Mike has been in the local Ottawa Pinball scene since the early 90’s. Buying, repairing, commercially operating, and trading in Arcade equipment, classic and newer video games, and pinball machines in particular.
Despite having been commercially involved in pinball for most of his adult life on one level or another, his passion for pinball dates back to the days of his youth, when many a quarter dropped from his flipper fingers.
It has been his life long goal to own and operate a Classic Pinball Arcade to match those he experienced when he was a boy, and share as many of his favourite classic machines with the public. This goal has been realised with the Ottawa Pinball Medics Classic Arcade Bar located inside the Neighbourhood Pub. Further to that he aims to provide reliable classic arcade and pinball machines and parts to the public, and to service their existing machines so these great games can be played and enjoyed by their owners, so they may relive their youth through these incredible windows to our past, where we can see, touch, and feel everything, just like yesterday.
Media and Events Coordinator
An avid pinball fan and player since the age of 6 in Austria, with her post-secondary education in media and marketing combined with her experience in media relations, marketing, creative services, web and e-communications working as a media and events coordinator for the Government of Canada, Sylwia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Pinball Medics. Sylwia has organized high profile events for Cabinet ministers in Parliament and their partners with other government department, academia, private sector and agencies, and in support of those events has coordinated interviews with major media outlets in town and across Canada. Sylwia has trained and prepared senior executives for interviews on sensitive issues with many local and national reporters. Sylwia possess a Business degree from the University of Ottawa in Marketing and over 15 years of experience in communications, including web marketing, events planning and logistical support and advertising.
Sylwia is also an artist and is highly inspired by the art on of each pinball machine. She is currently working on her pinball series. You can view her art at www.artbysylwia.ca .
Aside from coordinating our own Pinball Medics events and tournaments, Sylwia is available to facilitate corporate or private events and rentals of any size. If you need any information related to media opportunities and planning events, feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org