MusiCounts, El Mocambo 2011

MusiCounts, El Mocambo 2011

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Blog, Live Music |

MusiCounts is a Canadian non-profit organization which offers grants and scholarships to disadvantaged schools across Canada. Its mission is to keep access to music available to kids regardless of their socio-economic circumstances or background. Their efforts include Band Aid instrument grants, Teacher of the Year awards, scholarships as well as other educational music initiatives. In June of this year, I was asked to cover a fundraiser event for the organization at the El Mocambo in Toronto. Here are a few highlights. MusiCounts Benefit Concert @ El...

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500px Photo Party

500px Photo Party

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in Blog, Street Photography |

Let me start out by saying, as a transplant from Calgary, overcast skies in Toronto are remarkably deceiving. You’d think after three years I’d be used to it or know to look out for it? Nope, i chose skinny jeans and a tshirt and paid for it later. Some people may be able to deal with that; in Toronto in 94% humidity, I certainly cannot. I got downtown late, driving by Yonge and Dundas a bit late and scrambling for parking. I saw a fair chunk of the group standing there when I drove by, but by the time i got there after snagging a spot in a nearby parkade, everyone had headed up to the office. I picked up a cold drink in the meantime and soon everyone was back downstairs to begin the walk. Our route took us south along Yonge, then across Queen to Spadina, the Golden Pineapple for lunch, then north up to Dundas, then around again to Yonge/Dundas Square, where we all went our separate ways.  ...

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