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Debbie Elicksen
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Attended Eastglen Composite High School
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Yes, Virginia. There is a heaven. It's called a garage full of car porn.

Thanks for this +Joe Vinson.
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Sad news about Hurricane Carter.

This song documents the compelling story of his life.

I got to work with The Hurricane way back in my Canadian National Institute of the Blind days. Super fellow. Calgary iconic wrestling announcer and dear friend Ed Whalen had introduced me to him. Hurricane helped us out with a couple of third-party fundraisers that benefited CNIB and I had the good fortune to break bread with him and his wife.

#RIPHurricane #hurricanecarter   #TheHurricane  
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Some screenshots from today's +Virtual Newsmakers with me, +Cynthia K Seymour, and +Robert Cairns.

As most people are not proactive in Internet security, this show is a must-see for everyone so you can cyber-protect yourself. Don't wait until you are burned.

If the Heartbleed bug has done anything, it's awoken people to change their passwords.

Robert offers some real down to earth tips everyone can begin to input now.

#heartbleed   #heartbleedbug   #cybersecurity   #passwordprotection   #virtualnewsmakers   #robertcairns   #cynthiakseymour   #debbieelicksen  
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Happy Easter everyone. A reminder that we are all connected in spirit.

#MusicBreak   #EasterMusic   #jesuschristsuperstar   #tedneely   #whatsthebuzz  
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You're welcome +David McCray. I never tire of it either.
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#MusicBreak   #EasterMusic  

What's your Easter tradition? Mine is this album.
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Late night television is worth staying up for now.

Personally, I didn't think Jay Leno was funny most of the time and David Letterman just seems like an old man trying to look hip. Conan is all right, but he gets uber creepy as he hits on all of his female guests.

Seth Meyers' first couple of shows were sort of meh, but he has picked up his game a LOT since then. With Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers back to back, it's as good as watching Jon Stewart then Stephen Colbert. Funny stuff. Television is in a good place right now.

#televisionshows   #television   #jimmyfallontonightshow   #latenightwithsethmeyers   #sethmeyers   #jimmyfallon   #latenighttv  
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Managing Director of Publishing Media Creative
Social Media, transmedia, media liaison
  • Virtual Newsmakers
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  • Publishing Media Creative
    Managing Director, present
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Calgary, Alberta - Phoenix, Arizona - Maricopa, Arizona - Edmonton, Alberta - Vulcan, Alberta
Social Media, transmedia, media liaison -- servicing the entertainment and sports industry
EXPERIENCE in working with high profile celebrities, communications (writing and editing for print, web, and radio), project management, marketing and communications strategy, public relations, content creation, publishing, both sides of media relations, strategy for combating cyberbullies.

COMMUNITIES (active and engaged in with good followings): Stage 32, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

MEDIA (in front and behind the microphone): Hangouts on Air, traditional and online radio, physical and online newspapers/magazines, television, webcasts, webinars, public address, speaking and facilitation

I have over 20 years of direct media experience, including working in television and Internet media, print, and radio.

I have been a professional sports writer and covered the National Hockey League for over 20 years for several publications and sports services, including I was the first woman to ever headman a football conference in Canada (Prairie Football Conference), was PR Director for the Edmonton Trappers Baseball Club, and was a volunteer media liaison with the Hockey Committee during the 1988 Olympic Winter Games.

Over the years, I have worked with and interviewed numerous media and celebrities, such as Stan Fischler (The Hockey Maven), Wayne Gretzky, Jarome Iginla, Mario Lemieux, Marcus Camby, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Kelly Hrudey, The Doobie Brothers, Dante Bichette, to name a few. I have appeared in many local, national, and international media programs, such as The Vicki Gabereau Show, NHL Network, MSG Network, and Sports Channel America, to name a few. 
I co-host the Virtual Newsmakers with Cynthia K. Seymour. It is a weekly webcast featuring interesting people who are using innovative ways to bridge traditional and digital communications. Some of our guest include thought leaders in digital media communications, such as Erik Qualman, Chris Brogan, Martin Shervington, Dave Carroll (United Breaks Guitars), Tony Dyson (creator of R2D2), and three-time Olympian Steve Mesler.

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All right, it may not be the swankiest place in town, and it's probably not wise to walk down McDowell after dusk, but hey, it's a roof. I found management and staff to be quite attentive and helpful and the housekeeper was very nice. No, it's not a four-star motel. I did bring my own blankets, pillow, kitchen utensils, and towels, and I cleaned it myself during the week (my room is probably the cleanest in the place). You do get what you pay for but it gave me a roof when I needed one, and the nearby Food City is pretty reasonable...or you can hop the bus #51 north to the El Super and Walmart, or the #17 east on McDowell (through an even scarier part of town so don't dress up or wear any jewelry or clothing that makes you stand out) to the Safeway and Chase bank on 7th.
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Quality: Poor to fairFacilities: Poor to fairService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Where do I begin? I needed an SUV (2005 Chevrolet Equinox with over 200,000 kilometers) to go to Arizona and rented this vehicle for 6 which I paid for the 6-day rental plus extra insurance. When the owner showed my friend and me the vehicle, the check engine light was on and would not turn off. He said it was nothing to worry about. I asked him about it 3 times in front of my friend and same story. I even asked for a van instead and the owner ignored me. The vehicle was also horribly dirty inside the cab and the engine was caked with mud. We needed a vehicle, so we took the owner at his word on the check engine light (sensor issue) and headed out. It drove all right all the way south and after a couple of days, while I stayed longer, my friend drove the SUV back to Calgary. He got 10 miles outside of Nephi, Utah and it broke down. It was about 10:30 at night and he had to call a tow truck, which we paid $145 to have it towed to Nephi to have it assessed in the morning. The mechanic said the air filter had never been installed properly from the last service and it was jarred loose. We paid $80 to have that replaced. Then the mechanic discovered the reason for the engine light -- the 2nd cylinder trip code was shot. That would have been a $6000 bill in Calgary, but this mechanic said he would do it for $2,000 or offer to buy the vehicle from the rental company. The owner of the rental company said he would talk to the mechanic. I think what happened is he learned his insurance wouldn't cover it because it had broken down and wasn't in an accident. He actually said it would have been better if we crashed it. Then he tried to make us responsible for it. I also had to fly my friend back to Calgary from Salt Lake City because the rental company offered no other alternative transportation, other than trying to force us to tow it back to Calgary. Then he tried to say we violated the agreement, but didn't say how. We did everything to inform him about the vehicle once we assessed what was wrong with it. The owner also took it upon himself to double charge me exact amount of the rental and extra insurance on my credit card, which I had to leave an imprint of when I picked up the vehicle. He also took it upon himself to try and take out another $1000 off the same card. The credit card company reversed those charges, and a few weeks later, when he kept waiting for me to have the vehicle transported (or sell it to the mechanic -- even though it is not my vehicle to sell), he tried to take another $2500 off my credit card. DO NOT RENT FROM THIS COMPANY! I did contact a lawyer, who unfortunately was no help because even though she said she would, she was too busy to even send him a letter. The vehicle still sits in Nephi, as far as I know, and hell will freeze over before I pay him another red dime. When I calculate the mileage versus what I paid extra for the tow, filter, and flight, the owner owes ME.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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