Thursday, 2 May 2013

Wild Obsessions on Animal Planet: the eagle edition

So I wonder if there was a way to convince the top brass of Wild Obsession and the @animalplanetca that I would indeed be the best candidate to participate on a 5 day shoot about eagles.

I'm in the running!

Dear Malcolm,

I just wanted to let you know that you have made it to the final three for consideration for the eagle program. 

We are now sending the videos off to the big bosses so that they can weigh in.

I will let you know next week and I wish you all the best,


On 30-Apr-13, at 8:35 PM, Malcolm Chrystal wrote:

and with further reflection...if it was to tip the scales...June 7 would work!

On 30 April 2013 09:35, Malcolm Chrystal<> wrote:
Yes I am available (or at least my wife and family will endeavour to make it work).

I have one important date:  Friday June 7.On that day I am offering a free session of exercise/fitness to a group of children and their parents to promote my companyEXercise IS Therapy.  I am transitioning my way out of the classroom and into the parks and playgrounds providing exercise and fitness sessions for kids with autism and other special needs.

Obviously, an over the weekend shoot would be preferable, but I am willing to make any days work except for the June 7 date.

I hope that helps!!

On pins and needles,


On 30 April 2013 08:01, Terra Renton<> wrote:
HI Malcolm,

Sorry for the delay. We have yet to have our final meeting about this. Can you let me know however if you have any prior commitments between May 27th and June 15th? We will require about 5 days in a row but we are not sure what days as of yet. 

Thanks and I will be in touch soon, 


On 29-Apr-13, at 11:51 PM, Malcolm Chrystal wrote:
Hi Terra!
I am not sure if no news is good news...or if no news is bad news!
Please...put me out of my misery....or at least string me along for a little longer!

On 24 April 2013 13:26, Terra Renton<> wrote:
HI Malcolm,

Thanks for the additional info! Are you located in Vancouver? And do you follow the eagle cams?


 On 24-Apr-13, at 2:09 PM, Malcolm Chrystal wrote:

Ok...the final push on why me:
  • ·      i truly love eagles.  if i wasn't human....i would want to be an eagle
  • ·      i am more in love with the outdoors...which, by the way, is where eagles that is a good fit.
  • ·      my favourite character on the Muppets is Sam the Eagle.
  • ·      i love to learn...because God knows I don't know everything...
  • ·      i love to share...i'm a teacher...its what i do.
  • ·      i am good at listening and following instructions...most of the time
  • ·      i once heard as a kid that when finding a mate eagles soar high into the air and clasp talons during courtship rituals and do a free fall.  I have never researched whether that is true or not....because I want it to be true. 
  • ·      i once witnessed an eagle smash into an osprey (who had just successfully scooped up a lake trout), and retrieved it before it fell back into the lake.
  • ·      for many years i have watched resident eagles harass a pair of loons...hoping for a fluffy, baby,birdie snack...they were never successful

·      I would be honoured to have the opportunity to learn more about eagles and eagle habitat.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind Regards,


On 22 April 2013 14:33, Terra Renton<>wrote:
Love It! Now that's support!!

Thanks Malcolm.

On 22-Apr-13, at 2:47 PM, Malcolm Chrystal wrote:

I am convinced that I would be a super addition to your program!!!


On 22 April 2013 13:31, Malcolm Chrystal<> wrote:
I hijacked an elementary school assembly!
I am a TOC. So I get to visit many different schools. This is one of them.
You tube in in 10 min

Malcolm Chrystal
Exercise Is Therapy

On 2013-04-22, at 10:40 AM, Terra Renton <> wrote:
For sure. Feel free to send another video. Let us know why your passion for eagles and personality would make you the best candidate!

On 22-Apr-13, at 11:20 AM, Malcolm Chrystal wrote:

i mean tip the scales!

On 22 April 2013 10:03, Malcolm Chrystal<> wrote:
Is this where I send in a supportive video to rip the scales? I am heading into a school assembly where I could possibly create something....

Malcolm Chrystal
Exercise Is Therapy

On 2013-04-22, at 9:30 AM, Terra Renton <> wrote:
HI Malcolm,

I just wanted to let you know that we are waiting for a producer who is away to do a final review of the videos. I will let you know by the end of this week.



On 15-Apr-13, at 11:43 AM, Malcolm Chrystal wrote:

Hi Terra!

In a perfect world I would have spent the time making a fantastic production complete with titles and smooth editing. get a one minute of raw tape!

Here I am in my one minute request to be involved in your production.
I am not against begging. Just say the word and I will send another minute of pure, unadulterated begging.

Good luck in your search for the best (me) candidate.

My contact information is below.

I live in North Delta.

Let me know if the link does not take you to the video.

Kind Regards,


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The Blog

My name is Malcolm and I was a volunteer at Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for nearly seven years. Now I support them by raising money by participating in the Canuck Place Adventure Challenges!

I said hospice. Not really a word that you associate with children but there you go. We will tell you about the house as this blog progresses with the hope that you will learn, and as you learn we hope that you will share. The purpose of the Adventure Challenge is to raise money for AND awareness about Canuck Place.

The name of each kid at the house you read about has been changed.

September 14th and 15th are the dates for the next Adventure Challenges.

You can sponsor me for the race here: Adventure Challenge
Maybe you should do the race?


Just a quick note about the names of the kids in the house that you will read about: they are made up!