My first visit to Omega Park

My closest recollection to an animal park was the Vancouver Game Farm (now the Greater Vancouver Game Farm) that I visited in 1971 at 8 years of age when I was living in Vancouver, BC.  Would there be elephants at Omega Park? That’s me up front, with my cousin Billy not holding on. Omega Park […]

Ottawa International Buskerfest 2016

Over the August long weekend I was invited out to join a few other photographer friends to take in the 25th year of the Ottawa International Buskerfest.  The festival ran over 5 days, with world class performers from all over the world converging downtown Ottawa on Sparks Street.  I also dropped by Sunday night to […]

Hiking the Grouse Grind

My friend Christopher and I hiked the Grouse Grind Trail during my week long visit to Vancouver, B.C. in May, 2016.  The trailhead is on the right side of the road about 25 meters before the Grouse Mountain gondola parking entrance.  The hike is a 2.9 kilometer trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, one […]

The Ottawa Wolves Rugby Football Club host a tournament

Today I ventured out to Twin Elm Rugby Park at the outer reaches of Ottawa to take in a round-robin tournament.  Hosted by the Ottawa Wolves Rugby Football Club, this tournament helped prepare teams for he Bingham Cup, the global event that promotes rugby union as an inclusive non-discriminatory sport. Click on a photo for […]

A sense of discovery at Rideau Antiques

On a nice sunny Saturday morning in May 2016, a few of my photographer friends and I set out to visit Rideau Antiques nestled in a rural setting about a 10 minute drive Southwest of Smiths Falls and a short distance from Lombardy, Ontario.  As we ventured onto the grounds it was clear, this was […]

RCMP Musical Ride and the signature Sunset Ceremony

June 25th, 2015, was a pleasant night out among friends at the RCMP Musical Ride signature Sunset Ceremony held at the Musical Ride Centre in Ottawa.  The Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of thirty-two riders and horses, plus the member in charge. The Musical Ride consists of the execution of a variety […]

Lest we forget

This morning I walked up to the National War Memorial with my camera in tow to be among the 35,000 young and old to honour and remember the Canadians who lost their lives fighting on behalf of their country in wars and military missions.  With the layers of crowds I was unable to view the […]

A night out at Glowfair

My attending a SPAO (School of Photographic Arts Ottawa) workshop in Havana, Cuba, led by David Barbour in April 2015 has been a great opportunity to later meet up among the Ottawa participants for the occasional group outing.  For our first get together five of us met over pizza at the Colonnade before heading over […]

Convocation fun at University of Ottawa

My, how university convocations have changed since my graduation from University of Victoria, back in ’85.  I do recall mine being a bit too formal, and of course, smartphones weren’t around back then to spice things up a little.  So I was pleasantly entertained during a recent convocation at the University of Ottawa for the […]