In June 2012, Lindsay Van Gyn was pulled together by friends and family for an unforgettable Tough Mudderadventure in Whistler. She heard of the insane muddy obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces at a friend’s house. As she listened, she felt like a key had unlocked a piece of her mind with thoughts connected to her life as personal trainer; she had to know more. The races are about overcoming personal obstacles in your life, something that resonated with her closely. During her following race in Seattle, a water station volunteer commented, “Sucks to be second, huh?” and her competitive streak kicked in. She finished as the first female to cross the line and secured her a spot at the World’s Toughest Mudder 24 hour competition (November 17th, 2012) in New Jersey. This anthropology student has found a side passion in an ultimate sport where thousands of like minded fitness buffs gather to literally hit the dirt. To read more about her efforts click here.
A twist in the plan and now it’s a snatch
As a contortionist for the circus, Rachel Siemens understood the physical demands meant a potentially short career. However, it was shortened even earlier by an injury and so she chose to study kinesiology at UVIC. Rachel became a self-described gym rat and passionate about Olympic Weightlifting. Slowly she worked her way up the Canadian ranks…
Revealing an incredible journey through pop surrealism
Wisely backed by her Fine Arts Degree, Carollyne Yardleyintuitively added History in hopes of becoming an antiques buyer for Sotheby’s. However, she
Making the best of their good and bad habits
Prepare yourselves Victoria… this local band which has been graphed together over the past few years is gaining steady momentum – meet Secondhand Habit. In 2013, fully formed with new members, they wrote their single “Love Letter,” which has a gut wrenching must see video. After receiving two showcase spots in Canadian Music Week 2014…
Photographer gives concert photography rare visibility
Life recently started taking off for Tyson Elder, an operations employee for a local helicopter company, when he started a project out of his passion for photography.
Transported by an epic new sound
Mystically engineered local band Isobel Triggerculminates a sound and vocals reflecting the work of famous singers such as Bjork and Florence Welch.
Work. Surf. Eat. Travel. Repeat.
For Nick Van Buren and Paul D. Long, this motto was their livelihood right out of high school. While surfing shorelines