Sebastian Gaskarth is a non-binary mature student, currently attending university in Halifax studying psychology in the hopes of working with gender diverse youth and their families. Sebastian is passionate about supporting transgender and non-binary students, disrupting societal norms, and learning new perspectives on how to see the world and engage in it.

Sebastian is an emerging spoken word artist, whose first book, “Disc Jockey Poet”, explores topics around 2SLBGTQIA+ issues, love, self-discovery, nature, privilege, senior care and authorship. “Their words, their rhythm, their beat, their voice synthesized, pulsing vibrational mixes through sounds of resilience, mixed in with the fierce playback of a West Coast, old-growth soul, looped over French Canadian roots.” Sebastian has shared their work and stories at open mic nights, Queer Writers’ Night, the Halifax StART Festival, Word on the Street Festival, and Constellate Storytelling.

Sebastian is exploring new creative endeavours, they are recording their poems and adding their own background beats to their work. You can listen to some of their poems at https://soundcloud.com/sgaskarth 

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Justin Gaudreault is a multi-talented recording artist, award-winning audio engineer and overall
creative powerhouse hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Having expertise in audio editing,
music composition and mixing for film, augmented and virtual reality. Justin’s commitment to
excellence and passion for his craft have allowed him to carve out a lane all his own.

Not one to settle for mediocrity, after graduating with his Audio Engineering degree in 2012, Justin
received the Daniel Gaynor Spirit Award, which is the highest form of recognition at the Centre for
Arts and Technology. Shortly thereafter in 2013, Justin was nominated for the National Association
of Career Colleges Graduate of the Year award, which recognizes a new graduate currently
working in the field with outstanding success and work ethic. Justin’s achievements were also
recognized the following year by the City of Halifax when he received the HRM Volunteer of the
Year Award.

In addition to academic and civic achievement, Justin has helped clients of Current Studios win
various professional awards while working for the studio. One of the notable awards is 2018
Webby Awards “Augmented Reality Award” Presented to MullenLowe U.S. / Los Angeles &
Current Studios for “ACURA TLX: What A Race” where Justin created the Sound Design, Mix and
the music used in the event and commercials.

2018 proved to be a great year for Justin, as he additionally helped Dream Street Pictures win at
the Screen Nova Scotia Awards for “Best Documentary Film” with “Sickboy” contributing his work
as Sound Editor & Re-Recording Mixer.

Following up on 2018’s achievements, Justin’s work helped clients gain two more award wins for
2019’s Screen Nova Scotia Awards. They include, “Best Feature Film” Splinters (Thom
Fitzgerald)for his work as a Sound Editor, “Best Documentary Film” The Social Shift (Mirror Image
Media) as Sound Editor & Re-Recording Mixer and one nomination “Best Television Series”
Forgive Me – Season 3 (Emotion Pictures) as the Re-Recording Mixer.

Justin has solidified his reputation as a seasoned and forward-thinking professional. With 12+ years
of experience in audio, Justin’s sheer talent, professionalism and leadership skills have allowed him
the opportunity to work on top-tier feature films, documentaries, television series and augmented
reality games, such as Sony PlayStation’s “God of War” AR app. Additionally, Justin’s track
record of achievements further presented opportunities to work with notable clients, such as Marvel,
Samsung, LEGO, Acura, 3M, Fuggler and Subway. Further cementing Justin’s status as a
creative powerhouse and all around dedicated professional.

Check him out @audiobyjustin

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Born and raised in Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Sam had a resume of working with people who have disabilities before changing her career path to pursue the Fashion Industry. She quickly got a Corporate retail job and worked her way up to Visual Merchandiser. After working in retail for a number of years and seeing all the waste that it produces, she decided that it was time to build a brand for herself that she believed in.

Shotgun Vintage was born in April 2018 as an Instagram page. It started as thrifting and selling vintage clothing but after pulling out an old sewing machine to make easy modifications — it soon grew to be a reworking obsession. Completely self-taught on the sewing machine, Sam started to quickly receive a lot of traction through the Maritimes through Instagram. This approach allowed her to be more connected with the customer than it would as a normal web store.

She worked her full-time job and simultaneously worked on Shotgun during nights and weekends for eight months before taking it full time.

Shotgun is completely owned and operated by one person.

Check her out @shotgunvintage

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Bradley Daye is a co-founder of Placemaking 4G a new generation for recruitment in Atlantic Canada.

Bradley is a community leader, a sports enthusiast and member of the African Nova Scotian community with a deeply rooted history in NS. Those roots are what keeps him grounded and provide the motivation behind the work he does now.

As the Grandson of Delmore Buddy Daye, community development is always top of mind, he is an empathetic leader with a successful background in professional sports and business development, he continues to give back through youth football in the north end of Halifax where everything started for him.

Through his community and business involvement, he has established a deep-rooted network of community members and leaders and has the knowledge and experience to evaluate and address community needs.

Check him out @all.daye

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