My Photographic Journey Learning About Slacklining

Hanging on

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

For the Love of Country Music

guitar bootsProfessional 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

Pizza with tomatoes and cheeseYou 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

We’re all in this together

Junos 2015 - ArkellsThe 2015 Juno Awards took Hamilton by storm, bringing four days of music and celebrations to the city. It did so with energy synonymous with the momentum being felt across our city in recent years. I’ve always been proud of my hometown; I’ve never lived anywhere but Hamilton. What the Junos did however amped this to new heights. The award show itself was a display of some of the best musical acts in the country. The three-day lead up set the stage for the roaring crowd inside First Ontario Centre in a way I can’t recall since perhaps the Road World Cycling Championships in 2003. Continue Reading