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I'm from a small city named Pembroke that lays on the Ontario side of the border with Quebec. If you have heard of it: congratulations! This little community is quite focused on the forestry and alcohol industries, one of which is work related, the other not so much. Despite that description, Pembroke was a beautiful place to grow up. We lived just East of Algonquin Park, a place to which every Canadian must travel, if not reside in; and within walking distance to a liquor store in Quebec, making of-age drinking a thing of the past.
After high school, I moved to Oshawa to attend the journalism program at Durham College. During my placement at The Daily Observer, an extension of the Sun Media news chain, I realized that I didn't want to spend the rest of my life typing away in a little cubicle, so I transferred to York University's Studio Visual Arts program to attempt the dangerous path of an artist.