Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Appreciation Event
Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Appreciation Event Earlier this year, Dewey and I volunteered for The Canadian Cancer Society by selling daffodils pin during the Daffodils month in April. It was a great and fun experience. Few months later, we’ve received an email invite to the Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Appreciation Event. Without hesitation, we emailed them back and asked them if they would need photographers for the event as we would gladly volunteer our time once again. The event highlights all the efforts from the volunteers and the difference they’ve made towards the fight against cancer. Awards and prizes were delivered to the guests who have devoted their time to the society for many years. Dewey and I have both lost loved ones to cancer. Being able to help out and support a cause that is so dear to our heart is a fulfilling accomplishment. Here are a few pictures of the event. To learn more about volunteering opportunities or to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, please visit: www.cancer.ca – Kim
The Shoe Box Project 2015
The Shoe Box Project 2015 The Shoe Box Project is an amazing charity that collects and distributes gifts in the form of shoeboxes to women in shelters. Each shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that a woman would enjoy but would not splurge on for herself in difficult times. These shoeboxes brighten the holiday season and let the women know they are special and not forgotten. Each box contains different female-friendly items such as beauty and personal hygiene products, specialty teas, mitts, socks, perfume, chocolate and gift cards. Founded in 2011 by four sisters-in-law: Caroline Mulroney Lapham and Jessica, Vanessa and Katy Mulroney, the charity initiative now runs in many cities across Canada and the US, including Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax. Last year, thanks to the generosity of countless people in December 2014, they delivered gifts to over 17,000 women using 270 shelters and outreach programs in 72 communities! They also collect and deliver hundreds of shoeboxes in honour of other occasions such as Mother’s Day and Nelson Mandela Day. The following pictures were taken at a wrapping party, where donations and sponsorship from corporation are all gathered and ready to be boxed and wrapped up. Tri […]
Feed Tomorrow 2015
Feed Tomorrow 2015 On October 21st, I joined the Toronto Foundation For Student Success (TFSS) again this year to celebrate their 11th annual Feed Tomorrow week. The day started early at St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto, where a large cheque of $545,000 donated from the Breakfast Clubs of Canada was presented to the TFSS program. We then all hopped on the School Bus Tour that took us to Ryerson Community School, First Nations School of Toronto and Dundas Junior Public School to show us the nutritional program in each establishment. We met with community volunteers and children, and learn first-hand about the need these programs address. Feed Tomorrow week is here to raise awareness and collect pledges to help feed Toronto’s students, address issues of poverty, hunger, poor nutrition and their effect on kid’s education and growth. With the support from Toronto City Council, hundreds of volunteers, supporters and very generous sponsors, Feed Tomorrow week is the largest awareness campaign of its kind for student hunger and nutrition programs. The TFSS supports 160,000 nutritious meals every school day. These meals are provided through over 700 Student Nutrition Programs, primary school-based, where students eat a healthy breakfast, lunch or a […]
Feed Tomorrow | St. Lawrence Market
The Toronto Foundation For Student Success (TFSS) celebrated their 10th annual Feed Tomorrow week and I was proudly covering the School Bus Tour + ​​Reception event on October the 9th, at the St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto. With the support of a declaration from Toronto City Council, as well as hundreds of volunteers and very generous sponsors, Feed Tomorrow week is the largest awareness campaign of its kind for student hunger and nutrition programs. The TFSS supports 160,000 nutritious meals every school day. These meals are provided through over 700 Student Nutrition Programs, primary school-based, where students eat a healthy breakfast, lunch or a snack. School Bus Tour + ​​Reception – Nutrition Program donors, politicians, and people passionate about food spent a morning traveling ‘student style’ to two schools where they saw breakfast programs in action! Following the tour, guests arrived at a reception hosted by the St. Lawrence Market store owners and then joined in on a Sushi Making for the Soul workshop led by food literacy advocate, writer, and restaurateur, Sang Kim and beyond 3:30 students. Here are few pictures of this very special day. To learn more about the Feed Tomorrow program or to donate, please […]
The Grid | Chococrepe
For those who didn’t know, Dewey and I used to own a restaurant in downtown Toronto. A creperie on Queen West called Chococrepe. When we first opened our restaurant, The Grid was the first to show up at our door and gave us our very first review. We quickly framed it and proudly hung it on our wall. Even though Chococrepe no longer exists, we will forever be thankful to them and the great team behind this wonderful publication. It is very sad to learn that The Grid weekly magazine is folding their operation after publishing 162 issues over the past 3 years. You will be sorely missed. Kim
Appalaches
Dewey and I drove up to Montreal to attend the album launch concert from my good old friend Sebastien Legault’s band, Appalaches at the L’Hémisphère Gauche bar. Appalaches is a post-rock band from Montreal with 4 members who have enough energy to shake the whole block down. “Mòn” is the band’s very first album; a precious melodious and strong album that you will quickly fall in love with, packaged in a beautiful album designed by Sebastien himself. Did I forget to mention that Sebastien is also a renowned creative director/graphic designer too? (please see link below for his work). Yes, all of the nice designs for the band is from him. Appalaches warned us all that they will play loud and they surely delivered! Great show, awesome music, high energy and lovely crowd. Congrats Appalaches for a successful launch! Kim Appalaches Band: http://appalachesmtl.com http://www.facebook.com/AppalachesMTL To listen and buy the Album: http://appalachesmtl.bandcamp.com/releases Bar: http://www.hemispheregauche.com/ Sebastien Legault: http://www.facebook.com/seblegoMTL http://www.behance.net/sebastienlegault
Racoons | I’m shooting you, old friend.
While growing up in Montreal, we used to trek to the top of Mont-Royal to do the neatest thing that I would not even think of doing now. We went up to feed racoons every Sunday during the summer season. I’ll never forget the joy and excitement of handing crackers to a wild animal’s paws as a kid. That relationship rapidly turned sour when I moved to Toronto, they’re everywhere, they’re pests, they make noise, they trash your garbage and the list goes on. I decided one day in January of this year to drive out to the outskirt of Kleinberg to hunt racoons in their natural habitat. And if you’re wondering, yes I shot him at least 20 times. Here’s my favourite shot, all hopes of reviving my childhood love is back. Dewey Shot with Canon 5D Mark III and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens
Kim and Dewey | 30 something odd years
How did we meet? Kim and I go a long way back. I would say 32 years, meaning I’ve met her since she was born “that’s what my mother told me”. Kim’s mom even asked my mom for name suggestions while she was pregnant with her. We didn’t really play with each other while growing up, I was too busy having fun with her brothers doing boys stuff. It was not until 19 years later that we started to talk to one another. How do we manage to work together? Who would’ve known we would end up married, we’re totally different people. We’ve now been working together since 2006. From one venture to another and here we are now documenting weddings. People always ask us “how do you guys do it, how do you work all day together and go home to the same face and not go crazy”. It’s easy, you both have to love what you do, be honest, set boundaries as to whom is in charge of what. Don’t get me wrong, not everyday is gravy but for the most part, we compliment each other well as we share the same vision. How did we get into […]