Short but sweet 0
It feels too soon to be saying farewell to Collingwood and the Enterprise-Bulletin. I arrived to a warm welcome at the end of May and since then have continued to be welcomed as I learn about the area and meet people who are making a difference here.
I have taken a position as a chase producer at Sun Media's 24-hour news station, Sun News Network, where I will have the opportunity to work in broadcast.
Working under the direction of Morgan Ian Adams has been a wonderful experience. In the short time I was here he helped me develop as a writer and reporter.
The E-B's publisher, Doreen Sykes, is always encouraging. Her dedication to the program that fosters new journalists at the Enterprise-Bulletin for other Sun Media outlets is evident through her support to see me succeed.
It was a pleasure to work with everyone at the E-B. They were all quick to welcome me to the community of Collingwood and the newspaper.
While in Collingwood, I've had the opportunity to cover a wide-range of stories, from the achievements of youth in the area to the changing face of South Georgian Bay as it develops through business opportunities like a potential casino and the new food co-op in Collingwood.
I've had the pleasure of meeting people committed to bettering the community through the non-profit work they do.
There is no time to rest in Collingwood with the various activities I have covered, like the festivals, art shows, Theatre Collingwood plays, stand up paddleboarding, and the new zip-line at Scenic Caves.
I have received a small taste of Collingwood over the months. It's been wonderful to get a chance to learn more about this community as my parents will become full-time residents in a few short weeks.
Another Humber College journalism grad is ready to go. Emily Innes will be picking up where I left off. I know her experience here will be just as enjoyable as mine.
Hannah Vanderkooy’s last day at the E-B will be Aug. 10; she starts her new job later this month.