Category Archives: Just Me

Serving up Hope at the Union Gospel Mission

Recently, I was blessed with the opportunity to serve at the Union Gospel Mission’s annual Christmas Meal.  On Saturday, December 9, UGM staff, donors, and volunteers served over 2,600 meals to anyone who needed some warm food or a place to sit for a while.

When my good friend Mavic (who works for UGM) invited me to serve at the 77th annual Christmas Dinner, I re-arranged a couple of things on my schedule so I could do it.  As someone who preaches “walking the talk”, it’s very important for me to serve in addition to inviting others to do so.

Truth be told, Mavic invited me as a “social media influencer” so I could post reflections about my experience afterwards to help spread the word about UGM’s good work.

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Canucks Christmas Carols (2010 to now)

Every year for Christmas, I like to combine my love for the Canucks and my love for music.  The result: Canucks Christmas Carols!

Here’s a look at the Canucks Christmas videos we’ve done over the years.  They have a combined 70,000 views between them.

2017:  Canucks Christmas Carols Volume 2

Three years after our original Canucks Christmas Carols video, Marie and I are back with more Canucks-themed Christmas songs.

We enlist the help of broadcaster Joey Kenward and we went with an 80s theme.

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Trust

Trust.

It’s usually earned and it’s rarely given freely.

I’ve been blessed to speak to 4 different audiences in the past week: an elementary school leadership day, a Confirmation retreat, a grade 11 retreat, and a Reverence 4 Life mini-conference. While it has made for a couple of late nights (both in preparation and catching up on work), it has certainly been worth it. Continue reading Trust

Try out Find and Seek’s Brand New Room

They say that good things come to those who wait.

In the case of Find and Seek – Vancouver’s critically acclaimed puzzle adventure escape room experience – the 18-month wait for their new second room was well worth it.

So with eager anticipation, I took my all-star crew of sleuths to try to solve The Curse of Madame Zita’s Curiosities.  And we were not disappointed.

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Bruno Mars Medley: The Entire “24K Magic” Album in 6 Minutes

Check out the mega-talented Katrina Del Rosario in our new video: she covers all 9 songs from Bruno Mars’ new album in just 6 minutes.

I love her range (both the soulful lower parts and the powerful upper notes) and was amazed at how quickly she picked up the transitions between songs.

And for those of you who know the lyrics to the songs – I hope you appreciate our edits.