About

Me grinning in a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III

Octavian Lacatusu

Octavian is a journalist, writer, photographer and marketing specialist.

He worked as a reporter and editor throughout Canada for more than 10 years, and his work has appeared in a variety of news outlets and magazines, including CTV News/Bell Media, Toronto Observer and Black Press. These days, he creates marketing solutions, promotional and social media strategies, and manages company communications for a retail firm in Victoria, B.C.

Born in Romania during the Revolution, Octavian came to Canada in 1998 with his parents in search of a better life. After constantly irritating his parents about writing and scribbling things, they finally let him enroll in the three-year Centennial College Journalism, Media & Print program so he could dive into the colorful world of cars, cultural/societal and infrastructure issues.

In his past time (and to stay relatively sane) Octavian builds LEGO creations that move and drive, and daydreams about cars.

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