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Oh, Canada

Oh, Canada – Here He Comes!

One of our own will soon be leaving for dental school. Alec Grabinski has been with the Macondo Network’s family for just shy of 2 years. During that time, Alec has worked in our refurbishing center and warehouse. He is an integral part of our team and will be missed. Alec will be studying dentistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a four-year program, including two years of academic work, combined with two years of clinical experience treating patients. Alec’s positive outlook, combined with his intelligence, reliability and compassionate character will certainly serve him well in his dental career.

With Alec heading to Halifax, we decided to see what he would be experiencing over the next four years (other than studying). Looks like Halifax has a lot to offer.

Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and is located on the Atlantic Ocean, where is looks out over one of the world’s largest natural harbors. It is a major international seaport, as well as the economic and cultural hub of the region. It has sandy beaches and gardens, but also has an urban nightlife that includes art galleries, museums, theatre and a great culinary scene. Halifax is home to one of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks, with lots of shops and restaurants. In fact, Halifax has more bars per capita than anywhere else in Canada. That’s most likely because there are so many college and post-secondary students.

Halifax also has an interesting history and is home to the oldest functioning lighthouse in North America (Sambro Lighthouse), the longest continuously operating farmers’ market in North America (Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market), the oldest salt-water passenger ferry service in North America, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world (Peggy’s cove), the oldest intact executive mansion in North America (Government House circa. 1800), and the First Supreme Court in North America (October 21, 1754).

Alec, we will give you time to get settled, but don’t be surprised to get a knock on your door one day. Halifax seems like a great place to visit.

We will all miss you and wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor. We have no doubt that you will be a huge success!