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Arts, Music, Writing

All About Bullies Big and Small – 54th GRAMMY Award for Best Children’s Album.
It was a privilege to be a part of arranging the participation of Blue October, through my involvement in Soul Asylum Poetry and Publishing, to make this project a winner at the GRAMMY awards, and for the cause it will inspire.

David Ruben Piqtoukun – Sculptor of stone, steel. Also using feather, bone, baleen.
Works from Bear-man-dancing-on-the-moon-150table top size to lobby and campus installations.
Black River Media has provided support in composing submissions and portfolio media.
New website Jan. 2017, with updates through to March 2018.

 

 

Freddy Will – Musician, Author, Philanthropist. Visit Freddy’s site to keep up on the never ending list of projects he develops. Freddy_WillFreddy is releasing yet another book and CD combination project in September 2014. Titled Hip Hop Kruzade, this third such project will qualify him for consideration by Guinness World Book of Records for this special accomplishment. The books are edited and published by Soul Asylum Poetry and Publishing.

 

Georgina Music – Instruments New, Used, Consignment; Lessons; Sheet Music; Sound gear and accessories. Store and website of professional musician Joe Agnello.

Georgina Studio Tour – Annual open house of local artists’ studios
Previously Black River Media produced the large format brochure and the website.

Soul Asylum Poetry and Publishing – Definitely worth a look by anyone of creativity.
Independent Authors Bookstore, The Playground forum, special events and appearances, artist promotions.
Producer of a weekly two hour radio show of music and spoken word since 2007.
Contributor to both a GRAMMY nominated spoken word album and a GRAMMY winning children’s album.

Trepanier Originals – Artist, Film Maker, Explorer. This is the home of the Into The Arctic expeditions, captured in oils and featured in films. Gallery and Product Showroom.

Non-Profits and Charities, personally endorsed

“Catch a Dream!” Kids Fishing Derby is an annual non-profit event that was organized in order to introduce children to the greatest activity in the world, fishing! We strive to provide a positive venue where kids can enjoy a memorable day in the outdoors and experience the joys of fishing and boating!

Each year, over 75+ boaters – many of whom are local tournament anglers – volunteer their time and equipment to take a child and their guardian out for four (4) hours of fun-filled fishing. Everyone returns to a professional tournament style weigh-in where pictures are snapped and stories are shared with the 300+ people in attendance! A mouth-watering BBQ lunch follows along with the awards ceremony where everyone leaves a winner!

Children from organizations such as The Big Brothers Big Sisters (Toronto, York, Peel, Durham, Oshawa, Ajax-Pickering & Orillia Chapters), YMCA and the Make a Wish Foundation are afforded an opportunity of a lifetime! If you would like to be a part of something that hopefully makes a difference, whether as a sponsor, boater or volunteer, please feel free to contact us!

Everdale – Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre
It’s a working farm with an extensive education component, with programs suitable for school children all the way to farmers looking to improve their knowledge on best practices.
The biggest event of each year is Carrot Fest – in past years drawing up to 1,000 visitors. On contract as Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator I enjoyed my time there with a great bunch of people in as down to earth a working environment as you can imagine.

Give a Miracle a Chance – supporting families of children with special needs. The expertise has been on cerebral palsy but that often coincides with other challenges so the resources have encompassed that reality. Funding, research news, therapies, counseling are all part of the mix.
I produced the initial DVD and brochure that started my decade long contributions for media and venue graphics.
*** Unfortunately it seems that in 2017 G.A.M.E. ceased operating as a registered charity after these many years.

Design, Sound, Video Resources

Creative Cow – The peer to peer support community for media production professionals.

Music forums – A long standing source of information and community for music production and performance technology.

Tascam User Forums – User discussions for assistance and opinions regarding primarily the various audio recording devices and interfaces.

Mobile Technology

Crutchfield – Audio retailer that provides news and reviews on mobile technology.

SENA Bluetooth – Wireless Bluetooth devices for helmets – phone, GPS, music, group intercom. Now with the ability for firmware upgrades for new features as they arrive.

Outdoors, Recreation

Lake2Plate is a new video series where each guest chef is challenged to prepare a unique shore-side meal featuring the selectively and sustainably harvested fish, a surprise assortment of wild forage, and locally grown vegetables and regional beverages.

Ripple Outdoors – Outdoor writer Peter Wood, photography/video, podcasts, seminars, hunting and fishing knowledge.

Wil Wegman Focus on Fishing – Outdoor writer. The fishing ambassador of Lake Simcoe.

Powersports

Motorcycle Experience – a TV show produced in Ontario

Yamaha FJ1100 / FJ1200 Owners forums – discussion, resources, rides

Yamaha XS750 / XS850 Owners forums – maintenance, modifications, restoration

PartsnMore – Canadian parts source for the ‘Big 4’ brands of Japanese motorcycles.

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