Team Tuesday: Meet Bryan!

By: Ashley Martin-Hanlon

Today, we're going to introduce you to our Horizons Program Co-Ordinator, Bryan Manning. 

The floor is yours, Bryan!


1 What is your name? Bryan Manning
2 What is your position title? Coordinator, Horizon's Work Experience Program
3. What do you do at Easter Seals? Mostly organize essential skills workshops and seek out work placements for our ambitious participants!  The latter involves much cajoling at times but seems to work out in the end.
4 How long have you been with Easter Seals?  Since mid January, 2017.
5. What is the best thing you have learned during your time here?  Just how inaccessible parts of this city are!
6 What is your biggest dream for Easter Seals this year? To consume as much Taste of India as possible...and do a great job.
7. If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be?  Three's Company because I'd like to spend an evening hanging at the Regal Begal with Jack and Larry.
8. What was in your high school locker?  Mikey Jennings from Virginia Park...but he had it coming.
9. Best dessert you have ever had?  Baklava from an alleyway in a place called Ipp in Yemen.  The pastry was dripping with so much honey that bees were hovering over it. 
10. Something interesting you might not know about me is . . .I know nothing about vehicles
11.What was the most embarrassing thing you have done while on a date?  My car broke down so we walked to the Irving on Portugal Cove Rd. and I had to escort my date home in a cab.
12 What is your favorite season?  Winter
13. If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be?  Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce...the Lost Generation.
14 What is in the trunk of your car right now?  I have a pick-up, so no trunk.  However, there are pieces of sawed logs and loose rope in the pan of my truck.  Left over from my half built traditional longer and post fence project last summer.
15 What do you look for in a friend?  A bit of depth I suppose and a fat wallet.
16 If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?  I'd go because I respect the performance even if I don't understand the flow and don't speak German or Italian.
17 What is your favorite restaurant and why?  Sumac, a Syrian restaurant on Torbay Rd.  I love middle eastern spices and their chicken shawarma is deadly.
18. Are you more of a listener or talker?  Fine mix of the two I'd say
19. What was the best thing that happened to you this past weekend?  My house didn't blow away
20. When you were in grade school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?  A ninja because my mother owned a convenience store that rented movies so I watched way to many ninja themed films for my own prepubescent good.
For more information about the Horizons Work Experience Program, or to find out exactly what kind of fence that was, contact Bryan at 754-1399 ext 224 or email

About the author:

Ashley Martin-Hanlon is the Communications Coordinator at Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information contact Ashley at 754-1399 (ext 226) or, or check out their website at

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