to engage the place where...

    • The Great Disconnect

      On June 9th, as part of the City of Chestermere’s Senior’s Week, the city screened “The Great Disconnect.” This film, by Tamer Soliman, takes viewers...

    • Peace and All Good

      We have set out bird feeders this summer in the branches of our growing front yard trees. As I write this a little song bird...

    • Neighbourhood Scouts

      There’s a Bible story that I loved in Sunday School. It goes like this: when Moses was wandering in the desert after they left Egypt,...