Saturday, February 27, 2010


Ted Williams, one of several carvers who participated in the first annual chainsaw carving event, skillfully labours over a bear statue, one of his specialties. The event was organized by a local merchant, John Kerr, who invited carvers from across the province to showcase their talent and art, with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


A beautiful day enticed me to take a walk in the park, so I completed the 8 km circuit of Hardy Lake, where I had hiked a section earlier this fall. The trails were packed down for myself and others without snowshoes while off the beaten path hummocks of pristine snow, glacial erratics and scenic views beckoned to me and my camera.


The sister ships, the Segwun and Wenonah II, are flanked by an identical pair of Advanced Ultralights that flew in to catch some of the excitement of the pond hockey and curling competitions that were underway, and in turn generated their own excitement. One pilot is known to fly in frequently to pick up his Boston Pizza order!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


One family demonstrates their support for our Olympic athletes, a sentiment that is being echoed across the country as people cheer them on and take pride in the games, as we play host to the world. After winning the first gold medal at home in history, a victorious snowman was added to the scene, with hopes of more to follow.
[Thanks to Susan Oling for permission and use of her photograph.]

Sunday, February 14, 2010


For many Valentine's Day has become a Hallmark holiday, with its social pressure that makes people have to prove their affection by spending money to make it special. I believe that it's important to recognize the ones you love but it shouldn't be different from any other day. Spend time together, something that money can't buy.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Beautiful weather contributed to a great weekend for those that attended Winterfest. The festival offered a variety of activities, workshops and events that appealed to all ages, as well as meals and snacks to satisfy every appetite. The highlight and closing event was the Polar Bear Dip, an event that I participated in... as a polar bear.
[A great job by Alistair, my ten-year-old son, who filmed this video.]

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Predictions were unanimous: six more weeks of winter... to enjoy! At The Rosseau, staff participate in a special night of skating at the resort rink. It was thrilling to coach some of the Jamaican staff, who made their debut skating and despite the occasional crash, remained determined to continue on, reminiscent of their first Bobsled Team.