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From farm to fashion – this Halifax entrepreneur talks SLOW FASHION

Laura McNutt’s post secondary education prepared her for a lifetime of creative pursuits: Laura studied Fine Arts, Environmental Design, then earned a Masters of Architecture at Technical University of Nova Scotia. Following 15 years in the architecture industry, she taught I.B. Fine Art, and engaged in the film industry.

Laura’s professional design career crossed film, architecture, fine art, and design fields, throughout Canada, Bermuda, Switzerland, USA, and Finland. She currently operates a design/build business, designed in the film industry, and taught prep school Fine Art.

Laura was an inaugural member of the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership, awarded a number of RFP artwork installations in Halifax Regional Municipality, and recently chaired the Awards Committee of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia. As Laura the entrepreneur, also operates a boutique vintage shop, KingsPIER Curated Collections, which is the entrepreneurial culmination of decades of passion for heritage, craftsmanship, fashion, and sustainability.


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Edmonton’s source for things to do, eat and know each week

Linda Hoang is one of Alberta’s leading social media strategists and bloggers. As a strategist, she’s delivered social media training to hundreds of participants across a range of industries and has helped public, private, and non-profits big and small develop strategies and content plans to help achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. As a blogger, Linda regularly partners with tourism boards and businesses to create engaging written and visual content. Linda is the co-founder of Stop Race-Based Hate, an anti-racist education tool, and she is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival, the only event of its kind in Alberta.


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Revolutionizing the music creation industry, one artist at a time

Alexandre Turbide, B.Eng, MBA, is the co-founder and CEO of BeatConnect where he coordinates and leads the marketing efforts, strategic planning, resource management, and other administrative tasks pertaining to the business, including orchestrating financing, building networks around the business, and working with the company’s legal counsels. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Alexandre worked as a product and program manager for both Aeroplan and Air Canada, and as a personalization strategist for CBC/Radio-Canada. After successfully completing one of the most ambitious single-sign-on consolidation projects in the airline industry at Air Canada and future-proofing the data acquisition model at CBC with initiatives across 15 digital products, Alexandre now focuses on leading BeatConnect through the startup phase and bringing the business to profitability.


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The New Brunswick Film Industry is Going Strong!

Greg Hemmings is an entrepreneur/filmmaker out of Saint John New Brunswick. His film companies, Hemmings House and Hemmings Films are certified B Corps and have focused their attention on making positive social and environmental change through film storytelling. Their latest TV series is called Race Against The Tide and is currently airing on CBC Thursday nights at 8pm.


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Faire sa place dans le monde des artistes du Québec

Virginie Fisette, pour Tamélo boutique. Nous sommes établis à Montréal. Après mes études en art dramatique au Cégep Marie-Victorin, j’ai complété un certificat en Histoire de l’art à l’UQAM, puis on BAC en communication également à l’UQAM. Je me suis ensuite investi dans la mise en place du projet de centre d’art Le Livart à Montréal, j’y suis restée environ 3 ans à titre de directrice des opérations. À cette époque, ma soeur Mélodie et mon amie Tamara avaient lancé Tamélo Boutique et m’ont demandé de me joindre à l’aventure. Depuis maintenant 4 ans, je m’occupe notamment des communications (internes et externes), du marketing, de la publicité, des partenariats, collaborations et de toutes autres tâches connexes !


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Mathieu Lippé nous sensibilise à l‘importance de développer un esprit créatif qui nous permettra de suivre son intuition

Mathieu Lippé exerce le métier d’artiste depuis plus de vingt ans. Chanteur, conteur, poète, il a fait des spectacles dans de nombreux pays et produit trois albums de chansons (Les Amants de l’Aube 2017). Il a remporté le Festival international de la chanson de Granby en 2011, il a obtenu la médaille d’or aux VIième Jeux de la Francophonie à Beyrouth en 2009 et la deuxième place à la coupe du monde de poésie à Paris. Bachelier en Études Françaises incluant une majeure en littérature et un certificat en musique à l’Université de Sherbrooke, Mathieu Lippé a toujours su mener, en parallèle de sa carrière artistique, une étude et une pratique spirituelle axée sur l’humanisme. Il a écrit des chansons pour de nombreux artistes tel que Fred Pellerin, Ima, Brigitte Boisjoli, L’Isle (aka Ariane Brunet) Céleste Lévis, Stéphanie Bédard. Pratiquant le yoga et la méditation depuis près de vingt ans, il a entres autres complété la formation professorale Hatha yoga et Vinyasa à l’école de Yoga Sangha auprès de Sylvie Tremblay. Mathieu combine les éléments de sa passions pour l’art et le développement de l’être en offrant des conférences, cours, ateliers et retraites à travers différentes collaborations et par le projet ÊTRE ICI : Inspiration-Création-Initiative. Il a aussi créé un corpus de cours d’Écriture créative en ligne.


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A Flower Shop Named After a Shakespearean Character

Marika Styba is the Owner of Peaseblossoms, which opened its doors in 1995 with a unique name based on the work of playwright William Shakespeare.

Peaseblossom was an attending flower fairy to Titania the fairy queen in William Shakespeare’s play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. As time wore on, by the Victorian Era, a peaseblossom became synonymous with simply being a flower fairy. Sweet, charming and whimsical are all traits Styba loves about her shop and she thinks the name suits them to a ‘t’. The small flower shop has seen steady business in the past year even during the pandemic as people continue to want connections with others through the beauty of flowers.


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Changing the landscape for Canadian songwriters

Brittni Noble is a songwriter from Vancouver, Canada who has been performing in front of audiences with her R&B influenced vocals and original songs since she was 12 years old. Brittni went on to graduate from Vancouver Community College’s Jazz and Contemporary Voice program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Music and proceeded to teach children, private voice lessons and musical theatre for three years in Vancouver. In 2015, Brittni earned a scholarship to Berklee School of Music where she studied Songwriting and Vocal Performance before moving to LA and attending Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Songwriting. While studying at LACM, Brittni worked as a Digital Marketer at LA-based record label, Three Seventy Music Group. She also Interned at 411 Music Group to learn more about the music publishing industry and which is where the idea for be noble was born. Brittni moved back to Vancouver in 2019 and worked as the Head of Music and Voice at a Marketing and Advertising agency until the pandemic hit. With this sudden shift in her life, Brittni decided to pursue her passion of music publishing and helping other songwriters, launching be noble in January 2021 while continuing to work as Head of Creative for the same Marketing and Advertising agency. Brittni looks forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise she has gained through her education and work experiences with other songwriters to help further their careers and act as their partner, champion and advocate.


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Marcia Harris is a nationally recognized landscape, urbanscape & portrait painter and artist – Calgary

Marcia Harris is the owner of Mini Monet Art. She’s an accomplished Canadian painter and artist. Educated at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Marcia specializes in landscapes, urbanscapes and portraits. Marcia’s works are nationally recognized and have been shown by numerous galleries throughout Western Canada. Marcia has two children and teaches art avidly to both kids and adults alike.


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Giselle Denis is a Performance Painter Engaging People in the Process of Her Work

Giselle Denis is a performance painter at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada & the Raffles Hotel Dubai in the UAE. She enjoys engaging people in the process of her work answering questions about where she gets her inspiration and about her creative process. All the work she creates live is for sale and guests often purchase her art on the spot while she is making it before their eyes.

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