Thursday, July 27, 2006

McDonald's hosts "Wednesday HipHop Break Nights" @ the Jane & Finch Mall - Toronto
July 26, 2006

Benzo and Jedi from breakdancing crew Bag of Trix, bust a move on the dance floor.
Stand With Israel Rally - Toronto Centre for the Arts & Mel Lastman Square
July 26, 2006

Thousands of people came to the 'Stand With Israel Rally' filling to capacity the Toronto Centre for the Arts as well as Mel Lastman Square. The rally was a response to the present day conflict between Lebanon and Israel. Guest speakers spoke at the Toronto Centre for the Arts while overflow crowds watched a live feed on a projection screen at Mel Lastman Square.

Rabbi Weiss, the communal Chaplin for the City of Toronto Police Department says a prayer inside Toronto Centre for the Arts.

Supporters at Mel Lastman Square

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

11th Annual Highlands of Durham Games @ Eglin Park - Uxbridge
July 22/23, 2006

Ontario Town Crier championships

Dance competitions

Heavy Events - Caber Toss

Heavy Events - 20lb Stone Toss - Pro Division

Highland Bull 'Pilsner' getting ready for grooming

Monday, July 24, 2006

Mini-fair @ Port Perry Fairgrounds put on by the Agricultural Society
July 23, 2006

Bryan tries to entice people to come play the balloon game.

Freestyle Motorcross rider, Scott Hamlin.

In between freestyle motorcross jumps, a stunt man gets lit on fire to demonstrate how fire stunts are done in movies.

Rides on Monster Patrol

Demolition Derby
4th Annual Doggy Days @ Scugog Shores Museum
July 23, 2006

SuperDogs highjump demonstration

4th Annual Doggy Days @ Scugog Shores Museum
July 23, 2006

Lincoln, a canine vision dog, gets a yummy treat from Poochini's Barkery.

Three-year-old Brent gives his dog Molly a big hug while watching the SuperDogs stunt demonstrations.

14-month-old Great Dane 'Teddy' who came from the Great Dane Rescue takes a break in the shade. Teddy is deaf, but knows American Sign Language, and is now in training to become a SuperDog.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Some portraits taken last week for feature articles published in Oshawa This Week, Whitby This Week, The Canadian Statesman, Ajax/Pickering News Advertiser

Video artist Melissa Pauw stands by one of her drawings 'imaginary friends' which is on display as part of a collaborative exhibition entitled 'Mind Map' at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery with three other artists. Melissa also has one of her videos exhibited, also entitled 'imaginary friends', in which she drew by hand on every frame of the video. Her work came about through the idea that as children, people had imaginary friends which disappeared over time as they became adults. Through her video animation peice she wanted to bring back a little bit of that childhood, and give it back to some unsuspecting adults.
July 19, 2006

Andy Kozak was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was just five and a half years-old. He was also the first diabetic racer for Team Diabetes Canada to complete a solo 24-hour mountain bike race. Andy is now getting ready to race solo in the 24 Hours of Hot August Nights race on August 19 at the Albion Hills Conservation Area, where he will be spearheading the fundraiser 'Get Pumped', which will see relay teams racing for 24-hours to raise money for the Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre in Whitby. The fundraising for the C. H. Best Centre will help people with type 1 diabetes get access to insulin pumps, which are the newest form of diabetes management and are also not subsidised by the government after the age of 18. "The idea for the fundraiser was to help people on a local level, raise awareness of type 1 diabetes, and prove that with proper diabetes management people afflicted by the condition, can do pretty much anything," says Andy.
July 20, 2006

Joanne Elawar's brother, Saady Elawar went on vacation to Lebanon, to visit family and friends. He left on May 27th, and was to return at the end of July, but now with escalating violence in Lebanon, thousands of Canadians like him are trapped and are trying desperatly to get back home to Canada. Joanne is hoping that the Canadian Government and the Canadian Embassy in Lebanon will help Canadian citizens get back quickly and safely.
July 17, 2006
2 on 2 basketball game in Ajax

Memorial dedication ceremony @ Memorial Park in Toronto

Horse Jumping @ Eglin Park in Uxbridge


Photo was taken during a friendly doubles match in Pickering.