The Naked Me. Bean there, done that.

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Then. Now. And Later.

I spend many moments in my life reflecting on where I am now, where I was before and where I want to be – later. And one of this moments happened while I was standing on a box, lit by spot lights, surrounded by 4 canvasses, and 4 students – naked.

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Cats and Climbing.

 

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I have learned that those who love cats. LOVE cats. Every time I’ve travelled to third world or second world countries I have never seen a cat.  They just don’t seem to survive in the places where more people and animals need to fend for themselves to eat and  live another day. Cats are kind of a rich people sort of luxury.

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DH in HD

The dental hygiene profession is beginning to transform and take a whole new life of it’s own.  Gone is the perception that you HAVE to have the same hygienist and that you cannot choose who to see. A new wave of awareness and autonomy for people is erupting and I’m excited to be a part of this change.

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The Organization That Changed My Life: A Word From W.O. Seto

Royal Canadian Air Cadets?

To all the cadets of Canada I bring you a short message.  I am who I am today largely thanks to 699 Jasper Place Squadron.  Some of you may have heard of the Woods Canada Dream Job and many of you know of the Trans Canada Trail as I’m sure you’ve all taken a part in helping develop this heritage trail.  5 months ago I was hired by Woods Canada to highlight coast to coast, sections of the TCT and because I was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets I succeeded against over 3800 other applicants.

To see my application video for the Woods Canada Dream job click: HERE

I am hoping to inspire and illustrate to you all that there is value in your training and experience.  Mind you, you still have to go out and grab the things you want but be proud of where you came from and be proud of the accomplishments you have achieved via the RCACS.

Here is a little insight to who I was as a cadet.

Cpl Seto

Cpl Seto

I started just before I was 12. Both my brothers were members at 699 and I couldn’t wait to be a part of it, so Captain Lindley Scott, my commanding officer let me join a little early. (I will have a whole post on how amazing Captain Lindley Scott is so stay tuned.)

From there I learned that I was passionate about drill, leadership, athletics and well pretty much everything. I was part of the range team, sport teams, drill team, flag party,  and even biathlon.

By the time I was 15 I was a Flight Sergeant and Drill Team commanding 2IC. That was the year we won Silver in compulsory and Gold in Precision in the Provincial Drill Competition. Crazy. I will never forget that moment in my life when they called out 699 Jasper Place. My ears where ringing and everyone was screaming and I don’t think I even knew what was happening.  Treasure these moments.

I remember basic training in Penhold, Ab. That was the first year I ever received an award and I think from there it changed the way I pursued my cadet career. Top Cadet. Next to two of my friends who are still my friends to this day. Adam and Blake Thomas.   There were other awards but I’ll save that for another post.

Some of the other courses I did were Intro to Leadership (I.L.C), Physical Education and Recreational Training (P.E.R.T), Athletic Instructor Course (A.I.C), and  Instructeur En Survie (I.E.S) Survival Instructor Course (S.I.C) in Bagotville, QC.

I am so grateful for the opportunities and experiences I was given through the RCACS. I mean my first time camping was backcountry in a parachute tent. I never even used so called “camping gear” until I was 18 or camped at a “camp site”. Everything I learned was from the basics and it taught me how to be resourceful. That’s why I guess I don’t need all these gadgets to have a good time in the bush.

I made friends that even to this day are my closest and dearest friends though many of them may live across the country and many I haven’t spoken to in years but I always know that we will be friends for life.

Bagotville Canteen

Bagotville Canteen

Cadets has enriched my life. It has taught me the importance of leading by example. I have learned the value of following as well as leading. I know that I can get any job once I make it to the interview, thanks to board interviews and mock boards. I understand the importance of respect and discipline.

I don’t have many photos of my time as a cadet due to unfortunate circumstances. But when I find more of them be sure I will be sharing them and the stories that lay behind them. If anyone has any photos of our time together in cadets please send them my way!

Anyways, I just wanted to make a quick shout out to the organization that changed my life.

P Style Toast

PStyle Toast – 5 Stars

I am a strong believer of trying new things and finding ways to make experiencing life more enjoyable. That’s why I am going to give you the opportunity to explore Peeing Standing Up.

The P Style

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HWY 63 Accident: Moose VS Red Arrow Charter

When they stay your life flashes before your eyes, I know exactly what they mean. Time seemed to stand still as I recall several things happening at once.

For video clips post accident HWY 63 Accident: Moose VS Red Arrow

Broken dashboard and blown out left window

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Backseat Rider

Every year I forget how awesome it is to get on my bike… until spring rolls around and when you see that first bike on the road, your hands begin to sweat and all you can think of is what you need to do to get that beast on the road! [Click for Back Seat Rider VIDEO or my 99 Problems Bike Video

My 2010 KLR 650

My 2010 KLR 650

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Strong Women Inspire Strong Women

 One of the biggest things I’ve learned about my 5 month dream job as a Woods Canada Explorer is that inspiration is cyclical. I’ve spent most of my life surrounding myself with amazing friends and supportive family and everyone’s always been excited by my accomplishments and adventures but it wasn’t until recently that I finally understood what it meant to inspire someone.

Bouldering

Bouldering Yamnuska

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Wild Tuna Charters – Toast

Wild Tuna Charters : 5 STARS

Reviewed 21 Sept 2015
Underwater Shot of A Tuna Tail

Underwater Shot of A Tuna Tail

They don’t call him Captain Scott for nothing. If you want a genuine personal experience with insight into local life, read on!

We met Captain Scott through our Woods Canada counterparts while travelling across Canada. He went out of his way to not only give us an ultimate tuna experience but shared with us his love of PEI and key places to go visit locally.

To see the video of my experience click here.

Our first adventure with Scott included the opportunity to actually experience being members of his crew and spent a day shadowing and learning how to halibut fish. This was probably one of the most memorable experiences ever because not only did we get to see how and where our food comes from but we learned the value of how hard Captain Scott and Canadian fisherman work to ensure fresh and sustainable seafood.

Then on our next day with Captain Scott. The Big Tuna day. We spent the morning catching mackerel to bait the tuna and then we began searching for signs of tuna out in the open sea.

With Captains Scott’s sharp eye and quick instincts we soon found several areas where the Tuna were feasting. It took a few rounds of chasing and sighting the beasts but at 3pm we hauled in a 10 foot tuna with an estimated weight of 750lbs!

As a testament to his skill in this trade – out of all the other charters out on the water that day, Wild Tuna Charters was the only one that caught anything!

For More Info Visit: WildTunaCharters.ca or Facebook @wildtunacharters