Experimental pie baker Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin is spicing up the pastry world with her intricate masterpieces.
Her boundary-pushing pies range from detailed celebrity pie-traits and sci-fi characters to towering three-dimensional pie-scrapers. All this from someone who could barely crack an egg!
You can find meteorologist Jaclyn Whittal wherever there is dangerous weather—she chases storms for a living.
She has reported from seven hurricanes, including hurricane Michael, the strongest she had ever encountered, a category 4 hurricane in the Florida Panhandle.
She has reported from thunderstorms, earthquakes, and extreme weather all around the world for the Weather Network, with her co-host and fellow meteorologist Mark Robinson. “It’s so fascinating, and the best way to learn about it is to put yourself in it.”
Caroline Szwed was once an athlete—representing Canada at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup—until she lost her soccer career to three devastating knee surgeries. Now, she is a producer and on-air host of Sportsnet’s Plays of the Month / Misplays of the Month and Aftermath, and is blazing her way through sports broadcasting.
“If you would have told me three years ago, that’d be sitting here right now. I wouldn’t believe you. You trust the process and and go with it. Believe in yourself.”
Jana Webb is an entrepreneur who started JOGA, a.k.a. yoga for jocks. While her business has thrived and she has helped it grow brick by brick, Jana has had a tumultuous personal journey that includes two car crashes that almost took her life.
Robyn Coquelle started volunteering at Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA). Little did she know that she would end up quitting her job to study to become a veterinary technician—through volunteering, she had found the one thing she truly wants to do.
Roya picked up a part-time job as a receptionist at an auto body shop to help support herself while she was in school, but it wasn’t long until she realized that she was already where she wanted to be.
Ashleigh Ball is a singer, songwriter, musician and voice artist. She’s the frontwoman for indie pop band Hey Ocean!, she recently put out her own solo album, and she has a completely different career working on animated series like “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”.
Kevin Tremblay is a senior Automotive Service Technician and he’s living proof that you don’t need to be naturally gifted at being a mechanic.
As Director of Talent at an auto dealership, Karen helps others create their own story.
With her vertical dance troupe, Aeriosa, choreographer and artistic director Julia Taffe is creating unexpected experiences of dance.
Rich Clune grew up like many Canadians, dreaming of playing in the NHL. He never would have thought that when that dream became a reality and he found himself playing in playoffs for the LA Kings, he would have wanted to be anywhere else in the world but playing professional hockey.
Fashion designer Treana Peake is the founder of the Obakki Foundation, who is changing lives in Africa by giving communities access to clean water, education, vocational training, women’s initiatives’ and medical care.
Devon Boorman is the master instructor and director of Academie Duello, the world’s largest centre for the practice of European swordplay and martial arts.
Kevin Schandelmeier builds tree forts and adventure parks in the forest.
Makeup artist Mimi Choi has developed a unique career specialty with her jaw-dropping, mind-bending art.
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