Story III: Home, away from home. — Between 1891 and 1914, almost 200,000 Ukrainians settled in Western Canada, an open fields area ideal for agriculture, and just like any immigrant group, they needed to stay connected to their culture, language, and religion. In a new vast country, only the latest could prove to be the strongest. St. Onuphrius Ukrainian Catholic Church was completed in 1915, near the village of Smoky Lake, Alberta, and served as a place where the Newcoming Ukrainian community can gather, be social, and stay rooted. It was dismantled, moved, and rebuilt in the Canadian Museum of History, as a reminder of the many communities that make Canada what it is today. The Church is still used for religious purposes inside the museum. #immigrantstories
Winter is the perfect time to curl up by the fire with a good book. What’s on your reading list this winter? One of our all-time favourites is ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn‘ which is also the inspiration for one of our safari tents @whispering_springs 📖 Photo credit: @customsandcoffee
If I had to describe 2018 with a few short words, I would simply say, “I took a leap of faith”. I took a leap of faith moving in with Alex after only dating a short 6 months, but I did it, and waking up next to him every morning brings me so much joy. He’s turned me into a more organized and tidy person (slowly getting there) & Alex has slowly grown on my weird habits like having 8 pillows on the bed 😂
I took a leap of faith in getting a new job when I moved to the Ottawa Valley. Sure it paid the bills, but working somewhere where you feel like you blend into the wall and being looked down upon by people of lesser skill and education eventually eats you up.
So I took another leap of faith by trusting myself to get my shit together, and focus entirely on what would make me happy... aka photography.
I went back and read my 2017 end of year blog (which is on my website) and I couldn’t believe it. My resolution for 2018 was to do something that scared the hell out of me. I think I did a whole lot of that haha.
2018 started off bumpy, stressful, and exhausting and by the end of it, I couldn’t be more proud of myself for rocking the shit out of the last 12 months.
Moral of the story, take a leap of faith - hell, take 10. See where it takes you, and how you can grow with it 🙌
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While setting up for my parent’s golden 50th anniversary party.
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Merry Christmas! Cirque du Soleil tickets are always a good choice.
Just casually waiting for me to throw him some food
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Every year, on the last weekend of November, Toronto kicks off the holiday season with the Cavalcade of Lights. During the event, the 525,000 twinkling lights on Toronto’s official Christmas tree get lit up. Participants are treated to a skating party complete with fireworks and live music. Don’t worry if you missed the festivities, you can go skating at Nathan Phillips Square all winter (rentals are $10 for adults, $5 for kids). #ExploreCanada
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Chaque année, durant la dernière fin de semaine de novembre, Toronto entame la période des fêtes avec la « Cavalcade de lumières ». Pendant l’événement, on allume les 525 000 lumières scintillantes de l’arbre de Noël officiel de la ville. Les participants sont conviés à chausser leurs patins et à fêter sur la glace et tout autour, feux d’artifice et prestations musicales en prime. Si vous avez manqué les festivités, sachez que vous pouvez patiner tout l’hiver à la place Nathan Phillips (la location de patins est à 10 $ pour les adultes et 5 $ pour les enfants). #ExploreCanada
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The calm and silent stillness after a few days of good snowfall, when the white landscape almost doesn’t feel real, sometimes I want to pinch myself. I don’t know if I’m just lucky, but I feel like every time I visit the park the conditions are nothing short of perfect. For that I am most grateful. I’ve been thinking of opening a print shop with some images like this one. Making that a personal project for early next year. I’d love to see my art hanging on your walls.