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Remembrance Day 2019 at Victory Square, Vancouver

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In Loving Memory of Helen of Karaoke Shenanigans

June 24, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Rest In Paradise Helen. We will miss you and your wonderful voice!

Thank you for your kindness, amazing spirit and unforgettable music.

 

 

“Who Knew” by Pink

You took my hand
You showed me how
You promised me you’d be around
Uh huh
That’s right
I took your words
And I believed
In everything
You said to me
Yeah huh
That’s right

If someone said three years from now
You’d be long gone
I’d stand up and punch them out
Cause they’re all wrong
I know better
Cause you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Remember when we were such fools
And so convinced and just too cool
Oh no
No no
I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you friend
I’d give anything

When someone said count your blessings now
‘fore they’re long gone
I guess I just didn’t know how
I was all wrong
They knew better
Still you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Yeah yeah
I’ll keep you locked in my head
Until we meet again
Until we
Until we meet again
And I won’t forget you my friend
What happened

If someone said three years from now
You’d be long gone
I’d stand up and punch them out
Cause they’re all wrong and
That last kiss
I’ll cherish
Until we meet again
And time makes
It harder
I wish I could remember
But I keep
Your memory
You visit me in my sleep
My darling
Who knew
My darling
My darling
Who knew
My darling
I miss you
My darling
Who knew
Who knew

 

 

Day 1 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 10 2018

December 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

December 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver 2018 posts with video and photos can be found by clicking on the following links:

1 Opening Remarks at Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

2 Dr. Dedi Meiri, Keynote at Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

3 Dr. Mike Dixon, Keynote at Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

4 Panel on Mandatory Testing at Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

5 Panel on Weed The People at Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

6 Panel on CBD Cannabis Game Changer at Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

7 Panel on The Future of Cannabis Currency at Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

8 Panel on The Extraction Boom at Day 2 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 11 2018

 

 

 

 

 

1 Logan Staats sings O Canada at Day 1 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 10 2018

December 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Opening Ceremony

In this video: Logan Staats

 

Once in a red moon, an artist emerges on the scene as if fully formed. Born on the Six Nations Reserve and raised in the small ghost town of Brantford, Ontario – Logan Staats started writing and performing music in his early teens.

From a young age, Logan’s haunting and distinct voice has won him multiple opportunities to share the stage with acts like Buffy Sainte-Marie, Keith Secola and Mumford and Sons, to name a few.

Still a young man, Logan is regarded as an accomplished, multi-nominated and an award winning artist. Forever a student of great music – Staats enjoys jamming, collaborating and learning from his contemporaries and other recording artists. A great example is a powerful late night live off the floor version of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice” in collaboration with peer Terra Lightfoot.

Logan’s live performances are juxtaposed by a level of self-possession and control that still wildly careen through emotions of sadness, hope, longing and joy.

A product of passion, compulsion and tireless musical commitment – Logan’s songs are his own. Armed with his guitar and harmonica, he has transitioned from running the weekend bar circuit to playing sold out venues across Canada including his favourite venue, The Sanderson Centre, in his hometown.

Logan is fresh off his win on The Launch, a new TV show that gives Canadian singers a shot at stardom. Staats was chosen out of 10,000 applicants to be featured on the inaugural season of the series, and was mentored by Canadian country megastar Shania Twain. The song that Staats performed is called The Lucky Ones, and was written by Grammy nominated songwriter busbee. What’s more, The Lucky Ones topped the Canadian charts as the number one song in the country the day after the release.

Ingrained with the mentality that anything is possible when you put your heart and soul into it, Staats is hell bent on raising the bar for indigenous/mainstream crossover music.

Currently on an open journey of art, expression and culture, no matter which medium you find Logan through- he’s incredible to watch.

2 Opening and Awards at Day 1 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 10 2018

December 24, 2018 Leave a comment

OPENING REMARKS & AWARDS PRESENTATION to Jamie Shaw and Cam Battley

In this video: Shane Christopher Neal, Tony Chapman, Peter Guo, Neill Dixon, Shane Christopher Neal, Jamie Shaw, Cam Battley of Aurora Cannabis Inc

 

Shane Christopher Neal
Media Personality, BS Live Rocks Entertainment Group
Speaker Facilitator

Tony Chapman
Tony Chapman Reactions
Host

Peter Guo
B.C. Leader – Cannabis Industry Services and Enterprise Risk Services, MNP

Neill Dixon
President & COO, O’Cannabiz

Danya Dixon
VP Programming, O’Cannabiz

JAMIE SHAW
Partner, Groundwork

Cam Battley
Chief Corporate Officer, Aurora Cannabis Inc.

3 Montel Williams, Featured Keynote at Day 1 of O’Cannabiz Vancouver on Dec 10 2018

December 24, 2018 Leave a comment

FEATURED KEYNOTE: THE NEW CANNABIS REALITY

In this video: Montel Williams

 

 

What should we make of the rapidly changing regulatory status of cannabis worldwide and what does our movement need to keep moving forward? Williams will touch on his patient story and how he came to become a cannabis activist. He’ll discuss how the movement for rational cannabis regulation can and must continue to move the ball forward in light of significant progress in the United States, Canada and around the world over the past few years. Williams will also make the case that the industry MUST continue to meet the needs of patients like him as we rapidly move toward an adult use universe.

Montel Williams is one of the highest profile advocates for cannabis in the country. He has used cannabis products to effectively manage the symptoms of his chronic illness since his diagnosis in 1999.