2017 BC Provincial Sea Cadet Qualifying Regatta

Bernard and Taylor react to a wave crashing over the bow as they bear away at the windward mark.

Every year the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets across the country have a national sailing regatta hosted at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Before competing at the final event in Kingston, cadets from every region must qualify at the regional regatta to move forward. This year the regional event for British Columbia is hosted at the “South Vancouver Island Cadet Nautical Training Site” in Esquimalt Harbour, and out of the 40 sailors that compete, only 20 can qualify in the Read more..

2015 Van Isle 360 Aboard SC70 “Westerly” – Dueling 70s

Two Santa Cruz 70s, Neptune’s Car and Westerly, entered in this year’s Vancouver Island 360 International Yacht Race. Each of the 9 legs of the race became a tense match, with the crews of each yacht pushing each other to sail their best, team Westerly finished in first place overall.

Music by Gramatik; “A Bright Day”, and “Victory”.

Filmed and edited by Vassili Angelblazer.… Read more..

2016 Sea Cadet Provincial Qualifying Regatta

Every year the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets across the country have a national sailing regatta hosted at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. Before competing at the final event in Kingston, cadets from every region must qualify at the regional regatta to move forward. This year the regional event for British Columbia is hosted at the “South Vancouver Island Cadet Nautical Training Site” in Esquimalt Harbour, and out of the 40 sailors that compete, only 20 can qualify in the Provincial Qualifier so that they may participate in the National Qualifier next spring, and finally the best 8 sailors … Read more..

International Management Research Project: Craft Breweries in Kazakhstan

This project was completed for an international management course. The task was to invent a fictitious company that would do business internationally. The country I was assigned was Kazakhstan. My task was to identify challenges for expatriates from Canada working in Kazakhstan and how to overcome them.

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Background

The John Hillips brewery is a Victoria based business that first opened its doors in 2001. We specialise in craft beers made from local ingredients. The company has grown to be the 6th largest brewery in British Columbia. We have seen progressive growth … Read more..

CPABC 2016 Case Study Competition: Team In-Credit-Able

On March 12th, 2016, Team In-Credit-Ble of Camosun College (Vassili Angelblazer, Tyler Bordeleau, David Hilborn, and Bryan Johnson) participated in the CPABC Case study Competition. Sitting amongst our peers at the awards gala, we were both nervous and excited to hear the results. Since neither of us had done this competition before we had no idea what to expect.

 

From left to right: Vassili Angelblazer, Tyler Bordeleau, Bryan Johnson, David Hilborn.

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia organise an annual Case Study competition for accounting students and aspiring future CPAs. This year 30 teams from colleges and … Read more..

Fat and Lazy: Analysis of Casey Neitstat’s daily routine

I like the way he describes most people/Snapchat at 0:36

“You could build a city with all the free time people spend sitting around being bored, sending me snaps, of themselves, sitting around, being bored.”

Important to keep in mind that his definition of “work” is anything that is contributing to the creative process. Besides sitting at a desk working, there is also: travelling, having deep productive conversations with other people, team meetings, and all the while, Casey is also filming.

Even when he goes for a run, he brings a camera, it adds to his daily blog. Everything is … Read more..

The Smokey Saxophone

Portrait of Sonny Stitt Playing Saxophone in a smoky room (a photograph by Herman Leonard)
Portrait of Sonny Stitt Playing Saxophone in a smoky room (a photograph by Herman Leonard)

Edward “Sonny” Stitt, was an American jazz performer who rose to fame playing the tenor saxophone (after having played the alto saxophone early in his career) from 1945 to his death in 1982. He was one of the most documented artists of his generation having recorded over a hundred albums. Sonny’s music associated him with the biggest names in jazz such as Charlie Parker, Gene Ammons, and Miles Davis. Herman Leonard’s 1953 portrait of Sonny Stitt playing the saxophone is a graphic representation and immortalization Read more..

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