Saturday, 27 August 2011

2011 Toronto Scotiabank BuskerFest

This year marks the 12th year that Buskerfest has been coming to Toronto. I noticed that this year the event footprint has expanded all the way to Yonge Street on Front Street where last year it ended at Church street. It has also grown by an extra day to make it a 4 day festival.

This event is held at the heart of the St. Lawrence Market Neighborhood and is in support of Epilepsy Toronto.

I managed to catch the Fireshow on Friday night and here are some of the images I got:

Close-Act makes a return to Toronto from the Netherlands, bringing with them - XL Insects. Here they are attacking Elvis.


Mayor Rob Ford showed up to give a speech and to light a fire for Jack Layton


Pancho Libre from Mexico




Pyromancer from Netherlands


The Red Trouser from USA


The Fireguy from Toronto


FlameOz from Australia and UK


The Pogo Dude


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The festival runs until Sunday night. Hope you catch some of the acts before the show closes.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

3rd Annual Waterloo Air Show

The planes have landed at the Waterloo Regional Airport for the 2 day Waterloo Air Show to be held today (August 20) & tomorrow.

I had a chance to see a preview of some of the performances for the weekend and they were great. Well worth the drive to Waterloo. Tickets were still available when I was there but please check their website.

Featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds;

The Canadian Forces SkyHawks Parachute Team;

Canada’s CF-18 Demonstration Team;

U.S. Air Force Viper East F-16 Demonstration Team;

Plus Aerobatic acts and historical aircrafts;




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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Red Carpet Gala by Cadence Dance Academy - Part II

This is a part II of my post about the Red Carpet Gala. Part I can be viewed here.

Cadence Dance Academy proudly presented their 2nd Annual Red Carpet Gala @ 99 Sudbury social club in Toronto's trendy King west neighborhood.

This was a semi-formal dress event with lots of extras.








One of a kind fashion show.





Beauty lounge with complimentary makeup & hair services to keep the ladies looking their best.


Charity raffle draw with amazing prizes and Miss Universe Canada


Top DJs spinning Latin, Old Skool, House & more


Live band including "O" from Canadian Idol


Dance performances from salsa to hip-hop









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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Over the edge fun fly

This was at the Toronto Kite flyer's annual Over the edge fun fly out at the Ajax park by Lake Ontario.

Not much else to say. Enjoy the images:
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Friday, 5 August 2011

Canada Day - Waterloo

I haven't been out to the Waterloo Canada Day Kite fly in a couple of years but this year, I convinced my wife to make at outing of it.

The University of Waterloo puts on a huge party every year on Canada Day and everyone is invited - no admission fees. I understand that this was the 27th annual event.

The Wind Climbers Kite Club gets an invitation to put on a flying show in the back field. Carlos the President of the Wind Climbers is always nice enough to invite the Toronto kite club to attend with them.

As you can see the winds were not co-operating with us that day.
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Beautiful clouds.
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No wind = great ballooning weather.
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No sure where the balloon came from - but we could have used their air blower.
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Even the traction kite had trouble flying.
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Kite buggy was having some power troubles without the wind.
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