Sunday, April 24, 2011

KidsAbility Centre for Child Development

Waterloo, Ont.
April 11, 2011



WATERLOO, Ont. (11/04/11) -- The Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, speaks at a donor reception at KidsAbility Centre for Child Development in Waterloo on Monday afternoon, April 11, 2011. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

KITCHENER, Ont. (14/04/11) -- Sarina Talebi, age 6, offers a Canadian Goose some of her water while her parents in Victoria Park on Thursday April 14, 2011.   Shannon Storey/Record Staff

KITCHENER, Ont. (12/04/11) --  Jeremy Roth flies into the air at the McLennan Skatepark in Kitchener on a beautiful Tuesday morning, April 12, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff

WATERLOO, Ont. (11/04/11) -- Nehan Wasim, age 3, bowls the ball as his father Muhammad Yousaf stands ready with the bat on the cricket pitch in Waterloo Park on a windy Monday morning, April 11, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff

WATERLOO, Ont. (11/04/11) -- A group of Waterloo University students enjoy a game of soccer on a warm, yet blustery day in Waterloo Park on Monday afternoon, April 11, 2011  Shannon Storey/Record Staff
KITCHENER, Ont. (12/04/11) – Adriana Scott holds a photo from 1961 when, at the age of 19, she who as a danced for Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space when he visited her small Greek village.  The photo she now keeps with her in her Kitchener home shows her with Gagarin and the group of dancers.  Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's mission to space. Shannon Storey/Record Staff



Waterloo Region Police Chief Matt Torigian proudly observes recruit class No. 79 during a badge ceremony at Elmira Secondary School on Wednesday.  Six recruits were sworn in and received their badges at the afternoon ceremony.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.

Week One at the Record

I'm absolutely loving my time at The Record and the learning opportunities it affords me.  At the end of my first week I had the opportunity to shoot Stephen Harper at a Conservative rally in Kitchener.  This evening was a lesson in decision making.  I made the wrong one!
With another staff photographer there as well as wire photographers I decided not to take a wide lens and go up for when he walked down the small side isle.  Instead I decided to get up on a chair on a platform across from where was to enter with a long lens.  It would have worked...had I taken into account the giant signs the supporters raised the minute he came in, blocking everything.  Now I know.

KITCHENER, Ont. (08/04/11) – A young supporter raises a sign as Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a rally with area candidates at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Friday evening, April 8, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.

KITCHENER, Ont. (08/04/11) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to supporters during a rally with area candidates at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Friday evening, April 8, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.

KITCHENER, Ont. (08/04/11) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to supporters during a rally with area candidates at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Friday evening, April 8, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.

KITCHENER, Ont. (08/04/11) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to supporters during a rally with area candidates in a packed hall at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener on Friday evening, April 8, 2011.  Shannon Storey/Record Staff.
KITCHENER, Ont. (06/04/11) -- Malcolm Campbell (4) charges through a plastic tube in the playground at Victoria Park on Wednesday afternoon, April 6, 2011. Shannon Storey/Record Staff.

Reigning Cats and Dogs

It figures that in all my attempts through school to avoid taking animal pictures, it would be cats and and a dog that land me my first front and local front at The Record.
     The cats was an assignment to go with a story on the increasing feral cat population in the region.  I went down to the humane society and as as I took the shot of Moochie (seen further down this post) I couldn't help but think of a feline orphan Annie, staring out the window singing "Betcha their nice, why wouldn't they be?  Their only mistake was givin' up me.  And maybe far away and maybe real near by, they'll be calling me baby...maybe"


And this stand up photo I found in the park got more attention than any human photo I've taken.  You spend hours on documentary projects and the cute, buggy eyed Boston Terrier/Pug (affectionately termed "bug" by his owners) is what gets noticed.  Oh well, I'm flattered people liked it!


 Moochie, a one-year-old male white and grey tabby, sits ready to be adopted at the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society.


KW or Bust!

I've been given the opportunity to intern at the Waterloo Region Record which I am thrilled about!  On April 3, 2011 I packed up my Belleville belongings and headed west to Kitchener.  As I was driving in I received a call from from friend and fellow Record intern, Melissa Tait about a big accident on Hwy 7/8.  I headed straight there, my car packed to the brim, luckily I had my camera accessible and was able to get a shot.


Energy Project


PICTON, Ont. (15/03/11) -- Marilyn Holland-Foster performs the energy therapy of therapeutic touch on Bruce Foster, based on the principle of energy exchange between two people.  The therapy is said to promote healing and relaxation.  The couple, who have traveled around the world studying complementary medicine, runs a therapy centre called Therapy on the Bay out of their home in Picton, Ontario.  They believe that recovery from chronic pain, illness and stress comes from within and want to be facilitators to help the patient create their own healing. 

The Middle Child Project: Bovine Edition?

Stuck in the middle with the oldest looking tough and the youngest always with it's tongue in it's nose.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Final Belleville Bulls Game of 2011

BELLEVILLE, Ontario (29/03/11) -- The Mississauga St. Michael's Majors defeated the Belleville Bulls 4-0 in game four of the first round of playoffs, knocking the Bulls out of contention in a clean four game sweep.