Martin Haulena, Gregor Robertson and Melissa Craig on the part of the job that gets them out the door each morning.
Martin Haulena, Veterinarian, Vancouver Aquarium
“Early morning rounds. My team and I grab our coffee cups and wander the aquarium for an hour before it opens. We focus on active cases or animals in our quarantine. It’s a neat time where you talk to the primary caregivers. You have the place to yourself, and it’s fun to hang out with the animals.”
Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver
“Getting stuff done! There’s a myth that politics and government are slow motion, but the pace at City Hall is exhilarating – productive enough to keep my entrepreneur blood pumping. Winning the BCBusiness ‘most innovative’ award last year was inspiration to keep the pace and creativity up.”
Melissa Craig, Executive Chef, Bearfoot Bistro
“When we’ve completed all the prep and mise en place and dinner service starts. It’s great to be busy – everyone has to pull together to make it happen. There’s a good vibe in the kitchen when the timing’s on and you can see happy guests. We put our hearts into every plate.”