Joan Eyolfson Cadham
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Joan Eyolfson Cadham is an award-winning columnist and freelance journalist who moved from Montreal to Foam Lake in 1992, giving up the security of “a real job” so that she could write full time.

 

CURRENT OCCUPATION:
*Freelance writer/photographer/editor/oral storyteller
*Editor, Port Hole, the quarterly magazine of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, a volunteer organization devoted to teaching and promoting safe boating - 1997 continuing.
*Columnist for Prairie Messenger, published weekly by the Benedictine monks at St. Peter's Abbey, Muenster, SK, mid-1980s continuing.
*Columnist and editorial writer for the Foam Lake Review - 1983 continuing.
*Reviewer, Tundra books (children's and young adult), and boating, safety and environment-oriented books for Port Hole.
*In progress: Canadian Book of Days, joint authorship with Harvey Grossman, background and current celebrations, sacred, ethnic, historical, national, folk days as celebrated in Canada.

MOST RECENT MAJOR PROJECTS:
2007: Contributing writer, Saskatchewan Book of Everything: Everything You Wanted to Know About Saskatchewan and Were Going to Ask Anyway, edited by Kelly-Anne Riess, published
by MacIntyrePurcell Publishing,
2008: Truth or Tale, Documentary TV Series - SCN, the stories, storytellers and landscapes of Saskatchewan, 13-week series. Recreated as a 14-disk box set DVDs in 2008. Winner, Tourism Saskatchewan Creative Excellence Award (2008) and winner Worldfest Houston Film Festival, USA, Gold Lone Star Remi Award for Best Cultural Film & Video, 2008.
2010 to December 2015: editor, Lögberg-Heimskringla, the Icelandic bi-weekly published out of Winnipeg, covering all things Icelandic across Canada, the USA and Iceland, the oldest continuously published ethnic newspaper in Canada.
2011: First Encounters: Served as a Norse resource for an educational multimedia online resource for grades 8 to 12, a 3D interactive game that allows players to experience some aspects of first encounters between guides the Norse and the Thule circa 1000 C.E., and the French and the Mi'kmaq in the 1500s. The project was headed by the Centre for Indigenous Research, Learning and Education (CIRCLE) at Carleton University, and is available online at http://firstencounters.ca/en/
2011: Author, The Prairie Does Flourish: Sisters of St. Elizabeth, 100 years of blooming on Canadian soil, a history of the Congregation in Humboldt, published by the Sisters of St. Elizabeth, Humboldt, SK.
2011: Editor, Starting Out: A young man's search, life after school, in written conversations with a 75-year-old mentor, Rob Miller with Dennis Dwyer, prepared for the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, 2011
2013: Editor, Beyond Belief: Agnostic musings for 12 Step life, finally, daily reflections for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone, author Joe C., Rebellion Dogs Publishing
2014: Editor/researcher/occasional writer, local community history book, The Wynyard Story: An Historic Journey of a Saskatchewan Community, 841 pps, layout and photos, Audrey Shepherd, published by Wynyard Town Council, launched October 2014
2015: Oral storyteller, Sasktel MAX TV documentary on Storytelling in Saskatchewan, 30-minute show, part of a group of five, now available on YouTube at
http://youtu.be/_54TSnV-nnY
In Progress: Canadian Book of Days, with Harvey Grossman, background and current practices, sacred, ethnic, historical and national special days and folk festivals.

 
 
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Joan Eyolfson Cadham
Box 1049 Foam Lake Sask S0A 1A0
phone 306-272-4994
fax 306-272-3796
e-mail jcadh@sasktel.net
please note - no hyphen in
Eyolfson Cadham
 

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