Sunday, July 24, 2011

Red hot

A woman waiting at a bus stop on Isabel Street tries to shield herself from the strong sun on an especially hot afternoon, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. (HADAS PARUSH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

When in doubt, make them run

This was a slow (news conferences) and unimpressive day on my part. But I managed to redeem myself with a fun standup:
Maples Collegiate students excitedly run through the streets in the Exchange District on their way to their highschool graduation dance on Monday, June 27, 2011. HADAS PARUSH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

And another cute moment here:
 Jennifer Barnabe, left, and her daughter, Samantha with their new puppy, Chance, at their Dufresne home. Chance is a 9 week old Shepherd cross that was saved from a reserve where German Shpherd Rescue had found him in a taped cardboard box near a fire at the reserve's dump. HADAS PARUSH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, JUNE 27, 2011.

Familiar community faces

This was one of those days when things just seemed to work out simply and beautifully. It was one of the first times that I managed to find my way around the city without getting lost, despite a broken GPS and very little time from one assignment to the next. But the nature of the subjects I had that day were so positive, that I had to ride along and smile with them. Here are two happy faces from that day:

 Adult Education Centre teacher, Joe Davis surprised his students by getting his own high school diploma, 38 years after dropping out, in their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 24, 2011. 

This made me so happy to see on City Front.

Othello Wesee (right) plays soccer with Kennaissa and Gamda (behind) in Central Park on Friday, June 24, 2011.Wesee is a refugee from Liberia who organized activities for kids in the refugee camps he was stuck in, and continues to do similar work in the Central Park community, helping making the city a safer place for poor kids. HADAS PARUSH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, JUNE 24, 2011

Hydro and Bombers

This is a month old. But life is so busy and exciting and fun, that my blogging has fallen behind to a minor priority. I hope to get on top of photo blogging once again. Perhaps at the end of this glorious summer?

June 23, 2011: a 7am start, small 2-hour plane over to Thompson, then 1.5-hour drive on a dirt road to Wuskwatim, where I spent the day with reporter, Bruce Owen, getting a tour of the Wuskwatim Hydro Project construction site. 
Construction Manager, Terry Armstrong looks at the spillway structure at the Wuskwatim hydro generation project site.

The page spread for the Wuskwatim tour.

 It was a 12-hour day that I decided to finish off with the Bombers first home exhibition game:
 Perfect summer evening, full house at the stadium