When I was a teenager I started volunteering with the Adapted Aquatics swim program at Dalewood Recreation Centre. I started going with some friends who, like me, wanted to get out of going to early Sunday morning Mass. My swimming experiences were more of a blessing than church in my opinion; I have blogged about that experience previously.
While participating in the swimming program I learned a lot about the general public’s attitude to disability; for some it was normal and others not so much. I was also struck by the attitude of some of the adults that organized the swim program and how they thought some youth with disabilities would not have ‘normal’ lives. Continue Reading
Participant resting on the slackline before attempting another walk…It is a long way down!
Hi my name is Bill West and I graduated from Mohawk Business Admin way back in 1988.
After many years of using my phone as my camera I finally purchased a DSLR for myself this past Christmas. I have owned “real’ cameras in the past however I had never made the foray into the Digital Photography world and I am so glad I did!
I’ve taken my camera to California, Las Vegas and many other places in the first few months and I plan on taking it to many more. Continue Reading
Professional chatterbox, a girl with the gift for gab, radio dj. I’ve been called a number of things in my time here on earth but that last one is definitely my favourite! Since last I blogged, a serious advancement has been made on the career front for one Kat Cullen. I am currently working as an on air personality and promotions director for KX 94.7fm, the #1 country radio station in all of Canada and the #1 radio station of any genre in Hamilton. Wow that feels good to say! This has certainly been a dream job in the making and has taken quite a few years of work to get here. I have bounced around the wonderful world of career-land trying to sort out exactly where I wanted to end up. I worked in television for many years (first in reality tv, then news, then lifestyle) all while keeping my part-time job in radio. Continue Reading
You are what you eat. So get it close to home.
There’s nothing like the first bite of a homegrown tomato. Sprinkle a little pepper and it’s almost a meal on its own. The farm to table movement has been alive in Hamilton for years; since the late 90’s, LaPiazza Allegra chef Mark Farrugia has been using fresh produce grown in his Father-in-law’s garden. The Bread Bar on Locke Street is built around the use of local ingredients. Other local restauranteurs including The Butcher and Vegan on Barton Street, Aberdeen Tavern in the city’s west end and many others all have constructed menus around seasonal products within a short radius of Hamilton.
With the explosion in popularity of the Food Network, restaurants are even more desired meeting places for experiences with friends and family. Continue Reading
I started doing yoga when I was in school almost ten years ago. I still practice today but am a bit of a hobbyist yogi who is looking to bring it to the next level. With so many options for savasana, down dog and crow pose, how could one resist trying out some of Hamilton’s outdoor yoga classes this summer? Continue Reading