Welcome to OMG Productions. A few things about Blair Hirtle:
- Ten plus years work experience in hospitality and tourism
- Trained in marketing, communications, sales, event management and public relations
- Lived in Whistler, Victoria, Montreal, Paris, Cannes and London, England
- Travelled extensively throughout Europe, South America and Australia
- A published author, avid snowboarder, runner and rock climber
- Once a raver, now a budding defacement artist, but not a DJ
- Fan of naval history especially the Age of Sail and Lord Nelson
- Star Wars nerd
- Loves french food, trashy biographies, disaster films, dark humour and The Walking Dead
Third Generation Vancouverite
I am also a third generation Vancouverite. My mother was born in Vancouver and my maternal grandfather was born on Vancouver Island. This is rare. Not many Vancouverites have my sense of local history:
- Woodwards in the old Oakridge outdoor mall
- Downloading on the Olive Chair in Whistler
- The Okanagan valley before the wine industry
- Yaletown full of lumber and rail yards
- Attending Expo 86 and seeing Rainbow War
- Vancouver in the eighties
Hence, it’s time to share a few perspectives on things Vancouver, Whistler, Okanagan and beyond.
Besides, I know this guy who is sick of me saying, “You know what I think…” and “Wouldn’t it be funny if…”
He suggested I tell the internet instead of him.
If these posts, pages, photos, artwork and peanut gallery opinions provide some entertainment than it’s worth it.
And I look to Statler and Waldorf for inspiration.
Also, I enjoy wine. My family is part owner of a winery in east Kelowna named SpierHead Winery. I grew up with my father brewing up his own wine so wine has been in my DNA since birth. Read up about Wine-y Blair.
In 2003 I launched the original www.omgproductions.com and built the website by hand coding HTML long before the convenience of wordpress and word-based text editors.
Through OMG, I also worked with a few clients (DJs and artists) to provide media relations and some PR that met with notable successes.
I shut it down in 2007 when I began working for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. In retrospect, I regret that decision but with wordpress uploading content is faster, easier and I can now re-join the blogging community.