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#133 Chris Richards-K9PAD Volunteer

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Chris Richards serves his country in the Royal Canadian Navy. But he also serves his community as a volunteer with K9 Partners Assistance Dogs which is a Registered Charity located in Nova Scotia. The mission of K9PAD is to provide high quality Service Dogs at a low cost for those in Nova Scotia diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autism, and related disabilities to enable those who require a Service Dog to mitigate disabling symptoms and needs, both at home and in public. #GaleForceWins is proud to present 20 mins with Chris who is bringing attention to this wonderful Nova Scotia based charity. This episode was recorded at sea aboard M/V Asterix off the coast of Nova Scotia.
To learn more click here K9PAD.

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#132 Barry Lane – Cofounder Lane’s Retirement

Barry Lane promised his wife he would build a senior’s home so that she could have a home of her own. It took some time but in 1998 that dream became a reality with a home in Old Perlican. Starting with 13 residents Barry, along with his sons provide for over 1000 residents today. This is an inspiring episode and we hope you take the time to watch it on Youtube or listen where ever you get your podcasts.

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#131 Bill Radford & Paul Rose – Mazol Shriners NL

The Mazol Shriners NL help children across Newfoundland and Labrador to receive emergency medical care via their Patient Transportation Fund.
Joining us in this episode is 2022 Potentate Bill Radford and past Potentate Paul Rose. They engage in a wide ranging discussion about the great work the Mazol Shriners do in the province. This conversation was made possible by https://nlca.ca/ members who have raised significant funding over several decades.

For more information about the Mazol Shriners visit https://www.mazolshriners.com/
If you would like to donate visit https://www.mazolshriners.com/donate/

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#130 Blindfolded golfer Fred George hits longest drive and wins $50,000 for charity

Blindfolded golfer Fred George wins $50,000 for charity. With Bill Clinton & a room full of CEO’s looking on Fred executes an unbelievable drive blindfolded.

#GaleForceWins visited George at his summer residence in Bedford, Nova Scotia where he recounts that amazing shot. Two weeks prior to this shot Fred could not hit the ball off the tee. He told the former president that in two weeks he would outdrive him. The message of this story is: whatever the mind can believe it can achieve. You will have to watch the episode to understand.

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#129 Ken Driscoll – Entrepreneur – Summerside PEI

Ken is a media consultant and content creator for https://www.higherdesign.com/ in Summerside, PEI, specializing in video and web content.  Ken and Kirk Arsenault came together to form https://www.sofistofish.com/. Ken says he loves to see a project result in measurable returns. After family, it’s really important for him to see those results and act upon them accordingly. Business is a journey he loves being part of….ever improving and learning!

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#128 Bill Schurman – Change Agent

Passionate about people, community development & engagement. Bill Schurman is an energetic change agent who by experience understands partnerships, collaboration planning and process. To quote Bill “Throughout my career I have learned the goal of going from good to great is always within reach”.

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#127 Rube and Rake – Musicians

Rube & Rake’s new album begins with an ode to family and friends— togetherness—as Josh Sandu declares, against a hopeful bluegrass backdrop, “somewhere there’s a place to lay my head.” Nine songs later, over a gently plucked guitar, he sings, “I won’t go picking it up, the weight of the page is just too much.”

Following the award-winning 2017 debut Back and Forth, the St. John’s- based Sandu and Andrew Laite wanted to keep the core of that album’s artistic successes—musical and collaborative harmony, folk storytelling—while recognizing audience expectations have intensified. “The first album ends up being the greatest hits of what you’ve done so far,” says Laite. “With record number two, you want it to be in the ring with the first one, only bigger and stronger.”

For their sophomore album Leaving With Nothing, Sandu and Laite enlisted producer Adam Hogan, best known for his anthemic guitar work as a member of Newfoundland’s most beloved indie-rock outfit, Hey Rosetta!. Recording in bits in houses around St. John’s, Rube & Rake (& Adam) worked to expand the band’s sound to include more instrumentation, pleasingly surprising time changes, and an overall expansion of intention.

“We knew that this grouping of songs deserved a different treatment and wanted to introduce somebody with different instincts and tendencies,” says Laite. “We were confident that Adam would shed the right light on these songs while also maintaining our methodology.” “He’s a very engaged person,” adds Sandu, “who had a lot of thoughts on every aspect of the recording process.”

Sandu and Laite have always maximized the duo configuration—even singing together at a single condenser microphone, allowing for space and patience within the songs—but this is the first time they’ve consciously pushed outside it, to fill in that air with new tones and textures in the form of a full band. The resulting record evokes Blue Rodeo at its most rollicking, Great Lake Swimmers at their most thoughtful, and The Tallest Man On Earth at their most gently contemplative.

The best distillation of all these themes, music and expectation and place, comes at the album’s midpoint, in the five-minute “10-33”—CB radio code for “mayday”—where Rube & Rake reveal themselves to be ready for anything. “This ain’t a common road, but you already know,” sings Sandu, “I will be leaving with nothing, a-dead-head I will go.”

The collection of 10 songs comprising Leaving With Nothing fits comfortably in the folk tradition of road-worn tales and lost love laments told across an ever-changing, often lonely landscape. Rube & Rake is for late-night wind-downs, long drives, a walk by the water: solitary and steadfast, honest and true.
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#126 Kirsten Rodden-Clarke – Musician

An impromptu trip to Nashville in 2019 set the wheels in motion for the sophomore record from Americana Folk duo, Quote the Raven. The sounds filling the Nashville airways reinvigorated the Newfoundland duo’s inspiration and they found a new home in the Americana genre. Their upcoming record titled Can’t Hold the Light, is a summation of the journeys that the pair have experienced over the past three years.

Collaboration has always been at the forefront of everything Quote the Raven has done. Similar to their first record Golden Hour, Can’t Hold the Light features an A-list of Canadian collaborators including Chris Kirby, Charlie A’Court, Blake Reid, Andrew Waite, Jessica Pearson, Andrew Sneddon, Nick Earle, and so many more.

In the past two years, Quote the Raven have reached over 650,000 streams, been added to the prestigious “Folk & Friends” playlist on Spotify, and earned showcases and award nominations at the East Coast Music Awards. They’ve performed at the 2019 AmericanaFest in Nashville, been featured regularly on Stingray’s Folk Roots channel, charted on the Canadian Country top 100 and received multiple sync placements, including the CityTV drama “The Wedding Planners”.

Music Newfoundland & Labrador’s 2019 Group of the Year have embarked on a whopping five tours of Eastern Canada, mapped out a Home Routes trek of Western Canada and performed at the legendary Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival.

 Quote the Raven marry smooth vocal harmonies with an, at times, haunting aesthetic that both bewitches and allures the listener. They draw influence from the likes of Joy Williams (Civil Wars), Brandi Carlile, and The Milk Carton Kids. The pair entertain audiences with their quirky, quick wit dynamic that glimpses into the daily lives of touring musicians.

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#125 Ife Alaba – Musician

Ife Alaba (Born Ifeoluwa Alaba on June 10, 1999) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She grew up in South Africa with a strong musical background spanning from being in choirs, orchestras, undergoing opera training, and undertaking the trombone. Ife began her music career after moving to Canada, as a performer at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2017. She later released her debut single “All By Myself” in January 2020 to much local acclaim due to its numbing ear runs and bleeding emotion. Since then, she has released other singles and featured in other songs. Each song showcases her unique vocal abilities and uses life experiences as a muse for her heart-wrenching hooks. Ife has performed on several stages such as the Black Lives Matter NL protest in 2020, Lawnya Vawnya Festival 2021 and Music NL showcase 2021. Ife Alaba uses creative but subtle melodies while keeping her music relatable and catchy. She is a powerful vocalist whose music style has been influenced by a mixture of pop, afro, and classical music. She has named other artists such as Laura Mvula, Tiwa Savage, Adele, Beyoncé, Nneka, and Andrea Brocelli as artists who have influenced her.

Ife is a proud member of https://musicnl.ca/

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#124 King Sway – Musician

King Sway (Born Farai Gwasira on January 6, 1999) is an award nominated rapper, singer, songwriter, TV Personality and producer based in Canada. He is known for his witty wordplay, curious sound, and creative style that combine stories of pain throughout his life and a sense of uneasiness with melodies that hit the heart at just the right spot. Sway’s sound transcends any particular genre and is known for crossing over from pop rap to trap, dancehall, R&B and Pop. He has named established artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, POPCAAN, Big Sean, Tory Lanez as well as other local musicians as influences on his style and music.
King Sway is a proud member of MusicNL.

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#123 Duane Andrews – Musician

A native of the island of Newfoundland, off the east coast of Canada, Duane grew up exposed to the island’s mélange of cultural influences and his development as a guitarist reflects that. After graduating from the Jazz Studies program at St. FXU with honours, Duane spent several years studying contemporary music composition at the Conservatoire International de Paris and at the Conservatoire National de Region in Marseille, France.

His discography starts with the release of his debut solo CD, simply titled, Duane Andrews (2004), which led to the multiple award winning Crocus (2006), then Raindrops (2008), which features a collaboration with the Atlantic String Quartet and two albums with Cape Breton master fiddler Dwayne Côté, Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews (2010) and The Empress (2012).

Other notable collaborations include Charlie’s Boogie (2013) with bluegrass guitarist/singer/songwriter extraordinaire Craig Young which evolved into Fretboard Journey (2016) with the addition of fellow Newfoundland guitarists Sandy Morris and Gordon Quinton. Playing regular Sunday sessions in Quidi Vidi, NL with accordionist Aaron Collis resulted in The Mallard Cottage Sessions (2015) and his most recent collaboration, the Juno award winning More Sheep, Less Sleep (2015) from The Swinging Belles with children’s educators Erin Power and Laura Winter, can be found at www.theswingingbelles.ca.

Duane is a proud member of Music NL.

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#122 Ritche Perez – Photographer

Ritche Perez is a photographer based in Portugal Cove – St. Philips and St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. He has been doing graphic design for twenty five years. Growing up reading through his parent’s magazines, he was fascinated by the photographs in magazines such as Life, Time, and National Geographic. He enjoys capturing moments in street photography, travel, portraits, events, landscape or structures. Documenting and capturing current culture and support empowering and exposing our social issues of today are a focus of this talented photographer.
To visit his website: https://www.inbetweendays.ca

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#121 Justin Garland – St. John’s Fish Exchange

Justin Garland is co-owner and general manager of one of St. John’s most popular restaurants https://sjfx.ca/ His interest in business started at a very young age when he would tag along with several real estate agents that he knew. His best friends father, Rob Moore, owned numerous restaurants throughout the city and he took an interest in those restaurants and asked lots of questions. Come join us to find out how he went from asking questions of his best friends father to opening St. John’s Fish Exchange with him on a snowy day in January 2016.

Visit St. John’s Fish Exchange website here: https://sjfx.ca/

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#120 Alan Doyle – Musician, Actor, Author

Alan Thomas Doyle (born May 17, 1969) is a Canadian musician and actor, best known for his work as one of the lead singers of Celtic band Great Big Sea.
Doyle was born to Thomas and Regina Doyle in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, his mother was a piano teacher who taught him. Doyle attended St. Kevin’s in Goulds, NL just outside Petty Harbour. Doyle has a brother, Bernie, and two sisters, Michelle and Kim. He was raised Roman Catholic. He attended Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. It is also there that he met Séan McCann, Bob Hallett and Darrell Power with whom he helped to form Great Big Sea. He primarily plays electric and acoustic guitars, and the bouzouki for live performances, but he’s been known to play mandolin and banjo. Before Great Big Sea Doyle played in a duo with John Brenton called Staggering Home. As a teen he played in his uncle’s band, the New Sandells.

Doyle has also been involved with a handful of stage, television and film productions. As a child, he appeared as an extra in the movie A Whale For The Killing, based on Farley Mowat’s book of the same name, which was filmed in his hometown. He has also hosted regional arts awards shows in Atlantic Canada, appeared as a presenter on the Juno Awards and done a turn onstage in his hometown’s “24-Hour Musical” performance of Grease. In 2005, he composed music for the CBC comedy Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, which stars Mary Walsh. In 2006, he worked on scoring the film Young Triffie’s Been Made Away With, directed by Walsh. Doyle has been linked to Russell Crowe and his bands 30 Odd Foot of Grunts and The Ordinary Fear of God, having produced and co-written several songs on Crowe’s album, My Hand, My Heart, and played several shows with Crowe. This friendship also led to Doyle’s casting as Allan A’Dayle alongside Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Kevin Durand, and Scott Grimes in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, released May 14, 2010. Doyle has also produced an album for his sister, Michelle Doyle. Doyle’s wife Joanne gave birth to their first son in July 2006.
Doyle is currently starring in the musical comedy Tell Tale Harbour. Based on the screenplay The Grand Seduction by Ken Scott, this new musical comedy celebrates the people, the trials, and the triumphs of living in a small community in Atlantic Canada. Co-written by, and starring music icon Alan Doyle, the story of Tell Tale Harbour is as relatable as it is ridiculous, as hilarious as it is heartfelt, and full of East Coast pride.

Visit Alan’s website here: http://alandoyle.ca/

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#119 TJ Gear – Gear’s Gains – Happy Valley-Goose Bay

TJ Gear own Gear’s Gains Fitness Center in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. TJ is a Gold medalist at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship. TJ works hard and pushes past limits. With national and international level training certifications he brings a versatile training style to his fitness center.

Gear’s Gains Fitness Center offers Weight Lifting and Cardio Equipment, Fitness Classes, Personal training, Supplement and Apparel Shop, and 24/7 Access. TJ

Visit Gear’s Gains here: https://www.gearsgains.com/

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#118 Pierre Trowbridge – St. John’s Walking Tours

Pierre was born and raised in Arnold’s Cove, NL, a small outport community a little more than an hour from St. John’s. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic he had been teaching English and traveling in Asia for the better part of a decade, with the last 4 and a half years spent in China. But the pandemic separated him from his life in China while he was on vacation and now, a little more than two years since he arrived back in Newfoundland with nothing but two changes of clothes, a camera, and a bicycle as his possessions, he is ready to bring all the passion and energy that he brought to the classroom to the streets of St. John’s through lively, informative, and entertaining walking tours.

St. John’s Walking Tours is the brainchild of Pierre Trowbridge and Melissa Hogan, two longtime friends and passionate travellers that are now bringing that passion to the streets of St. John’s. While the time from conception of the idea for St. John’s Walking tours until launch took place over the last five months, the journey really began in January 2020 at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was during this time that Pierre was travelling by bicycle from Vietnam to Cambodia to visit friends on his winter vacation. As his journey got underway there were stories of an unknown virus and those stories and the virus followed him down the road.

In the end Pierre found himself stranded outside China so he decided then that the best place for him was back in Canada. It was these circumstances and choices that created the situation for Trowbridge and Hogan to be reunited and eventually conceive and develop St John’s Walking Tours.  Visit their website here: https://stjohnswalkingtours.com/

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#117 Kim Paddon – Whink – NL Weavery – Sparkes Design

Kim Paddon is one of a new breed of business owners. With her signature glasses and passion for pink, this fashionista operates https://www.whinkinc.com/ with sense and style.
Kim has always been creative and studied to be a graphic designer at Holland College. After graduation, Kim returned home to St. John’s, NL to be closer to her family and began working in retail and graphic design. Kim was helping her Dad find the perfect Christmas present for her Mom, when she stumbled upon her dream business in the form of a gift shop. Over the next few months Whink was created. The shop has been featuring Paddons’ trendy and classic style since May 2010, in the form of locally-made and international jewellery and other beautiful things.  Whink has recently expanded into a larger storefront in Churchill Square and online shop. Kim loves her horse Kitty, bright lipstick, glitter, and meeting new customers. She lives in St. John’s with her husband Rob Paddon, their little baby girl Mabel and Bentley the  beagle!.
An East Coast girl living on the edge of Canada, Kim has always been an artist at heart.
Kim’s passion for buying jewelry inspired her to design and create the stunning Dory Blue Labradorite Jewelry Collection. Dory Blue Jewelry features raw, high quality Labradorite, named for the place it was discovered, Labrador. The great success of this line of semi-precious stones led to the creation of https://sparkesdesign.com/ which includes other exotic gemstones from around the world. With the success of Whink and Sparkes Design under her belt Kim purchased an iconic downtown business https://newfoundlandweavery.com/

Gail Griffiths began looking for someone to take over Newfoundland Weavery in 2012 and she approached Kim. It was a great fit, but, for Kim it just wasn’t the right time.
Flash forward six years later, Kim had a meeting with Gail about selling her new jewelry line at Newfoundland Weavery. When Griffiths mentioned that 2018 would likely be the store’s last Christmas season, Kim decided she wanted in. Paddon officially purchased Newfoundland Weavery in 2019 to maintain the store’s legacy.

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#116 Fred George – Gold Mining Entrepreneur and Honorary Navy Captain

Fred George is an extraordinarily successful businessman, a proud Nova Scotian, and one of Canada’s greatest philanthropists.

Mr. George immigrated to Nova Scotia when he was 19, with a dream of making a better life for his family. He grew his Halifax mining company into the largest gold and silver producer in Mexico. He is listed among Canada’s top ten CEOs, receiving numerous business awards, including the Life Time Achievement Award from the Mining Society of Nova Scotia.

To inspire the next generation of leaders, Mr. George frequently gives lectures to university business students. In recognition of his contributions, Saint Mary’s University conferred upon him an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce. Mr. George has also earned a high level of respect from his peers for both his business success and community leadership and was invited by former President Bill Clinton to sit on his Foundation Board.

Mr. George supports many causes, giving generously of his time and knowledge. He helped to build a new school for Bridgeway Academy, a local school for students with learning disabilities. The Fred George Gymnasium at the Sacred Heart School of Halifax and the Fred George Leadership Course at St. Francis Xavier University recognize his contributions.

Mr. George has long supported the navy, veterans, military families, and Canada’s peacekeeping efforts. For his dedication, he was appointed Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy and travelled to Afghanistan with Canada’s military leaders to support our men and women in uniform.

Fred George has built an exemplary life, making Nova Scotia a more caring place through his generous sharing of time and talents.

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#115 Ian Wood – joins us from his boat in the Bahamas

Ian Wood is a highly personable team builder with 35+ years of leadership and management expertise in international, national, civilian, military, diplomatic, and academic organizations. Ian is a skilled communicator, facilitator and has a strong sense of humour. Ian has authored a broad spectrum of academic and professional publications.
He was the Naval Attache at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC, a NAVAL DEFENCE FELLOW, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, a MILITARY ATTACHÉ, CANADIAN DELEGATION, NATO HQ, Brussels, Belgium, The STAFF OFFICER COMMANDER OF THE PACIFIC FLEET, Victoria, BC, The EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT to the VICE-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF, Ottawa, A DEFENCE ANALYST – CHIEF OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT, Ottawa and a NAVAL WARFARE OFFICER, Canada & Global Deployments.
Ian has received numerous awards:
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation: for leading the team that developed the 30 Year Strategic Capability Costing Model, 2006;
Gulf and Kuwait Medal with Bar for Active Service during the Gulf War, 1991;
Special Service Medal with NATO Bar, 1994;
Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, 1996;
NATO Medal for Former Yugoslavia, 1996;
Canadian Forces Decoration Second Clasp: for 32 years dedicated service to the Royal Canadian Navy.
Ian along with an appearance from his wife joins us from his boat docked in the Bahamas.

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#114 Jerry McLean – CEO Babcock Canada

Jerry McLean is Babcock Canada’s Chief Executive Officer. He took up his role  on 22 November 2021. Jerry is responsible for pursuing defence and value-add service opportunities, as well as leading Babcock Canada’s existing Marine and Aviation business. He has extensive experience in the Canadian defence sector, most recently as Managing Director for Thales Canada, Defence and Security. Jerry is a retired Royal Canadian Navy Combat Systems Engineer with 28 years of experience, specializing in complex project management, in-service support, and international cooperation programs. He is a graduate of the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in 1985 and the Canadian Forces College in 1997.

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#113 Jennifer Bennett – 1st Female Rear-Admiral in the RCN

Jennifer Jane Bennett, teacher, school administrator, women’s advocate, senior reserve naval officer became the first female rear-admiral in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the first female to be appointed chief of reserves and cadets, the most senior reserve officer position in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Bennett also served as an advisor, champion and speaker on women in leadership and defence in Canada and internationally. In this role, she worked with members of NATO and the UN, as well as other nations, regarding the integration of women into the military and developing a more diverse and inclusive military culture. She was the first female Defence Champion for Women, representing women in the CAF, as well as DND civilian employees, between January 2013 and September 2018.
In 2018, Bennett led the NATO Gender Key Leader Seminar at the Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations in Sweden; she was the first international officer in that role.
Bennett retired from the CAF in December 2019. In retirement, she has served in several voluntary positions in the Navy League of Canada, DND’s Defence Advisory Board and the University Naval Training Division Association Board of Directors. She is also a patron and member of the Advisory Committee of the Juno Beach Centre.

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#112 George Forward – CEO NL Commissionaires

Retired naval captain George Forward took the helm as CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Division Commissionaires in September 2019. He’s a highly accomplished military professional who brings over 30 years of leadership and executive experience, a career that took him around the world and back again.

Joining Commissionaires allowed George to return to Brigus, his hometown, after so many years away.

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#111 Stan Hartling – CEO The Hartling Group

Stan Hartling (B.Comm, CA) plays a vital role in all aspects of The Hartling Group’s development projects – from initial design, feasibility studies, financing and promotion, to grand openings and the ongoing operations of each project. Stan also owns and operates Oceanside Realty, a licensed real estate brokerage firm in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Stan prides himself on building strong relationships with his partners, individual investors and his staff, as demonstrated during 16 years as a successful property developer. To ensure continued success, he has recruited a senior management team who bring a wealth of international experience in luxury hotel operation, property development and property management. The Hartling Group employs nearly 700 staff throughout its resorts and other operations.
The Sands at Grace Bay
The Palms Turks & Caicos
The Shore Club on Long Bay

Stan is an honorary member of the Turks & Caicos Aids Awareness Foundation (TCAAF), and was honoured, along with Governor of the Turks & Caicos, for his continued generous support and contributions.

The Hartling Group provided financial support to the TCI Kidney Foundation, which helped them purchase equipment for a new dialysis clinic on Providenciales. The firm also donated a much-needed multi-passenger van to The Nissi House, a local orphanage, and is a key founding sponsor of the Provo Hockey League, now enjoyed by more than 100 children between the ages of six and 16.

In recognition of his efforts and support for the local community, the Turks & Caicos Chamber of Commerce nominated Stan for Business Person of the Year in 2004 and 2005, as well as the Life Time Achievement Award at the 2009 Star Awards.

Background
Stan graduated Honours Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1986. He also earned his Chartered Accountant designation while articling with Deloitte & Touche, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms.

In 1989, Stan became a Partner in The Barrian Group, a Nova Scotian property development company. In his roles as Partner and Director of Operations, he led the company through significant growth as it developed retail shopping malls, residential sub-divisions, large-scale storage facilities and multi-unit residential projects.

By 1995, The Barrian Group had liquidated most of its completed projects, which led Stan Hartling to explore development opportunities in international markets and led him to the Turks & Caicos Islands.

You can contact Stan by emailing him at Stan.Hartling@HartlingGroup.com.
Visit The Hartling Group website here: https://hartlinggroup.com/

Timecodes
0:00 – Introduction
0:04 Newfound Marketing sponsor
0:35 – Welcome by Allan Dale
0:43 – Gerry Carew says hello
1:30 – Stan Hartling introduces himself
04:05 – where Stan grew up
06:49 – his mentors
07:00- a piece of tinfoil changed his life
09:21 – The Palms Turks & Caicos beginnings
09:57 – 1st trip to Turks & Caicos
13:58 – The Palms views
14:55 – The pandemic!
18:00 – “Hope is on The Way” inspiration for the video
21:20 – Tenacity and Passion
25:51 – Turks & Caicos Humanitarian of the year award winner
28:05 – Stan talks about the Hartling team
30:54 – What’s over the horizon?
35:55 – thank you and conclusion

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#110 Mandy Woodland – Entrepreneur

Mandy Woodland is a reformed commercial lawyer and molecular biologist and the cofounder of Jellyfish, working to help business owners achieve their own vision of success through bespoke innovation and design strategy. She loves to talk about design thinking, innovation strategy, inbound marketing, health tech, side hustles, and making things happen.

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#109 Jeff Daniels – Work Safe Systems

Jeff is a Hazardous materials specialist with 30 years of knowledge and experience in emergency response and environmental remediation. Specializing in shock sensitive, bio-hazardous, explosive material, working at at height, confined space, gas detection and hazardous materials.

Jeff is the President and Principal Consultant of Safe Work Solutions Inc. He offers concise and practical comprehensive safe work systems and solutions to industry and government. Jeff has the experience to help any workforce remain safe, secure, and healthy. He is a business leader who likes face to face communication and in this episode he talks about how he developed his business here in Newfoundland and Labrador and now is exerting that expertise around the world. 

Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/w-jeffrey-daniels-aa7a6628/

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#108 Steve Dinn – PAL Aerospace

Steve Dinn grew up in St. John’s with a brief stint in Ontario after graduating from university. Steve participated in numerous sports and his parents were very supportive. His father said he was “broke one time in his life and would never let it happen again.” That made Steve more conservative than others and has shaped his decision making going forward. Steve worked directly for former premier Danny Williams and shares in this episode what that experience was like. From the political boardroom to the senior management of PAL Airlines, Steve continues to bring a unique perspective to his work and this province. 

Connect with Steve on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-dinn-08b897/

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#107 Danny Fellingham – Tee Box Indoor Golf

Danny was born in New Zealand but grew up in Australia and moved to Canada, first to Vancouver by way of Edmonton then Ontario but then settled in Newfoundland and Labrador. Beaches were not for him and maybe that was a hint he might end up in NL. Danny attributes his parent’s positive attitude with his solid foundation. Newfoundland was simply supposed to be a short vacation BUT in Danny’s words “I met the missus!” Married to a Newfoundlander Danny decided to build a business here in Newfoundland Tee Box Indoor Golf with five indoor golf simulators. This is an interesting story.

Connect with Danny on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-fellingham-536b6a198/ 

Visit his company website here: https://www.teeboxindoorgolf.com/

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#106 Donny Love – Adventures Unknown

Donny Love is on a quest to unplug from the hustle and bustle of his hectic modern city life and find exhilarating adventures in the great outdoors. Donny produces a fast paced, high octane adventure series called https://adventuresunknown.ca/ He seeks out unusual and exhilarating experiences in unique locations that are filled with epic adventures and breath-taking views. In this #galeForceWins episode he talks about what came before his current project and it has been an interesting journey.

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#105 Barry Bennett & Chris Chafe Co-Owners Vu Restaurant

CHRIS CHAFE – Executive Chef

At 17, Chris Chafe was pursuing studies at Memorial University and working part-time at a local restaurant. As he watched, he learned. And a passion for great food was ignited, inspiring a change of career plans. By 22, Chris had gone from dishwasher to Executive Chef, the youngest ever in St. John’s. Since then, he has been with the culinary teams at Atlantica, Evoo, and Magnum & Steins, to name a few. Chef Chris is no stranger to the podium; he’s a two-time St. John’s Gold Medal Plates silver medalist, a past “King of Cod” at Roots, Rants and Roars, a Top Chef competitor, a James Beard house presenter, and the 2015 Canadian Culinary Championships Silver Spoon winner. His approach is simplistic, but not simple. “Keep it fresh. Make it from scratch. Get all the senses involved.”

Pan Fried Local Cod

Born and raised in St. John’s, Chef Chris lives in the city with his wife, Stephanie, and their two sons, Declan and Dominic. His collection of over 200 cookbooks is his favourite possession.

BARRY BENNETT – General Manager Remember the days of white glove service and table side cooking at Newman’s Fine Dining? Barry was there. It was Barry who ensured a memorable evening at Bianca’s, who welcomed you at Gypsy Tea Room, and who gushed over his favourite wines at the Vault. Barry has pedigree. After 30 years in food and beverage, and following a successful run at Portobello’s, Barry Bennett is excited about Vu. “I want a place where customers come in, have a great meal overlooking the best view in the city, and just stick around, having a drink and a good time.”

You’ll find Barry all over Vu. From the wine cellar to your table. Ask him to recommend a pairing. He has a love of fine wines AND a love of talking about them!

View from The Vu

Barry lives in St. John’s with his wife, Andrea and their daughter, Holly. He still listens to Pink Floyd but has agreed to listen to a bit more Shakey Graves.

Visit their website here: http://www.vustjohns.ca/
Connect with Barry on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-bennett-878811124/

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#104 Wayne Howlett – Stephenville Entrepreneur

Wayne is an experienced business leader with an enduring love of rural Newfoundland and Labrador and all the exciting opportunity contained therein. He completed a formal education in Commerce at Memorial University Business School. He has been heavily involved in municipal politics, owned his own restaurant and retail gasoline operation. He came out of MUN and started his own consulting company which eventually branched into retail. He has a passion for Social Enterprise and brings a different way of thinking to bear on all of his endeavours. Throughout his career as an entrepreneur, and working with large public corporations, he has shaped his leadership style as a critical and strategic thinker. Wayne says he is always looking forward to the next step and being a lifelong entrepreneur defines who he is!
Connect with Wayne on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-howlett-5668a033/

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#103 Jacqueline Lee – PolyUnity Tech Inc.

Jacqueline is an alumna of MUN, holding a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a CPA designation. She has over 20 years experience in finance and business development with a diverse career spanning hospitality, property management, construction and technology. Jacqueline has extensive experience in establishing effective reporting and tracking systems that support the success of existing and accelerated growth business models. As CFO of SkyHawk Telematics, she managed the sale of the local NL tech firm to the largest telecom in Canada. She also served on the board of TaskForceNL and now serves on the board of techNL as Vice-Chair. She has recently joined PolyUnity as their COO and is excited about the transformation additive manufacturing can bring to our healthcare system. She is passionate about fostering an eco-system in NL that our kids will choose to stay and thrive in when they graduate. She is also a strong advocate for women in STEM fields and improving equitable opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

Connect with Jacqueline on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-lee-5b895237/

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#102 Dr. Chandra Kavanagh – Director Bounce Health Innovation

Dr. Chandra Kavanagh is the Director of Bounce Health Innovation. Bounce Health Innovation is a medical technology cluster and health innovation incubator. The vision of Bounce is to help Newfoundland and Labrador become the testbed for medical technology innovation in North America. Prior to this she served as the Ethics Officer for the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Research Ethics Authority. She also teaches biomedical ethics for the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador School of Medicine, and the MUN philosophy department. Chandra received her PhD in 2019 from the philosophy department at McMaster University, where she studied biomedical ethics and feminist philosophy. Chandra’s presentations on political and ethical issues have received high acclaim across Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia and she has been widely published in both academic and popular media.

Areas of Specialization: Bioethics, Mental Health Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Philosophy.

Connect with Chandra on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandra-kavanagh-phd-4a376a122/

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#101 Jennifer Bessell – CEO NLOWE

Jennifer Bessell is the chief executive officer with the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs. Jennifer is an accomplished senior leader in the non-profit sector with extensive experience in both professional associations and charitable organizations. She has held executive director roles in both professional legal education and with the Canadian Bar Association as well as executive positions with the Association for New Canadians locally and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada nationally. Jennifer has a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams with a people first approach to leadership. She is an experienced executive leader who enjoys both program and finance management.  

Jennifer is passionate about lifelong learning and helping others achieve success in their professional endeavours. She considers coaching and mentoring a responsibility of leadership. As such, Jennifer is driven to help women and youth realize their potential and be successful in their journey as entrepreneurs.

Fun Fact:

Jennifer loves to study wine and one day plans to complete the training to become a sommelier. Her dream vacation is to do an extensive tour of wineries in France!

Business Tip:

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Often what feels like failure today is simply a lesson that needs to be learned in order to achieve greater success tomorrow.”

E-mail Jennifer here: jbessell@nlowe.org

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-bessell-91a99b52/

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#100 Gerard Murphy – Barefoot Facilitation Inc.

Gerard has a 30-year track record of excellence as a facilitator, educator, and speaker. His passion is helping people to engage in conversations that are impactful and influence individual, team and organizational performance. Gerard has worked provincially, nationally and internationally to provide facilitation, training and consulting services to clients within the voluntary, public and private sectors. He has extensive experience working with organizations to design and deliver learning opportunities and group processes.

Gerard is a graduate of the School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University. With a commitment to lifelong learning, he has certifications in public participation, community-based development, leadership development and primary health care collaboration. Gerard is a certified Personality Dimensions® Qualified Facilitator and is a member of the International Association of Facilitators.

Connect with Gerard on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trybarefoot/

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#99 David Scharf – Scharf Estate Law

Born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, Dave studied philosophy and law at the University of Saskatchewan in the 1980s.  A series of happy accidents led him from law, to restaurant manager, to naval officer and finally to broadcasting. He was the morning host at C95 FM in Saskatoon from 1993 to 2011, boasting the largest listening audience in Saskatchewan. In a mid-life crisis, he moved to Ottawa in 2011 and opened The Flying Banzini (a restaurant in Wellington West). But, the siren song of academia and journalism increased and he set aside his budding career as a restaurateur to pursue a Master of Journalism degree at Carleton University. A superlative story teller, experienced multi-media communicator – print, radio, social media, digital, and television.

Connect with David on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davescharf50

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#98 Scott Neary – CEO Green Farm NL

Newfoundland is known to have above-average rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
Scott Neary created Green Farm NL to solve a critical issue Newfoundlanders face, which is inaccessibility to healthy affordable foods. Scott and his team hope to make Newfoundland a healthier, happier more livable place!

Connect with Scott on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-neary-16aa6187/
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#97 Caitlin Noseworthy – CEO Saltwater Designs

Caitlin is the founder and CEO of Saltwater Designs Inc. and has recently started a coaching business, The Millionaire Mastermind focusing on helping female entrepreneurs reach their goals. She is also the recipient of the 2021 Business Builder Award presented by the St. John’s Board of Trade.

Caitlin is a strong believer in partnerships and collaboration, she says that’s what got her to where she is in business today. Caitlin enjoys being around like-minded people who inspire and motivate others to take action to reach their goals in business and life in general.

Connect with Caitlin on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinfitzgerald93/
Follow Caitlin on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/caitlinnoseworthy_ceo/

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Harry Steele 1929-2022 – Rest in Peace

Harry Steele tribute #GaleForceWins

Gale Force Wins pays tribute to one of Canada’s greatest business icons who passed away on Friday January 28th, 2022. This video contains select clips from an event in Gander in 2004 celebrating Harry and his wife Catherine’s 50th wedding anniversary and Harry’s 75th birthday. The first clip is a tribute to Harry from his great friend and Canadian business icon Craig Dobbin followed by a short clip of Harry himself. Clips are from the archives of Gerry Carew.

Gale Force Wins was founded to inspire Canadians to be more like Harry Steele. We did not get a chance to sit with him in a formal Gale Force Wins interview before he got sick. Gerry did however get the opportunity almost 20 years ago to record a wonderful tribute to Harry by his great friend Craig Dobbin and a few remarks from Harry himself. The full video is a record of Harry and Catherine’s 50th wedding anniversary celebration and is for the families private use only. In reflecting on this event Gerry says it was an incredible experience to be hired to record such an important event in the lives of this iconic family. About two months after the event Gerry received a call from Harry himself. Harry recounted in great detail how he had his eye on Gerry and was impressed with the way he was “carrying” himself that day with his camera around the crowd. He went on to say that he and his wife were overjoyed with the final result and he thanked Gerry for his “excellent effort”. The fact that a man running one of the largest companies in Canada would take the time out of his busy day to say thank you is a testament to the kind of person he was. We expect there are countless stories like this that can be told. Please feel free to share them on our Youtube channel under this video we all need this type of inspiration!

When we feature business people we are in awe of what they are accomplishing. It is a herculean task to build one business, it’s astonishing that Harry Steele built hundreds!

To the Steele family we offer our sincere condolences. We are grieving with you at the loss of a person who has given so much to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and to the country of Canada.

To quote Allan Dale from our Gale Force Interviews “The world needs more Harry Steele!”

RIP

Allan and Gerry

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#96 Kevin Aylward – Serial Entrepreneur

Kevin Aylward is an Indigenous senior executive with both Public and Private sector experience. Kevin is a former Provincial Cabinet Minister with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, having served ten years in Cabinet. Kevin served 20 years as MHA in the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador and served as Leader of Liberal Party of NL in 2011. 
He is Co-Founder of Beothuk Energy Offshore Wind group and Co Signatory to Beothuk Joint Venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. In addition to being president of Aylward and Associates Consulting Group and a director of TSX traded Ceylon Graphite Corporation, Kevin recently assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of LNG Newfoundland and Labrador Limited. He is a busy man and we are very happy to have him on the podcast.

Connect with Kevin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-aylward/

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#95 Richard Kennedy – Hanlon Realty

Richard is a realtor and broker with Hanlon Realty, and has enjoyed a career that spans over 25 years in the industry. He began working in the construction industry after completing an undergraduate degree in Commerce from Memorial University. His early career roles were based in the marketing field, and this experience allowed him to understand the expectations of all of the industry’s participants, from home buyers and sellers to land developers and builders. He developed several specialized areas of expertise: new home construction, energy efficiency, and universal design. 

Richard has been an award winner throughout his career. These include the Multi Award Winner, Hanlon Summit Award, Hanlon Pinnacle Award, and the Hanlon Everest Award.

Connect with Richard here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/constructionbuyeragent/

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#94 Tom Davis – Frontline Action

Tom Davis has been self-employed his entire adult life.  He completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 1994 and always a lifelong learner he retuned to MUN to finish his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics and convocated May of 2021.

Tom Started https://frontlineaction.com/ in 1994.  Frontline Action is Newfoundland and Labrador’s one-stop for Action.Low Impact and Standard Paintball, Gellyball, Airsoft, iCombat, Nerf, Bouncy Castles, and Laser Tag.

Tom has studied, lived, and been an advocate for healthier living his entire life. Tom and his wife Bev Moore-Davis have been strong advocates for child abuse prevention, support, and awareness. 

To connect with Tom visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomdavisnl/

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#93 Jason Brown – CEO – YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador

Jason Brown is the  CEO of the YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador 2005-2011 and returned to the position in 2013. In 2017 Jason was also appointed CEO of the Atlantic YMCA Regional Development Centre for 2018 and 2019 serving YMCAs throughout the region. Over a 30-year career with the YMCA, Jason has also worked in senior positions in the YMCA in Southern Ontario, Central Ontario, and Ottawa and in seasonal positions in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Jason is also a past Director of Common Ground Co-working and the East Coast Trail Association. Jason was named a 2017 Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEO. 

Jason is an experienced executive with a background giving leadership to operations, development, fundraising, turn-around, start-up, real estate projects, Boards of Directors, and organizational change in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. 

Connect with Jason here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-brown-8a852b12/

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#92 Making Waves with Verónica Alonso – Cadmatic

Cadmatic is a leading developer of digital and intelligent 3D-based design, and engineering and information management software for the sector. Veronica talks about collaborating, and growing together, across oceans.
#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Verónica here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronicaalonsodelosrios/

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#91 Making Waves Glenn Copeland – Lockheed Martin Canada

Halifax became a center of gravity for Lockheed’s business and a win-win way location to tap into talent from Maritime universities. Glen talks economic growth in the area, and the vital role defense plays in the burgeoning ocean tech sector.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

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#90 Making Waves with Andrew W. Simmons, CarteNav Solutions

Gerry and Allan talk with recent graduate Andrew Simmons on building his industry skillset and what’s exciting him most about the sector he recently joined.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Andrew here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-w-simmons-48b528a6/

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#89 Making Waves with Erica More, Shelter Movers Nova Scotia

At every conference where Genoa exhibits, the company chooses a local charity to partner with. For DEFSEC, this was the Nova Scotia chapter of Shelter Movers. Erica discusses how her organization serves a critical need, helping adults and children flee domestic abuse situations by providing free, secure, and discrete moving and storage services.

#GaleForceWins was in invited by https://genoadesign.com/ to attend http://defsecatlantic.ca/ to interview a selection of attendees.

Connect with Erica here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericamore/

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#88 Making Waves with Kevin Tetreault & Mitch MacDonald, Canadian GovTech Community

Kevin Tetreault & Mitch MacDonald discuss storytelling, breaking down barriers between tech, academia, and government, and how the podcasts are the ultimate medium for sparking big conversations.

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#87 Making Waves with Nick Burchill, Kongsberg Maritime

One of the larger ocean tech companies, Kongsberg does a little bit of everything in the maritime industry, providing a wide swath of products and services to both the civil and defense sectors. According to Nick, the industry is waking up and gaining momentum, as evidenced by his company’s recent slate of new acquisitions.

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#86 Making Waves with Ian Wood

A show as big as DEFSEC doesn’t happen without the tireless effort of an army of volunteers. Recently retired from the Navy, Ian talks about reconnecting with members of the military community, and making new connections on the event floor.

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#85 Making Waves with Lee Carson – Norstrat Consulting

Growing up, Lee’s Heroes were polar explorers like Shackleton and Amundson. You might say it was destiny that his job now is helping clients with a responsibility or a business goal to implement components of Canada’s Northern Strategy. The Arctic is changing, and as Lee reminds us, change is good for business.

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#84 Making Waves with Victoria Belbin, ACADA

The head of the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (DEFSEC Atlantic’s presenting partner) talks about the exciting advances and opportunities ahead on land, ocean, and air. Business is coming and knocking on Atlantic Canada’s door!

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#83 Making Waves with Rene Bertelsen – SH Defence

Rene had a 3am epiphany. He imagined module containers (cubes as he calls them) that could plug into Navy ships, essentially adapting the vessel for any type of service. That idea is now becoming reality. Learn how it’s poised to transform how we imagine the future of war ships and their capabilities.

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#82 Making Waves with Richard Gravel – Thales

Former RCN Commanding Officer Richard Gravel talks transitioning to the private sector, new ships, and how the  impressive overall growth in the industry is presenting amazing opportunities for SMEs of all kinds to get on board.

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#81 Making Waves with Jeff Musson – Coding for Veterans

Jeff’s non-profit is helping our veterans transition from the military to the tech sector through re-skilling and up-skilling courses. This program offers exciting new opportunities for the 7-10,000 men and women in uniform who leave the military each year and creates a talent funnel to help occupy the 140,000 jobs projected to go unfilled in the IT sector.

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#80 Making Waves with Colin Cooke – www.cmisa.ca

As Head of the CMISA, Colin doesn’t care who wins an industry bid as long as it is a Canadian company and it was a fair deal. Listen to how the sector is blazing new trails globally and the importance of ensuring that there is Canadian solutions for Canadian vessels right here in Canada.

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#79 Making Waves Emily Smits – Modest Tree

Providing digitalization tools to industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, and manufacturing, there’s nothing modest about this company’s recent rocket-like growth. Emily talks about creating immersive virtual environments, and the intersection of gaming and workforce skills training.

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#78 Making Waves with Louise Mercier

Louise points out that while various players in the industry compete in some areas, in others we cooperate with, and depend on, one other. In short, we need each other to be successful, and to take full advantage of the opportunities ahead, especially when it comes to exporting.

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#77 Making Waves with Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Federal Fleet Services

From a strategic perspective (think protecting our Northern boundaries) to simply being able to meet demand for ships, Admiral Couturier clearly saw the opportunity for the Davie shipyard in Lévis, Quebec to be a major contender. Hear the Admiral’s examples of innovation at its best and his vision for how, as a nation, we can compete on – and export to – the global stage.

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#76 Making Waves with Joanna Davies – QinetiQ

Joanna is helping to set the roadmap for the future of collaboration between the UK and Canada, through cross-Atlantic skills training and by helping defence adjacent workers get into the game.

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#75 Making Waves with Doug Currie, VP, Holland College

For an industry to thrive, it needs a steady pipeline of high-quality talent. That’s where PEI’s Holland College comes in with programming and degrees attuned to the needs of business and the future of work.

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#74 Making Waves Randy Billard – Virtual Marine

A true Canadian SME success story, Virtual Marine is changing the face of maritime safety. The company’s simulators virtually train workers, from the oil and gas to the defense sector, for emergencies they could face in the harshest of conditions. Randy talks with the boys about the craftiness of Newfoundlanders (of which he is one) to solve problems, and the importance of collaborating with universities, and mentoring students.

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#73 Making Waves with Melanie Nadeau – COVE

From the Royal Canadian Navy to now being head of the COVE (Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship) right on Dartmouth’s waterfront, saltwater has always been in Melanie’s DNA. At the crossroads of innovation, business, and sustainability, COVE houses a cluster of ocean-tech companies (from start-ups to multinationals) ready to propel the blue economy forward.

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# 72 Making Waves with With Allen Dillon, Sapper Labs Cyber Solutions

Al is making big waves by helping to drive cybersecurity to the top of the defense sector agenda. He talks about what’s keeping him up at night when it comes to digital security, and the critical need for academia, business, and government leaders to collectively rise to the challenge and get this country’s cyber agenda right.

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#71 Making Waves Carl Daniels – CarteNav

A veteran of the Canadian aerospace industry, Carl talks about the entrepreneurial spirit in Atlantic Canada, and promoting diversity in the sector, and critical role mentorship has played in his career.

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#70 Making Waves with Karl Kenny – Kraken Robotics

For Fermeuse, Newfoundland-raised business legend Karl Kenny, the final frontier isn’t outer space, it’s what lies deep beneath our oceans. Driven by the opportunity of discovery, Karl talks about Kraken’s ‘overnight’ success which was 10 years in the making, and reveals his ‘three-I’ leadership mantra: Invent, Innovate, and Inspire.

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#69 Making Waves with Laurie Balan – Genoa Design International

Laurie talks about her road to becoming Genoa’s inaugural CTO, the company’s rapid growth trajectory, maintaining culture during a pandemic, and the sense of pride and energy she’s feeling in the Canadian shipbuilding industry.

Connect with Laurie here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauriebalan/

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#68 Denise Goodyear – Intuitive Media

Denise Goodyear, the heart and soul of Intuitive Media, has spent more than 20 years helping clients to optimize their marketing strategies and budgets – no matter how much they have to spend – to achieve real results.

As President of Intuitive Media, Denise is happiest when meeting new people, building relationships, and helping businesses grow through marketing management, digital strategy, advertising, and training.

An award-winning marketer, Denise began her career in media sales, but developed a deeper passion for marketing and communications strategy, spending nearly a decade as a partner in a successful agency before branching out on her own. To build on her marketing education, Denise successfully completed the Digital & Social Media Program at Memorial University in 2019 and has nearly 20 years sales and marketing experience with various organizations and businesses throughout the province and the country.

She’s an active speaker on entrepreneurship and marketing, bridging the gap between education and industry, and working to provide the tools and knowledge owners and managers can put to work in their businesses.
When she’s not working, Denise is an active volunteer and mentor, lending her time and skills to organizations such as Futurpreneur Canada, CHBA-NL, NLCA, and others, in addition to NLOWE, where she currently sits as volunteer President.

Connect with Denise here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisegoodyear/

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#67 Jesse Stirling – NTV host

Jesse Stirling hosts the in-depth, long-form, weekly interview show, “Meetings with Remarkable People.” Former guests include world renowned quantum physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, Premiers Kathy Dunderdale & Danny Williams, actors Allan Hawco & Brent Butt, musicians Ron Hynes & Alan Doyle, comedians Andy Jones & Pete Soucy, television stars Sabrina Whyatt & Toni-Marie Wiseman, artists Alex Grey & Jean-Claude Roy, and authors Greg Malone & David Icke – just to name a few.

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#66 Amanda McCallum – Ignite Education Inc.

Amanda McCallum is owner and President with her business Ignite Education Inc. in St. John’s, NL. She is a geologist, prospector and educator with 20 years experience. Her primary areas of professional services include geoscience education and outreach, project management, public relations, STEM communications, geological heritage and geopark development.

Amanda’s had a progressive career leading international, national and regional projects, including serving as the past Chair of NL Mining Week, Chair/Founder NL Women in Mining Forum and author of the Women in Mining Career Connections Guide. She recently created the application dossier for Discovery UNESCO Global Geopark and led this international project to secure Newfoundland and Labrador’s first UNESCO Global Geopark designation.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Science (Geology) and a Bachelor of Education degree, both from Memorial University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich School of Business, York University. Amanda is currently the Chair of Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC), President of the Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) and Outreach Director with the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES).
Connect with Amanda here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandacmccallum/

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#65 Ashley Noseworthy – CEO Edgewise Environmental

Ashley holds an M.Sc in International Marine Environmental Consultancy from Newcastle University (UK), a B.Sc in Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University. She has over a decade of global offshore experience working in a variety of environmental roles. ​Ashley has over 12 years experience working and volunteering in the areas of marine mammal husbandry, marine mammal physiology and cognition. ​ She is an experienced aviation, offshore and sea survival instructor as well as a qualified H2S Instructor. Ashley also has experience instructing and developing curricula at a university level. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (now known as Econext https://econext.ca/) and the Executive Committee for the Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA). Ashley founded https://www.edgewiseenvironmental.com/ as a marine environmental consultancy on the need for formalized training for Marine Mammal Observers who are working within Canadian jurisdiction. This no longer just extends to the oil and gas industry operations, but across all marine sectors in which we, as Canadians, create noise that could potentially be harmful to our marine fauna. We are of the belief that Canadian marine environmental training and qualifications (such as MMO) should be standardized, as they are in the UK and Gulf of Mexico.

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#64 Tom Powell – Pizza Express Ltd.

Tom Powell joins us to discuss his journey into the pizza business. Tom started Pizza Express around 2004 and has employed over 30 people in that time. When asked to give a piece of advice Tom said “just buy the Gum Ball machine!” You will have to watch this episode to understand what he means.

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#63 HMCS Windsor

In this episode #GaleForceWins interviews the Coxswain of HMCS Windsor Jason Thompson followed by PO2 Marcus Hibbert who is the senior Sonar Technician. We then chat with the Executive Officer Lt. Jay Finlayson and finally the Commanding Officer, CDR. Drew Matheson. We were on location on a barge just across from the sub itself and if you visit our Youtube Channel you will see the footage of the interviews.

In the background the other star of the show is HMCS Windsor itself.

HMCS Windsor (877) / Victoria-class submarine

The former HMS Unicorn was laid up by the Royal Navy in October 1994. She was accepted by Canada and named Windsor on July 5, 2001, and sailed from Faslane on October 8 to arrive in Halifax on October 19, 2001. Her training program in 2002 was interrupted on March 28 by what proved to be a minor flooding while submerged, but the extent of required repairs led to the decision to begin her Canadianization Work Period early. During the course of this refit she was commissioned in Halifax on October 4, 2003. She returned to sea on April 5, 2004, and for the remainder of the year conducted trials and training exercises.

In June 2005, Windsor commenced the first operational cycle for her class, lasting through December 2006. In this period, she participated in a number of international exercises, including the successful tracking of a United States Navy nuclear-powered attack submarine and assisting in the work-ups of a USN carrier battle group. In Canadian waters, Windsor participated in the first-ever parachute rendezvous at sea practiced with Canada’s Patrol Pathfinders (Canadian Army paratroopers), and also conducted several sovereignty patrols off the east coast for intelligence-gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Windsor entered an Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) at the Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott in Halifax on January 15, 2007, which was completed on November 30, 2012. In the ensuing operational cycle, Windsor spent a total of 174 days at sea before being docked in March 2014 to repair a defective diesel generator.


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Rob Milligan- Blade Carbon Wheels – Talent Stream Edition

Rob Milligan created Blade Carbon Wheels to provide cyclists with wheels made to match their cycling needs. To offer wheels that are fully customizable, made based on cutting edge, state of the art technology and at some of the most affordable prices in the industry. Rob’s Vision is to promote cycling as a way of life. BLADE Carbon Wheels® are the most customizable carbon fiber road cycling wheels in North America. BLADE® offers over 5,000 different custom combinations. From customizing your decal colour to match your bike frame to choosing the finish of your carbon fibre BLADE® offers more functional and aesthetic combinations than any other carbon fiber wheel in North America. BLADE® is 100% a Canadian Company.

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