Exciting Updates: CTV & Shaw TV Features, Curious Arts, Brave New Normal Documentary, Today’s Parent, and the Yeggies Awards Night (Now that’s a mouthful!)

Spring is a busy time of year – are you feeling it as well? There are a lot of exciting updates here at Wanted Chosen Planned that I’m eager to share with you.


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CTV Feature on Wanted Chosen Planned – Airs Thursday, May 7, 2015

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dez Melenka and her cameraman, Mike, from CTV. The interview discussed Wanted Chosen Planned and the need for community for bereaved parents. They also filmed me photographing Tara, a bereaved local Mom, for my art project called The Quiet Rebuild – Portraits of Healing. Tara was also able to share her story.


The feature will be promoted this Wednesday night (May 6) and aired on Thursday, May 7 at 6:00pm during the evening news.


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Shaw TV Feature on BRAVE NEW NORMAL Documentary – Airs Friday, May 8 to Sunday, May 10, 2015

Less than a week ago, BRAVE NEW NORMAL: Five Mothers Break the Silence on Baby Loss was launched here on Wanted Chosen Planned. This is a documentary featuring the honest discussion of five bereaved moms on many topics regarding their losses. It is a must-watch for anyone who has experienced the death of a child and also for those that support bereaved parents.


Click here to watch the intro to the documentary.


Shaw TV interviewed Sara, one of the women from the panel, on her involvement with the documentary. I was playing with our living kids, Sara’s daughter and my children, Hannah and Eden, outside so I am curious to hear what Sara had to say.


The feature will be on channel 10, Shaw TV, from Friday May 8th to Sunday, Mother’s Day, May 10. The feature will run multiple times during those days so if you miss it once, you can catch it another time. I will also be posting both the Shaw TV and CTV features here on WCP next week.


Curious Arts Interview for Mother’s Day

In an interview about my art with a lovely woman, Angelique Rodrigues, who writes for the Work of Arts blog at the University of Alberta, www.WOAblog.com, I was surprised – and pleased – that she had another idea for an article about bereaved Moms for Mother’s Day.  This she will be posting to another of other of the University’s blogs: Curious Arts www.curiousarts.ca. I’ll share the article when it’s live.



Today’s Parent Bereavement Campaign up for Magazine Awards – June 5, 2015

I am so excited that the bereavement campaign that Today’s Parent launched on October 15, 2014 has been shortlisted in multiple categories in the Annual National Magazine Awards.


In the category Editorial Package: Web:


Ariel Brewster, Editor

Sun Ngo, Art Director

Jessica Leeder, Writer

Contributors: Dean Carter, Jenny

Charlesworth, Emily Cumming, Andrew

Lauder, Sonia Mendes, Teresa Pitman, Nadine

Silverthorne, Haley Overland, Karen Robock,

Leah Rumack, Topher Seguin, Chris Uglanica

Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss


In the category Online Video:


Ariel Brewster, Jessica Leeder, Producers

Topher Seguin, Videographer

Emily Cumming, Director, Videographer,

Video Editor

Contributors: Alexis Marie Chute, Chris

Uglanica, Andrew Lauder, Dean Carter, Sun


Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss: Alexis Marie

Chute’s Story


The awards will be given out at the dinner and awards presentation on June 5, 2015. Here are the details:

WHERE: The Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St, 8th Floor, Toronto
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar in the Arcadian Gallery7 p.m. Dinner and awards presentation in the Arcadian Court9 p.m. – till late  After Party in the Arcadian Gallery
TICKETS: Tickets are $135+HST each (early bird rate) and $150+HST after May 18, 2015Table tickets for the dinner & awards presentation are available on a first-come basis and tend to sell out.Tickets for the reception, show-only and dessert are $75+HST




Yeggies Nomination & Awards Night – Saturday, May 9, 2015

For three years in a row Wanted Chosen Planned has been nominated for a Yeggie, a new media and blogging award in Edmonton (yeg for short). This is a tremendous honour in and of itself – so THANK YOU to all the individuals who have cast nominations for WCP over the years.


The category is Best in Family & Parenting, which is challenging since the death of a child is not always a chipper, up-beat topic – especially compared to the other lovely nominees in the category. The other nominees include:


I am just so thankful that Wanted Chosen Planned has been included on this list of wonderful and deserving blogs. My goal on WCP is to bring awareness and support for this challenging aspect of motherhood and in this way, The Yeggies is a very special gift! Thank you & much gratitude to the Yeggies organizers!


The awards night is THIS SATURDAY! Want to come? Join me! The more the merrier.


Details on The Yeggies:

What: The 2014 Yeggies Award Show (which we celebrate in 2015)
When: Saturday, May 9 at 7pm
Where: La Cité francophone (8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury Northwest)
Why: Because celebrating local content creators is important


“The evening will be hosted by Trent Wilkie and Sarah Hoyles. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. DJ Thomas Culture will be providing his musical services, so bring your dancing shoes.”


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Boy, its going to be a party!

1 Comment

  1. Alexis Marie Chute
    May 7, 2015

    To view the CTV interview that aired today, please visit the Wanted Chosen Planned Press>Video page.

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