Raina Delisle
Raina Delisle is a writer and communications consultant based in Victoria, B.C. A former newspaper reporter/editor and TV news producer, she now contributes to leading Canadian print and digital publications. She is passionate about storytelling for social change.

Entries by Raina Delisle

Neighbour Noise Complaints About Your Kids Can Be Easily Handled

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 1:55 PM

Living below two little kids (who sounded like quintuplets) when I was a university student gave me a soft spot for people who want to live in relative peace and quiet. So when my landlord sent me an email last month kindly asking me if there was anything I could...

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Marketing To Kids: Parents, Corporations Must Share Responsibility

(5) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 12:10 PM

This week, Value Village made a bold statement. The retail thrift giant stopped selling sexualizing Halloween costumes for preschoolers in response to my blog and public outcry.

Value Village exemplified corporate social responsibility. They showed that they care about their customers' concerns and, more importantly,...

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Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters

(183) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 1:21 AM

My preschooler wants to be a firefighter for Halloween. She also wants to be Elsa and a strawberry, but let's focus on firefighter. In search of the perfect costume, we went to Value Village: "Your Halloween destination for the whole family."

We quickly located a firefighter costume for boys,...

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Canucks' Stanley Cup Run Gives Vancouver A Post-Olympic Buzz

(65) Comments | Posted May 26, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Sometimes, it's a slap shot from the point; other times, a lucky bounce wobbling past the goal line. However it goes down, there comes an instant when hockey puck hits twine - and a city knows it's bound for the big time. When Kevin Bieksa scored a double-overtime game-winner against...
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