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Rebecca Horan

Freelance Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2 Skills


Marketing Manager, 4Play Sports Bar
Winnipeg, Manitoba; January 2012 – Current

Responsible for online and social media community management, successfully grew the online 4Play Sports Bar community by 50% in first month. Planned and executed events with a “guest first” attitude, focusing on giving the guest an exemplary experience from planning to
post-event follow up, successfully executed several fundraising events (Royal Bank’s Big
Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake Industry Challenge, Junior Angels Ringette Nationals Fundraiser, Scotia Soccer Team Fundraiser). Liaised with liquor representatives to develop cross-promotions and sponsorships.

Social Media and Online Communication Consultant, Freelance
Winnipeg, Manitoba; September 2009 - Current

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp, Foursquare, Pinterest, Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad,
Tumblr, YouTube, Live Blogging, Live Tweeting, MySpace, Livejournal, Digg,,
StumbleUpon, technorati, reddit, Google and related tools (Analytics, etc), HTML / HTML
Editors, SEO optimization, Flickr, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck.
Currently working with Stafford Street Hot Yoga and GenNext.

Various positions, lululemon athletica
Winnipeg, Manitoba; March 2007 – February 2010

Social Media Manager (2008-2010):
Managed lululemon athletica Polo Park’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. Blogged for the store and corporation. Was responsible for store communication, maintaining and managing lululemon athletica Polo Park’s corporate email account.

Community Manager (2008-2009):
Organized one of the most successful and well attended outdoor yoga classes of 2009 (Yoga in the Park on August 08, 2009). Organized volunteering efforts with Try a Trail, Run with Porter, Manitoba Marathon, Morden Corn and Apple Festival, etc. Ran a successful in store yoga program attended by a minimum of 20 every Sunday (still ongoing).

Floor Manager (2007-2009):
Leading and inspiring a large team of diverse individuals; balancing budgets; achieving daily, weekly and monthly financial goals. Responsible for ordering store supplies.

Community Legacies Advocate (2008-2010):
Corporate Social and Environmental Representative at the local store level.

Administrative Assistant, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba; September 2005 – September 2007

Front desk customer service; event planning, management and troubleshooting;
administrative duties; communication; office management, filing, mail.

Volunteer, Therapeutic Recreation Drop-in Program, Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba; October 2011 – Current.

Young Presidents’ Organization Booth Attendant, We Day – The Event
Winnipeg, Manitoba; 23 November 2011.

Water Station Volunteer, Manitoba Marathon
Winnipeg, Manitoba; 2008, 2009, 2010.

Sound Technician, CIBC Friendship Festival, Assiniboine Park
Winnipeg, Manitoba; 2009.


Master of Environment - University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba; September 2005 - May 2011.

Thesis title: Where’s the Buzz?: Why No One is Talking About lululemon athletica’s
Sustainability Initiatives

Bachelors of Arts (Honours) - Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario; September 2000 – June 2005

Major: Environmental Studies
Research topic: Illegal Trade of Flora and Fauna in Brazil.


Excellent verbal and written communication
Data analysis, interpretation and reporting
Leadership experience with teams of diverse individuals
Creative and innovative problem solver
Strong work ethic
Motivation and initiative
Flexibility and adaptability
Computer skills
Analytical skills
Organizational skills


English Mother Tongue French Conversational Portuguese Fluent


I am an active person, having successfully run several half-marathons and one full
marathon. This January also marked my fifth year as a regular Bikram yoga
practitioner. I enjoy playing board games with friends, and heated debates over
whether the original Star Trek is better than Star Trek: The Next Generation. Other
interests include: current events, Newfoundland folklore and poetry, and etymology.
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing