Darth Vadar Addresses Port Arthur Rotary Club

Lord Vadar with protagonist Brian Walmark
Lord Vadar with protagonist Brian Walmark

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – The guest speaker at the Port Arthur Rotary Club, Darth Vadar, spoke on Anger Management. This project was inspired by the work of Evan Burrell, a Rotarian from Australia. Evan is an actor and Super Rotarian who was a keynote speaker at the 2019 District Conference in Minot, ND.

He spoke on “Let’s have fun in Rotary.” His enthusiasm was infectious and Brian Walmark took up Evan’s challenge to shake up the speaker series at local Rotary Clubs. There was a lot of work and many Rotarians took up Evan’s challenge and transformed his vision into reality.

The green light was given by President-elect Krysta Logozzo and President Rod Morrison who championed this project from the beginning.

Brian Walmark wrote the script and voiced the original recording with a lot of coaching from Daryl Bolton of Dougall Media who shared his years of professional experience and technical skills at the studios at 87 North Hill Street.

The recording was then given to Zenon Waschuk who worked his audio magic and transmuted Brian’s audio file into the voice of Darth Vadar. Kevin Hollaway acted as stage manager and operated the audio equipment to bring Vadar’s voice to life in the Provincial Room of the Prince Arthur Hotel.

Thanks to the managers and staff at the Prince Arthur Hotel who supported us in every way! Thanks to Noble Thomas and his team for videorecording Vadar’s speech on Anger Management. And a special thanks to Michael Nitz. Without him, today’s speech would not have been possible.

Text by Brian Walmark
Photos by David Legge