Faces of Edmonton

Telling Edmonton’s stories one photo and one conversation at a time. Shayne Woodsmith is a photographer and an award-winning writer.

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“When I heard Van Halen for the first time, I knew I wanted to...
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“When I heard Van Halen for the first time, I knew I wanted to play that kind of music … I remember I was playing ping pong at the time. I learned how to play the guitar in my teens. I had it in me, but I didn’t know it yet.““Do what your parents told you,” he says, chuckling. “My dad always said...
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“I’m a business-minded guy. I have a small online business and...
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“I’m a business-minded guy. I have a small online business and I’m hoping to expand more. I do it just part-time. A bunch of my friends in the Philippines started this and they convinced me to start a business online. I have some skin products from Asia that are shipped here. I get them from Hong...
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“If I could do anything, I would finish my education. I studied...
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“If I could do anything, I would finish my education. I studied accounting but I wasn’t able to finish because it’s so expensive. If I had the chance, I would continue that. I’m hoping with my small business I can save money for my education. That’s my goal.”
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“I came here in 2008 looking for greener pastures. I got my...
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“I came here in 2008 looking for greener pastures. I got my residency last year. The excitement and joy was huge. It feels like a big accomplishment. It took me six years to get my residency. There were a lot of companies I worked for, but it took a long time for one of them to sponsor me. I’m ju...
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“The black one is five. They keep mom young. It’s really cute...
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“The black one is five. They keep mom young. It’s really cute too when they play and run after each other. They’re two chihuahuas. Since Leilo can’t see very well, they don’t run away too fast so Leilo can find them. They play gently with her.”
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“When I’m able to help people out, that gives me joy. I know...
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“When I’m able to help people out, that gives me joy. I know when I’m in need and I ask, people help me too. It feels good to help others, right. But actually right now I’m looking for a recruitment agency around here, for a job. I searched on google and it says it’s around here but I can’t find ...
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“We met in McDonald’s. We both work at McDonald’s....
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“We met in McDonald’s. We both work at McDonald’s....
“We met in McDonald’s. We both work at McDonald’s. We’re both Filipino. We’ve been here for one year. We like the snow.”
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“I think the biggest challenge in my life is deciding whether I...
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“I think the biggest challenge in my life is deciding whether I...
“I think the biggest challenge in my life is deciding whether I want to be an excellent mother or an excellent teacher. It’s really hard to balance those two things in my life, so I just try to do the best I can with both and hope for the best. It’s the ages of my children that makes it challengi...
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“For me, there’s so much more going on than the money we...
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“For me, there’s so much more going on than the money we...
“For me, there’s so much more going on than the money we fundraise. What I find really exciting is the lessons the students are learning as they plan the event. You can never anticipate what sort of conversation you’ll have when you go to a company and ask for a donation—you’re essentially workin...
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“At the end of the twenty-four hours, you’re very tired. Very...
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“At the end of the twenty-four hours, you’re very tired. Very...
“At the end of the twenty-four hours, you’re very tired. Very tired. But when the final cheque is revealed you often find a last bit of energy to celebrate with everyone … The teams are seven to ten people and we switch on and off for the twenty-four hour period, normally doing half-hour or hour-...
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