Terrance Gavan

Dagmar Snow School Instructor of the Year – 2015

Terrance Gavan is an award-winning journalist and photographer, a ski and snowboard instructor, web designer, blogger, graphics guy, WordPress guru and eclectic millennial.

He is happiest when happy, and if you think about it… you’ll realize that tidbit is not redundant… because we’re all happier when we’re happy.

He is also a customer service guru. He put himself through university working at the second busiest beer store in Ontario: Bank and Walkley in Ottawa. He has worked as a kayak, canoe and SUP demo guy at Source for Sports, where he was also responsible for seasonal hard goods sales.

His job as a ski instructor includes an integral client support component. You May peruse his resumés at your leisure by clicking on the button below. He has also worked as a ski technician and he is attaining his tennis instructor’s certificate.


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Online News Editor, Blogger and Web Editor

Terrance Gavan is an award-winning poet, journalist and photographer. He began his writing career at the University of Manitoba, writing for The Manitoban. He went on to serve as sports editor of the Toban and also worked as a freelance writer for The Winnipeg Sun, United Press Canada, CJOB Radio, CBC Radio Sports, TSN and finally accepted a position as Sports Information Director at the University of Manitoba.


From there he moved on to work as sports editor for four publications in the Interlake Publishing chain. It was here where Gavan cemented his bona fides as an award-winning journalist, winning an environmental award for a piece on lead poisoning in Canada Geese populations. That story gained national notoriety when it was picked up by CBC Radio. He won several sports and news photography awards while at Interlake and he was part of a team that covered the Interlake Fire Disaster, a news story that finished second nationally at the CCNA awards.


He left Interlake Publishing in Manitoba and accepted a position as managing editor of the Kanata Kourier and Kanata Standard newspapers located in the greater Ottawa area. His most recent journalistic jaunts occured in cottage country, specifically the Haliburton Highlands, where he worked for The County Communicator, The County Voice, The Haliburton Echo, The Minden Times and The Haliburton Highlander. He designed websites for The Voice, The Communicator and The Highlander Online and served as the web manager, writer and web designer. He was also very involved in the implementation of web advertising at The Highlander Online and convinced a newbie publisher to become involved with video publishing. These innovations and the website, also undertaken single-handed with no support or payment from the owner/publisher, form the backbone of The Highlander’s success today.


He now operates several successful blogs including Pardon The Eruption, The Shrike, DeadDogan, Aintgointorehab, StephenHarpershrugs and he has written for several hockey blogs.



Spunky Design

Spunky Design specializes in rapid prototype design. Terrance Gavan is the team lead and head designer. petstud_spunky_400_100

Web design is not rocket science. In fact, if the content is there? We can build a site very quickly.

 We’ll talk and we’ll build a site suited to your long term goals.

Blog, shop or business? We have templates that are cool, effective, and stunningly vibrant with responsive graphics that will rock on your computer, your phone and your tablet!