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On April 16th, 2016 I pitched a show to Cable 14 Hamilton Limited called "The Artist's Toolbox". 

I got the green light to go ahead with 6 episodes that were half hour. My concept was unique in the sense of the amount of segments in a episode, it was primarily shot outside of Cable 14's Studio and it included a sassy, fun cartoon version of myself to co-host. My team put a lot of work into this show and I'm so proud of the artists we were allowed to feature in this season. 



Episode 1: "The Artist's Manifesto"

 Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews Orphan Black Composer, Trevor Yuile, chats with Casting Director Brian Levy and encourages everyone to write their own artist's manifesto! 

Episode 2: "Lights, Camera, Scams?"

 Join Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews Apollo's Crown, learns about how art is healing men who were formally incarcerated and Shannon shares a personal story with a Casting Director in New York.

Episode 3: Art in The Hammer!

Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she interviews author Joanne Marlowe, learns about how to get into radio with AM900 CHML's Rick Zamperin and recommends art events to check out around the city!

Episode 4: Creativity and Mental Illness

In Episode 4 for "The Artist's Toolbox" Host Shannon MacKinnon sits down with celebrity photographer, Brent Perniac,  shares local artist Laura Sorbara's story and gets advice on how to publish a book. Shannon also looks into if creativity and mental illness correlate with one another in Shannon's Story! 

Episode 5: Kids, Art and Justin Trudeau?

 Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she chats with Potter Scott Barnim, learns about the great programs at Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts and shares her experience with how beneficial art education is to children's growth. 

Episode 6: Farewell, Toolbox

In the season finale of "The Artist's Toolbox", Shannon interviews Aerialist and Restoration Artist, Lori Le Mare! She also learns how the Art Gallery of Hamilton is helping patients with dementia and inquires about getting into a career of animation. 

Food Friends!

Welcome To The Real World Ep. 1 - Vet Technician

 In this pilot episode of "Welcome to the Real World" me as I sit down with Crystal Hill from the SPCA and discovers what it takes to be a veterinary technician. 

Welcome To The Real World Ep.2- Radio Broadcasting

 Join host Shannon MacKinnon as she learns about a  career in radio broadcasting. 

Welcome To The Real World Ep. 3- Midwife

 Join Shannon as she learns about a career in midwifery. 

Welcome To The Real World Ep. 4- Sleep Technician

 Join Host Shannon MacKinnon as she learns about the career of a sleep technician. 

Welcome to the Real World Ep. 5- Prosthetics Clinician

Shannon spends a day at the Ron Joyce Centre and learns about a day in the life of a Prosthetics Clinician. 

Welcome to the Real World Ep.6- Police Officer

In the season finale of "Welcome to the Real World", Shannon spends a day learning about what it means to be a police officer in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Routes of Change

In 2016, I co-created an event called "Routes of Change" with a career counselling company, Life Change Inc. 

This was a live event that was recorded. Please check it out if you'd like to hear some motivational speakers give advice to young people who are struggling in the job market. 

PART 1: "Are you Worth a Penny a Second?" with Career Counsellor Chris Grice. 

Routes of Change Part 2

PART TWO: "Financial Planning While You're Young" with Financial Advisor Mary Volaric-McMahon.  

Routes of Change - Part 3

PART THREE: "Goal Setting and Getting Success" with Motivational Speaker and Author Mike Schryer 

Co-Hosting Life Lessons with Celly Tigs!

 Join Shannon MacKinnon and ceLLy tiGs in their new series called “Life Lessons”. A YouTube series made to talk openly about difficult and hilarious events young people experience in their everyday lives. They’ll offer you advice, let you in on some of their mistakes and mostly importantly, would love to know what YOUR opinion is. From religion to sex to driving, these two young women discuss it all! This is the trailer to the show. 

Hamilton Life/Children's Miracle Network

Check out my interview with Wynne as he raises money for the Children's Miracle Network!