Christina Hardie was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in the southern neighbourhood of Mill Woods. After graduating from Grant MacEwan University in 2005 with a diploma in Theatre Arts, Christina spent five years touring across the prairies showcasing her dramatic skills in a variety of theatre productions. Favorite productions include Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Feste in Twelfth Night and Penny in the Canadian premier of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog. But it was her work performing for children that brought her the most joy and eventually led her to work for the City of Edmonton in natural & human history interpretation. Christina is currently the Programs Coordinator at the John Walter Museum where she aims to make history engaging and accessible to young people and Edmontonians. She is currently completing her Certificate in Museum Studies and is the project lead behind Mill Woods Mythologies, an oral history project that explores the childhood experience connected to natural areas in Mill Woods. Christina volunteers her time to a number of organizations including the Edmonton Heritage Council, Edmonton Regional Heritage Fair, the Flying Canoe Volant Festival, and is a Girl Guide leader with the 76th Holyrood Sparks. Passions of Christina’s include encouraging everyone to cherish their weird side, exploring Edmonton's history, and partaking in the lost art of traditional skills. As well, Christina is an advocate for play and the enrichment it can bring to all of our lives.
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