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What you have been patiently waiting for!

Updated: Dec 20, 2019

The Video Documentary of Mary Ann's Electric Drive which is up now up on my YouTube Channel.

Here is the link. I hope you like it.

A film by Thierry Damilano

Photography & Video by Harvey Soicher

Dedicated to my wife Mary Ann Heary

A big thank you to the following people and companies who made Mary Ann’s Electric Drive possible, fun, rewarding, efficient and memorable.

Co Pilots Rich Galan, Jim Hunter, Phil Marcovitch & Mel Soicher

Thierry Damilano, Film Editor

Hosts, Family, Friends and New Friends

Rob Larocque, Bear Mountain Golf Club, Langford BC

Val & Tony Sharp, Victoria, BC

Chris Wilson, Nanaimo Golf Club, Nanaimo, BC

Megan of Island Longboards, Qualicum, BC

Bill and Diane Fend, of Long Beach Surf Shop Ucluelet, BC

Jay & Kat Rosene, Outside Inn, Ucluelet BC

Diana of Ukeedaze, Ucluelet, BC

Mark Fuller, Ucluelet BC

Amanda, Storm Surf Shop, Tofino, BC

Mike Bray, Relic Surf Shop, Ucluelet, BC

Don Ferster of Jim’s Clothes Closet, Port Alberni, BC

Petra, Visitor from Germany while visiting Coombs, BC

Craig Storfie, Spinners Sports Shop, Campbell River, BC

Candice, Sports Experts, Campbell River, BC

Cassandra and Sandy, Staples, Campbell River, BC

Alyssa, Kim and Adeline, the Clothes Inn, Port McNeil, BC

Ann & Ron, Backpackers Hostel, Bed & Breakfast, Port Hardy, BC

Frank, Monica and Annika, visiting from Germany while on the ferry to Prince Rupert

Stain, Visitor, visiting from Austria while on the ferry to Prince Rupert

Tyler, Prince Rupert Golf Club, Prince Rupert, BC

Brandon, Terrace, BC who gave us his photo book of the Skeena

John, Smithers Golf Club, Smithers, BC

Phil of McBike, Smithers, BC

Brian & Isa, visiting from Germany

Janet, Mountain Eagle Books, Smithers, BC

Patty & Andy, Andy’s Machine Shop, Burns Lake, BC

Tracy Bosworth, Houston BC

Phil Soicher & Sandy Bosworth, Prince George BC

Milt Gilmour, Totem Outdoors, Jasper, Alberta

Helga Lubner, Jasper, Alberta

Krista, Rock Creek Bar & Grill, Moose Jaw, Sask.

Jan & Kate, Harlequin Dance Shop, Winnipeg Manitoba (One of Mary Ann’s favourite customers)

Cloe of Swenson’s Marina, Sioux Narrows, Ontario

Bob, Narrows Gift Shop, Sioux Narrows, Ontario

Kevin, Boreal Bay Lodge, Nestor Falls, Ontario

David, Marie-Odile & Anna, Fort Francis, Ontario

Gordon, Lindsay & Luna from Castlegar BC while visiting White River, Ontario.

Melissa & Paul, Future SSM & Social Services Municipal Government of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Andrew of the local Ford dealership in Sault Ste. Marie

Peter, Corine, Basil, Debbie and Liam Heary, (Mary Ann’s side of the family) Burlington, Ontario

Bernie and Nanci Soicher, My brother & sister in law, Toronto, ON

Erez of Padella Italian Eatery, Toronto, Ontario

Avrum & Judy, My brother and sister in law, Toronto Ontario

Lucy Soicher, My Niece, Toronto, Ontario

My Mom Sylvia Soicher, Toronto, Ontario

Gisella Huber, Hamilton, Ontario

Peter Cloe, Lyle & Logan Levine, Toronto Ontario

Sam, Lynette & Josh Metalin, cousins, Toronto, Ontario

Mimi & Mark Crystal, Aunt and Cousin, Toronto, Ontario

Peter & Brad of Motoring TV on TSN, Toronto, Ontario

Peter Gearin, Kingston, Ontario

Norma & Glen of Calgary, while visiting Quebec.

Doris, Mi and Erica of Bula, St. Laurent, Quebec

Jackie & Kenny, my Niece & her Fiancée, Montreal, Quebec

Murray & Risa, Cousins, Ottawa, Ontario

Larry Nardone, Montreal, Quebec

Mark and Nicole Smith, Montreal, QC

Sandy and Phil Marcovitch, Montreal, QC

Francis, Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Quebec

Assaf, Marav, Matan & Agam from Israel when visiting the New Brunswick side of the Confederation Bridge, NB

Brent Melanson, Victoria, PEI

Marly & Greg of Landmark Oyster House, Victoria, PEI

Sara, Holland College, Charlottetown, PEI

George & Paul of Calgary visiting Stanhope Beach, PEI

Joyce & Leroy, Stanhope Beach, PEI

Victoria, Carlos & CJ of Taiwan, living in El Paso visiting PEI

Mel and Marisa Soicher, Fredericton, & Cap-Pele, NB

Judy & Arnold Budovitch, Inginish, NS

Marty Cherin, Inginish, NS

Mihai, Suzanne & Andrea, visiting from Europe & Quebec on the Newfoundland Ferry

Richard Wells of Marble Mountain, Corner Brook, NFLD

Girard, owner of The Gateway RV Park, Deer Lake, NFLD

John of PEI, visiting Gros Morne National Park, NFLD

Francis & Fanni of Montreal visiting Gros Morne National Park, NFLD

Betty & John of Easton, Pennsylvania visiting Gros Morne National Park

Brody of the Discovery Center, Gros Morne National Park

Radek and Mike of Toronto, visiting Gros Morne National Park

Sterling, born & raised in Trout River part of Gros Morne National Park

Sandy & Marcel of Fredericton, NB visiting Gros Morne National Park

Alvin of Riverfront Chalets, Grand Falls/Windsor, NFLD

Tony of Applewood, One of the many residents in and around Gander who put up international airline passengers grounded during the 9-11 crisis in New York City.

Brian of Gander, Security Guard at the Gander International Airport

Elizabeth & Bill, St. John’s NFLD

Brian, Nancy, Momma & Rolls of Toronto, witnesses to my Screeched In Ceremony to be an honorary Newfoundlander in Trapper John’s downtown St. John’s NFLD.

Dave & Kendra of Algonquin Park visiting Gros Morne National Park

Chris of Cape Spear

Rachael and Howard Budovitch, Halifax NS

Steven Budovitch, Dartmouth NS

Shakoor Khan, Bloomfield Connecticut

Yvette Blanchard, West Hartford, Connecticut

Sandy Daignault, Gibson Island, Maryland

John of Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Bristol, Tennessee

Luke & Tyler, Dandridge, Tennessee

Kevin, Denny, Barbie & Jackie of Lima, Ohio who I met in Nashville, Tennessee

Greg Bardin, Dillon, Colorado

Jared, Gubbini Wine Shop, Palisade Colorado

Kendal of High Point ATV tours

Mark & Joe of Under the Eaves B&B, Zion National Park

Adrianna & Philip, Bakersfield, California

Shane Skelton, Bert Arambaru, John Pope, John Hunter, Greg Clarke, Brian Kilpatrick, Jared Arnott, Nancy Thall & Christine Gibbs of O’Neill Wetsuits, Santa Cruz, California

Molly and Pat Rubick, Santa Cruz California

Brandon of Monterey, visiting Santa Cruz, California

Stephen, O’Neill Customer, Santa Cruz, California

Juanita Thorndike, Ashland, Oregon

Jim & Wendy, Vancouver, Washington

Dorothy & Patrick, Yarrow Point, Washington, Mary Ann’s parents Cousins

Audi Canada, Ajax, Ontario

Felix, Gene, Giorgio, Garth, Mark, Steve, Mandy, Marsha, Jason, Vito, Paul, Mike, Vanessa, Jam,

Rob, Jad & Don

Garth (Sales Coordinator BC Region)

June (Sales Coordinator Alberta Region)

Audi Downtown, Vancouver

George and Chris and all the staff

Audi America, Reston, Virginia

Cian, Michele, Phillip, Bekka, Cody, Jacob, Matt & Jacob

Electrify America, Reston, Virginia (Super High Speed Charging Network where I received full charging credits)

Giovanni, Max, Ricardo, Taylor, Misti and all the customer service staff.

Audi Dealers where I received complimentary charges, washes and Audi Swag!

Audi Victoria, Victoria, BC, David

Glenmore Audi, Calgary, AB, Ian

Taylor Audi, Regina, Sask., Dylan

Audi Winnipeg, Winnipeg Manitoba, Keith, Cliff and Jason

Audi Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario (Kudos to Joel the GM who stayed after hours to give my Audi a Full Charge)

Audi Queensway, Toronto, Ontario, Tayler & Chris

Kingston Audi, Kingston, Ontario, Corwin & Mike

Prestige Audi, St. Laurent, Quebec, Paolo, Tasso and all the staff.

Audi Lévis, Lévis, Quebec,

Audi Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick, Scott, Victor, Steve, Alain & Souhaila

Audi Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Rick, Sandy, Alison, Tony, Monica, Chelsea, Stephanie & Wayne

Bill Mathews Audi, Erol, Adam, Neil, Rebecca, Patty, Mathew, Robin, Jane, Crystal &

Audi Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, Darin & Patrick

VW Dealers where I received a warm welcome and a free charge!

Hub City VW, Prince George, BC, Richard, Larry, Carolyn, Greg

Southland VW, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Barrie VW, Barrie, Ontario

Northside VW, Sault Ste. Marie

Other Car Dealers where I received a warm welcome and a free charge!

Shawn of Bill Dodge Nissan, Saco, Maine

Hickman Motors, Gander & Clarinville, NFLD

Sun Country Charging Network, (The first cross Canada Charging Network, Free to all EV’ers”

Kent Rothwell


Andrew McCredie, Vancouver Sun and Province

Zack Spencer, Driving Television

Willy Williamson, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Manitoba

Ken Boker, EV Revolution Show, Mississauga, Ontario

Germain Goyer, Le Devoir, Montreal

Meg Roberts, St. John’s, CBC

Arianna Kelland, St. John’s, CBC Morning Show.

Garry Sowerby and Lisa Calvi, Cronicle Herald, Halifax NS.

VEVA (Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association)

Ron Burton, Venkatesh Global, Bruce Stout and all VEVA members.

Thanks also to all those that followed my trip on Polarsteps, Facebook & Instagram

Sorry if I missed anyone! Thanks to you too!

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

Brianne Chinery

Dr. Chris Honey

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