“I did it for a girl! A million years ago, I moved here with my partner at the time in 2014, after I finished my undergraduate. I came here just not a clue in the world and I thought okay I might as well see what this is about. Maybe, it would get me out of debt at the very least because I am no longer a student. Then I got into the National Theatre School of Canada and I realized I needed to be a student again. I got a job at Some Other Solutions working with youth and it became something I’m very passionate about.
In the school year I trained as a theater artist then I’d come back here and work in non-profit which made me a lot fuller as a person. I’d used my craft and skills as an instrument to give back to the community especially one that has given so much to me. I do owe this community a tremendous amount of gratitude.
I am not an industry guy, I don't work on site, I don't play hockey, I don't drive a truck. I am nothing like anyone here, yet I’ve still been able to find so many people that have things in common with me. It was all through the arts and through people who want to give to the community and through people who really want to make Fort McMurray a home.”
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