Thursday, March 31, 2011

Carleton University Student Protest

OTTAWA, ONT., MARCH 29, 2011-- Hundreds of students at Carleton University protest in the campus Robertson Hall building in response to being locked out of a meeting of the Board of Governors. Students were protesting the Board's refusal of a student motion on divesting from weapons manufacturers as well as the Board's vote to raise tuition fees. The Board meeting was cancelled due to the demonstration. 


OTTAWA, ONT., MARCH 25, 2011-- Doug Macklem speaks to media outside the Ottawa Courthouse after callgirl Darquise Johnson was sentenced to 4 years in prison for defrauding the disabled Ottawa man of $850,000 on Friday, March 25, 2011. Macklem said he was relieved to reach the end of the case and believes that justice has been served. 


Shooting with Ottawa Citizen staff photographer, Bruno Schlumberger, has reminded me what photography is all about: light.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Opera Lyra Ottawa - Lucia di Lammermoor

OTTAWA, ONT., MARCH 24, 2011 -- Lyubov Petrova, as Lucia in the opera, Lucia di Lammermoor. The Russian soprano will make her first Canadian performance in the opera by Gaetano Donizetti. The Opera Lyra Ottawa had a full dress rehearsal at the National Arts Center on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

More photos and review of the opera HERE on the Ottawa Citizen website.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Grete Hale

OTTAWA, Ont. (01/03/11)-- Grete Hale, 81, stands in the drawing room of the 183-year-old house, which she grew up in. The Bayne-Morrison house that is Hale's home is the oldest inhabited house in Ottawa, just one of the things that make her a notable figure in Canadian society. Hale is chairman of her father's company Morrison Lamothe Foods Inc., is most famed for her volunteer work, and is a board member of about 20 charitable organizations. She also welcomes hundreds of groups in her home for their fundraising events. Her most recent contribution, a book she wrote in her 80th year about her life experiences and encounters, Baker's Daughter: The Story of a long, rich, and very Canadian life, the proceeds of which all go to the Ottawa-based foundation CANHAVE Children's Centre, helping educate youth in Uganda. “The last thing my wonderful 89-year-old father has said when he was dying upstairs on his deathbed, he said to my sisters and I, ‘all I ask of you is that you be contributors.’ Isn’t that a wonderful thing for a father to say to his children?” Hale said in an interview on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Photo by Hadas Parush. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

International Women's Day

Staff class photo for International Women's Day. I had to photograph a teenage young adult female.
BELLEVILLE, Ont. (08/03/11)-- Stephanie Reid, 16, of Waterloo, Ontario, is in her first year at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada, but has been a ballet dancer since she was 3 years old. She said she is very much a typical teenager, likes to hang out with friends and be energetic. Besides dancing, Stephanie is into sports such as soccer and is a big hockey fan. 

And there was a march.
BELLEVILLE, Ont. (08/03/11)-- Elissa Robertson, 17, of Belleville, Ontario, marches among other women with signs on Pinnacle Street in downtown Belleville for the 100th International Women's Day, Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Robertson came to the march with her mother who works at the Three Oaks Foundation women’s shelter in Belleville. "I think it's tough for everyone at this age, but women have different pressures put on them, and I don't think that's fair," she said. Robertson hopes to go into police foundation studies when she graduates high school.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rick Ball

February 27, 2011
Rick Ball, of Orillia, Ontario, is the world's fastest single-leg amputee marathon runner.
Rick lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident in 1986. He began long distance running in 2007.
He is currently training to compete as a sprint runner at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bulls 1,000th Home Game

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (16/02/11)-- Johnny Wilson is locally known as the Cymbal Man. Wilson was voted as the best fan of the year last year. He comes to almost every Bulls game and plays his marching band cymbals at every goal. “Win or lose, I’m behind them,” Wilson said during the Bulls’ 1000th home game Wednesday night against the Ottawa 67’s.

Candle light vigil

BELLEVILLE, Ont. (11/02/11)-- Brett Cartmill is among the hundreds who gathered Friday night, Feb. 11, 2011, in memory of Alex Brooks, whose body was found Feb. 5, beside the Via train station, in Belleville. Cartmill has known Brooks for a few years, he said. "He's a really good friend, he's loved by everybody."