Goodbye, Radio Humber…

After 35 live @Humber shows, one evening special, numerous newscasts and many more adventures, my tenure in Advanced Radio is over. As a recap of the semester, here’s some of the bigger moments.

Most fun story: Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary

Best Chase (tie):  Toronto City Councillor James Pasternak, Ward 10, after Mayor Ford admitted earlier that day to using cocaine Joseph Boyden at Humber’s Fall Convocation (Print article here)

Hardest story to cover: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Most nostalgic interview: Dave Feschuk on his and Michael Grange’s new book on Steve Nash

Most moving interview (tie): White Ribbon with Jeff Perara NWAC President Michele Audette after UN Special Rapporteur’s visit Remembrance Day interview with Anna Rijk (Dutch Embassy in Ottawa)

Best Indigenous Word of the Day:

Best reaction from my classmates:

Radio was fun, but I’m looking forward to TV next semester!

“Dank u wel” Netherlands liberated by Canadian soldiers

 

Tulip Festival Ottawa. Creative Commons

Tulip Festival Ottawa. Creative Commons

Remembrance Day has different meanings for many people– and it has a special significance for the Netherlands. Canada not only liberated the Netherlands from Nazi Germany, but the Dutch Royal Family lived in Canada during the World War II.  I reached Anna Rijk, the Senior Officer of Public Diplomacy and Cultural Affairs at the Embassy in Ottawa and she spoke to me about what Remembrance Day means to the Dutch in Canada.