Olivia Doughart aka Liv Kate is a multi-time internationally published model and a registered acupuncturist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
During the week, she works in a collaborative clinic with other healthcare professionals. Treating various conditions from physical body pain to anxiety and depression.
Outside of the clinic, she works as a freelance model, doing a variety of styles. She’s best known as being Halifax’s Spiderwoman.
With a passion for art and creative expression along with helping others, she finds having these two careers extremely fulfilling.
Check her out at:
Photo: Mosy Photography @mosy.ca
Lizane Tan is a graphic designer, illustrator and letterer with a background in Graphic and Fashion Design from NSCAD University.
Growing up in the bustling city of Manila, Philippines then moving to Halifax’s serene coasts nourished her interest in the world and the different ways we all move through life. Intuition and a genuine curiosity for people, places and things are what fuel her design process.
She has worked in branding, advertising and editorial design settings and finds great joy in helping people tell their stories visually.
Now based in Montréal, she brings playful problem solving, international work experience and a collaborative approach to every project.
When she is not at her desk, you can find her practising yoga, working as a flight attendant in the winters or taking long walks outdoors.
Photo: Luke Clarridge

On July 31st, Liam and his team attempted to run from the lighthouse in Peggys Cove, to the church memorial in Portapique.

The goal, was for Liam to cover 176kms on his feet in less than 24hrs. It was ambitious, to say the least.

Over the course of the run, the team managed to raise 4X their goal and forged some lifetime memories along the way.

The money went to an incredible cause which is youth mentorship programs across Nova Scotia, delivered by Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Check him out @liammcvarnock

Megan Wennberg is a documentary filmmaker based in Dartmouth.

Her first feature documentary Drag Kids follows four pre-teen Drag Queens as they prepare for the biggest show of their lives at Montreal Pride. Drag Kids premiered at Hot Docs in 2019 and went on to win awards at film festivals around the world.

Megan’s most recent film The Killing of Phillip Boudreau, a one-hour documentary for CBC about a vigilante killing in Cape Breton in 2013, premiered to rave reviews on CBC Gem.

In addition to work, Megan also loves cats. And horses. Animals generally. Also, travel, but this is trickier these days.

Check her work out at IFFR

(Andrew) Dryden “Morty” Mortimer is a Screenwriter and Artist Manager from Whitney Pier, NS. He currently resides in Maitland, NS where he works from home to prepare stories for screen and artists for stages.

Dryden has been working in the entertainment industry since graduating from high school in 2009. He is a graduate of NSI’s Features First Program, Screen Nova Scotia’s Screenwriter Internship Program, AFCOOP’s Film 5 Program, and a dropout of CBU’s Business Program.

His goal for the near future is to start an independent record label and continue writing and pitching screenplays. He currently works as an Artist Manager for the buzzing Nova Scotia hip hop duo Atay & JAX.

Links to his projects are updated at stupidbaby.org

@drydenmortimer

General Khan is a local artist and community organizer, born and raised in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

For General Khan, poetry is an expression that is tied to her cultural practice as a Pashtun woman. She is currently working on her first album Wrath of Khan, to be released in Spring 2021.

General Khan is currently the Center for Art Tapes (CFAT) artist in residence.

Her art style is influenced by her lived experiences such as white supremacy, colonialism, displacement, racism, islamophobia disability justice, and more.

Check her out @iamgeneralkhan

NO DAYS OFF APPAREL INC. embodies the definition of determination and intends to ignite the spark of self-motivation we all possess deep within. NO DAYS OFF™ is unique in that, its meaning can be specified to every individual. That is, regardless of age, gender, or race, any goal is attainable through hard work, determination, and grit.

Co-founder, Chaz Samuel has always been an avid lover of basketball. After attending college, he decided to pursue his passion for business. With basketball on the back burner, Chaz focused less on his workouts and struggled to balance fitness and academia. 2 years of weight insecurity led to one summer decision to return to his first love and begin working out on the court again.

He developed the NO DAYS OFF™ mindset that fueled his motivation to achieve both his fitness and academic goals simultaneously. It wasn’t long before a young basketball athlete thirsty for knowledge and skill joined Chaz that summer. Then another, and another and another. The infectious NO DAYS OFF™ mindset began to spread and by the end of the summer, more than 30 young basketball athletes showed up every day eager to learn the game.

No Days Off Apparel Inc. was inspired by the desire to make this mindset tangible as a reminder to remain resilient and never give up in the face of adversity. It is an external representation of an internal mindset.

Check them out at @ndoapparelinc

Stu is a barber and the owner of the Blue Collar Barbershop.

He discovered music at the age of 11 and started playing the guitar at 13.

After going through barbering apprenticeship in 2014, he decided to open the Blue Collar Barbershop in May of 2018.

He currently lives in Halifax with his wife Megan, their cats and dog.

Check him out @bluecollarhalifax