Paul Charron’s Instagram takeover kicked off our year

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.

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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.

#Tobogganing yesterday on the Duffy, a couple fires to warm by and hot chocolate, good family fun.

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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.

Saset Culinary back in session tomorrow, #missingmystudents 8 more weeks to go in our 14 week program,#level1Cheftraining

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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.

Utaka from Araxi, sharing his Sushi skills!

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Students soaking it up…and eating it up too!

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Rolling with it!

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I’m driven by their stamina everyday, it’s wonderful to be part of this learning team, I believe I’m learning the most.

Thai Curry Prawns!

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We’ve also received information that this course will run for a number of years which is such good news.

Our Brigade had aromas flowing at Big Sky today! #culinaryartsprogram

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Temp check!

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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.

Morning therapy with one of my Christmas gifts #mindfulcoloring

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Family lunch with friends, great view! #dayoff

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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.

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