Before a fateful day in November 2008, Brian was a lowly ex warehouse worker living a life of sailing and rock and roll (without the recreational pharmaceuticals). Chantal on the other hand was a successful, globe trotting young woman with a promising career in finance. Neither was expecting to meet the person they would marry at 8:15 am in a cold boardroom at Scotiabank’s Atlantic Contact Centre.
As luck would have it both Chantal and Brian were assigned to the same training class as new employees to Scotiabank. Neither was particularly talkative at first but as the lessons began so too did the playful antics and dreams of world domination. By week two Brian and Chantal had amassed an army or post-it note soldiers and an intimidating fleet of origami warships. Plans began for taking over the classroom and overthrowing to established regime. Chantal was quickly moved across the room and plans for the war were put on hold.
Even when training was over they still kept in touch and remained friends. Having the same shift they often rode the bus back to Dartmouth together grew ever closer. One evening rather than going their separate ways after the Bridge Terminal, they both decided to grab a drink at one of our favorite places. Plans were made and they decided to meet up on a Saturday.
It was a lovely evening of drinks and yelling over the entertainment which they will always remember. Having had such a lovely time Chantal decided to go to Mexico. Chantal missed Brian while tanning and playing on the beach. Brian on the other hand was stuck at work missing Chantal as much… but while wearing a winter coat. Once Chantal returned they have rarely been apart since.
Forward a couple of years to the fall of 2010. Brian had a great idea for a Christmas present and decided to start taunting Chantal that he was going to get her something great. To this day Brian cannot hum the tune to Sleigh Ride without eliciting a scowl from his sweetheart. As anticipation built Brian continued to remind Chantal of how great a Christmas it was going to be. Chantal, ever patient, wanted to either strangle Brian or tear the house apart looking for her present. Thankfully she did neither and on Christmas morning Chantal awoke to the engagement ring and Brian asking her hand in marriage.