Editor’s Notes: April 2020

Paula E. Kirman, Editor

Welcome to the first issue of SPANN (Stony Plain Road and Area News Network).

SPANN is a print and online communications platform intended to connect communities and enhance a sense of place. It seeks to engage area stakeholders (residents, business owners, and agency representatives) with news and information about the area in a way that positively presents Stony Plain Road/Jasper Place as a location that is desirable to live, work, attend events, dine, and shop. 

Over the next year, our four print issues will feature updates from our elected representatives, the Stony Plain Road BIA, Jasper Place Revitalizations, local agencies, as well as present profiles of local people doing interesting things, reviews of restaurants, coverage of events, profiles of businesses, and more. If you would like to get involved as a writer or photographer, you can contact me at spanneditor@gmail.com for our Editorial Guidelines. We are also seeking people to be a part of our Advisory Committee, which will meet monthly to help inform and guide the direction of SPANN. 

Our next issue is scheduled to be published in June. The deadline for submissions is May 12th. Subsequent issues are scheduled for September (deadline: August 12th) and December (deadline: November 12th). 

Be sure to check out our website at thespann.ca. If you use social media, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@spannjasperplace), and Twitter (@thespannjp). All of the articles that appear in print are also published online, as well as a downloadable PDF of the issue. We also hope to publish extra features on our website and social media as we move forward.

If you have any questions, feedback, or would like to get involved, feel free to send me an email: spanneditor@gmail.com. Enjoy the issue!

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