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Think Impacts Not Amounts — How RBC Wants to #Make150Count! (Featured Image)

Think Impacts Not Amounts — How RBC Wants to #Make150Count!

Back in Grade 7 when school mandated that we do at least 40 hours of volunteering before we graduate, I didn’t know it’d unlock a culture of giving with me I didn’t even know was there. Hazel McCallion’s Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee. The Square One Youth Centre. The Trillium […]

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #37, Jeremy Anthony Goring, Model & FilmTelevision Actor (Featured Image)

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #37, Jeremy Anthony Goring, Model & Film/Television Actor

Now that I’ve got my momentum back, it’s time to revisit the #Chronicle150 — and who better to reintroduce you to the series than a powerful entry from Jeremy Anthony Goring? I have to apologise to Jeremy for this one. I wanted to get his piece out way earlier, […]

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #36, Nikki Yeh, JournalistAdmin, Adventures in Baby Savings (Featured Image)

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #36, Nikki Yeh, Journalist/Admin, Adventures in Baby Savings

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to the #Chronicle150, where we strive to find 150 Canadian stories to commemorate this nation’s 150th birthday! The series took a break for a while—you wouldn’t believe how much is going on here behind the scenes—but it’s high time this project got […]

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #35, Pauleanna Reid (Featured Image)

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #35, Pauleanna Reid, Motivational Speaker, Millennial Mentor, Celebrity/CEO Ghostwriter, Author, Everything I Couldn’t Tell My Mother

Gotta say—I thought I’d struck Pauleanna’s nerve in my hunt for Tales contributors. She’d told me she was too busy when I pressed her with one of my emails, but one brief look at her résumé will tell you that’s exactly what she was! Pauleanna’s ode to her country shows […]

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #34, Talia Leacock, Storyteller

For the #Chronicle150, one thing I really appreciate is when people don’t feel forced to stick to the script. I met Talia when scouting contributors for this year’s Tales from the 2.9, quickly intrigued when I realised she holds a degree in professional writing from York University! I’ve developed […]

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #33, Grace Pan, Social Media Influencer, Event Planner, PR Consultant, Instagrammer, @Phone.Eats.First (Featured Image)

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #33, Grace Pan, Social Media Influencer, Event Planner, PR Consultant, Instagrammer, @Phone.Eats.First

Grace Pan is very likely my favourite foodstagrammer in this city. There. I said it. We met under… less than ideal circumstances (just saying, when a person you just met is willing to sift through garbage to help you find your wedding ring—friend for life), but I’m entirely glad […]

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #32, Stan Grey, Owner, Build & Evolve (Featured Image)

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #32, Stan Grey, Owner, Build & Evolve

When I ran this year’s Tales from the 2.9, one of the more unexpected responses was from Ann Asher, who proposed writing a piece on a local entrepreneur to profile! There’re so many people living in this country of ours, and Stan Grey is but an example of everything […]

Black Fridays — #1, Stephanie Konu, Artist, Lilly Bo Chic (Featured Image)

Black Fridays — #1, Stephanie Konu, Artist, Lilly Bo Chic

I’ll admit it—my cranial cup doesn’t quite runneth over when it comes to Black Canadian history. I mean, I wasn’t exactly surrounded by Black folk growing up, with many of the opportunities my parents afforded me not exactly aligning with the archetype of how the world saw Black people at […]

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #30, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Financial Expert, Debt-Free Forever (Featured Image) v2

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #30, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Financial Expert, Debt-Free Forever

I first crossed paths with Gail in 2016’s Tales from the 2.9 when a mutual friend connected us for her radio show on Newstalk 1010! I remember being nervous as heck—Sarah and I are huge fans (watching syndicated ‘Til Debt Do Us Part episodes numerous times), so every time she’s willing […]

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #29, Robert Iveniuk, Writer (Featured Image)

#Chronicle150 — 150 Truly Canadian Stories for its 150th Birthday — #29, Robert Iveniuk, Writer

I admittedly had a far more grandiose introduction in mind for the second phase to #Chronicle150, but there’s an àpropos saying about the best-laid plans of mice and men that comes to mind instead. Tales from the 2.9 was quite the ordeal and an ambitious way to start #Chronicle150, […]

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