Archive for the ‘Things I’ve Made’ Category

Bayshore Park Community Garden

Urgent Evoke Mission 002 Food Security Act:

For the last month or so, I have been volunteering at the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre. One of the projects we have been working on is a community garden in the Bayshore area of Ottawa. I have been doing a variety of administration tasks throughout the month, but the biggest day of all was our build day. It was a hot day, with some breeze, but we managed to build 21 boxes, and with some of the donated sand and soil from Just Food, we were able to fill 3 of them.

Even though by the bus ride home I was so exhausted I couldn’t keep my eyes open, I was really proud of that day. I was proud of what we got done and the effort that everyone put in to improve their community and their lives. On a very personal level, I was also very proud of myself because I expected to but just a follower in our little groups, and I ended up taking on a leadership role. I enjoyed guiding some of the young children, who very much wanted to help out too. Overall, it was a very successful day.

I’m the one on the bottom left in the yellow shirt holding the drill.

To see more photos from the Build Day, please visit my website.



The Inside Matters Campaign Proposal


by Heather Buist, Sarah Muelli, and Tyler Ouwendyk

This is something some of my classmates and I collaborated with to make in our Health Promotion class at Humber College, April 2011.

The health behaviour that we are aiming to change is smoking in youth. Tobacco products have numerous poisons and toxins in them, yet large portions of the world’s population still smoke them. The tobacco industry targets youths between the ages of 10 and 14. Although there is an increase in the health awareness about this extremely addictive product, kids are continuing to experiment and abuse tobacco products; therefore our main focus to target the same impressionable audience. Our goal is to deter them from wanting to try smoking tobacco products despite the many pressures put on them to try it.

Read more about it on my website.