Sheena Rossiter


Sheena Rossiter is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She lived in Brazil for nearly seven years working as a foreign correspondent covering the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Prior to that, she was based in London and Barcelona. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and is an associate producer at CBC Edmonton.

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Palestinian community prepares for first appearance at Edmonton's Heritage Festival

The inaugural Palestine Pavilion will be part of the 44th edition of the Heritage Festival in Edmonton, taking place this long weekend.

Colouring outside the lines: Edmonton kids colour in Kate Bush-inspired music video

Hundreds of Edmonton elementary school students crayoned in a colouring book to create an animated music video.

With 1,500 tonnes of sand, Northlands set to host world's best beach volleyball players

The $150,000 Edmonton Open, which starts Wednesday and runs through the weekend in conjunction with K-Days, makes Edmonton only the fourth Canadian city to host the FIBV tour.

Edmonton app wins grant to help improve health-care access in Somalia

Khalid Hashi has received $10,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

New, young face of poetry becomes Edmonton poet laureate

Nisha Patel is Edmonton's new poet laureate and she couldn't be happier.

'The most exciting sport you'll ever see': Indian relay takes off in northern Alberta

Thousands of animated fans watched daredevil riders at Bonnyville’s rodeo grounds, during an inaugural Indian relay race over the May long weekend.

'We were blindsided': Energy companies owe one Alberta county millions in unpaid taxes

Woodlands County faces a $4.3-million revenue shortfall after oil and gas companies failed to pay their taxes to the municipality last year.  

'We're standing together': Alberta students set to protest UCP plan for GSAs

Students across Alberta will walk out of class on Friday, as part of the provincewide protest of the new Alberta government’s stance on gay-straight alliances (GSAs).

Hip hop 101: Artist in residence teaches Edmonton students valuable lessons

Kids, and some staff, at Virginia Park school spent a week studying with a professional dancer and the school’s first hip-hop artist in residence.

'Sometimes there's a card for no reason at all': Still valentines after all these years

When Robin Alton met his wife-to-be Jeannie at a teen dance in Edmonton's Highlands neighbourhood he was "shaking in his boots."

East Edmonton elementary students learn a lesson about giving back

Students at St. Bernadette, an elementary school in Edmonton's Beverly neighbourhood, learned about what it means to go hungry and not have a home.

Not all heroes wear capes. Some drive snowplows

Winter has unofficially arrived in Edmonton. Heavy snow fell over the weekend and city roads have been blanketed with more than 20 centimetres of the white stuff. It wasn't long after that small armies of snowplows and graders hit the city streets.

'Part of the community': Latin Americans thriving in Mill Woods

The Latino community in Mill Woods is just as rich, diverse and warm as the Latin American region itself. And it helps offer a sense of found family for people who are far away from home, whether they are recent arrivals or long-time Edmontonians.

Edmonton police remind boaters to stay sober with Operation Dry Water

The Edmonton Police Service Marine Unit has been working alongside federal authorities to implement the national Operation Dry Water campaign. Anyone caught impaired while boating will face a fine under Transport Canada’s Federal Jurisdiction, and will have to appear in court

Edmonton's Heritage Festival goes green

An estimated 350,000 festival goers are expected to take in the tastes, sights and sounds of 100 countries in the festival’s cultural pavilions. But with all of the festival delights comes a lot of waste.