Capital Pride Parade with the UK High Commission

It seems everyone was out on Sunday.  The UK High Commission had a float in the Capital Pride Parade and asked me to photograph the event for them.  I always love to tell a good story and even better when it serves a good cause.  Here are some favourites.  Enjoy. 

Love is GREAT Britain!

I was recently asked by a former client if I would cover a couple of events the UK High Commission had planned for the Capital Pride festival in Ottawa this past weekend.  More specifically they were hosting a Movie Night under the stars at Earnscliffe (the High Commissioner's residence) and would be marching in the Capital Pride parade on Sunday.

The movie Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus.  British High Commissioner Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque hosted a wonderful evening featuring Welsh Cheese, fruits and of course popcorn!  There was an impressive guest list of dignitaries and foreign diplomats all celebrating diversity and the freedom to be who you are and love who you want to love.  

Funds raised during the evening went to the Ten Oaks Project which brings together and supports children and youth from LGBTQ+ communities.

Here are some of my favourite photos from the movie night. 

Long John Jamboree 2016

Long John Jamboree 2016

I was asked by my client to cover some of the fun going on at the Long John Jamboree 2016. Boy Yellowknifers know how to have a good time in the middle of winter on a frozen Lake!    With its beautiful Snowcastle, featured artists,  curling Johnspiel, skijoring races, food, airplane and helicopter rides there is fun for everyone!  

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Grand Opening of the Snowcastle in Yellowknife, NT

Yesterday at 12 noon, the Snowking:  Tony'unveiled' or more specifically carved the front door out of his massive Snowcastle and warmly invited people in.  Each year the Snowcastle is somehow improved from the year before and this year's Snowcastle is apparently the biggest ever in the 21 year history of building Snowcastles.  There are slides for children, a courtyard and a Grand ballroom of sorts.  There is an ice bar and VIP lounge.  Hot Chocolate will be served.   For the month of March the Snowcastle will set the stage for a variety of artists, songwriters and bands.  Here are some photos from yesterday's opening ceremony.

All photos taken with #Fujifilm XT1 and XF10-24 lens.



Aurora Ukrainian Dancers - Spring Recital

I had the opportunity to help a friend photograph an amazing dance group from Yellowknife.  They are the Aurora Ukrainian Dancers, a group that started in 1978 and has continued on to this day. They had a dress rehearsal and two show on February 12 and 13th.  This was my first time photographing a performance at The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) in Yellowknife.  These are some of my favourite photos from the show.  

Great Canadian Kilt Skate

Earlier this week I was asked by the Scottish Government to cover for them the Great Canadian Kilt Skate which would be held in conjunction with Winterlude.   So this morning in -30C hundreds of skaters in their kilts and tartans congregated on the Rideau Canal to honour the bicentennial of Canada's first Prime Minister: Sir John A. MacDonald and his Scottish heritage.     I wondered what the skaters would be wearing under their kilts on a day like today?  While there were a few hardy souls with bare knees, many were wearing tights and long-johns.  

They skated towards Confederation Park where the Mayor of Ottawa proclaimed it Sir John A. MacDonald Day.   Festivities included some Highland Dancers and cake was served.  The event was organized by the Scottish Society of Ottawa and similar skates were held in Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Calgary.  

Many thanks to #Fujifilm Canada for lending their newly released #16-55 F2.8 and the 50-140 lens.  They both worked flawlessly in the cold!  

Remembrance Day 2014 in Ottawa

Approximately 50,000 people turned up for the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.  It was a beautiful day with warmer than normal temperatures - very much like the day Corporal Nathan Cirillo was murdered on the same site three weeks prior.    Her Royal Highness Princess Anne along with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were also in attendance.   

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Ten Minutes to Photograph a Princess

I was hired by the British High Commissioner recently to photograph Her Royal Highness Princess Anne who would be visiting Ottawa and unveiling a bronze commemorative plaque in honour of 70 Canadian World War I veterans who were awarded the Victoria Cross.  

I was a bit nervous.  This was my first time being hired to photograph a royal visit.   So here are some of my favourite photos from that event.  All photos were shot with either the #Fuji #XT1, #XE2, 18-55 or 55-200 lens. 


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