Making Fort McMurray Our Home is a one hour multi-cultural show that provides insight into the differences and similarities of all the cultures represented in Fort McMurray. All the cohosts hope this show will bring more understanding of eachother. Keep checking back to this website page for updates on weekly topics, pictures from the making of the show and other updates.
Cohosts on this show include: Emmanuel (Manny) Makia, Kouame Adié, Zafar Iqbal and Rick Kirschner with many special guests.
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The opinions expressed in this show may or may not reflect the opinions of the Kaos radio staff or its supporters.
Let's find out more about the cohosts that make up the radio show Making Fort McMurray Our Home:Emmanuel (Manny) Makia - He is a social capitalist and community enthusiast. Over the last decade he has led community-based organizations through organizational development processes including board development, strategic planning, business planning, program planning, monitoring and evaluation. He is motivated by the desire to foster healthy, caring, inclusive and sustainable neighbourhoods and communities. Manny operates from the fundamental belief that communities must be built from the ‘inside out’ and from the “bottom up”, and their residents must have infinite opportunities to invest themselves, their ideas, assets, capabilities and resources in the process. Manny is a proud member of the Wood Buffalo community and is privileged to be a part of the KAOS 91.1 family.
Mohammad Zafar Iqbal - I was born in Pakistan and immigrated to Canada 32 years ago, Lived in Mississauga for 30 years, Moved to Fort McMurray two years ago. Involved in developing the community from very beginning. Been part of media; radio and newspaper in Mississauga and Toronto Started a weekly newspaper (Canadian Express) and a monthly magazine (South Asian Express) in Fort Mac little over a year ago. Involved with a weekly south Asian radio show (Radio Sangeet) in Calgary. Very passionate to see different cultural groups working together with the mainstream community. Working to bring together different cultural groups in Fort McMurray.
Kouame Adie - I was born in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast in West decided to be part of this show for 3 fundamentals reasons: First I believe that each community has their place in our beautiful Wood Buffalo Region, Second for me Fort McMurray is a wonderful place to work and make good money but it`s all so a nice place to live with our families and the third reason is to give a hope and promote our dream to live up here together and make Fort McMurray our home. It`s important that all of us from different cultures sit together and share our experiences and taking it easy. This show will stimulate our hope to bring together all strengths and consolidate peace in our region. My goal is to maximize my help for newcomers up here by offering them the resources they will need to make our town their home. I`m passionate to give the support they need and close the gap of their demand as much as I can.