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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Remembering Jean Vanier

      Creating a thriving community requires good people-focused policies, sustainable budgets, and good governance. These are all important and essential. However, what our imaginations  need are...

    • Allowed

      If you could change something about your spouse, what would you change? That’s a dangerous question, isn’t it? Often in the early days of romance...

    • Not Your Grandmother’s Library

      Libraries are a neighbourhood hub of activity where we meet others in our community, find resources, and connect over shared interests and passions. Libraries are...

    • Spent

      Doing good, loving others, sharing your life, and caring deeply is costly work. Sometimes we do not realize how much we’ve expended on others until...

    • Getting Out and Building Up

      We have everything we need to build something amazing here in Chestermere. You were born with curiosity and the ability to create, to mend, to...

    • Plogging

      We can thank the Swedish for Ikea, a culture of afternoon coffee and sweets, and a new neighbourhood movement called, ‘plogging.’ Plogging is a combo...

    • The Big Back Yard

      Before we lived in Chestermere, we came from a community where we had a much larger yard than we do now. When we first moved...

    • Social Streets

      There is a fascinating movement called “Social Streets” in Italy. A father of one was tired of seeing his son play alone in their neighbourhood....

    • The Make-Believers

      Kids are masters at pretend. In a moment they can turn a piles of pillows and blankets into an impenetrable fortress or an empty Kleenex...

    • Nurturing Trust

      I carry the stories of hundreds of people in our community. Stories of pain, joy, hope and loss. Over hundreds, if not thousands, of cups...