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"In 2007, I travelled to eastern Africa with McGill University as part of their field studies.  Over the course of 10 weeks, we were working in many rural communities, and determined that there was a real need in these areas.  When I got back, a bunch of us got together and formed the CanAssist African Relief Trust."
Since 2008, the trust has raised over 500,000$ to help impoverished communities in Eastern Africa to better standards of living.  They invest in infrastructure such as water tanks to help improve access to clean drinking water.

"In 2007, I travelled to eastern Africa with McGill University as part of their field studies.  Over the course of 10 weeks, we were working in many rural communities, and determined that there was a real need in these areas.  When I got back, a bunch of us got together and formed the CanAssist African Relief Trust."

Since 2008, the trust has raised over 500,000$ to help impoverished communities in Eastern Africa to better standards of living.  They invest in infrastructure such as water tanks to help improve access to clean drinking water.

Seen in Lake Ontario Park

Seen in Lake Ontario Park

Ryler and his mom were enjoying the last day of strawberry picking for the season.

Ryler and his mom were enjoying the last day of strawberry picking for the season.

Meet Dave and Doug, they are real sailing enthusiasts…
"When you get going on the water and there’s just the wind and no motor, it’s a real thrill!" says Dave

Meet Dave and Doug, they are real sailing enthusiasts…

"When you get going on the water and there’s just the wind and no motor, it’s a real thrill!" says Dave

This beautiful young lady was posing in front of the evolution of the wall, a community inspired art mural.

This beautiful young lady was posing in front of the evolution of the wall, a community inspired art mural.

"We met at the pier last August.  I came down with a friend to hang out and just as I was about to leave I noticed her and had to say hello.  We started chatting and I got her number.  We’ve been dating since.  She’s an exchange student from France so we have been doing the long distance thing.  She just arrived today for three weeks so we are going to make the most of our time and really enjoy each others company."

"We met at the pier last August.  I came down with a friend to hang out and just as I was about to leave I noticed her and had to say hello.  We started chatting and I got her number.  We’ve been dating since.  She’s an exchange student from France so we have been doing the long distance thing.  She just arrived today for three weeks so we are going to make the most of our time and really enjoy each others company."

Their father had his portrait drawn when he was younger.  It currently hangs in their cottage.  
"It looks like he has a big scowl on his face!" said his wife.
Now it was time for the girls to get their portrait.

Their father had his portrait drawn when he was younger.  It currently hangs in their cottage.  

"It looks like he has a big scowl on his face!" said his wife.

Now it was time for the girls to get their portrait.


"If I had influence over the minds of the people of Canada, any power over their intellect, I would leave them this legacy: ‘Whatever you do, adhere to the Union. We are a great country, and shall become one of the greatest in the universe if we preserve it; we shall sink into insignificance and adversity if we suffer it to be broken."  ~Sir John A. MacDonald
  • "If I had influence over the minds of the people of Canada, any power over their intellect, I would leave them this legacy: ‘Whatever you do, adhere to the Union. We are a great country, and shall become one of the greatest in the universe if we preserve it; we shall sink into insignificance and adversity if we suffer it to be broken."  ~Sir John A. MacDonald
Even this lil’ guy was celebrating Canada day!

Even this lil’ guy was celebrating Canada day!

Seen in downtown Kingston.  Happy Canada Day!

Seen in downtown Kingston.  Happy Canada Day!