Podcast Tent – getting the gear together.

Social Media Camp in Victoria is coming up June 8th and 9th! I cannot wait. The Podcast Tent is happening again this year, and I am getting everything organized.

Tent, check, chairs, check, headsets, check, signage check… oh what else do I need? I am sure I will get it all together.

This year we have sponsorship from Arbutus Event from mid-Vancouver Island and we have some amazing items for the gift cooler – you know, gift cooler instead of a gift basket. Someone could win a great stash of goodies: Christopher Arruda CD, a copy of Keeping Me Awake by Carl Waggett, a copy of Duct Tape Marketing, bug spray from Arbutus Events (every camper needs one of those), two tickets to the Jordan Klassen/Christopher Arruda Concert in Parksville on June 26,  weekend pass to the Galiano Literary Festival (thanks Lee Trentadue). Wow! Great things for the cooler (pun intended). Lots more room for items if you want to donate!

I am certainly getting my head around doing interviews – I am hoping I can grab a Social Media Camper or two to do some guest interviewing with me. I already have some interviews lined up… but I am eager to see who I get to talk to. I learn so much in the tent!

So, I will update again about the Podcast Tent… I am sure to have more news to share in the days to come.


See you in the tent!




Rick Gaboury memorial service on Saturday, May 19th from 1-4 pm in Lantzville, BC

This is a hard post to write. My 8yo daughter’s best friend’s dad, Rick, died on April 30th. We are heartbroken for the whole family. Rick was the dad to our little buddies – an 8 yo and a 3 yo. They will miss him something fierce. His wife, Lori, is working hard to get everything organized, but as you can well imagine, it is a difficult time.

I am asking folks on Vancouver Island to share this post… Rick lived in Deep Bay, BC and Lantzville, BC and worked all over our lovely Island. It would be helpful to share this widely so more people will know about the service. It will mean a lot to the family.

Thanks and I really appreciate it!


Richard Patrick Gaboury

February 21, 1959 – April 30, 2012

 Mr. Richard Gaboury passed away suddenly at Devon Hospital at the age of 53. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Lori; two sons; Wyatt and Terry and daughter, Shiana; his parents: Nellie and John Hanna; brother, Larry; sisters: Joanne, Patti, Leeanne, Della and Nicki; step-brothers: Ken and Kevin Hanna and his adopted brother, Al; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and Rick’s lifetime mentor and friend, Uncle Rocky.

Rick was predeceased by his father, Patrick Oscar Gaboury.

Rick lived in Deep Bay, BC for a number of years and for the past six, he called Lantzville, BC home. He will be missed by many – including his cat, Handsome and his dog, Bullet.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19th at Rick’s home at 7414 Andrea Crescent in Lantzville, BC. Join us from 1 pm to 4 pm to remember Rick.

Tributes may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta & NWT, 10985 – 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. T5M 0H9.

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Plumley at 250-390-9285 or via email kim@publicitymavens.com.

Please share this post to any and all who know Rick and his family.

Only his loving memories will always hold us together.