Justin and His Helicopter at the Experimental Farm
Posted on June 25, 2012
Filed Under Interesting People, Places and Things
I decided to go back to the Ornamental Gardens to see if there were any peonies left. I saw a couple of late bloomers but not the glorious array from two weeks ago. Still, I had my camera and time so I walked around taking photos and talking to people Of course, I only had my macro lens on the camera so thought I was limited in what I could photograph. Well, apparently, there are limits but not many (I am really proud of the portrait of Justin and of the helicopter).
Justin had a remote control helicopter and was learning to fly it in an open area of the Experimental Farm. Of course I had to stop and talk to him. What a wonderful young man. It makes you proud of the next generation. Here is what I learned about Justin.
He is an apprentice electrician who comes from Cape Breton. I did detect his accent and it was pure Cape Breton lilt.
Justin has one more year to go to get his journeyman’s papers.
To get work, Justin has worked in the Alberta Oil Sands project. Work is work and you go where you can find it.
Justin is in Ottawa with his girlfriend and looking for his next assignment. He needs to be under a journeyman to continue with his apprenticeship.
If Justin does electrical work with the same skill that he has flying his helicopter then his is going to be one very lucky catch for some employer.