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Chris Read
Works at Life Of Dad
Attended A.Y. Jackson SS
Lives in Ottawa
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The folks at Dyson sent me a new vacuum to play with. I then wrote about all the things it didn't do well... Oops.
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Today on the podcast I spoke to +Mike Reynolds about our struggles with mental illness for #BellLetsTalk day. We also talked about Eugenie Bouchard being asked to give the Aussie Open crowd a twirl and discuss how we've both redefined the way we look at fatherhood in the media.
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I had the very cool opportunity of interviewing John-Angus MacDonald from the Canadian rock band, The Trews! John-Angus is a new father, so we talked about how he plans on balancing rock star life with fatherhood and we also talked a lot about the music and the band's mindset as they just released their 5th studio album.
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Want to earn more AIR MILES? Come with me, my friends, I've got you covered. #MoreAIRMILES  
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Here's an interview with #MovieTitleTypos  illustrator, Austin Light. He has a great story that is sure to inspire any creative person. #Inktober #Creativity
If you've ever participated in a monthly creativity challenge—think National Novel Writing Month, you'll know that often the best takeaway is having completed the challenge at all. I once completed National Novel Writing Month after starting the 50000-word story with “Bill sat in the street with ...
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I'm finding out that just because you say you are going to get fit, doesn't mean you get out of doing the work. 
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What do you do when a +Harlem Globetrotters player shows up at your house. 
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My daughter's dream inspired painting has inspired me to do some writing.
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Want to win a +Keurig 2.0 Brewing System? You know you do! I'm not sure why you are still reading this...
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I think I covered it in the title. This is how to create an amazing wall art gallery! Enjoy!
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We had the very cool +Kat Inokai and +Heath Horejda on the podcast this week and they were both incredibly inspiring. Kat talks about her role as managing director of Retrograde Films and Heath takes us inside the mind of an actor at an audition. 
We had a blast on the podcast with Kat Inokai and Heath Horejda from The Bump and Hustle! Kat talked about her role as managing director of Retrograde Films and their new award winning film, Ten Thousand Steps, while Heath, who is an actor, takes us behind the scenes at the audition process.
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Work
Occupation
Forensic Analyst with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Skills
Public Speaking, Social Media Management, Writing, Singer/Songwriter
Employment
  • Life Of Dad
    Social Media Advisor, 2012 - present
    I am in charge of Twitter operations for Life of Dad, as well as content creation, planning and development of programs and co-host of the Dad Blogger Google Hangout Discussions.
  • R.C.M.P.
    Forensic Analyst, 2003 - present
    I am a forensic analyst, specializing in fingerprint, tire and footwear identification.
  • CanadianDad.com
    Founder, 2012 - present
    I founded Canadian Dad as a place to talk about fatherhood. My work has now been featured in numerous publications, both online and in print, with a podcast and web series in the works. I'm hoping to continue painting fatherhood in a good light in hopes of inspiring others to do the same.
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Ottawa
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Father, Story Teller, Lover of Life
Introduction
I'm a husband, father and a Mountie, who also happens to be a story teller with a love for social media. I write stories about my my life as a father, as well as stories about news, life and anything else that interests me. 

I love learning about and implementing social media strategies and will never be afraid to try something new. 
Bragging rights
2 Kids, 2 Guinea Pigs, 5 PlasmaCars, Life is good!
Education
  • A.Y. Jackson SS
    1990 - 1993
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Male