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November 5, 2009

A couple of people I know are behind a photography contest here in Hamilton.  It sounds like a neat little competition so here is the information:

Fix Our World of Hamilton will be hosting a Photography Contest during the local Art Crawl on December 11th, 2009 starting at 8 pm. The idea is to show “What is Your View of Hamilton”. This could be anything, ideally though it would center on Fix Our World’s main four areas of Poverty, The Environment, Peace and Health.


The call is to submit 3 personally taken photographs on the subject “What’s Your View of Hamilton”? Sizes to be 8 x 10 with each photo will potentially be bid on in the form of a silent auction. The Final Showcase Date December 11th, 2009 at 8pm, held at 3 locations during Art Crawl in downtown Hamilton. Entrants are to submit the photos by November 23rd, 2009 to participate to Fix Our World. Prizes will be awarded for the pictures with the top funds raised in the silent auction


Fix Our World Foundation is a non-partisan and non-denominational organization based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that utilizes the use of the internet, events, concerts and festivals. We connect with individuals, organizations, university and youth clubs, bands… worldwide, creating campaigns and initiatives to empower all beings to become an active part of the solution, to fix and restore our world.


For More Information and Submissions Please Contact:


Stephanie Chapman

Event Coordinator


Or Linda Lannigan

Such A Long Way To Go

December 11, 2008

A Foggy Drive Down Highway 6 at 7:15am

Today I am posting my first picture here on the blog.  This photo was taken while stopped at a light on Highway 6 around Puslinch Ontario.  It was so foggy that I hadn’t seen the sun yet that morning when it popped out briefly and allowed me to capture it.  The rest of the drive was in dense fog. I was oblivious of where I was (due to the fog) when I suddenly saw a sign for Zellers on my left. Now I am no photographer so the picture itself is not that great. But I do think it perfectly captures that morning and what I was facing weather wise.  I will periodically post other pictures I have taken and will take in the future.  I have some interesting ones!

The title of this post is a reference to Laura Smith, a west coast musician I have fallen in love with (in the musical sense, not the romantic sense).  She is a multi-instrumentalist who writes beautifully complex songs.  I recommend checking her out at her site. You will also be able to hear her on Monday’s edition of the podcast as part of my all-Canada podcast.  If you like jazz inspired indie pop with a healthy dose of accordion then she’s the gal for you. I highly recommend it!

I’m planning to do a concert film review tomorrow and would like some input on which concert I should watch. You can vote on the poll below. Your options are:

The Police – Synchronicity Concert

Coldplay – Live 2003

Peter Gabriel – Secret World Live

Paul Simon – You’re The One

Simon & Garfunkel – Old Friends Live on Stage

The Tragically Hip – That Night in Toronto

I have a bunch more but those are the 6 I’m limiting it to today. The final product should appear Friday or Saturday.

Vote now!