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profileedmonton.com

APRIL | 2010

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 7


STYLIST FELICITY CROCKER | MODEL JESSLYN BARRIAULT | MAKE-UP JANELL PINTO | PHOTOGRAPHY CRAIG HOBBS

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COMMUNITY PROFILE

BOB BLACK

URBAN FASHION

MERRAN CARR-WIGGIN CHRISTOPHER WASYLKIEWICZ UNION HALL NIGHTLIFE

GAVIN PALMER

UofA UofA UofA UofA

MUSIC PROFILE

PARACHUTE PENGUIN BRIKHAUS ART + DESIGN

MIKE COR

DERKS ENTERPRISE

THOMAS MCDONALD CAMPUS PROFILE

CHRIS CARMICHAEL-POWELL HUDSONS SPORTS

UofA UofA NAIT

ANDREW DICKSON MICHELLE DESNOYERS

MacEwan UofA

EDITOR IN CHIEF

CONTACT sticks@andstones.ca

SCOTT FRANCIS WINDER JULIAN THOMAS WILLIAM FAID

ART DIRECTOR

ADVERTISING INQUIRIES ads@andstones.ca

MATTHIAS EDWIN SMALE

PHOTOGRAPHER CRAIG HOBBS

Cert o. nSW -COC-208 3


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PROGRAM LAW YEAR ALUMNI TITLE EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT OF SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT - KATZ GROUP WEBSITE REVITALIZEDOWNTOWN.CA

SHOT ON LOCATION | OVERLOOKING PROPOSED ARENA SITE

COMMUNITY

FAVOURITE HOCKEY NICKNAME PHANTOM JOE MALONE

BOB BLACK UofA


It seems everyone is talking about the arena, and only the arena. Can you give us a sneak peak of the overarching vision for the Edmonton Arena District, aside from the arena? Absolutely! We envision a district with multiple live music venues, bars, restaurants, cafÊs, residential components, office components, two hotels, a casino, student residences, a community practice rink that doubles as a smaller venue, and something that we call the Winter Garden. The Winter Garden is a one-acre public space that is under roof and spans over 104th Avenue. It will be of iconic architecture and integrate the development north of 104th Avenue into the downtown. It is a critical piece in allowing Edmonton to take its place on the world stage as one of the great northern cities. Sounds promising‌ How do you think it will help with the environment and urban sprawl?

Edmonton has had a monstrous problem with urban sprawl. We are constantly growing at our edges; increasing our environmental footprint, increasing our reliance on automobiles, and increasing our infrastructure costs to extend the city. Here we sit with our downtown core that has infrastructure, is well serviced by transit, and with the new LRT developments, will be extremely well serviced by light rail. Given the district’s physical proximity to the business, retail and government cores in the city, this is the first step in the development of a walking culture. If you could tell every post-secondary student in Edmonton one thing, what would it be? This is about your future. This is about making Edmonton a place you want to be, where you want to raise your family, where you want to do business, where you will be proud to host guests, and ultimately, a vehicle for moving Edmonton forward as a city.


SHOT ON LOCATION | MORIARTY’S RICE HOWARD WAY HAIR | BLUNT SALON

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PROGRAM DRAMA HONOURS - ART HISTORY

FASHION

YEAR 3 STYLE INSPIRED BY CLASSICS FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING OLD MAN SHOES BEST SPOT IN EDMONTON DEPENDS WHO YOU’RE WITH

MERRAN CARR-WIGGIN UofA


Where do you think all your interest in drama and the arts comes from? I traveled a lot as a kid, and my mom would bring me to every art gallery she could. I think that’s why I choose my degree. I get to look at pretty pictures all day. Although, an Art History minor is most useful for impressing people when you’re out at a gallery. So your minor is really only to impress people... Yeah, pretty much. Art galleries make for good dates and when better to impress someone? I also get to sound like a know-it-all. That’s attractive, right? Sure... You’re pretty active behind the Edmonton art scene too. I am! I’m the youngest board member of Harcourt House Art Gallery, so I am hoping to bring a bit of a youthful perspective to the organization. Hopefully I can help. I’m also on the organizing committee for artsScene which involves young professionals with the arts in Edmonton. Recently we hosted the first ever TEDx event in Edmonton and had amazing people speak and a pretty great after-party too! I’ll look out for my invitation to speak at the next TEDx event. I heard a story about you giving something up for Lent. Care to expand on that? I gave up pants for Lent... Isn’t it cold during Lent? That seems like a bad idea. Yes and I caught pneumonia, but it was worth it. How did you even have enough to wear? Let’s just say I had no problem wearing a different dress on each of the 46 days... I guess a girl can never have too many dresses.

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PROGRAM MECHANICAL ENGINEERING YEAR 4 FAVOURITE SPORT GOLF FAVOURITE DESIGNER J. LINDBERG

FASHION

FAVOURITE PIANO PIECE BEETHOVEN SONATA PATHÉTIQUE

CHRISTOPHER WASYLKIEWICZ UofA


As a piano instructor, black belt in Taekwondo, and varsity golfer, how do you make time for engineering? Do you consider yourself somewhat of an expert on time management? Everything can fit in; you just have to make the right sacrifices at the right time. As for a time management expert, I would say yes. Many people ask me how I manage to fit it in, but at the end of the day, it all gets done on time and it is all together. It has been said that you dress to a higher calibre than the average student. Where did your initial drive to dress better come from? Definitely from playing golf. I started to notice that it was fun to dress up on the course; you can pretty much get away with anything. Lots of people saw Norway’s curling pants in the Olympics; I would definitely rock those on the course. So as a Varsity golfer, do you make sure you are identifiable in tournaments? Moderately. I think my handicap could be better but everyone says that. We only have so much summer to practice though… Do you ever play in piano concerts? I perform a few times a year in the Rotary music festival and recitals with my students. I have been playing since I was ten and have been teaching out of my home. Any plans after school? Engineering?

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SHOT ON LOCATION | MORIARTY’S RICE HOWARD WAY HAIR | BLUNT SALON

I’m not sure, just looking forward to finishing my degree and I will figure it out from there.


SHOT ON LOCATION | IRONHORSE

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PROGRAM PETROLEUM ENGINEERING YEAR 3 HOMETOWN CALGARY FAVOURITE DRINK TO DRINK ANYTHING WITH ALCOHOL

GAVIN PALMER UofA

FAVOURITE CLUB THE ROXY IN VANCOUVER

How long have you been flair bartending for? How did you get into it?

How many competitions a year do you do?

About three years of flairing and over four years of bartending. I started out in Banff working at the ski hill as a busser. Thanks to high staff turnover, I managed to work my way up quickly and sneak on some nights to learn how to bartend.

I try and do more, but now I’m doing three or four competitions a year. I’ve traveled as far as Orlando, but typically around Western Canada; Kelowna, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Should I assume your favourite movie is Cocktail?

NIGHTLIFE

Would you say that flairing helps out with the tips? I find it does. It brings a positive attitude behind the bar. It is a lot of fun and you are enjoying your job more. Bartending is like hosting a party and if you are having fun then it will affect your customers. If you are back there looking miserable, cranky, and not really taking the extra step for service, they are not going to pay you as much because they are looking for the exciting experience.

Don’t ever say the “T” word. I would go a little more recent, like Coyote Ugly or something with girls in it. Is it your goal to compete more? It is something that I really enjoy but my focus is definitely academic right now. I would like to start doing a couple more competitions a year but I’m always balancing it with my studies.

What is the hardest trick in flair bartending? What is your most embarrassing competition story? The hardest trick is always a new one. It is unforgiving in competitions to try out new stuff, but if you can step up in a competition and make yourself stand out, it will go a long way.

You should never ask a bartender for embarrassing stories.


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When did you guys get started? About three years ago, I guess it was around 2007. How did you get together? Well, given that three of the members are brothers, it was pretty smooth. We had to wait for Jon to turn legal before we could start playing shows in bars. If you had to describe your sound, how would you describe it? Well…that’s a pretty tough question. Ummm… Alternative? That’s pretty broad. I used to run a music website and I know how much bands hate to be asked that, so I couldn’t resist. Have you toured much? No, not really. We are just trying to build a local fan base for now. We all have other things going on the side so we are trying to keep the focus local. Are all of you students? Not all of us. Steve is a flight instructor, James is in Engineering at the UofA, Matt is in a Masters of Surgery at the UofA, and Jon is applying to be a firefighter. You mentioned that you have two EPs and you were the Sonic Band of the Month in October. Have you noticed any extra promo or activity from that? Definitely, we noticed more traffic on our MySpace page and more of our tracks were listened to. It was great exposure. Great, any upcoming shows you want to plug?

MUSIC

Yep, April 1st – The Nest at NAIT with Christian Hansen

PARACHUTE PENGUIN


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Looking over your work it seems like you’ve worked in every medium possible How did you get started in art? I’ve been doing it most of my life. I did go on a little hiatus I guess for a while and got my ticket as an electric motor mechanic. I eventually came back to it and the fundamentals program at the U of A is incredible. A few of the professors there are so dedicated and inspiring. It changed the direction of my life. Where did you first see yourself being? I was originally planning on architecture, but ended up falling in love with art in general. I was constantly moving between design and art, and sculpture and painting. I even started in printmaking before moving to painting. I’ve been all over the place. What is it about making art that draws you in so much? I fell in love with the studio atmosphere and working in the studio. I like it when it’s just you and the piece you’re working on. It’s very gratifying. How have all your different pursuits influenced your work up to now?

PROGRAM BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS YEAR 4

ART + DESIGN

TITLE PRESIDENT OF THE VISUAL ARTS STUDENT ASSOCIATION PREFERRED MEDIUM PAINTING

In the trades I had the experience of working in the mining industry, in the coal mines and up north in the tar sands, and there’s this huge scale to everything, combined with this massive movement of earth, that really impacted me. There’s this overwhelming feeling about the experience of being in that situation. I can’t say I realized it while I was there but looking back after getting more involved in art I have a new respect for it. You’re the President of the Visual Arts Student Association. What do you have coming up next that people can look out for? We have our grad show coming up that runs from April 6th to the 16th. The opening night is the 8th and there will be food and drinks in the FAB gallery. It’s sort of our introduction to the professional world and hopefully our sending off.

FAVOURITE COLOUR GREEN

MIKE COR UofA

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THOMAS MCDONALD UofA

How did an Innisfail boy become one of Edmonton’s biggest bar moguls? Well, I moved here to take Engineering at the UofA. I had to do an internship in Fort McMurray and realized right quick that I was not going to work for somebody for the rest of my life. I had an opportunity at the bar where I was working to take it over and that is sort of where it all started. You started as a bartender at one bar and now how many bars do you own? Oil City Hospitality is essentially eleven bars in Alberta and we are just getting bigger and bigger. And you are still a student?! Have you been involved in the campus community over your tenure? I have done everything. I swam Varsity for a number of years; we did a pub-crawl every year to raise money that was so successful that I ended up helping the other teams. I was involved with the Ski Club, the Aggies, Farmhouse… Really, every campus group I could get my hands on. As a bar owner, it really helped me relate to the students and see things in their eyes. You mentioned that you are finally finishing your degree. Any plans to go into engineering? Everyone asks me that question and I ask them to define Engineering. We are taught as engineers to manage people and projects. I manage lots of people, about 700 in the whole group, and in a way, I am doing engineering by getting leases, building bars, and managing staff.

PROGRAM CIVIL ENGINEERING

Any big plans for the future? We are a dynamic company that is continually expanding. As most people know, we turned Jasper Avenue into an entertainment district. We also have bars on Whyte Avenue; actually, we just leased a huge space on Whyte that we are planning something special for! Look for it next school year.

POSITION OPERATING PARTNER & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, OIL CITY HOSPITALITY HOMETOWN INNISFAIL FAVOURITE MOVIE VAN WILDER FAVOURITE DRINK CANADIAN CROWN AND COKE

SHOT ON LOCATION | THE PINT

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PROGRAM BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION YEAR 2 FAVOURITE WEBSITE WWW.THENUGGETONLINE.CA MAIN HOBBY HOMEWORK CURRENT JOB EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NAIT NUGGET

CHRIS CARMICHAEL-POWELL NAIT You’ve been the Editor-in-Chief of the NAIT Nugget student newspaper for the last two years. What made you take on that challenge?

I like to remind them of that... There are those moments when teachers will tell me that what they’re about to say is off the record and should stay in the classroom.

A friend was the Editor-in-Chief when I first got to NAIT and she asked me to be the issues editor. The only problem was, she left after three weeks and I got voted in as Editor-in-Chief. If you had asked me three years ago if I would ever write for a newspaper, I would have said there’s no way.

When you became the Editor-in-Chief, the newspaper was a little low on readers. How did you fix that?

CAMPUS

Do you regret being voted in by committee to take on that role? Not at all. I love it. It’s the best experience I’ve had in my life and it’s not something I would change. I had never been involved in something before, so now I feel connected to the school, I know the students union by name, and the teachers also look at me a little differently. Probably because if they say something wrong in class you could ruin their careers.

We just wanted to give the students content they wanted to read. Grapevines is very popular. It’s where people can send in little messages, like “Saw you in the blue hat in the common market, want to date?” or “To the hot teacher - teach me something...naughty”. We get a lot of participation from that. We also have an Adult Film Review every week which has also been popular. We rate the movies on a scale of 1 - 5 Pearl Necklaces. We just have fun with it and I think that comes across in the content. I’m sure you’ll have a lot of people looking for the “Adult Film Reviewer” job opening next year. SEE MORE @ PROFILEEDMONTON.COM


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PROGRAM COMMERCE YEAR 2 HOMETOWM GRIMSHAW CURRENT JOB BEE KEEPER FAVORITE ATHLETE PATRICK THORESON

ANDREW DICKSON MacEwan This was your second season with Griffins Hockey. Did you move from Grimshaw to play?

I’m pretty much know how to run a bee farm and there’s a good chance that when I’m done school I’ll go back home and take over.

I moved just for school. I wasn’t even playing hockey last year because I had hurt my knee, so when I got to MacEwan i didn’t think I would be able to make the team. They ended up having a few guys with some academic troubles so they needed players halfway through the year.

You must have been stung so many times over the years.

How good does someone’s academic performance have to be to stay on a team?

Are you immune to bee stings now?

When you’re working you get stung about once a day for sure. Certain times of the year you’ll get stung four or five times.

SPORTS

Oh no, it still hurts. Not very good. Only a 1.7. A lot of the guys who fail out don’t really have any interest in school, they just want to play hockey. To balance that, there’s some pretty bright guys on the team.

Are there any parallels between bee keeping and hockey?

How do you plan on spending your summers? More hockey?

My dad always told me that hockey and bee keeping aren’t all that different - You go out there and you’re going to get stung a few times, but if you work hard and catch a few breaks, you’ll have success.

Not really, I just head back to Grimshaw and work out. I help my dad out too. He’s a bee keeper. Really?! You’re an Apiarist? Awesome! Are you able to do it yourself?

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YEAR I’M A STUDENT FOR LIFE FAVOURITE YOGA POSITION EKA PADA RAJAKAPOTASANA BEST TIME FOR YOGA ALL THE TIME SIGN SCORPIO

SHOT ON LOCATION | LOTUS SOUL YOGA

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PROGRAM SOCIOLOGY

What does it take to go from learning yoga to teaching it? Really, anyone can teach yoga, you just need to get your 200 hour certification, but as far as why you’d want to teach yoga is if you have the desire to share what you’ve learnt and help people. I know many of the poses are named after animals. How many are there? There are so many. There’s Peacock, Monkey, Flying Insect, Turtle, Pigeon... I’m sure there’s a ton more. Is there a dingo pose? Probably! I’ll look it up for you. What do you tell people who say they aren’t into yoga? Saying you’re not into yoga is like saying you’re not into music. There’s always a type of music for everyone and it’s the same with yoga. We have yoga for runners, more intense yoga, very calming yoga - you can always find something to fit your needs. What kind of music would you associate with your favorite type of yoga? You’re talking to a huge Nine Inch Nails fan. I’ve met Trent Reznor twice and I’ve seen 24 shows. Huge fan! I’ll admit, I don’t know that much about Nine Inch Nails, but it seems to me that they are about as far away as you can get from what I’d expect someone who does yoga would listen to.

SPORTS

I get that a lot. Yoga and Nine inch Nails are my two passions. They’re also the only two things I’ll travel for. I’ve traveled to go to a yoga conference and I’ve traveled to see their show. I even got to do both when I went to LA. I got to do some great classes with some friends on Laguna Beach and then see NIN live in concert. Yoga during the day and mosh pits at night!

MICHELLE DESNOYERS UofA

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