Beaumont Blues Fest

September 8, 2010

We had a great time at the Beaumont Blues Festival on the Labour Day long weekend. Here are some photos I took with my iPhone…


Fort Edmonton Park

September 7, 2010

On August 3rd we visited Fort Edmonton Park and I decided to try out the video capabilities of my new iPhone 4. I had always been able to shoot video with my 3GS but the new iPhone allows you to shoot, edit and upload to YouTube with the iMovie app. Here is the video I created:


Red and Whyte

July 4, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! Here are some photos from the recent Silly Summer Parade on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton.

Carpool anyone?

Girl Guides

I must admit, I was a little disappointed to see that the Girl Guides weren’t selling cookies like they did at the Beaumont parade!

Juggling Granny

But the very colourful ‘Juggling Granny’ made up for it.

Ye Olde Canada!

"Oi, WOOF!!"

Nothing says Happy Canada Day like a bulldog tattoo!

Which way to the farmer's market?

Very colourful display from the Punjab society.

It's a dog's life!

Pure E-Ville

The E-Ville Roller Derby girls mixed in with the dEdmonton folk!

dEdmonton, excellent as usual!

I know exactly how you feel!

Hi Kids!

A dEdmonton Hearse


Beaumont Daze 2010

June 16, 2010

Beaumont Daze continues to grow each year and its popularity is drawing visitors from afar. This year our friends from Grande Prairie and family from the UK came to take in the fun and excitement. Here are a selection of photos from the parade:

Patiently waiting.

Sharing smiles.

The parade begins! George Rogers MLA.

Mayor Camille Berube

The town mascot!

Classic cars

E-type Jaguar

My favourite, the Austin Healey

Harvest Church


Mini Monster Truck!

The strong arm of the law!

Soccer Kids!

Big red machine!

The spectacular Leduc float!

hang in there!

Beaumont 911


Curious George and the iPad

June 10, 2010

This is George. George was a good little monkey and always very curious. One day George took delivery of a mysterious package.

George loved surprises and he couldn’t wait to see what was inside.

George began to carefully open the package.

George had to get a knife to open the box. “Be careful George!” said the man with the yellow hat.

George opened the box and peeked inside. What could it be? Was it a box of bananas? It didn’t smell like bananas!

George removed the packing from the inside…

…and began to lift out another white box.

Why, it was an iPad!! George was delighted!

He couldn’t wait to try it out. He had heard so much about it from all his friends.

George opened the white box to get to his iPad.

George was so happy! Now he will be able to e-mail, surf the web, play games, read books and watch his favourite shows.

Now George has a new favourite fruit, it’s an Apple!


Sharing the Apple goodness

May 28, 2010

Apple Glow

Today (May 28th, 2010) marked the day for the release of the iPad in Canada, the opening of a new Apple Store in Edmonton and the beginning of a new friendship for me.

I was very lucky to win an iPad in an online contest ran by iStockphoto and proudly announced it over my Twitter account. One of my followers had already bought himself one and was happy to share in my joy. Word spread and I was getting excited comments from several of my loyal followers wondering when I would be receiving my new gadget.

I soon realized that I wouldn’t be getting my iPad until after the release date here in Canada. This didn’t dampen my enthusiasm at all as I read tweets about this wonderful piece of new technology. It only served to make me more excited at the prospect of owning a shiny piece of Apple history.

While on Twitter this week I discovered that the opening of the new Apple Store at Southgate Mall in Edmonton was taking place. Before long I had arranged to meet @Wildsau at the grand opening. We have been following each other on Twitter for some time and decided to meet in person and share the experience as two Apple ‘fanboys’.

I went with the sole purpose of meeting @Wildsau (and to score a free T-Shirt), experience the Apple related frenzy and see the iPad up close. But, the best part of the morning was the chat over coffee with my new friend. Yet another example of why I love Twitter!

Open for business! iPad anyone?

Here is the video of the unveiling of Edmonton’s newest Apple Store…

Here is the CTV News coverage of the event…


How data tells a story!

March 19, 2010

The water utility in Edmonton, EPCOR, published the most incredible graph of water consumption last week. By now you’ve probably heard that up to 80% of Canadians were watching the gold medal Olympic hockey game. So I guess it stands to reason that they’d all go pee between periods. But still—the degree to which the water consumption matches with the key breaks in the hockey game is stunning…