There has been a few defining moments in my life, some negative, some positive. One undeniably positive defining moment was being accepted to Creative Communications at Red River College.
Creative Communications, or CreComm, is a very respected program in Manitoba and the prairie provinces of Western Canada. It does a great job of introducing students to the advertising, public relations, journalism and television and radio broadcasting industries. It's for this reason the program always has far more applicants than it can handle and therefore must have strict entrance procedures. There are a series of written exams; prospects must all submit a portfolio of work that demonstrate creative and writing ability; and if you get through all that there is the interview process.
Because my portfolio was weak - I had no experience in the industry - my interview was instrumental in my acceptance into CreComm. The instructor who interviewed me was Kenton Larsen, he was the one who ultimately gave me the nod.
In leaving for Toronto I thought it was fitting for me to say good-bye to someone who unknowingly drastically changed the course of my life for the better. So, for that, thank you Kenton.
This video was shot today when I went out for drinks with Kenton to say farewell. I asked him to say a few kind words to wish me well and this is what I got.