CHCH- MY WORK FAMILY

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Well… I’ve been trying to figure out what to say and I’m just still in shock.

THE PAST FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE:

I’m 27. I started working at CHCH when I was just 22 years old. I landed a job hosting the EARLIEST morning show IN CANADA when I was just 23.Β  Then… I got engaged, we bought our first place and at 24 I was married. When I turned 25 I was asked to host one of Canada’s most ICONIC Television Shows. Tiny Talent Time was on the air for 30 years and we were bringing it back! At 26 we bought our first house. At 27 I got to produce and host a Behind the Scenes Series for my favourite show Nashville! Does it get any cooler than that!? Yesterday, CHCH might have let me and so many of my friends and colleagues go but I’ll cherish these memories forever.

FIRST UP : MORNING LIVE FIRST EDITION

Check out one of our blooper reels below:

In a way, I’m so sad that this period of my life has come to an end. Tim Bolen has become a very good friend of mine. I call him my ‘work husband’ but really he’s more like a brother to me. He’s my therapy session in the makeup room (Literally… he knows everything that’s going on in my life HA. Poor guy. I might need to start paying him just to listen to me now). He’s been such a wonderful role model and support system for me over the past four and half years. We have had an INSANE amount of fun together. I know we’ll be friends for life.

Remember when we were on a bus!?

Oh… and that’s my ‘work dad’. Producer Don as they call him around the office. I’ll have to make an effort to send him numerous texts in sequence on a weekly basis.

Jaclyn Colville, Don Jonescu and Tim BolenJaclyn Colville on Bus

MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

Nicola Jones… my ‘work sister’. I’ll never ever ever ever forget the times we shared at CHCH. Some of my favourite memories are the ones in the video below:

I’ve had so much fun working at CHCH and I’ve met so many wonderful people and I am very thankful for that. Being on Morning Live with Bob and Annette, Lori and Luke, Brian and the many reporters we’ve had on the show and of course the AMAZING team behind the scenes has been wonderful. These people have become my ‘work family’.

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I should also mention that some of my BEST friends are my friends from work. Cara, Deepa and I met at CHCH and decided to make youtube videos as Bella Trois.

What an amazing 5 years of my life. Thank you CHCH and thank you to everyone who has made these years so memorable. Onto the next chapter of my life.

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Until next time,

Jackie xo

 

 

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38 thoughts on “CHCH- MY WORK FAMILY

  1. Gene Otterman says:

    Jaclyn you added so much to CHCH . You will be sadly missed and I do hope you get back into the public eye . You are incredible.
    It was truly ChCH’s loss .
    Take Care and good luck
    Gene

  2. Mike Mcintyre says:

    I totally agree with Gene (above), this is CHCH’s loss & you will land on your feet somewhere, we need more sweet/ honest people like you Jaclyn on television to keep us up with the news, weather & traffic, Merry Christmas and good luck in the new year Jaclyn:):):) hugs from your biggest fan in Peterborough.

  3. magicpie33 says:

    I can’t believe they would let you go. I can’t help but wonder if the only reason they did it is because you were on a medical leave. If that’s the case then that’s even worse of them to do! You’re a talented woman and I’m sure you’ll go on to do great things.

  4. Brian Paul says:

    It’s been a pleasure watching you and Tim as well as everyone else at CHCH over the years. Seeing what happened made for a sad day for Hamilton and all the affected employees and their families at CH. I wish you all the best Jaclyn with future endeavors and hope to see you land an on air job with another station/network πŸ™‚

  5. Pete Rolland says:

    CHCH was not just a TV station it was where the City of Hamilton saw their friends everyday This is a heartbreaking situation for all I only hope that this phoenix of CHCH will soar again Wish you all the best with everything you do Jaclyn

  6. Jeanette says:

    I am so sorry for all those at CHCH that lost their jobs. I loved watching you every morning you are a complete joy to watch so natural and giving. I wish you good luck in all your future endeavours and look forward to following your updates. Take care.

  7. Steve says:

    Nice to have watched your early show while I was in Windsor. You do have a very good on camera presence and the chemistry you and Tim had was special. I’ve been where you are professionally and things do get better, eventually. Merry Christmas.

  8. Rick Hanson says:

    Sometimes, we as humans have this habit that what we have today will be there tomorrow so we have no worries or serious cares about it suddenly being taken away. Then it happens…the unthinkable, and you realize just what a special and wonderful thing you had going and now feel like life has taken an unfair [true] twist against you. When something like this happens, you have two choices. Become so angry and resentful that it consumes you to the point that you will never be happy again…or….grieve the loss for the short term and then dust yourself off, be thankful for the opportunity that you had, take the experience and knowledge with you and know in your heart that somewhere, someplace, is another experience waiting to let you in their doors. Jackie…reading how you responded on here about the loss of your job with CHCH in such a positive way shows everyone reading it on here what a treasure you really are. Shed those tears quickly Jackie, as I am sure your next chapter in life will be equally enjoyable as the last several have been.
    Good luck ,
    Rick

  9. A BUCHNER UE says:

    SORRY TO HEAR THIS HAPPENED TO YOU , i always looked forward to waking up to you weekday mornings on CHCH . with your natural talent you’ll find another job, i look forward to seeing you on TV once again. i hope you’ll keep this site going and update us on how you are and your future endeavors , big hugs for you and Merry Christmas.Β  From: JACLYN COLVILLE.com To: ozias56@yahoo.ca Sent: Saturday, December 12, 2015 1:08 PM Subject: [New post] CHCH- MY WORK FAMILY #yiv3528090547 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv3528090547 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv3528090547 a.yiv3528090547primaryactionlink:link, #yiv3528090547 a.yiv3528090547primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv3528090547 a.yiv3528090547primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv3528090547 a.yiv3528090547primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv3528090547 WordPress.com | jaclyncolville posted: “Well… I’ve been trying to figure out what to say and I’m just still in shock.THE PAST FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE:I’m 27. I started working at CHCH when I was just 22 years old. I landed a job hosting the EARLIEST morning show IN CANADA when I was just 23” | |

  10. Mark A. Nemeth says:

    I am just shocked by these events I watched you guys everyday…..Wow this really sucks….but as the saying goes when one door closes….Best of Life to you Jaclyn, looking forward to seeing you and the gang once again….xo

  11. David says:

    Wow. I can’t believe they let you go. You’re a future superstar. CHCH will surely look back at this with regret. I wouldn’t even blink Jaclyn. With your talent, personality, and looks; your potential broadcasting career has barely even started. On to better things for you I’m sure. I look forward to seeing your smiling face on my tv real soon.

  12. Helen Sweet says:

    You are a ‘gem’! You & Tim started my day..with a laugh or two…will miss seeing you both @ 4am! Merry Christmas!!…and A VERY HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL NEW YEAR!

    • mike says:

      many mornings you made it easier to wake up knowing you would tell me the weather and traffic, you are very easy on the eyes and such a nice person,hope all the best with youre future,waking up just got harder. thank you

  13. Don Sheehy says:

    Jaclyn _ you will be truly missed. It was always great to chat online – Take care, don;t let this phase you… you will bounce back fast and strong – you are a great person… Merry Christmas Don

  14. Ellen says:

    You will be so missed! I wish you well and much luck on your next journey! You are such an amazing person, that what ever comes your way, you will step up to the plate and give it your all.πŸ’–

  15. Lorraine says:

    I can’t believe it!! You and Tim were the reason I watched each morning!! I don’t think I’ll be tuning in as much with you gone. I like Bob and Annette and the others…but you two made my days start with smiles and laughter!!

  16. Ruth M Babin says:

    when I heard this devastating news I was in disbelief..you will be missed so much as well all your coworkers. CHCH has been such a huge part of my life for 60+ years, I remember even my ate dad wouldn’t go to bed until the 11 o’clock news was over. Good luck in your new venture, you are beautiful both inside & out.

  17. Brent says:

    I’ll miss you in the morning…seeing your beautiful smile.
    All the best and good luck for your future!! I’m sure it will be bright!!

  18. J Gora says:

    Jackie and every otherPERSONALITY You Guys were Great .Turned on my TV ,wow black out,just found out OMG it can’t be !!!! Best TV forecasting for the

    best city no way it’s gone?????

  19. sherry says:

    i just can’t believe that chch wont be in my home monday morning.. sad time for all .. you will all be sadly missed !! all the best to every single one of you.. never thought in a million years this would happen to such a popular tv station…. good luck and again all the best..

  20. Lana says:

    So sorry to see you go! Glad that you can find a positive side. A new chapter is waiting for you! Best of luck and you will be missed!

  21. Kathy says:

    CHCH was the only news station I loved to watch along with all of you. I loved the candidness you’se were all so relaxed and not so serious ALL the time that’s why I loved it….things will never be the same there again.

  22. Carol Nelson says:

    Jackie,
    You were a very beautiful, pleasant and talented addition to CHCH and will be missed. I enjoyed your “road condition” reports and your home improvement segments. You are young and with your qualifications in broadcasting, there can only be great things in your future. I wish you all the very best and I am sure I will be seeing you on TV again soon!

  23. Rose Lewis says:

    Dear Jaclyn, I am just stunned at the news about ch news. I kept saying to everyone that something is wrong as there was no news on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Then this morning I heard what has happened to chch. I was stunned and also somewhat fearful as I am seeing too many changes in Hamilton.
    You people at chch have been my family as well. I lost my husband suddenly 7 years ago and I have multiple sclerosis. With being alone and home so much I had the news channel on constantly. My neurologist always asks me questions about world news and if I didn’t know the answers meant my condition is getting worse. I made sure to keep up with news as it proved to me I was still ok. I will miss you all so very much πŸ’–
    Jaclyn you are a beautiful, intelligent young woman and someone will snatched you up very quickly with a better job!!! When one door closes another always opens. You are blessed with many talents you have yet to realize!!! PLEASE do not be worried or fearful about your future. Fear is propaganda only love is real. I wish you and your work friends all the best πŸ€ Please get back to me sometime and tell me what your next door opened up for you!! May God bless you Jaclyn and guide you to the all the right places so you can choose your future πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  24. Michelle says:

    I work at 5-530 am at Canada post and watched u every day
    You and Tim started my day with so much laughter
    I was shocked to hear u were gone
    I’ll miss u and my mornings are not the same 😭
    Take care and all the best
    You are so talented , funny and very beautiful

  25. JeffL says:

    Jackie – so sorry to hear what happened to yourself and your co-workers. Viewing the morning news with the gang on CHCH with was part of my morning routine as I got ready for work. Who else would I want to inform me of the traffic throughout the area as I could hear the click of the mouse with each traffic camera change. You will be missed by this viewer. Best of luck in your future. I’m sure that you will do well where ever life takes you and keep up the positive attitude!!

  26. Ron in Cobourg says:

    Jaclyn, I loved seeing your beautiful face and wonderful humour at 4 A.M.
    Maybe we can blame the Liberals majority for this…lol
    I’m sure you will find another station that will want you very soon.
    Best of luck in all your endeavours. It will be hard, but try to have a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

  27. chris says:

    You were such a fun way to start the day. I loved your irrepressible energy and enthusiasm, the rapport you had with Tim and your personality. You are a bright light and I’m sure you will go on to other things. I will miss having you guys part of my morning!!

  28. Joan Miller says:

    Really miss you on CHCH. Looked forward to your smiling face everyday. CHCH has lost a very loyal employee and whoever you work for will have a real gem. Take care of your health.

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