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Thursday September 10th, 2015 with Diane Merpaw
50 Letters of Hope

50 LETTERS OF HOPE Hope is something most of us befriend on a daily basis whether we are navigating our day to day routine or making our way through a dark moment. Hope is the light amidst the darkness, like stars lighting up the night sky. In this show, we explore the connections between poetry and hope.
Amy Sky - Phenomenal Woman Canadian
Ordinary Day
Great Big Sea - Play Canadian
Pharrell Williams - GIrl
I Believe
Nikki Yanosky - Nikki Canadian
Special Guest:
Francis Osifo
Author of 50 Letters Of Hope
Student at Carleton University
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Instagram: dailymotivationwithfrancis ( Francis posts daily motivational quotes that he composes)
twitter: @50lettersofhope

NOTE: We had two locations for the FREE SCREENING of the Damnation Film. I just received confirmation that it will be in the OTTAWA CITIZEN BUILDING 1101 BAXTER ROAD on Sept 29 at 7PM. Please ignore the announcement on air.
Interactive CKCU
Tony Copple
Diane: congratulations on your first solo "I am Alive." I needed to hear Francis Osifo this morning having heard bad family news yesterday. I can see that writing can restore hope in times of trouble, something I had not known, but now I understand.

7:58 AM, September 10th, 2015
Diane Merpaw (host)
Tony, many thanks for your kind words. Writing can be a powerful means of healing and helping us navigate the rocky waters. I send you and your family blessings of love.

8:28 AM, September 10th, 2015
I AM ALIVE EVENT CALENDAR The Ottawa Peace Festival is featuring over 25 free events spreadout throughout the city, hosted by 21 organizations for 32 days at 18 locations around the capital. You can go to to view the calendar of activities and the interactive city map. One event that I would like to highlight is the panel discussion on Holistic Care in Relationship with Self, the Earth and Water, that will be held on September 23rd at 7PM at the Ottawa Citizen Building. This panel will include Peace Ambassador Award recipient Judith Matheson who is the Spiritual Director of Heart + Soul Light Centre, also Peace Ambassador Award recipient Sylvia Parker who is a representative for Team Global Wellness, Ted Aloisio who is the director of Veritas Health Institute and author of BLOOD NEVER LIES as well as our very own Mindful Suzette who is the Director of the Wellness Learning Centre in Wakefield Quebec, as well as the main host of the I Am Alive show. The panel Discussion on September 23rd will explore through interactive conversation the power to change the world through conscious living. There will also be a special meditation for Peace and an honouring of the 4 directions for creating peace. To reserve a space contact On Tuesday September 29 at 7PM Come to a free screening of DamNation, a documentary that tells the story of grassroots people working to free the dammed rivers of the U.S. This documentary will allow you to better understand the importance of taking part in Freeing the Falls' at Chaudière in Ottawa. E ATTENTION EVERYONE: It will be held at the Ottawa Citizen’s Building, 1101 Baxter Road in Ottawa at 7PM. For more info contact Judith Matheson at 819-684-3099 or Sylvia Parker at 613-721-0039 or visit What’s on in Wakefield: On Saturday September 19, There is a Wakefield Shoebox Project Fundraiser: Yard Sale and Bake Sale from 8am to noon at 889 Riverside Drive, rain or shine. There w

3:47 PM, September 17th, 2015