Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Misc. Christmas Events

Port Perry United Church Senior Choir - Christmas Concert

Christmas Crafts @ Willow Books Uxbridge

Scugog Historical Museum - Old Fashioned Christmas event.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Metro Bowl - St. Michael's Kerry Blues vs. Pickering Highschool Trojans @ Roger's Centre
December 07, 2006

The St. Michael's Kerry Blues went on to beat the defending champion, Pickering Trojans, 18-0 in the 25th annual Metro Bowl. This was the 5th time St. Mike's captured the title of Metro Bowl champs and it was a second time in three years that these two highschool teams met in the football finals.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Toronto Public Library: Malvern Branch - Medicare Works
December 05, 2006

Round table discussion on the state of health care in Ontario and the local community, headed by panelists (L-R) Natalie Mehra (Director, Ontario Health Coalition), Hilda Swirsky (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario) and Paul Moiste (National President of C.U.P.E.).

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Seneca College vs. Georgian College - Men's Basketball
December 01, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

Holiday Wanderlust - Leslieville
November 30, 2006

Leslieville vendors welcomed the festive season with Holiday Wanderlust, a one night event, during which over 20 businesses entertained the public with food, drink and a multitude of activities after regular business hours.

Rainy weather didn't deter people from visiting the shops and restaurants, like local florist Wild Thyme (above) and Doll Factory by Damzels (below), a clothing store which was celebrating its grand opening at the event.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Canadian Men's National Amputee Hockey Team - Selection Camp
November 17/18/19, 2006

Some photos from a long-term project I'm working on, focusing on the hockey team. These were shot at CanLan Ice Sports @ York University in Toronto, during the Canadian Amputee Hockey Team's, national team selection camp.

Amputee hockey players, most who wear prosthetic devices, came from all over Canada to try out for the national team. The mens national team has had many successes in the past winning consecutive gold medals in the ISIHF World Championships, and is currently undefeated for the past 5 years in international play.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Eagle Classic Junior Boys Volleyball Tournament
November 25, 2006

Division "A" championship game between Quaker Village Public School, and C.F. Broughton Public School. C.F. Broughton won 15-12 in the third match to win the division.
Train ride with Santa - Uxbridge Heritage Train Station
November 26, 2006

Daniel peers out a window before the train pulled away from the station, hoping to get a glimpse of Santa who was rumored to make an appearance on the train ride between Uxbridge and Stoufville.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Toronto Municipal Elections - Ward 41
November 13, 2006

Long time community volunteer Chin Lee won the Scarborough-Rough River, Ward 41 seat beating out 9 other candidates. The newly elected councilor gets hugged by supporters as he enters the Boston Steakhouse in Scarborough.

Rememberance Day Ceremonies - Uxbridge & Port Perry
November 11, 2006

Two ceremonies, in two different towns ~ 20km apart, taking place at the same time. Newspapers need photos of both. No wonder I have so many speeding tickets.

After the service a Rememberance Day parade led people to Elgin Pond in Uxbridge, where the surrounding park was re-dedicated under the name of Veterans Memorial Park. 91-year-old, comrade George Izatt was all smiles as he got to cut the ribbon to officially unveil the new name of the park.

Back at the Legion, Norm Budd who served in WWII and Korea as a Private in the R.C.R., and Roy Povey who served in the Middle East in 1957 with the British Forces sing some old favorites. (Below) Jim Smitherman who served in the R.C.N.V.R. during WWII doing convoy duty, and also on a minesweeper in the English Channel, shows a photo of himself on the HMCS Bittersweet.

Pepsi Junior Men's and Women's Curling Championships
November 11, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Rememberance Day Service @ Scarborough Civic Centre