E0031 – KAREN SIM – TIME TO GET UNSAFE

Nothing worthwhile comes without a fight. In episode 31, artist and musician Karen Sim details the struggles that kept her from creating, and the leap of faith she made in order to try to regain her spark…

Karen’s artwork and music can be found:

https://www.facebook.com/UrbanGoatArt/

https://www.instagram.com/ksimurbangoat/

https://www.reverbnation.com/ksimurbangoat

http://www.karensim.net/

E0030 The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo Special

For the 30th episode of the A Story Not Forgotten Podcast, Liam visits a place that is near and dear to his heart, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo! He speaks with multiple guests to get their favorite convention stories and to share just what makes these events so special…

This is a VIDEO episode! If you want to put faces to the voices, see some of the amazing artwork, and laugh as Liam awkwardly tries to figure out what to do with his arms while the guests talk, head over to YouTube and check it out!
https://youtu.be/WggK-tl23jg

Guests:

Crystal Berry from Dark Age Creations
https://www.darkagecreations.com/
https://www.facebook.com/darkagecreat…
https://twitter.com/wesellswords
https://www.instagram.com/darkagecreations/

Geek Chic Creations
https://www.geekchiccreations.com/

Mel Wartenberg from Attic Raiders
https://www.etsy.com/shop/atticraiders
https://www.facebook.com/AtticRaiders/

James Dalton (from way back in Episode 6!) and Sean Traynor from the 501st Legion Badlands Garrison
https://www.badlands.ca/splash/
https://www.facebook.com/501stLegionBadlandsGarrison/

Calum Lykan (from Episode 12) and Warren Cummins (from Episode 28) from MovieBikes
http://www.rockymountainsidecar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rmsamoviebikes/

Kyle Burles from Kyohazard Illustration
http://kyohazard.com/
https://www.facebook.com/KyohazardStudios/

Shonna White – Artist
https://www.facebook.com/ShonnaTheWhite/
https://shonnawhite.deviantart.com/
http://lostinfernal.com/

Blake Rothwell – Long time volunteer

E0029 – Emre Cords – A Tunisian Welcome

In Episode 29 of the A Story Not Forgotten Podcast, Liam reunites with a fellow performer from the short film profiled in Episode 21, Emre Cords, who shares a harrowing story of his younger days attempting to flee Libya to a less than warm welcome, and then a few tales of his experiences in the musical industry after landing on Canadian shores.

Find Emre on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/EmRecordsMusic/about/?ref=page_internal

Find Emre on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvh8H4VWNd_UFr6ZUTYGOFw

E0028 – Warren Cummins – Northern Cuisine

For Episode 28 of the A Story Not Forgotten Podcast, Liam sits down with Warren Cummins, a fellow distinguished gentleman he met through the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, when Warren offered up his sidecar as a rolling camera platform for the event. But there is so much more to Warren than just a cool bike. He shares a story of a research trip in the far North and the sorts of cuisine (and practical jokes) that you find out on the tundra…

Warren in the owner of Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures:
http://www.rockymountainsidecar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rockymountainsidecaradventures/
https://twitter.com/rmsidecartours
https://www.instagram.com/rockymountainsidecar/
They ride on Ural Motorcycles:
https://www.imz-ural.com/

He is the Hertog of the Vikings Vinland Society:
http://www.calgaryvikings.com/
https://www.facebook.com/VestrheimVikings/

And he is the Director of the Northwest Mounted Police Commemorative Association Brass Band:
http://www.nwmpca.ca/brass-band

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is an annual charity motorcycle rally that happens every September in cities all around the world:
https://www.gentlemansride.com/

 

Global News Story

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On February 23rd, 2017 David Boushy, Reporter with Global News Calgary interviewed the founding partners of Capturing Legacies Inc.  The piece appropriately titled: “Unique Calgary company ‘Capturing Legacies’ sets out to preserve memories for generations to come” was shown to television audiences at 6pm, 11pm and again the following day on the Global News Morning Show.

The story also highlights the Ed Whalen Story project that we are doing for charitable benefit of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.  To view the project in progress, you can create your own FREE account on our custom life story project management software where you may also want to start your own life story, or that of someone you care about.

Global News Video & Story

AStoryNotForgotten.com

 

It’s Time To Tell YOUR Story

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It’s Time To Tell YOUR Story

After a year of banging away at our keyboards, we have launched our online life story project management software.  Now you can easily create your own life story or capture the legacy of someone you love.

 

It is FREE to sign up so visit http://AStoryNotForgotten.com to check it out.  Also please subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn how you can get a free upgrade and even make yourself some cash for sharing.

A Story Not Forgotten Software

Writers, the system has a professional level subscription to allow you to manage the biography projects for your own clients, including managing the financial aspects of your business.  Contact us for more information.

Holiday Memories

The holidays are upon us. As we visit with our families, eat too much and hope that Santa brings us something wonderful, consider that you are adding to your life story.

If you are lucky enough to have your parents or grandparents with you this year, I hope they tell you more of their stories.  Many people don’t have the option to hear those tales, life lessons and adventures, and they would give anything to be able to.  You are truly blessed if you have them to listen to.

Even better, consider capturing their legacy so those stories can be told for many years to come.  Share them with your children, grandchildren and future generations.  We can help you with your life story project.  Perhaps you might consider giving a Capturing Legacies life story project to someone you love as a very special gift.  It wouldn’t just be for them either, it would be a gift for your family and all those future family members that haven’t even arrived yet.

Regardless of what you do, enjoy this special, and magical time of year.  From all of us at Capturing Legacies, Happy Holidays!  May you have a wonderful end of the year and a happy and prosperous New Year!

A Story Not Forgotten Podcast

One of the best parts of our job is learning about people and hearing their stories.  Although some of our clients allow their life story projects to be available to the public, others are kept private for their own personal reasons.  That is why we created our podcast that we call “A Story Not Forgotten“.  The podcast gives us the opportunity to interview people and ask them to tell us one story from their life that we can share.

Les Wiesman and Frank Zappa

Photo credit: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

At the time of writing this post, we just released episode three of A Story Not Forgotten and on that episode we interviewed Les Wiseman.   Les teaches communications and all forms of writing at Royal Roads University in Victoria.  On the show, he tells us a story about how he went from being a construction worker to becoming the associate editor of a prestigious magazine while hanging out with legends like Frank Zappa, Iggy Pop, Tom Jones, Bob Hope, Wes Craven, Joey Ramone and Kurt Vonnegut.

Have a listen to the podcast and be sure to subscribe (iTunes & Android) and also check out the previous episodes.  Stay tuned as well for the many new shows we have in the works.  If you would like to be a guest on our podcast, please contact us today.

You ARE Your Story

Spain 1959When you look back on a person’s life and consider what they have accomplished, consider what actually matters. Is that life defined by the nice car they drove or the education they received or the job they worked?

What about yourself? When you think about your life, what is the first thing you think of? What defines YOUR life?

You probably think back about where you came from and what you have been through in your life. Some more pondering may bring up various accomplishments that you have achieved or perhaps even some regrets.  There are people you once knew and events that may be forever burned into your memory.

Some people believe they are not really that interesting, but actually, if you think about it, you have been alive for 365 days multiplied by your age.  So even at 25 years old you lived 9,125 days.  It is pretty much impossible to say that nothing interesting happened to you in that period of time.  If you are 50, you have been alive for 18,250 days.  So what if you are not a rocket scientist working for NASA.  You still have accumulated interesting life experiences.

Ultimately, when your journey on this earth is over,  all your stuff and everyone you know will be left behind.  Your possessions will be distributed in some way that you have no say in.  The only thing that remains is your story.  It is not too late to record  your life experiences for future generations.  If you don’t know where to start, we can help.

 

Recorded Interviews for any Occasion

When a client brings us in to capture their life story, or in the case of the video linked above, to capture the life story of someone who is no longer with us, our first step is the interviews.

As part of our Ed Whalen Life Story project, in the video above we visited Ed Whalen’s son, Tony, to hear stories from when he was a child and what it was like having Ed as a father.  Interviews are powerful tools, especially as a way to gather information to write a book.

If you have ever considered writing a book, whether it be your life story, or any other topic that comes from your heart, begin with a recording.  The video is optional, but it does have its value.  If you are able to record video as well, the video has the added advantage of capturing the essence of the person being recorded and is of great value to loved ones down the road.

Take advantage of the professional interviewers at Capturing Legacies Inc. and have us look after the entire interview process.  We know how to ask the right questions and take the pressure off of you.

The interview process can also be used for other opportunities.  A good example is preparing a “well wisher” video for an upcoming wedding.  We can interview the families of the bride & groom and prepare a video that can be played during the wedding reception.

Interviewing can be used as a powerful tool to deliver a message.  Perhaps you have something to say to someone before you leave this earth.  We can record your thoughts and deliver them to that person at any time you wish.  Maybe you would like to pass along some words of wisdom to your not-yet-born grandchild and you may not be around to say those words in person.

Contact Us today and let us help you record your thoughts, memories, stories and words of wisdom.

For more wonderful recorded stories from Ed Whalen’s family and friends, please visit our YouTube channel.