Friday March 16th 2013 – Bigthink
Monday March 5th 2013 – Radio Canada Rive-Sud
Wednesday February 27th 2013 – TVA Nouvelles
Wednesday February 20th 2013 – Le Reflet
Sunday February 17th 2013 – TVM Mcgill
Thursday December 13th 2012 – CJAD 800 AM
Friday November 9th 2012 – CJAD 800 AM
Wednesday October 31st 2012 – Global Montreal
6655 Chemin de la Bataille
La Prairie, Quebec
J5R 0K9, Canada
Valhalla is a group of like-minded members, from all over North America, hell-bent on inspiring people to be the change they wish to see.
We are in La Prairie on the South Shore of Montreal, just 20 minutes outside of downtown.
We are building the first of many 100% sustainable communities in the Montreal region. Our plan is to document the entire process to show the world that sustainable communities are:
Valhalla was born in April 2012. We've been planning and organizing since and will begin constructing our first Earthship in Spring 2013.
We believe many of the world's ills can be solved through sustainable, communal living. Through action, community and sustainability, we want to be the spark that influences people to live a lifestyle that is eco-friendly and happy.
We are funding the project through multiple methods:
Bio: As a young entrepreneur since childhood and a McGill marketing graduate who taught himself videography, Marc began and operates a marketing company called 'Why? Simply Because' before taking the leap of faith into getting Valhalla launched off the ground. A passionate speaker who is definitely stubborn and outspoken - he is always searching for a thrill and to take risks. Wanting nothing more to inspire people to find their inner superhero - he is now undertaking the task of being a motivational coach and the teacher of a personal development class termed Superhero Academy.
Bio: Marty spent years working for various companies before a friend suggested applying in Public Relations at McGill. He quickly fell in love with the program and asked to work for one of his teachers. He started organizing events for a major lobbyist organization in Quebec. Despite enjoying organizing the events, he had trouble connecting with the people in his environment. After gaining the experience needed, he quit his job and became a full-time member of Valhalla. He now spends his time connecting new members and spreading the word about Valhalla through media and events.
Bio: Artist, graphic designer and modern-day alchemist. He spends his days mixing potions for his plants and body, exploring the ways of the ancients and testing the boundaries of consciousness.
Bio: Beverly is a Pinay-American who was born on the island of Guam, raised through childhood in the woods of North Carolina, and struggled through adolescence amongst the tides of the Florida shoreline. All to end up at Valhalla to help save the world with her fellow team members. Beverly's main career focus had been Web Design since age 11, but when it came time to get her BA, it seemed fate had different ideas. Her last semester was marked in disregard and, miraculously, ended with a quite literal bang. A gun accident allowed her to leave college without any more fret and devote her time to much greater passions than html and css; She spent her time educating herself on important issues plaguing the modern world and deciphering how to help, one step at a time. Wether it's giving people much needed massages/ yoga lessons/ reiki/ love or larger goals such as helping take down the wall of North Korea, Beverly's main goal in life to to leave smiles in her wake, not a ghastly carbon footprint.
Bio: Jordan started his journey majoring in Business/Cinematic Arts at USC. Discontent with higher education, he dropped out of school second semester and spent the rest of the year time learning web design and building HighExistence.com -- a now thriving blog, community and content conglomerate that pushes people to think different about life. In Summer 2012 he was introduced to Marc Coppola through a mutual friend, leading the two to discuss the idea of Valhalla. Jordan immediately jumped on board and moved from California two Montreal two months later. He now spends his time working on Valhalla, building up his new clothing company, RaveNectar, and growing HighExistence.com.
Bio: Being an Actuarial-Math Major with my career and life set out in front of me was good for a moment, until I began feeling a tremendous emptiness within me I could not understand. In search for the answer I left everything I knew behind - got a backpack, travel books and a mind thirsty for answers on Life! And so in traveling to remote lands I got exactly what I asked for; it lied in the simplicities of life. Thanks to the friends I made, I learned that happiness didn't come from where I thought. This didn't seem to resonate well with my friends and family back home. So I continued unrelentlessly in school, but never stopped traveling every summer to fulfil my hunger for more knowledge! It wasn't until India that the knowledge I had acquired bled into my life and I stopped fearing. I studied and meditated under several dozen religions, gurus and nature herself to come to an unconditional appreciation in following what I know is truth in my heart. My name is Lawrence Miglialo, I'm a traveler, teacher, lover, yoga instructor and chef.
Bio: Greg grew up in Saint Jean Sur Richelieu, 5 minutes away from where Valhalla is now situated. At the age of 14, he moved to Saint Hubert in order to be closer to school and friends. He graduated with honours from both Centennial Regional High School and Dawson College. Although, before graduating from Dawson, he felt it necessary to take a 3 month sabbatical to Ecuador in order to explore himself more deeply than his current situation allowed. With new realizations in hand and a clearer focus, Greg finished Dawson's Health Science program, turned down his acceptance to McGill's Math and Biology program, and proceeded with more independent lifestyle choices. He further developed his skills as a graphic artist, and transferred them to web design and development. It was here that a talent and passion for design and code emerged. At the same time, a curious interest in nature and exposure to gardening from his Mother as a child exploded into a newfound passion in permaculture that also encouraged a self-reliant future. Greg's passion for web design and garden farming led him to work with Marc Coppola where their mutual desires for a self-reliant and sustainable community took Greg back closer to home where Valhalla was eventually born. Greg is currently furthering his life skills by working as the lead web developer at a Montreal based Web Firm in Saint Henri (where he also lives) and splitting the rest of his time at Valhalla.