Kaitlyn Vallieres

Kaitlyn Vallieres Kaitlyn Vallieres is a young entrepreneur with distinguishable taste, eyes for fashion and remarkable skill creating everyday outfits and costumes.  Her designs are unique, tailored to her clientele, and created from scratch. She opened her company, Kitt on a Box a few years ago, but she has been an artist since childhood.  One of the reasons she began designing clothing is to allow people to feel comfortable in their own skin because fashion isn’t just a statement.  Her philosophy is to put her clients first and foremost by establishing relationships with them. This allows her to connect with them and...

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Jennifer J. Lacelle

Jennifer J. Lacelle Jennifer J. Lacelle is an emerging figure in the creative arts world!  Her path began with Sudbury Secondary School where she obtained her Red Seal Diploma (Specialist High Skills Major) in theatre production.  She can hardly recall a time when she wasn’t scribbling something down, often scrawling in notebooks or single slips of paper, until she’d finally formulated her first four-book series that was over 1,000 pages (typed).   While she hasn’t looked at those pages in over a decade, she has considered glancing back to see how far she’s come since those days, and maybe even edit...

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Doug Landsborough

Doug Landsborough If Doug Landsborough had to have an official title, it would probably be nerd extraordinaire. Growing up on an unhealthy (to some) amount of fantasy novels, horror movies and board games, he became a fan of writing from an early age. With the dream of one day being an author when he grew up, Doug focused on making his living about the written word. After spending four years in university and graduating with a political sciences degree (after jumping from biomedical science to law and then, finally, polisci), Doug found himself working for RBC, one of Canada’s largest...

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Kelly Louiseize

Kelly Louiseize Kelly Louiseize is a freelance journalist living in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Her curiosity in people and life adventures is what fuels her growth.   Recently a student of Natalie Goldberg, Kelly is in the process of completing her first book which is expected out this year.   Consultant for Investors Group Financial Services Inc from 2010 to 2018. During this time, I was a financial advisor speaking with individuals about their goals and concerns.  Together, we found ways of making some of their hard-earned money work for effectively for them. Editor for North Ontario Business from 2003 to 2010. My...

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Michelle Chretien

Michelle Chretien When it comes to exploring the creative arts, Michelle Chretien has been at it for more than half her life. The Métis and French European artist received her first sewing machine at 13 years old.  Turns out it has come in handy since she progressed her skills, and now makes clothing. Her love for creativity continued evolving as she began painting fabrics, eventually leading her to work on actual canvas.  Though, her primary focus lately has been painting skills, particularly, a larger canvas piece. Michelle now predominantly works with acrylic paints though she also enjoys incorporating different mediums....

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Michael Cywink

Michael Cywink Michael “CY” Cywink is an internationally acclaimed artist born in Little Current (Manitoulin Island), Ontario.  He’s a graduate from the Museum Studies Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, New Mexico). He was first published in 2006 with his short story The Adventures of Crazy Turtle and has been exhibiting his artwork since 1979. His broad repertoire includes interning with Walt Disney Imagineering and then becoming a First Nations cultural consultant with Disney's America theme park project.  Further internships include: - National Museum of the American Indian located in the Smithsonian  - Institute of American...

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Anna Rhymer

Rod LaRocque

One in four Canadian adults, 23.9 — 26.4 per cent, are reportedly obese with projections continuing to rise over the next 20 years. These predictions also happen to see a trend that shows its more prevalent in the male population.

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Nigelle Fredette

Rod LaRocque

When the mind is rejuvenated so is the body and vice versa. Feeling good about yourself is one of the mottos, and goals, of Nigelle Medi Esthetics in Val Caron, Ontario. Their incredible skin rejuvenation services which leave you feeling as though you just took a mini-vacation.

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Lumber Avenue

Rod LaRocque

When you know, you know. Jiwan Deol, live edge wood creator, knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in woodworking. His father was a hobbyist and taught Deol at a young age how to work with wood. At 21 he made the firm decision to become a carpenter.

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Chief Pilot Michel Treskin

Rod LaRocque

With over 20,000 hours of flying time, Captain Michel Treskin has a remarkable, if not “Amazing” history in aviation. In fact, his skills as a pilot earned him the nickname “The Amazing.” His flying suits, and official parade uniform, were all embroidered with the moniker. Often, this caused Colonels and Generals to pause during inspections and ask, “how is Amazing today?”

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Chef Deke Zaher

Rod LaRocque

His foremost memories of being in the kitchen start at the age of four. Zaher says during large family gatherings he was often in the kitchen with his aunts rather than playing video games with his cousins. Zaher’s favourite memory is the scent that occurs when olive oil is heated and has garlic and lemon added to it, calling it “the essence of Palestinian cooking.”

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Fred Lazar

Rod LaRocque

One of Canada’s leading experts in Economics, Fred Lazar, has been an Associate Professor at York University since September 1972. This role includes the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, as well as the Schulich School of Business.

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Gustavo Cabral

Rod LaRocque

As a passionate photographer, Gustavo Cabral has explored the world to find the best places to capture on camera. Originally from Brazil/Germany, he is now based out of the Netherlands where he finds stunning — almost celestial — landscapes to freeze in time.

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Gino Donato

Rod LaRocque

Click… whirr… snap! The sound of the camera lens captures a moment in a time. Gino Donato has been working professionally as a photographer for over 28 years. He began taking pictures as a teenager, before the digital age, and learned how to develop and print film using his father’s darkroom. It was at home then and he “just kind of stuck with it, photographing concerts and sporting events in high school.”

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