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Brittney Le Blanc
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I love this! A great song and a beautiful video.
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The fine folks at Inglorious Hipsters had me as their podcast guest this month. We chat the wrap-up of 5k365, Gastropost Edmonton, jury duty, dreams and... well, many random things. Have a listen! (Then let's talk dreams some more... I really dig it.)
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I was lucky enough to get on Breakfast Television this morning to chat about the wrap-up of 5k365 and meeting 5,033 people in a year!
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An update to my challenge to meet 5,000 people in a year. I've had a really busy week! Only three weeks left to go!
meet-me. I'm sitting on my couch, watching Silver Linings Playbook, a mostly-empty container of orange juice beside me. My cold medicine hasn't kicked in yet, I'm tired and my throat is scratchy. But I'm not complaining. This has been a crazy week. I've been to two business networking events, ...
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It was pretty rad - we had milkshakes together! Meeting before the 15th is unlikely (unless it's via a Google Hangout, haha) but if you aren't tired of new faces after 5000, a future meeting should definitely be in order! 

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Took an adventure last night! I can't believe we have something as gorgeous as this in Edmonton and yet there is no path to take to it. GPS coordinates included if you want to check it out. Go when it's not as muddy and slippery. 
53.429062,-113.563212 for all you adventurers out there.
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Hi +Brittney Le Blanc and thanks so much for the GPS coordinates!  My wife +Sue Neufeldt and I followed them in from the Ellerslie Rd. side and it was a good hike ending in a very steep (DRY) slope! We walked through at ground level and so I'll be posting a bunch of cool graffiti I shot there. By the looks, it changes often. I'll be posting those shots starting tomorrow. Thanks again for the coordinates! Have a nice evening :)

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Make it here. This Make Something Edmonton video gave me goosebumps. I love the spirit behind it and that so many people are rising to the occasion. What are you making?
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An incredible read on the Calgary Zoo during the flood in June. This is a long one, but very worthwhile.
The Calgary Zoo was devastated by June's flood in Calgary. This is the story of how zoo staff worked against long odds to save the animals.
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Our first of many weekly Gastropost Edmonton missions was in today's Edmonton Journal! Did you see it? Are you Gastropost-ing? Weekly food missions for food lovers – this week, we'd like you to share your dessert with us! 
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5k365 is officially in the books. I've met 5,033 people in 365 days. Incl. this past week, when I met the Barenaked Ladies and Guy Kawasaki. 

"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."
One year ago, I saw two of my friends get married. They had a large, amazing wedding, filled with friends and family. It was also a wonderful way to kick off my project to meet 5000 new people in a year. Fast forward past the handshakes and sharing stories, the events, the lack of sleep, ...
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Congrats! :) Maybe we will see more of each other in the next 365 days? :)

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My friend Brandon wrote about not treating women like genre's and about what he's learned about geek culture the past few years. A good read about why we need to speak up.

"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. " 
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This was an excellent post. 

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Yes, yes and... YES! Thursday's have become far too overcrowded with events, and as a girl who wants to do it all... I need folks to start spreading the event love throughout the week. Omar nails it in his column.
I sat on my bed Thursday evening, staring at my tablet instead of wardrobe closet, deciding where I was going before even beginning to choose my outfit. I face this dilemma weekly and call it Thursday Overload, the phenomenon, or conspiracy maybe, from event planners to saturate the fourth day of the week with galas, events and launch parties.
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Really? A canal? I just don't understand where that even came from. Luckily, there are people like Zoe Todd who can articulate this better than I. A must read on Rossdale, urban development and Indigenous space.

"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."
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An idea to use the space for a National Historic Site and Indigenous Space. Really? That's a better idea than a water channel ("canal") for summer and winter activities? As articulate as Zoe Todd is, I can't say I'm sold on that vision. I'm genuinely curious: what's the appeal?
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Community Manager, Gastropost Alberta, Postmedia Labs
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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.

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