Category: event

Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival

Warkworth is a small town southeast of Rice Lake and 25km North of the the 401 from the Brighton turn off. But the town does not think small in special events and festivities. Warkworth has a great line up of festivals and special events including the outdoor Long Lunch at the beginning of the Summer…

Vancouver Olympic Closing Ceremonies: “Sorry About That”

The Winter Olympic Closing Ceremonies were such an example of new “I believe” bravado rippling across the Canadian landscape and yet a wonderful opportunity missed. Sorry, USA and the rest of the World – humble, self-effacing, meek and reliable Canadians will for the time being become more like uhhh … ugly Wall Street Banksters. Sure…

Le Quebec Air Force

Now that Canada has gotten the Golden Olympic Monkey off its back with Alexandre Bilodeau’s Alexandre Bilodeau spectacular victory in moguls skiing – let us also hear 4 great big cheers for Le Quebec Air Force – Alexandre Bilodeau 1st, Vincent Marquis 4th, Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau 5th, and Maxime Gingras 11th – what a show they…

Toronto Santa Claus Parade 2009

The Toronto Santa Claus parade is over 100 years old and a good part of the appeal of the parade is that people have fun every mid-November Santa weekend. And the fun is not just for the kids and viewers – the parade participants have a lot of fun too as these picture attest to.…

So You Think You Can Dance Canada

Normally I stay away from touting  TV  shows. And Lord knows CTV is doing everything heavy handed it can with its promotions and website coverage of So You Think You Can Dance Canada [hint you don’t have to cave to your sponsors every whim]. And the Lord and everybody else knows the judges on the…

Cirque de Soleil in Toronto

Cirque de Soleil is celebrating its 25h anniversary this year. Part of the celebration has been a series of free shows throughout the Toronto Harborfront Park. This is wonderful for longtime Cirque enthusiasts who have wanted to take pictures of the wonderful costumes and colors sported by Cirque troopers over the years without having to…

Classic Cars at Northumberland Mall

During the Summer months, Northumberland Mall in Cobourg has a series of weekend car shows  right next to the A&W parking lot – and here is what you will see: Now these car and  motorcycle shows can be seen all across Canada. It is not new. I remember when I was knee high to a…

Maple Syrup Festival Means Spring’s Arrival

A sure sign of Spring in the Trent Hills area is the Maple Syrup Festival out at Sandy Flats just North and West out of Warkworth ON. The sap in the Maple trees won’t start running until the temperatures peek consistently above freezing. Now the snow, as always, still lingers but at least there is…

Close-Act Raises the Heat in Toronto

The Dutch Outdoor Theater Company, Close-Act, is one of the most inventive – literally putting a theater spectacle right among the show-goers. The costumes, make-up, music, and great rotating metal skeleton machines add to the showmanship. And for the second time in four years, Close-Act is featured at the Winter City Festival in Toronto. Its…

Tamil Tigers Demonstration: Toronto News Coverage

There is a demonstration by supporters of the Tamil Tigers of NorthEast Sri Lanka at the Toronto midtown corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets. It is notable because this is a continuing series of ever more heated protests so the police and TV media are out to “cover” the protest each in its own ways.…

Alicia Surveyer’s work now in Toronto

Alicia Surveyer, Montreal artist, is now represented by a gallery in Toronto’s Queen St. art district. The gallery, Precious Eklektik, located at 201 Queen St. East, features her work in the store and online, and just held their opening party yesterday. Precious Eklektik represents many different artists using different media, including painting and drawing, but…

Alana Kapell – Kingston Artist

Alana Kapell is a Kingston Ontario area Artist who works in some of the traditional but also exotic areas of painting and craft. In the latter category she has done Encaustic paintings which she describes on her website as: “Encaustic paintings are usually done with purified beeswax and pigment or oil paint. The wax and…