Monday 18 February 2013

Family Day

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013

ArtZoo: A Day of Discovery at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour was one of many local Family Day events taking place throughout the city of Kingston on February 18, 2013.  The free admission event included a variety of art activities and workshops for all ages, including face painting, T-Shirt making, dancing and much more. 


Saturday 16 February 2013

18th Annual Kingston City Championships

The 18th annual Ken Tallack’s Kingston City Championships was hosted at Queen’s University west campus gym on Saturday, Feb 16, 2013.  There were 21 different martial arts schools from Ontario and Quebec in attendance, with approximately 200 competitors, ranging from ages 4-5 to adult black belt.  Julia McKay – Kingston This Week

Students from the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston Karate program perform a demonstration for the crowds.
Madysen Webb, 6, came in first in her division for sparring. 
Madysen Webb, 6, receives the first place trophy in her division in sparring.

Hannah Darling, 10, came in first place in both kata and sparring.
Tiffanie Bankosky, 13, from Tallacks Martial Arts dojo competes in the kata
Tallack Martial Arts competitor, Sam Shipman, 9, competes in weapons with tonfa.
Issac Ostrom, from Tallack Martial Arts, competes in the sparring category.

Zackary Chapman, 8, from Durham Martial Arts, competes for the in the sparring category

Durham Martial Arts competitor
Durham Martial Arts competitor


The Pioneer - Week Three

This week I was assigned as Editor.

My week turned out to be filled with a variety of storms... snow storms, freezing rain storms and finally ending with the Justin Trudeau storm that blew through Loyalist last Thursday.

I enjoyed being editor.  It's a lot like being a stage manager.  You get to be hyper organized and to know what everyone is working on, what their progress is and offer advice or suggestions when asked.  I found this week particularly fun and challenging at the same time.

As one of the editors (there is also a photo editor and multimedia editor) I was tasked with writing an editorial on a subject of my choosing.  I chose to editorialize about extracurricular activities in Ontario schools. 

Overall I feel that my section accomplished a lot over the week and I'm very proud of them.  But... next week, I am looking forward to working on my own assignments and getting back into the field.

I've included copies and links below to editions through the QNet news website.

Please see full editions below:

Pioneer Edition - Feb 12th, 2013
 Pioneer Edition - Feb 14th, 2013


Saturday 9 February 2013

Snowmageddon 2013

Feb 8, 2013 - Today was interesting - my first day as Pioneer editor and we get hit with "Snowmageddon 2013".

Just over half my group was able to make it into school (we're the commuter group).  Everyone stepped up and got stuff done, either by phone or going out in the storm to shoot.

I don't know what possessed me to go to school today.  I live in Kingston and Loyalist is in Belleville soooo when I left home around 7:30 a.m it took me twice as long to get there.  I will admit that when I got to Belleville I stopped at Starbucks for a venti tea, I figured it was going to be a long day.

Because I'm one of the editors I'm not suppose to leave the newsroom (that's what the staff is for) so I didn't get any shots during the day.  I stuck around campus until 4:30pm, when a group of us were leaving so we could help clear each others cars off.  Everyone got home safely (or to a hotel in my case).

Please take a look at what I was able to cover for SNOWMAGEDDON 2013.

Photoj's on a dare between classes
(l-r) James, Justin and Julia

Getting out of the Loyalist parking lot (l-r) Jeff, Lyndsay and Dan in his truck.


Friday 1 February 2013

365 - February 2013

Continued from January 2013

Happy Groundhogs Day, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Valentines Day, and Family Day  :)
Oh, and the Scotties are in Kingston and reading week is the end of the month - why is the shortest month so busy?

February 1, 2013 - Actually leaving Belleville before sunset
Feb 2, 2013 - Rule breaker
Feb 3, 2013 - FebFest Killaloe Sunrise
Feb 4, 2013 - Morning light over snow
Feb 5, 2013 - In the lab, by myself, at night.  "They're all looking at me."
Feb 6, 2013 - Come join us in the Photoj lounge (l-r Jazzy Hobbs, Tijana Martin and Richie Barclay)
Feb 7, 2013 - all the gear that fits in my locker (plus my coat)
Feb 8, 2013 - Insane first-year photoj's during Snowmageddon 2013
(l-r) James Wood, Justin Chin, Julia Karpiuk
Feb 9, 2013 - the long hallway after a long storm
Feb 10, 2013 - solar powered snow
Feb 11, 2014 - Jazzy taking a break from her job as a service dog
Feb 12, 2013 - first snow, then freezing rain, now just rain
Feb 13, 2013 - So busy today that this is the only pic I took, and it was just out of habit :)
Feb 14, 2013 - Trudeau-Valentine's Day at Loyalist College
Feb 15, 2013 - silhouettes of trees with clouds out my window
Feb 16, 2013 - Karate tournament in Kingston
Feb 17, 2013 - All my memory
Feb 18, 2013 - Family Day
Feb 19, 2013 - Staff Class (long-term friends)
Feb 20, 2013 - P10 at sunset
Feb 21, 2013 - P10 just after sunset. One day and one hour later than yesterdays pic.
Feb 22, 2013 - from the Class of 2013
Feb 23, 2013 - Micro pop
Feb 24, 2013 - Mood to play
Feb 25, 2013 - macro eyes
Feb 26, 2013 - It's a sign
Feb 27, 2013 - light my candles
Feb 28, 2013 - Micro blanket

continued in 365 - March 2013