Westfest 2014, Westboro, Ottawa, Ontario

Westfest 2014, Westboro, Ottawa, Ontario – Today was the first of three days of Westfest entertainment in the Westboro area of Ottawa. (Official Westfest festival site: http://www.westfest.ca/) All of the Mainstage performances are FREE! thanks to the generous sponsorship support that the event receives.

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Tonight, I was able to enjoy the performance of George Leach  whose album “Surrender” won the 2014 Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year sponsored by APTN. (George Leach offic1al site)


I do enjoy photographing performers doing things other than playing music

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Two more days of entertainment. Click on schedule image to enlarge.

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A late summer treat – Corn-on-the-Cob

A late summer treat – Corn on the Cob

The folks at my father’s long term care facility asked me if I would like to join them (and my father) for a good feed of corn on a warm Friday.  Tough to turn down corn-on-the-cob :-). Great weather out so, while some stayed inside, my father and I and a few others moved out onto the patio. Continue reading

Kingdom of Osgoode 2012

Kingdom of Osgoode 2012

Well, it’s July of another year and once again Graeme and I were able to travel to a mystical place (location) to enjoy the dancing, the sword fighting, the jousting and the many other things that were happening this weekend (July 6-8, 2012) at the Kingdom of Osgoode.

The King was there and was kind enough to inform me that some of his normal entourage were unfortunately detained and not yet present. Some mention was made of a dungeon but I cannot divulge more. Continue reading

Bellagio Fountains, Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Fountains, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Every 1/2 hour during the day and every 1/4 hour later in the evening, the choreographed fountains on the Bellagio Hotel’s 8 acre lake comes to life to dance to the music.
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Lac Leamy, Gatineau, Quebec

Each summer, throngs of people gather on the shores of Lac Leamy waiting for the sun to set and another evening of fireworks and music to begin as part of the annual International Fireworks Competition. Getting there early is a good thing to do as space becomes limited as nightfall approaches and the best viewing locations are staked out and claimed by blankets and chairs. Back for the shoreline there is plenty of space to burn off a few calories before settling in for the evening of fireworks.
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