Vic42 celebrates the interesting and inspiring people of our world!

In our society, so many amazing people go unnoticed.

We are a community who believe that by recognizing others and helping even one person elevate their success, everyone benefits.

Step away from the pervasive, sensationalized media that elevates tragedy, challenge, and suffering and join us in our goal of highlighting true stories of fantastic people doing extraordinary things!

Why the name Vic42?

The name Vic42 stems from the novel, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. In short, the story takes place on an imaginary space-age planet where they have a computer that can provide the answer to everything. The community asks the computer, “What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?”. After many years and great anticipation, the computer spits out the number 42.

For us, the answer to life, the universe, and everything is PEOPLE. Our goal is to help celebrate talented individuals who are living beyond the norm and fulfilling their passion.

Who are we?

Al Smith has spent his whole life building communities and helping  people.

As a Director with Young Life, he helped build the largest area in Canada and witnessed first-hand how an organization could benefit and contribute to the success of others’ lives.

Al has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 24, when he started a successful commercial aerospace engineering company with his father and brother. Through the years, he has launched and funded multiple start-ups which led to his work as a turnaround CEO. Al has always quickly risen to a leadership role and focused on helping people and mentoring anyone that asked for his guidance.

Alongside his leadership and business development acumen, Al has a strong creative side.  He is an equally gifted photographer, specializing in environmental portraiture, with a talent for telling stories about people through his lens.

“My passion has always been to help people pull together for the betterment of everyone.  My whole history has come together because of how much I value people and want to help uplift them.  My natural response has always been that I want to help support and empower, and Vic42 will be a celebration that does just that.”

Al thrives where entrepreneurialism, creativity, photography, and people collide!

Christina Morrison is known for her integrity, tenacity, and unwavering resolve to stand up for and do what is right.

As the director of the Victoria based internationally touring dance company, Salsa Caliente, she understands first-hand the struggles of doing something different in an industry, while pushing others to be their best. She has been a strong advocate for assuring that dancers of all ages, shapes, sizes and cultures have equal access to opportunities based on merit.

On top of her already impressive achievements in dance, she is an accomplished musician, event planner, and travel consultant. Her ability to make everyone feel like a VIP, while fixing problems before they are even noticed, make her uniquely qualified to help tackle the logistics of bringing people’s stories into the spotlight.

“I am a firm believer that with hard work and the right attitude, amazing things are possible. I have met so many inspiring people in my travels that are unknown or under-recognized and I am so excited to be able to help shine a light their way.”

Christina is at her best when she is helping orchestrate the exultation of others.

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