Barrie Fair 2008

Aug 24 2008The annual Barrie Fair and Agricultural Show was held over this weekend with over 400 vendors, midway, and a variety of agricultural competitions. It was the final year for the Barrie Fair to be held at the Barrie Events Centre which is soon to be demolished to make way for a new commercial plaza. Next year the Barrie Fair is to be held in nearby Essa Township.

Don't Wanna Go

Aug 24 2008So I've been working on a series of shots taken with my camera sort of just hanging down by my side and seeing what kind of pictures I get. Today I took the idea to the Barrie Fair and here's the latest photo.

See Ya Later Alligator

Aug 24 2008A five year old American alligator, named Lady Chomps Alot, part of an exhibition display at the Barrie Fair, put on by Little Ray's Reptile Zoo from Ottawa, ON.

Chili Dogs

Aug 24 2008Chili Dog truck at the Barrie Fair.

Globe 'O' Death

Aug 24 2008The Fearless Flores were one of the many acts performing at the Barrie Fair. Part of the show was the Globe of Death which is a steel cage in which they race around and upside down with dirtbikes.

Funhouse: Barrie Fair 2008

Aug 24 2008Funhouse attendant at the midway of the Barrie Fair and Agricultural Show held at Barrie Events Centre.

Angela and John Wedding

Aug 9 2008Angela the bride and a bunch of the groomsmen out front of the hall in Stayner, ON. Was the first wedding I've been to in a long time so I wanted to shoot some photos of it.


Aug 9 2008 My cousin Angela and her new husband John Vanderstelt, snapped some photos of the newlyweds outside a hall in Stayner, ON where the reception was. Pretty nice farmers field back there.


Aug 1 2008Classic Canadian rockers Trooper played a show as part of the Kempenfest festivities in Barrie.

$5 admission, $5 beer, and 2 hours of classic songs like "Here for a Good Time, Not a Long Time", "Boys in the Bright White Sports Car", and "Raise a Little Hell", an amazing show.

Here For A Good Time, Not A Long Time

Aug 1 2008Canadian rock icons Trooper opened Kempenfest, one of the largest craft shows in Ontario, last night. Playing for a solid two hours, to a capacity (and extremely drunk crowd) on the main stage at Centennial Beach.

Hot Shots

Aug 1 2008Ramon McGuire lead singer of Trooper, he's fronted the band since their debut album in 1975, hailing from Vancouver Island they are one of the hardest touring bands in the world performing over 300 shows a year.


Aug 1 2008Member of the RCAF, part of the colour guard for Kempenfest in Barrie, ON.


Aug 1 2008Colonel Michael Sweeney acting Commanding Officer of CFB Borden speaking at Kempenfest in Barrie, 2 days after replacing Capt. Fred Schmidt who was removed as Commanding Officer of the military base after an internal administrative investigation found he made inappropriate verbal "advances" towards two female officers last month.