Last month Joel and I got to meet Alberta-born actress Erin Karpluk. On a whim I’d entered an online CBC contest and it was a wonderful surprise to get an email saying ‘two tickets are yours!’ We had a marvellous time at Milestones Restaurant in downtown Calgary with Erin and her co-star, Adam Fergus, and twenty some other guests. (Some drove from Edmonton and Saskatoon to be there for the two hours)
Being Erica is into its third television season and the Canadian show has become popular world-wide. I enjoy the series’ themes that our past doesn’t need to define who we are today -- which is a healthy reflection of the Judeo- Christian beliefs I value of healing, redemption, new life and new possibilities. At the end of the evening, as we had our photo taken with Erin, we learned she was confirmed in the United Church in Jasper. It was wonderful to meet this talented Canadian actress whose skilled acting can take us through emotions of regret, grief, embarrassment, excitement, delight and out-loud laughter within an hour-long episode. But what Erin makes look easy, as she described for us, takes hours of careful work and deliberation over each script.
Watch for Erin Karpluk in the Hallmark Christmas movie, Mrs. Miracle, based on a book by Debbie MacComber. Since I receive MacComber’s newsletter, I’d seen last Christmas that Mrs. Miracle would be on the Hallmark Channel, however, it only aired in the United States. Erin said she enjoyed filming for the movie and that it would be on Canadian TV this year.