Paul Charron opened our 2017 WellnessAlmanac instagram project with a takeover that took us behind the scenes of the SASET Culinary Arts program which he helped get off the ground, and has been teaching, while on leave from his job as a support worker at Signal Hill. His personal story is an inspiring one, and I’m looking forward to sharing it in an upcoming post, but today, I’m happy to let Paul speak for himself.
I really enjoyed sharing glimpses of my life for a week for the Wellness Almanac.
Thank you so much Lisa for asking me, what a great opportunity.
The experience helped me to be more mindful and grateful for things I was involved in. Time with my family out in the snow with excellent winter conditions proved to be a bit more precious.
Watching my Culinary class from L’ilwat working hard, collaborating, putting in so much effort, filled my heart.
Taking pictures that week compared to the ones 6 weeks prior and thinking about how far they’d come.
What a powerful course this has been, including the fact all 12 students continue to show up and stay engaged.
I’m driven by their stamina everyday, it’s wonderful to be part of this learning team, I believe I’m learning the most.
We’ve also received information that this course will run for a number of years which is such good news.
I look forward to continuing to teach and learn in a much needed employment program in this area and supplying the hospitality industry with some heartfelt workers.
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Homie.paul# signing off from a wonderful week of sharing. Saset Culinaryarts# at #bigskygolf is such a great program for the valley, corridor, for #lilwat. I'm honoured to be teaching this course and grateful for my awesome students, their willingness and stamina. Thank you #wellnessalmanac and #windsofchange for this opportunity.
Paul’s students in the Culinary Arts program are in the final stretch of their course, with this week wrapping up the theory, followed by 2 weeks of practicum placements. Congratulations to everyone.