"Fast forward past the handshakes and sharing stories, the events, the lack of sleep, the new experiences, the new friends, the old friends supporting and chastising me when I’m not taking proper care of myself… famous people, complete strangers – it’s been one heck of a year."
"I want to be better. I want the people around me to be better. I want everyone to be better. There’s no inherent good in sitting back and shaking our heads and tut-tutting at problems, there’s only comfort in our distance from said problems. When you’re shaking your head, you’re not actually speaking, you’re merely agreeing that what was done is a no-good thing, and while this is better than apathy, it is still silent. Make your words count. "
"Pehonan deserves more than current Edmonton planning and design discourse can offer it. First and foremost, it should be acknowledged as Indigenous space, as the birthplace of the city, and a space that deserves the most amazing, audacious, humble, respectful approaches that we can muster. In other words, it deserves to be more than a collection of post-awesome condos and half-thoughts."
Brittney Le Blanc is a woman about town who frequently sends updates to the internet about her city, her passions, her life and experiences. She spent six years in news radio before joining Postmedia in the print media world to experiment at Postmedia Labs. She helped launch Capital Ideas, working with the entrepreneurial and business community in Edmonton before becoming the Community Manager for Gastropost Alberta. Gastropost Edmontonprovides food missions for food lovers, celebrating the love of food with weekly emailed missions shared online and in the paper.
In her spare time, she co-organizes Edmonton Girl Geek Dinners, spent a year meeting over 5,000 new people as part of 5k365, is one of the organizers of the Yeggies (the annual Edmonton New Media Awards), has her fingers in too many pies and tries to convince people to go spin the giant baseball bat with her.
Brittney has been called an online documenter, Edmonton's girlfriend, and other things not suited to a bio. She tweets far too much, overdoses on caffeine and pop culture, is constantly learning, is on the look out for new experiences and adventures, and likes to volunteer in the community and for various events. One day, she hopes to be the voice of the LRT.