The UrbanYEG Community Podcast

Inspire. Serve. Change.


Our Mission:
Inspiring creatives to grow and develop themselves, and in turn develop and grow the community around them.


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005 Naheed Shariff: The Shariff Group

As Naheed says, he was born into business. His parents opened an East African restaurant after coming to Canada from Nairobi Kenya, and his mothers first job was at Boston Pizza. In 1983, his parents purchased their first Boston Pizza franchise. Naheed himself started at Boston  at the age of 12, and by his 15th birthday, his goal was to become a franchisee by 23, which he achieved.  By 2014 The Shariff Group owned and operated 4 Boston Pizza locations in Edmonton. As Naheed speaks about in the podcast, He positioned to exit the Boston Pizza brand...  READ MORE

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004 Shay + April: Shady Ape

Jeffrey and Chan have a chat with Shay and April, the founders of Shady Ape. UrbanYEG has worked with Shady Ape for just over a year and in that time they've made, and continue to make, amazing contributions to the members of our city and the communities within Edmonton. During their conversation Shay and April cover how meditation became a part of their individual lives and how they came together to create something bigger than themselves. They talk about their passion to share the benefits of meditation and how their unique approach... READ MORE


003 James Kim: The Hungry Mind

Jeffrey and Chan sit down for a chat with James Kim. They discuss how James' passion project, The Hungary Mind, came to be and the lessons he has learned along the way. James also talks about how mindset is so important when pursuing success, whatever success happens to look like to you. Question your motivations and desires and discover yourself in the process.




002 Kim Knull: Momentum Walk-in Counselling

Jeffrey Kelly, UrbanYEG's Community Engagement Manager, interviews Kim Knull, Co-Founder of Momentum Walk-in Counselling. Kim and Jeff talk about how Momentum started and how they work to help improve the mental health of Edmontonians.




001 Chan Rin: The Founder's Story of UrbanYEG

Jeffrey Kelly, UrbanYEG's Community Engagement Manager, interviews Chan Rin, Founder and Director of UrbanYEG and Vivid Ribbon Photography. Chan and Jeff talk about How UrbanYEG started and why community is important in personal development and as support in the lives of creatives.

Chan Rin vividribbon.ca @vividribbon

Jeffrey Kelly jeffreypaulkelly.com @jeffreypaulkelly