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Mad Hatter in the media

Spreading the word

Lucien's Mad Hatter Experience has attracted the media, as well as the curiousity of Edmontonians and visitors to our city. Here are some links see him in action. If you are posting pics on social media, please use #madhatterexperience


Media Buzz about Lucien

Lucien draws curious attention wherever he goes. Those who have met him know his infectious positivity and good humour. This collection of media references is just a beginning. The story of his resilience and mission is set within his experience of schizoaffective disorder. 

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When a smile makes all the difference

This is where Lucien's story begins to be told. Freelance reporter Tekla Luchenski decided to answer the much-asked question, "who is that Mad Hatter guy?" by simply approaching him and inviting him to a coffee and a chat for a Rat Creek Press article. Of course, with Lucien, that means a bottle of sparkling mineral water in a champagne glass at his favourite haunt, Spinelli's Bar Italia. They are always happy to greet him there.


Word spreads to Werther's Original

Rat Creek Press, January, 2019:

Lucien Facciotti is becoming well known for his candy mission since his story appeared in the RCP October 2018 edition. Now, more people recognize and greet him on the street. Some gift him with Werther’s Original candies for his happiness mission. Werther’s Original Canada read the story and sent Facciotti a generous supply of their product—his chosen candy for spreading love in the community, one piece of candy at a time. You can find Facciotti walking on 111 Ave between Kingsway and 95 St, wearing his iconic Mad Hatter hat and a long black trench coat. | Tekla Luchenski

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Introducing the Yegvengers (art credit: Chad Huculak 2019): 

Chad Huculak is a well-known cartoonist in Edmonton, Alberta. Lucien has an awesome sense of humour, and loves this piece.


A positive impact

How can anyone be grumpy when they see Lucien? Believe it or not, some people do "flip the bird" as they pass him in their cars. It's rare, but Lucien shrugs it off, hoping they'll feel better soon.

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Mad Hatter Experience on Twitter

Media figures in the community do pay attention to positive people like Lucien. Thanks to Chad Huculak (cartoonist) and David Bloom (photographer) for this Twitter post.

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