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- RT @VanPresents: Just announced: @BlackbirdThtr presents The Rivals (Dec 28-Jan 23) - http://t.co/XN0F9WnhtX http://t.co/SPN8pH5sl7, 13 hours ago
- RT @dancecentre: Attention #ballet fans, @frcevents Bolshoi Ballet's Swan Lake screens this Sunday: http://t.co/6KqA3GNX54, 15 hours ago
- Plans to head home for turkey dinner put us in mind of childhood favourites this week. https://t.co/njVooWmB2h, 18 hours ago
- RT @TheVirtualStage: Here's our very own @evabutterly on @CBCEarlyEdition talking about "Alien Contagion: Rise of the #ZombieSyndrome"! https://t.co/GUqwJJSYPr, 20 hours ago
- Thanks so much for the love & congrats on #BestofVan, @SmallStage, @ChanCentre, @_samanthaquon & @seanbickerton. Have beautiful weekends!, Oct 3
- It's a coverage binder speed run! Can we flip through TUTS' 2015 coverage in 0:15? (Spoiler Alert:… https://t.co/FYgPbd2pmG, Oct 2
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Marketing Assistant Chelsea Isenor is one of the newest team members to join the LMPR family. Her passion for theatre and communications helped her discover a career in arts marketing and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team. Chelsea looks forward to continuing to support the arts and culture community with her social media and vast marketing talents. Tell us about yourself & how you got into arts marketing. I discovered my passion for theatre in high school and from that point on I knew I wanted to live in that world. At University I studied Theatre as well as Marketing and Communications. That’s when I realized I could combine these for a creative and fulfilling career where I could talk about something that I love every day! Where is the best place you have travelled & why? One of my favourite places I’ve ever traveled is Laos. It’s a beautiful country full of the friendliest people, the best food, and the most incredible sights. I spent three days living in a treehouse and zip-lining across the jungle. I can truly say that was one of the most unbelievable and terrifying experiences of my life (I still can’t even think about the size of the spiders or the sounds I heard at night). Laos was amazing because, out of all the places I’ve visited in the world, it felt really authentic and uncommercial (there wasn’t a single 7-11 anywhere, which is so rare). The people were so welcoming and laid-back which made you really slow down and take note of things. What was the first show you remember seeing as a child? I fondly remember Green Thumb Theatre coming to my elementary school and performing fun twists on fairy-tales. But I believe the first show I ever saw was a band called One Horse Blue at an outdoor concert in Kamloops. I actually have no idea who they are – my uncle took me so that he could impress women – but I still have the signed bandana. If you could grab a coffee with one artist – living or dead – who would it be and why? Amy Poehler! I think she is so funny and intelligent. She always seems unapologetically herself in her comedy and life. Also, I think we could be best friends! What are you most looking forward to in your new role at LMPR? Coming from the world of theatre, I’m so excited to work with the wide variety of clients from all different types of art organizations. And, of course, working with the incredibly talented and enthusiastic LMPR team! Lighting Round! Morning person or night owl? Night Owl Drink of choice? Wine Truth or dare? Truth Favourite book? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Best Movie? This question always feels impossible! Today I’ll say The Princess Bride but next time you ask me I’ll probably have a different answer. Power of Flight or Invisibility? Power of Flight
LMPR is throwing it back to that perennial school day assignment of, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” In the third post of a three part series Senior Digital Coordinator, Jesse Tanaka, looks back on his kayak trip to Nelson Island. In early summer, my girlfriend and I borrowed a few kayaks and paddled out from Pender Harbour across to Nelson Island on BC’s Sunshine Coast. I had only ever been in a kayak a few times, so the goal was just to make it across without falling in or getting lost. We got a tip from a friend about the location of Harry Robert’s cabin, built in 1929 by one of the early Europeans in the area. We attempted to track it down, but as beginner ocean navigators, had no expectation of actually finding it. After a full day of paddling, and just before we were about to settle for any campsite, we came across the old log structure in the distance. We tied up the boats and unloaded our gear just as the rain rolled in. A view of the log work inside, there are much worse places to take shelter. The open concept kitchen. The cabin sat on a peninsula between this bay to the south… …and this to the north. A short walk into the woods revealed an even older cabin. Mason jar windows, so hip. We got a few beach fires in before the ban. It was quite possibly the best campsite I will ever have.
LMPR is throwing it back to that perennial school day assignment of, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” In the second post of a three part series Head of Digital + Marketing, Brian Paterson, fondly recounts his stunning and remote hiking trip on Vancouver Island. At the beginning of August, I set with three old friends for an alpine hiking & climbing trip through Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Provincial Park. The plan was to unplug with a little adventure in the mountains. Everything required for a week off the grid was packed along on our backs. Including dehydrated meals, such as my signature dish: mashed potatoes, kale & bacon. Sometimes the sun was shining… … sometimes sunset put on a show… … other times the weather refused to cooperate. Sometimes the trail got a little exposed… … other times the ‘trail’ was really more of a cliff. Still, when the path leads to places like these… … it’s worth every metre climbed, kilometre hiked, and blister gained.
Senior Communications Coordinator Sarah Ghosh is one of the newest team members to join the quickly growing LMPR family. Bringing her strong written and communications skills, passion for arts marketing, and love for Jazz music, Sarah looks forward to supporting the arts and culture community with her vast knowledge and experience. Tell us about yourself & how you got into arts marketing. I have always been very passionate about English Literature and the performing arts. I studied both English and music in University, and have worked as a professional vocalist. During my PR studies at Simon Fraser University, several instructors recommended that I go into arts marketing as they felt that my background in the performing arts, coupled with my past experience as a communications specialist would assist me in marketing artists in creative industries. Upon graduation, I was fortunate to work as a Public Relations Consultant for a Cue Creative Consulting, and had several clients from prominent arts organizations in Vancouver. I later became the internal PR Specialist and Managing Director for The Virtual Stage – a professional multimedia theatre company. Through this experience I discovered that I love helping artists to shine, and feel blessed to have found a career that combines both of my passions! Where is the best place you have travelled & why? My father is from Calcutta, India. He met my mother in England, and then they moved to Canada. Years later, I found myself working overseas and was able to travel to India to reconnect with my relatives. Everyone was very warm, welcoming and excited to introduce me to every aspect of Indian culture. It was a very special trip! What was the first show you remember seeing as a child? I went to see a professional production of Les Misérables with my family when I was 7 years old. I was absolutely spellbound. If you could grab a coffee with one artist – living or dead – who would it be and why? I would love to grab a coffee with Ella Fitzgerald. She is my favourite Jazz vocalist of all time. Her voice is pure magic. What are you most looking forward to in your new role at LMPR? I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with my talented team members to dream up creative, informative and engaging marketing and media relations campaigns for our clients. I am also excited to attend all of our clients’ shows. It’s going to be a very exciting and busy year! Lighting Round! Morning person or night owl? Morning Person Drink of choice? Chocolate Martini Truth or dare? Dare Favourite book? The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. Best Movie? There are too many great movies to list. That said, I love all the movies by Pedro Almodóvar. He is brilliant. Power of Flight or Invisibility? Power of Flight!
LMPR is throwing it back to that perennial school day assignment of, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” In the first of a three part series Account Manager, Sarah Cruickshank, revisits her summer road trip to the scenic Oregon coast. Among several weekends away in 2015, my one big vacation was a road trip through Oregon – a holiday I eagerly anticipated. While not my first time in this beautiful state, the 10-days I spent journeying through Portland, Salem, McMinnville, and Troutdale – with a final stop in Seattle, Washington – were certainly some of my favourite. The food, scenery, and countless activities all contributed to an unforgettable time away – one I’ll cherish for a long time to come. See some highlights from my journey, below. We made some strange new friends in our one night in Portland. Enjoyed some (unplanned) beach time in Pacific City, Oregon. Who knew that Oregon boasts its very own “Cruickshank Road”?! Just one example of the hundreds of original artworks that adorn the walls at the McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, Oregon. Edgefield is, without question, my new favourite vacation destination. The famous “red door” leading to one of Edgefield’s many scenic gardens. Room 215 is widely regarded as the most haunted room in Edgefield. Also where I lay my head for my stay! Lucky for me, no ghost sightings this time. On last hurrah at the Jay’s game in Seattle before heading back to Vancouver.
Office Manager Monique Laaper recently became a member of the fast-growing LMPR team. Monique began her career in sciences and quickly switched over to theatre, citing passion as her influence. Monique’s love for the arts has flourished over the years, but another one of her passions, organizational processes, has been the driver of her career. Monique looks forward to bringing her wealth of business intelligence knowledge to LMPR. Tell us about yourself & your passion for the arts. I graduated from York University with a BA in Theatre. My university experience taught me to appreciate diversity in expression and the flexibility required to communicate that vision to the world. Where is the best place you have travelled & why? The Camino in Northern Spain because it is such a striking combination of spectacular scenery and rich cultural heritage. What was the first show you remember seeing as a child? My mother took me to see Karen Kain dance as Coppélia. If you could grab a coffee with one artist – living or dead – who would it be and why? Robert Desrosiers because I would love to discuss how he developed his dance theatre company, Desrosiers Dance Theatre. What are you most looking forward to in your new role at LMPR? The pleasure of coming into work with a group of people so passionate about the arts! Lighting Round! Morning person or night owl? Morning person Drink of choice? Chablis Truth or dare? Truth Favourite book? Bel Canto Best Movie? Always Power of Flight or Invisibility? Flight