Whose House? RoseAnna’s House

Journey woman: For publicist and freelance writer RoseAnna Schick, it’s always adventure time

Kevin Legge

Everywhere in RoseAnna Schick’s home there is evidence of adventure. Whether it’s treasures from an extreme nature quest or souvenirs from her many media endeavours, she has done, and is doing, a lot of neat stuff.

“The home is a place where you come back to.” Schick says. “Unwind, relax, rejuvenate, you know, just a place to gear up and get back out into the world.”

After graduating from the University of Winnipeg in 1992 with a BA in English, Schick ended up going into creative communications at Red River College two years later, which got her into “the PR stuff”.

“I started my own business 10 years ago, and I’ve been working here [at home] for 10 years,” she says. 

RAS Creative is a communications company that aims at helping to market and publicize projects. Schick has worked with practically every medium of media under the sun and has vast personal experience in film, music, special events and creative projects. 

“I worked a lot of events, and I keep all of my lanyards,” Schick says.

A particular adventure of Schick’s was being on the living history television series <i>Quest for the Bay</i>.

“We rode on a York boat from the 1840s era and paddled from the Forks to Hudson’s Bay in 61 days,” she says. “At the very end of our trip we were like dirty York men from the 1840s. And I was the only girl. It was the wildest and weirdest thing.”

Wild or weird, Schick is not afraid of immersing herself in new things. 

1. Girl

“I stumbled upon her just two weeks ago at the Humane Society. She just makes me laugh.” 

2. Juggling Balls

“I made some with my company logo on them one year for Christmas presents for my clients. I got more responses from these than the usual chocolates or whatever.”

3. Vision Board

“I think everyone should have one. One day I’d like to win a rowing race. Just one race, that’s all I need. Then I can retire.”

4. Eagle Feather

“An elder blessed it and we brought it with us for protection. I kind of took care of it on the trip, just because it happened, and they ended up letting me keep it in the end.”

5. Beatles Figurines

“I found them at a collectibles store. I knew the guy who worked there and he went digging in the back for them. They weren’t even on display! I’m a huge Beatles fan.”

6. Clean Fred Headshot

“This is my wall of fame from when people still used to carry around headshots. That’s Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit. He was supposed to be a cop in this movie so they had to cover all his tattoos.”

7. York men shoes

“These are my York men shoes! Everything they made for us on the show was authentic and from 1840. These are hobnailed on the bottom and everything.”

Published in Volume 68, Number 19 of The Uniter (February 5, 2014)

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