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Kitimat. BC, held the second annual North West Photo Fest on the weekend of August 5 and 6, 2016, a celebration of photography in Northwestern British Columbia.
In 2015, The Kitimat Museum & Archives held a successful exhibit, “Local Lens” that featured the work of photographers in Kitimat. As summer visitors viewed the photos at the museum gallery, Kitimat’s photographers and their friends and supporters began to meet to plan an expanded photo festival that would celebrate all aspects of photography in the northwest, nature, industrial, photo journalism, portraiture, fine art and street photography.
For the 2016 exhibit, invitations were sent across the north west and photographers from Haida Gwaii, to Prince Rupert and Kitimat and on to Telkwa entered images.
The exhibit runs from August 5 to August 27m 2016.
The seminars and workshops were held at Riverlodge Recreation Centre on Saturday. August 6, 2016.
Download Photofest Program 2016 –
Other donations of door prizes came from Beau Photo, Burke Mountain Leather, Canon, News Photographers Association of Canada, Nikon, Love Kitimat and Kitimat Museum & Archives. Thanks for their generous donations!
July 1, 2013, marked Kitimat’s 60th anniversary, so the theme was “Pioneer Days.” The float from the Riverlodge Summer programs took first prize for best float. (Robin Rowland)
A girl celebrates Canada Day at the beginning of the parade. (Robin Rowland)
The RCMP and other first responders lead the parade. (Robin Rowland)
A boy and a fire truck. (Robin Rowland)
The Kitimat Museum and Archives Museum Kids contingent. (Robin Rowland)
The Child Development Centre also celebrated Kitimat pioneers. (Disclosure: I went to Grade One and Two in the long demolished Smeltersite School celebrated by the float) (Robin Rowland)
A boy on the float. (Robin Rowland)
The entry from the Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club (Robin Rowland)
The winning float from Riverlodge Summer Programmes. (Robin Rowland)
A couple of young cowboys on the Riverlodge Summer Programme float. (Robin Rowland)
A girl in a Renaissance costume. (Robin Rowland)
A flamenco dancer at the stage show.
Fireworks at Riverlodge finished off the evening.
Fireworks explode with the mountain at dusk as a backdrop. (Robin Rowland)
The fireworks finale. (Robin Rowland)
There’s a huge controversy in my Toronto neighborhood at the moment over plans by the Toronto Transit Commission to build second exits at a number of the subway stations on the Danforth line. As the engineers explained at a stifling and noisy public meeting last night (July 12, 2010) in this security conscious era, second exits are necessary if subway stations and trains have to be evacuated. However, this was not taken into consideration when the subway was originally built and so now it appears as if the second exits may have to be built in residential areas at the expense of some people’s homes.
I shot last night’s meeting for Openfile.ca. You will find reporter Janet Money’s story at Residents fight back against TTC plan.
Some of the photographs are part of that story. Here is my gallery of the evening’s events.
It was a stifling hot night at the crowded and unairconditioned Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute as neighborhood residents demanded answers.
The early part of the evening was a highly technical and sometimes confusing engineering technical briefing. Pat McCarthy, who lives on Strathmore Blvd. listens to the presentation on the expansion of Greenwood subway station. Later at the information and protest
meeting, McCarthy asked for clarification.
Bruna Amabile, whose parent’s home on Strathmore Blvd was threatened
by expropriation, listens to answers from TTC officials.
Elaine McLellan of Strathmore Blvd raises an objection. (Robin Rowland)
Community activist Lisa Dymond, Strathmore Blvd, outlines objections to
the TTC plans
An angry Russ Stallberg, Strathmore Blvd, demands more transparency
from the TTC.
Erin Rizok. of Strathmore Blvd, asks a question.