I was introduced to Katya by my former guest, Penelope Goranson, and I'm eternally grateful that she did, because Katya's story needs to be told, heard and shared. Born in Manchester, England, and immigrating to Canada with her family at age 16, but that's only a tiny fraction of where her story begins and where it is heading. These show notes will be brief, as I'm letting her do the talking!
As mentioned in the show, be sure to check out fellow podcaster Seth Seppala's Demented Dimension Podcast
here on iTunes
Adan is a fan of the podcast and reached out to me via one of many social media outlets, and she mentioned that she would love to be a guest on the show. I can never pass up the opportunity for a new guest so I went to her place and we hung out, had a beverage and just talked. Most of that conversation is here for you to inspect on this week's podcast.
We talk about her work, what life in Cornwall Ontario is like, adopting a pet from overseas and her Serbian heritage. It's all fun and games until we run out of things to say!
KOCA Dog Rescue
Where Adan adopted her dog, Tito, and donates to the rescue of animals in danger:
Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston. Featuring his original song 'The Prison is a Dark Place'
Maryse Delorme St. Maurice organizes a singing competition each year in St. Isidore, Ontario, Canada, called Contest The Voices in Prescott-Russell, as part of a farmer's festival and car show every year in a hot summer weekend in June. Since starting the contest with her then business partner 5 years ago, she's been giving her every effort to keep the event moving along and become a featured attraction of the festival. Now, if her 6th year is approved and she continues with the attraction, she has some new ideas in store, and she discusses that as well as the work, planning and talent seeking that goes into making the show for one day and the many days of planning before it. It's a lot! We also get to know a little bit about Maryse, where she grew up and what she does when she's not sharing local talent with a growing audience on the big stage.
I also recap former guest Chantelle Blanchard's appearance at the Brass Monkey Club here in Ottawa when she blew away the judges to earn a spot in the next rounds of a $10,000 signing competition which led her to another round in Kingston, Ontario. It's singing fest episode, so turn those speakers up to 11 and let's go!
Visit the Official Facebook page of the Contest:
Have a demo to register for Les Voix:
Les Voix de Prescott-Russell on YouTube:
DJ White Rabbit Jason Lacombe has some special events coming up and Nobodies Are Somebodies will be there! To find out more about the events, check out the link on the LoneWolf Productions official Facebook page:
Xavier Himma takes the love and joy of cycling to a whole new level, as he has embarked on an endeavor to travel across the Americas, that of course being North, Central and South America, by bicycle, just because he wanted to, and to take in all the cultures, sights, sounds and feel of the road, and doing it solo just for the love of being on your own and exploring. We all go out for bike rides now and again; can you say you would travel across countries just like it were going to the grocery store?
On his travel since crossing the Canada/U.S. border back in October of 2017, he has been making the most of his travels and making good time, and meeting new and helpful people along the way. We touch on all the reasons why he started his journey, some things he has encountered, places, and of course what it's really like to cross an international border on your bicycle with no planned itinerary or formal destination. His jouney is not over yet; at the time of this recording he was resting in Costa Rico, but he will definitely be back again to talk about his journey and his return home to small town Rockland, Ontario Canada
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