Experience 2015

It has been a year. One that has been full of ups and downs both personally and professionally. I have faced many tests and challenges of which I have passed and failed. But they have all been learning opportunities.

Many I have wrote about and some I have kept close to my heart but all have shown me many things about myself and the people around me.

So thank you, all. All of you readers have been apart of a year of growth for me. Thank you for your encouragement and support.

So here’s to you, the readers!

Happy New Year! I can’t wait for 2016!

-M

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It’s time, Canada

The time has come once again for Canada as a nation to rally around our team and our sport. The world junior’s are once again in full swing. This year, live from Finland. In my house we go nuts. No matter what else is going on during the holidays you can find all of use huddled around our TV watching Canada do what we do best, play hockey. In fact the only thing that prevents us from not being in front of the TV is when my brother is playing in his own games.

It is crazy really. I mean there are plenty of games throughout the year that can be watch but for whatever reason there is something special about this tournament. Maybe its the jersey’s or the national pride. Whatever it is, its magic.

With national pride and hockey comes the ads. Yes there are some good ones this year, my favourite being a Molson Canadian ad. The one below if you are curious. But I am going to take this time to show some of my favourites from the past few years.

Another is this spot from Nike in 2013

And finally another from Nike, the 2012 WJC spot.

As a Canadian, I love my beer and I love my hockey but the one thing I find more powerful than anything else is how hockey brings all Canadians together, from coast to coast to coast we all sat waiting for Crosby to score the winning goal during the gold medal game in the 2010 winter games. In fact I can still tell you how it scored and the deafening cheer that was heard across the nation that day. I can tell you that the country was all together in tears when we lost the gold medal game at this very tournament in 2010 in Saskatoon.

Hockey is one of those things that brings us together no matter the political drama of the 2014 games in Russia, or the heart break of losing a gold medal in 2010. Like Canadian Tire showed us, we all play for Canada.

-M

Dear Daddy

I know this is the season of giving and happiness and time spent with family and all that jazz but in my opinion there is no better time to have this conversation. Like the girl in this spot I was raised to be strong and independent. I was told that no boy, teen or man should ever be allowed to call me names, touch me in a way I didn’t like and above all else no man should ever hit me.

I am lucky, I have never been raped, assaulted or hot by any man. However, I, like the girl in the spot, been called a slut, bitch, c**t, whore and many other awful names by teen boys who think they are funny. It is not funny. It never will be funny and well no one should be allowed to say those things.

So please watch this spot below and don’t allow the violence to start. Not just for girls either. We live in an amazing country that does amazing things and we all have the right to enjoy a peaceful and safe place to call home.

This holiday season, let’s practice peace.

-M

 

Really? Vogue?

Okay I am all for the next generation of Canadian Prime Minister’s with fresh ideas who are ready to change up the way Canada is run. However, we are NOT paying him to do photoshoots for Vogue.

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I mean come on! As Prime Minister you have far more important things to be doing with your time that posing for Vogue. Let’s all grow up and get back to work Mr. Prime Minister.

Read the full article featured on CBC here.

-M

 

A Sad Day…

Today is December 8th. 35 years ago today it was a different world. A world that knew Mr. John Lennon. 35 years ago today a great man who changed the music world forever was  taken to soon. Today marks 35 years since the horrible assassination of John Lennon.

-M

A Coke Christmas Lesson

Coke has always been known for hitting us all in the feels time and time again. It seems every Christmas I am sitting waiting anxiously to see the new Coke ad. This year, like many before, they do not disappoint.

I love this ad and all the things it reminds us of. It seems that every year during the Christmas season, communities and people in general, come together in a more giving way. So in the spirit of the season I have posted some of my favourite Coke Christmas ads.

Coke Christmas 2012

Coke Christmas 2010

Coke Christmas 2014

And my all time favourite…

Coke Christmas 1970

-M

Christmas Marketing!

Well it is that time of the year again. The very best time of the year! It is Christmas time! Given today is December 1 I thought that I would throw up a post on one of my favourite parts of the holidays; the ads.

This lovely one is from a supermarket in Germany. The spot is well hard hitting to say the least. It is something and I won’t give it away. However, I will say that it really reminds you of the most important part of the holiday season; spending time with the ones you love.

Enjoy!

-M