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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.

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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

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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.

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.

A Story Not Forgotten

Two Boys in a CanoeOften when we tell OUR story, and why we created this company, people smile and light up.  They tell us what a great idea it is and they start talking about all the things we could do with it.  They list people they would love to hear the life stories of and features we should have on our website.  We have never experienced so much excitement in so many people.  Clearly, we are on the right path as Joseph Campbell would say.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

Joseph Campbell

After all, how often can you do what you love, help people, and really make a difference in the lives of others, while still earning a living?  We wake up every morning excited to talk to our customers.  Each day we get to hear the most incredible stories about triumph, sorrow, love, tragedy, achievement, comradery, faith and adventure.  Stories better than any movie you have ever seen, because they are real.  The people are real.  The adventures did happen and the accomplishments are truly great!

To our clients, thank you so very much for allowing us to capture your legacy.  We are honored to work on your project.  Your life story deserves to be recorded for generations to come.