Stairway To Nowhere.

To kick off my stretch, I had the pleasure of working with an 8 year old who has grown up with a rare form of cerebral palsy. His goals are to improve running, riding his bike and climbing stairs. And so we began. Walking over hurdles, stepping onto platforms and learning strategies to reduce muscle […]

Gender Parity in Grande Prairie: 22% Isn’t Good Enough

Xaverie’s Previous Blog Peter Lougheed Leadership Scholar Xaverie MacLennan ponders the importance of equal representation of women on City Council in Grande Prairie. 68% of Grande Prairie’s residents are under the age of 45. I belong to this age group, and am also a part of the 43% of residents that identify as female, as reported […]

My work on a mayoral election campaign – by Connor Vaandering

This summer I have been working on Calgary City Councillor Andre Chabot’s mayoral election campaign. Since the election is not until October I have been involved in the initial setup of campaign plans, strategy and organization. It’s a small campaign team with limited staff and limited finances, so I’ve done everything from communications and event […]

Where is Alberta’s Mark Zuckerberg?

Before starting my Stretch Experience, I really romanticized how fun creating a tech startup would be. I had seen The Social Network and used Airbnb, so I think that I felt like I had a relatively OK understanding of the sector. As you might have guessed, I had a lot to learn. For my Stretch […]

Gender Parity in Grande Prairie: Why Working In My Home Town Is Important To Me

Xaverie’s Next Blog Peter Lougheed Leadership Scholar, Xaverie MacLennan, takes us through the process on how she came up with her Stretch Experience.  Growing up, I was blessed with good community, excellent neighbors, and many interesting opportunities. One such opportunity came in the form of a trip to Thailand, organized by the local youth group. […]