27 minutes with John & Kelly
A conversation with KWENCH Founder Tessa McLoughlin

A conversation with KWENCH Founder Tessa McLoughlin

July 2, 2020

Leadership...Innovation...Inspiring...Resilient...all words that accurately characterize KWENCH founder & director Tessa McLoughlin. In this podcast Tessa reviews the past, present and future of her remarkable work & culture club business.

Steve Duck - TIDES Group - “Agri-Tourism on the Peninsula”

Steve Duck - TIDES Group - “Agri-Tourism on the Peninsula”

June 4, 2020

We chat with Steve Duck of the TIDES Group, a Business Management Company.

  • we chat about food security & sustainability
  • we discuss branding Peninsula Agri-Tourism as the "Tuscany of Canada"
  • we chat about North Saanich's "Flavour Trail" festival - can it be extended over a full season, i.e., 4 months?
  • staycations will be the saviour for the Tourism Sector
Mike Kozakowski of Citified Media

Mike Kozakowski of Citified Media

June 1, 2020

We chat with Mike Kozakowski of Citified Media about the state of the local economy as we progress into the "beginning of the middle"...we chat about Victoria's homelessness challenges...pending development projects in the region...

Evelyn Turner - Farm Manager, 10 Acres Farm & Restaurant Group

Evelyn Turner - Farm Manager, 10 Acres Farm & Restaurant Group

May 8, 2020

In our continuing dialogue promoting the Peninsula based Agri-Tourism sector, we chat with Evelyn Turner, Farm Manager from the 10 Acres Farm & Restaurant Group. Also joining this Agri-Tourism superstar is Lindsay Dault, the Owner of Country Bee Honey Farm, another Agri-Tourism sector warrior. 

We chat about local food supply, buy local topics, how COVID has impacted 10 Acres and how these kind of businesses have adapted and thrived under these crazy circumstances. Maybe "crazy" is the new normal... :)

Introductory Podcast - who & what are we? :)

Introductory Podcast - who & what are we? :)

May 2, 2020
  • John is allowed to laugh during the podcast!
  • what's up with the name? Deep discussion...
  • tad bit of self-promotion (ok, maybe a few more minutes than "tad")
    • John Juricic - Realtor with eXp Realty (john.juricic@exprealty.com) & Labour Market Consultant (john@harbourdigitalmedia.com)
    • Kelly Darwin - Owner, Seriously Creative - (kelly@seriouslycreative.ca) - Website Developer, Internet Marketer, Community Advocate
    • we chat about our business backgrounds (we'll do this only once, we promise!)
    • we do a deep dive specific to internet communications, advertising and content development
      • we also do a deep dive regarding podcast based communications (new podcast maybe - www.40yearsin6minuteswithJohn&Kelly.com?  LOL!)
Lindsay Dault - Country Honey Bee

Lindsay Dault - Country Honey Bee

April 17, 2020

In this podcast with Lindsay, Co-owner of Country Bee Honey Farm (6440 West Saanich Rd) discusses:

  • their planned walking & pollinating tour
  • Lindsay reviews all the farm animals located at their business for folks to visit and enjoy
  • we had fun talking about lean-to's...
  • there are over 50 bee-hives at the farm 
  • we chat about Agri-Tourism development on the Peninsula
    • likely more stay-cations this summer
    • move to local food & support local
    • we talk about multi-ZOOM virtual dinner table meetings... :)