Nikki’s Canadian Travels…

So we have been on the road for just about two months, and let me tell you it has been quite the experience. We have had an incredible time so far! 

Canada is about a million times more beautiful than I could have ever expected and the funny thing is that I live in Canada. Our team has been touring the east coast and my favourite place by far has been Newfoundland. The northernroad3 part of Newfoundland is not like anywhere else I have ever been, especially with no cell phone service for three weeks. Everyone there is so welcoming and friendly all of the time, even though it is almost impossible to understand their accents. The point is that we have made so many amazing memories and friends. We have had the chance to meet a lot exciting people that have opened their homes to us, including a very sweet man who happens to keep dead squirrels in his freezer.  It amazes me how kind people are and how willing they are to offer us a place to sleep and a fridge to eat out of.  Between the ten of us that is A LOT of groceries.

road7  It seems like the bus is becoming a lot like home, only my home doesn’t smell as much like feet and farts.  It’s all part of the experience : ) Our group is becoming more like a family everyday. The first part of tour has been completely amazing, and we are so lucky to have been able to spend it with our friends from New Zealand, All Left Out and Mama Gem. It is sad to say goodbye, but also exciting because there are a lot more fun times to be had on our gorgeous yellow school bus. I have been more than lucky to start this adventure with LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) and am so excited about everything that I see with a new perspective.  I know this experience is helping me to learn what I want to do with the rest of my life.

Nikki ~ School of Leadership Student

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: November 17th, 2008

Welcome to Corporate Saturday!!! A new band joining our Tour.

LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) would like to welcome Corporate Saturday to our Think Day tour. They will be joining Team 2 on their tour across Canada.Corporate SaturdayOver the past three years, Corporate Saturday has worked hard to establish themselves in their hometown of Windsor, Ontario, and they are now looking to do the same across the country while touring with LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute)!  They recently released their first full-length album entitled, “Looking at the Same Stars” and won The “Best Young Songwriters” award at the 2008 Toronto Independent Music Awards. Corporate Saturday’s current line up consists of Rob on drums, Brendan on guitar, Austen on vocals and the newest member, Bobby, on bass.  Together they form a tight knit musical family with the common goal of making good music and spreading a positive message. Being inspired by the LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) presentation early in high school, the band later decided to apply for a position. After three years of hard work and practice , Corporate Saturday is ready to hit the road for the first time with LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute)!

For more information and to hear a couple songs visit, (formerly Absolute) sadly says good bye to All Left Out and wishes them luck on their UK and Japan tour in the up in coming months. You guys ROCK!       

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: November 11th, 2008

Autumn in Mexico, Hero Holiday, October

020 Every group that comes and goes holds its own special vibe and each project has its own flavour. This last group was a pleasure for a few different reasons. We built a house for one family, Antonio and Veronica and completed a project that has been in the making for a couple of years, and have put up the building for a woman’s cooperative. 025 We also had the pleasure of having our oldest participant ever with us. He turned 79 when he was here and was keeping company with the previous record holder, a 78 year old, who was here in Mexico on his second trip with us. 005 And as far as Autumn in Mexico, well, I’ve gotta admit, it was a lot like summer. 014

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: November 6th, 2008