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The Canadian Love Map

A map of Canada with various pins across the country.A Podcast by Charm

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music… Today we’re really excited to announce the very first episode of our new Podcast, The Canadian Love Map! We are capturing inspiring and amazing love stories across Canada to brighten your day.

These are the untold stories of discovery, loss, curiosity and love. Stories that are both common and unique. About overcoming differences, distance and doubt. About connections of all kinds. 

Hosted by former CTV News Atlantic Anchor, Nancy Regan, and led by the voices of our customers with unique stories, this is a peek into the personal lives of Canadians from the East Coast to West Coast. Love isn’t a straight line. It’s complex. It’s a journey.

Join us weekly for the next 12 weeks to hear about romantic love, lost friendships rekindled after decades apart, deep family connections and more. We can be found on both Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

Alicia & Scott

Meet Alicia and Scott McCarvell.  Alicia has risen to internet fame with her messages of self-love and kindness.  When we originally met with Alicia and Scott to be on our podcast, we had no idea that when they got married, due to financial reasons, Scott gave Alicia a choice between a ring or a wedding. She chose the wedding.  Now, 4 years later, we helped her husband Scott surprise the Queen of Kindness and Love with the ring he always knew she deserved. Now, more than ever, a little Charm, goes a long way.

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Episode 11: Tareq Hadhad

For Tareq, an entrepreneur & chocolate maker, home was in Damascus, Syria, but he has since rebuilt a brand new life with his family in Canada. With him, Tareq brought with him a meaningful family tradition which has created a flourishing chocolate business - Peace By Chocolate. Tareq is now spreading joy not only with his delicious treats - but a steadfast commitment to helping other refugees, spreading a message of peace and to giving back to communities in need.

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Episode 10: Dimitri & Lynn

The saying “the sky’s the limit” takes on a new meaning for Dimitri Neonakis - a pilot with a passion for helping others and making dreams come true. His flight images of support have been a love letter to Canadians from the sky, representing unity in times of tragedy. Dimitri’s kindness poured into his program “Dream Wings”, where he gives children with special needs and disabilities a chance to join him in the sky with their own special flights.

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Episode 9: Jami & Samantha

We are often our own worst critics and fail to see ourselves through the eyes of others. What we don't realize is, oftentimes this is the most positive version of ourselves.

For Jami, this manifested in the form of a dating website created by her good friend Sam. The website sparked a positive response to her from others, but most importantly a new found confidence - one that she may not have found otherwise. 

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Episode 8: Bette & Maynard

This week’s love story is about a relationship that started as an onstage friendship that grew into a life of love and laughter. Bette and Maynard, a comedy couple that often played husband and wife to audiences across the globe, talk about turning laughter into love, and how trust is needed both on and off stage.

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Episode 7: Lindsey, Alex & the Cross Border Wedding

This week’s love story belongs to Lindsay and Alex, whose wedding made a real splash. After the Pandemic postposed their nuptials, this cross border couple got creative and planned a ceremony that not only solved their problem but also landed them in the international spotlight.

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Episode 6: Jay & Olivia

It’s scary to think that if you make a choice to make yourself happy it may make other people unhappy. Love is selfish. And love is selfless. This episode of the Canadian Love Map is about this balance. It’s about turning love inward and outward. You’ll meet Jay and Olivia, who will take you on a journey of discovery. About creating a unique space and helping others find their own way too.

Some say you have to learn how to love yourself before you can truly love someone else. But love is a journey. And the journey with gender isn’t about changing who you are, it’s about giving yourself space to bloom into the person you were meant to be.

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Episode 5: Devin & Laura

Love can save your life, and Devin and Laura are living proof.

Devin and his twin brother were diagnosed with a degenerative liver disease. As Devin’s conditioned worsened to stage 4 liver failure he was placed on the Canadian Transplant Registry to find a perfect match. Enter Laura. Not only his love, but also a match. Having been together for three years, and watching Devin manage the disease as a warrior and not victim she offered the ultimate gift. 

Saved by love.

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Episode 4: Marie & Jamie

Sometimes our wrong turns can teach you what you want in life. And that was the case for Marie. Her love life was a minefield of mistakes until she met Jamie.

After a brief long distance relationship and a whirlwind romance, Marie and Jamie knew they had found something special … in each other.

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Episode 3: The Guiping Girls

This is a love story like no other, challenging your definition of what a family can be. 

It’s about a group of people that never intended to seek out an extended family, but through international adoption and a desire to keep together, to love, learn and nurture, they  built a bond. A sisterhood. An extended family. 

It was love at first sight.

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Episode 2 : Jess & Jack

They work on Parliament Hill, but politics has nothing to do with it. Some stories start with a chase, theirs started with a race.

Jess and Jack’s story is about understanding your differences, challenging yourself and finding a connection in an unusual way.

Sometimes a ‘good luck in the race’ can start something special.

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Episode 1 : Ted & Lillian

Ted and Lillian’s story is one of friendship, perseverance and equality. From a shared childhood in the 1940's to a romantic reconnection in the 1960's.  Today, Ted is 79 years old and would have been married to Lilian 54 years this year. Sadly she passed away, but their daughter Missy joined the conversation with our host Nancy Regan to share their amazing story.

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We are still looking for stories! Do you know of any great stories? If you do, reach out through our Facebook page if you would like to potentially be featured in a future episode of the Canadian Love Map. We are looking for love of all kinds, after all love starts here!