ZENEA Time Traveler September Update
At ZENEA, “Appreciate Every Moment” is one of our core philosophies. This is how we approach our business
as well as our personal lives. As a show of our appreciation, we’re so excited to announce our fundraiser
for Habitat for Humanity Canada. Introducing…The ZENEA Time Traveler Fundraiser!
Total KMs Travelled in September: 10,398 KMs
Stop #1: Labour Day Weekend with Matt & Illeana
Well, I certainly enjoyed my time in Dan Tanenbaum’s workshop last week
(@watchpartsmotorcycles), but this week I’m off to spend the Labour Day long weekend with
Matt & Illeana in the great outdoors of Ontario!
Did You Know?
Started in 1872, Labour Day was originally a day that gave workers the chance to
campaign for better working conditions. Over the years it became a long weekend that
many now associate with the start of a new school year and the end of summer.
Matt and Illeana had some exciting activities planned for our time together. Over the last
couple days, we squeezed every drop out of the remaining summer weather. (Although, I’m heading off to British Columbia next week, where I’m sure the weather is still warm & sunny!)
The first thing we did during our time together was get back out on the water…this time in a way I haven’t been yet—Paddleboarding! We got out on the lake in Ancaster, which is just outside of Hamilton, ON. This sport, said to have originated in Hawaii, is a great way to get out on the water, exercise and explore nature. The next day, Matt took me for a ride on his motorcycle, out in Haldimand County. We went on a beautiful ride along the Grand River in Calendonia and stopped at a trail called the Ron Clark Memorial River Walk. Haldimand County has a very cottage-like feel, with many great attractions including dinner cruises on the grand River, the Killman Zoo, and the Jukasa Motor Speedway.
Stop #2: The Great BC Tour with Louise
September 8 - 26
I’m so excited, I’m spending the next couple weeks with Louise, a traveller who will be exploring British Columbia and taking me along for the ride!
First, we took the Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale on BC’s Sunshine Coast. The air smells so fresh in Vancouver, out of all the waters I’ve travelled so far in Canada, I think the coast of British Columbia is my favourite!
After our day on the water, we decided to head to the Nk’Mip Winery in Osoyoos, right at the tip of the Okanagan Valley. It worked out perfectly since I had my red @strapsco band on…which meant no need to worry about red wine stains!
The Okanagan Valley is an area in BC that is approximately 200 km long and 20km wide. Nestled between two mountain ranges. This is a very popular tourism area for wine connoisseurs from across the country. It’s no wonder, this region is home to some of the best award-winning wineries in Canada.
Full of wine and sunshine, we decided to head into the Selkirk Mountains, to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a bed & breakfast in Nelson, BC. Situated between several mountains, the B&B that we stayed at offered breathtaking views of the mountains. Of course, we drank some
more of Okanagan’s finest!
Finally, before heading back to Toronto, we visited the Vancouver Island, and soaked in some more sun at Oak Bay, Victoria. This was such a beautiful place to visit. An affluent neighbourhood; the shore was lined with yachts and locals enjoying everything from paddle boarding to kayaking!
We also got to take a ride on Nick Adonidas’ boat Persephone from The Beachcombers, a Canadian TV series from the 70s and 80s. Played by Canadian actor Bruno Gerussi, The Beachcombers was a comedy show following the life of Nick and Jesse who rode their boat along the coast of Vancouver salvaging logs that floated away into the water.
Stop #3: Flying with Brie
September 28 - 30
Before I head out to Kingston, Ontario I decided to stop by Matthew’s house to spend some time with Brie, the Monk Parakeet. The monk parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), also known as the Quaker parrot, is a species of true parrot in the family Psittacidae. It is a small, bright-green parrot with a greyish breast and greenish-yellow abdomen. Its average lifespan is 20–30 years.
It originates from the temperate to subtropical areas of Argentina and the surrounding countries in South America. Self-sustaining feral populations occur in many places, mainly in North America and Europe.
After a ton of flying across the country, I’m looking forward to taking a little road trip to Kingston in the coming days. Until next month, this is the ZENEA Time Traveler—signing off!
ZENEA Time Traveler September Update
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About ZENEA Watches
ZENEA Watches was founded in 2019 by Jason Hutton in Toronto. Fascinated by history and our
connection to the passage of time, Jason is building ZENEA around the core principle of
appreciating every moment.
Designed in Canada, and hand assembled at our Swiss factory, ZENEA timepieces serve as a
reminder to take a moment to appreciate the world around you. Manufactured by some of the
highest regarded Swiss watch makers, all ZENEA timepieces are built to stand the test of time.
Whether it is for yourself, or a gift for a loved one—With each ZENEA timepiece, we hope to
inspire you and your family to appreciate every moment, and the goodness of all people.