QAAW Summer Blog: An Update from Elle

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Hello!

Monday, we had the opportunity to participate in the Hantsport Canada Day Parade. It was damp, but our spirits were bright, and we had a wonderful time. Check out our costumes!

Tuesday we were fortunate to have Mike Butler host an audition workshop for us for our young actors. Mike was so enthusiastic, and the kids amplified his energy! I also hosted trivia, which takes place at the Spitfire Pub in Windsor starting at 7 pm. I’m starting to get the hang of it! 

Today, Morgandy and I are headed off to the city for a two-day pilot project! The project looks at how providing students with an interactive introduction to a set of skills can impact their career success. Research has shown that employers are looking for new employees to be accomplished in ten key areas:

  • ACCOUNTABILITY

  • ADAPTABILITY

  • ATTITUDE

  • CONFIDENCE

  • MOTIVATION

  • PRESENTATION

  • PROBLEM-SOLVING

  • STRESS MANAGEMENT

  • TEAMWORK

  • TIME MANAGEMENT

Through interactive activities and discussion, the project reviews these ten key areas and provides students with tools they can apply within the workplace to further their success. I am so grateful I have been given the opportunity to become a better employee, while I’m working!

As well, this evening at 7 pm, you will see the very first post (on our Facebook and Instagram) for Drac Facts! I have been working with David Myles, one of the directors for our upcoming production of Dracula to give you a sneak peek into the history behind the literary masterpiece and legend that Dracula has become! Each Wednesday, you will get another Drac Fact that will give you more understanding of how our actors are learning, respecting, and appreciating the script.

Sunday you will see me at the Avon Community Farmer’s Market from 10 am - 2 pm. Feel free to stop by and try on a costume, take a picture, and be featured on our social media!

Until next time,

Elle