I enjoyed producing this informative 8-minute mini documentary featuring a beekeeper with Andy's Awesome Apiaries in Spruce Grove, Alberta. You’ll see Andrew “Andy” Chan in action at his hive as he explains the typical workflow for all beekeepers. You’ll learn why bees are important, how they contribute to food security and the environment.
This 28-minute documentary-style presentation features British military historian and author Anthony Tucker-Jones sharing insights and excerpts from his recent book: “Churchill Master and Commander”. The meticulously research book focuses on Churchill’s 50-years of wartime experiences from 1895 to 1945.
As a former UK intelligence officer, Tucker-Jones told the Churchill Society audience he was fascinated by what led Winston Churchill to believe he was the right man for the right job of Prime Minister in May 1940.
The live presentation took place during the Churchill Society of Edmonton 57th Annual Memorial Banquet. The event was on June 7, 2023 in the University Club at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
This 1-minute video showcases the concrete and asphalt programs offered by
Omnia Training, an educational business in St. Albert. Omnia Training delivers work-integrated learning so participants can move into specialized employment involving concrete and asphalt.
This 8-minute mini-documentary features soldiers of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) participating in the Leopard 2 Tank Simulator Gunnery Course held this winter at CFB Edmonton. You’ll meet two instructors and two candidates who share their experiences, challenges and rewards while doing the intensive course. This video is approved by the LdSH (RC) command team to help educate Canadians on what soldiers do to earn qualifications on armoured training.
Here’s a 1-minute “How-to” overview of the winemaking process when you partner with Gypsy Moon Winery in St. Albert. Select a wine kit, mix the ingredients, pitch the yeast and leave the rest to Gypsy Moon Winery. Visit the licensed facility with professional equipment to make craft wine you love. The winemaking process is fun, affordable and convenient – start your craft wine batch today.
Outdoor instructor and bestselling author Bruce Zawalsky teaches how to light an emergency fire in this 9-minute online learning experience. We filmed this informative tutorial in April 2021 near Jasper National Park.
This 7-minute instructional safety video is Chapter 1 of 16 in an online educational series I filmed and edited for the Shooting Federation of Canada (SFC) during January to March 2021. Based in Ottawa and funded by the Government of Canada, the SFC is a national non-profit competitive sports organization. It governs organized, recreational and competitive target shooting for members across Canada.
"The all but forgotten D-Day Dodgers helped set up the Allies in Northwest Europe for imminent success, given the heavy cost and lessons learned during Canada's longest land campaign, in Second World War Italy." Captain (Ret’d) Rick Dumas. Watch this 90-second trailer featuring a 37-minute presentation on Canadian soldiers fighting to liberate Sicily and Italy. To see the entire 37-minute video, click on this link: https://youtu.be/DtcF9Oh3zKY
This 34-minute documentary was produced in partnership with Naval Reservists of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship NONSUCH in Edmonton to commemorate the annual Battle of the Atlantic ceremony that took place online on May 2, 2021. Part 1: Historical overview featuring archival footage and a 97-year-old Veteran who was a young ASDIC (Sonar) operator tasked with detecting U-Boats. Part 2: Church Parade with Naming of Lost Canadian Ships. Part 3: “Did You Know?” with interesting facts about a few ships from the longest campaign during the Second World War: The Battle of the Atlantic.
What happened after D-Day? Guest speaker Thomas Bradley showcases Canadian Army participation during the Normandy Campaign in France, June 1944. His presentation includes dozens of soldiers’ stories, vivid maps, and rare photos that seem to leap off the screen at you. Mr. Bradley opens his talk with historical accounts of Canadians fighting SS troops on June 7, 1944 and concludes with the war crimes trial of Nazi SS General Kurt Meyer. This presentation took place on April 22, 2017 at the Brigadier Jefferson Armoury in Edmonton, Alberta. This presentation was to a non-profit group for educational purposes only. There is no expectation of commercial remuneration as a result of this video appearing on various social media sites.
Private (Ret’d) Lyle McIvor served with 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (2 PPCLI) during the Korean War, and fought at the historic Battle of Kapyong that raged from 22 to 25 April 1951. Despite being surrounded by hundreds of Chinese troops, the outnumbered Patrica’s held their ground in the face of unrelenting attacks. Their battlefield prowess prevented a potentially costly defeat for the South Korean and UN forces. The actions by Private McIvor and other members of 2 PPCLI who fought at Battle of Kapyong were noticed by the Americans. They awarded 2 PPCLI the United States Presidential Unit Citation, a rare honour for a Canadian unit. Watch and share this 7-minute video as he talks about his experiences.
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