A rotating crew of Canadians sharing their lives with Canada and the world.

Une équipe tournante des Canadiens qui partage leurs vies avec le Canada et le monde.

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Twitter Handle: @rogue1971

Living in Moncton NB, but originating from Iles de la Madeleine, Quebec.

Single mom of two, sci-fi geek, particularly Doctor Who. Favourite hobby is creating homage jewelry.

Currently vacationing on Iles de la Madeleines.

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Twitter Handle: @jamiesoncox

Jamieson Cox lives and works in Waterloo, ON. He works for his alma mater, the University of Waterloo, doing educational management stuff.

In his spare time, he’s a music critic who writes regularly for Pitchfork and TIME, among other publications.

When not working or writing, he enjoys long-distance running, reading about public transit, and watching soccer and basketball. 

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Twitter Handle: @badyogi

Kristi is a cyclist, gardener, knitter, and all-around nerd, as well as a film and performance critic for Art Threat (artthreat.net) and a sometimes-writer at CultMTL.

She is working on a BFA in film studies at Concordia, a research project on genocide documentary, and a black belt in vegan, gluten-free baking. Ask her about absolutely anything, and if she doesn’t already have an opinion on it, she will soon

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Twitter Handle: @kat_toth

Born and raised in Toronto (okay, Etobicoke), Katie Toth is a freelance reporter who spent five wonderful years in Nova Scotia before setting foot in New York City. 

She writes about social issues, religion and politics, and she recently spent a week tweeting on behalf of her friend’s cat. Toth is the proud owner of a master’s degree from Columbia and a replica Diana camera.

She is developing a radio play with playwright Hannah Rittner about being young in Manhattan. 

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Twitter Handle: @calgarydreamer

A transplant from Montreal, this fellow is very much a man about town whether it be small business or food delights. Possessing an incredible number of friends in the local YYC food community, he’s gone out of his way to explore the many tastes and flavours of the culinary world.
But what he’s especially known for? His love for Calgary and the efforts to promote the city as best he can. Heck, to prove that point, he co-founded the YYCBurgerWeek.com Culinary Burger Charity festival and is in the middle of planning the sister YYCPizzaWeek.com event for late September.
He writes regularly for CalgaryIsAwesome.com, and occasionally for other online publications.
And if you want to read some pretty funny and sad tales, his personal blog, calgarydreamer.wordpress.com is bound to entertain.
 In the meantime, he invites you to join the conversation on Facebook with Imagination 150, the grassroots group dedicated to planning for Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017!

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Twitter Handle: @lehogan

Lori is a proud Newfoundlander who hopes to visit the other half of her province (Labrador) someday. She is a computer engineer currently working in research project management, and a devoted volunteer to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

She is also a mom to one fur-child (beagle, age 14) and two human children (aged 3 and 1.5), and wife to a fellow computer engineer. In whatever free time is leftover, she likes to eat, run, travel, and learn more about everything.

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Twitter Handle: @tara_m_davidson
Tara is a cattle rancher, mom to twins + one, and a wife, living in beautiful southwest Saskatchewan.

Also a self-identified plant geek, she is a prairie plant biologist. And she tickles the ivories from time to time.  

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Twitter Handle: @alisonborealis

Alison is an environmental scientist from Edmonton, who’s spent the past decade in various realms of environmental research, field work and consulting. She has been paid to hike and hug trees (well, measure them, really) and pick berries (to understand what the bears eat) all over Alberta.
She’s also worked on biodiversity reporting and environmental impact assessment projects, and has even contributed to the development of carbon offset protocols. At present, she’s exploring her options and trying to decide what future directions to pursue within the diverse field. 
When she’s not thinking about trees and bears and carbon and climate change and biodiversity, she’s exploring the cities and towns she lives in. At present, it’s Edmonton, her home town. For three years, it was Calgary, and for a few summers, it was a number of communities and work camps in the north and foothills of the province (and for one summer, it was Yellowstone National Park in the States). 


Because it’s Edmonton, and because her roots run deep in this city, this week’s tweets will include wanders to some of her old haunts and new favourite places. And she pretty much promises, there will be tweets about fireworks and (hopefully) pancakes on Canada Day!

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Twitter Handle: @vmochama

Vicky Mochama is young Torontonian with a love for politics who currently works with non-profit CIVIX (@CIVIX_Canada), and as a volunteer coordinator for the Revue Cinema in Roncesvalles (@RevueCinema). My typical week involves lots of movies, Wine Wednesday and beach volleyball. 
I also write a newsletter on all things Canadian politics called Canada Weakly (tinyletter.com/CanadaWeakly).

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Twitter Handle: @gasiu

Despite being a true Vancouverite at heart, Winona So moved to Waterloo four years ago to attend the University of Waterloo. Even though she fell in love with Waterloo, she decided to come back to work in Vancouver for 4 months for the summer. 

Cats (especially her cat), user interface and design, television, and baking delicious foods are a big part of her life, but she also can’t go a day without some video games and some form of fitness (she recently fell in love with lifting weights).

She’s currently an English major (with only 4 months left!) who studies business, and specializes in digital arts communication, but she’s a little bit crazy, and wants to go back to school for more.