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Apr 26, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Russell Kling runs all over the place

I grew up in Cape Town. My late dad was an early riser, so around 5:00, 5:30 in the morning he would go down to what you would call the seawall, what we call the promenade, and he would run...

Feb 15, 2018
Weekend Warrior: Husein Rahemtulla

I’ve played soccer and squash since I was very young. I played both at a competitive level because I am supercompetitive. That translated well into poker later on. It started out in high school, where we used to play home...

Dec 20, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Winery owner Ian MacDonald brings his art collection to work

About 35 years ago, I had been the marketing manager for Salomon, the ski binding and ski boots company. I went to an organization known as Montreal Creative Centre, in its day the cutting edge for creative and design work...

Nov 29, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Biotech entrepreneur Andre Marziali likes his cars built for speed

I’ve always enjoyed cars. I follow Formula One, so I’m not surprised I like racing: the adrenaline side of it, and it’s such a surprisingly physical but also very, very mental sport. The level of focus required is incredible. It’s...

Oct 26, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Ingrid Jarrett

I grew up hiking, camping and fishing with my family all over B.C. Fishing Pennask Lake as a child, every cast caught a trout. We would fry them in butter in a cast iron pan and enjoy every bite. In the summer, we...

Oct 6, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Odlum Brown VP Christina Anthony

I have been gardening with my children since 2007. They range from age seven through age 11. I think it’s important for the kids to know where food comes from, to understand that they can grow their own, and what...

Jun 27, 2017
Weekend Warrior: FlyOver co-founder Andrew Strang digs vintage ukeleles

Hawaii, my wife and kids were shopping, and I wandered into a music store. The fellow took a ukulele off the wall, and I almost immediately fell in love with it. I grew up on the North Shore in a...

May 25, 2017
Weekend Warrior: Startup entrepreneur Jason Carvalho is a big-picture thinker

I grew up in a small town, Kitimat, and my fiancée grew up in a smaller town, Harrison Hot Springs. We lived in downtown Vancouver for close to seven years. In 2013, we had sold the company, Marilynjean, and moved...

Feb 29, 2016
Weekend Warrior: UDI president Anne McMullin

I’ve played field hockey since I was about 10 years old. It was just a game that I loved and was passionate about and wasn’t too bad at. The women that I play with, some of them I’ve played with...

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