A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[PHOTO] From my uncle’s garden, Rollo Bay PE (#pei)

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I’ve photoblogged about Rollo Bay, my mother’s family’s home community in eastern Prince Edward Island near Souris in the past. I was again taken this visit by the beauty of my uncle’s gardens, predominantly but not exclusively flowers well-suited to the region. The red poppies alone are glorious.

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Written by Randy McDonald

July 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

[URBAN NOTE] “Cyclists ride to support Torontonians with HIV/AIDS in the Friends for Life Bike Rally”

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The City Centre Mirror reports on this year’s iteration of the Friends for Life bike rally. This is a noble cause, indeed.

An extended heat alert Sunday didn’t dissuade a few hundred cyclists from hopping on their bikes to Montreal to raise money for Torontonians living with HIV/AIDS.

Toronto People with AIDS Foundation’s (PWA) Friends for Life Bike Rally left Allan Gardens July 24 for a one-day, 108-kilometre ride to Port Hope. Some cyclists will pedal 600 kilometres in six days to arrive in Montreal July 29.

More than 300 riders and crew have cycled annually in the rally for the past 17 years, raising more than $14 million in sustainable funding for PWA.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm

[PHOTO] Me and my 24 postcards

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I mailed my postcards off via Canada Post on the Island.

Me with the postcards #me #selfie #pei #charlottetown #postcard #postcards

There were 24.

24 postcards #pei #charlottetown #postcards #postcard

This was a good round.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

[PHOTO] Boarding at Charlottetown Airport

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Boarding #pei #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #westjet

After a very enjoyable visit, I’m back in Toronto. My thanks to everyone who made my visit so wonderful, and I look forward to seeing the people from whom I’ve been separated. All that I need to do is to decide how to catch up, and how to share my many many photos from Prince Edward Island.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 24, 2016 at 6:04 pm

[CAT] The cats of Eric Schurman at the Eptek Centre, Summerside

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Welded cat #pei #summerside #eptekcentre #cats #heavymetal #ericschurman #catsofinstagram #caturday

Shadowcat #pei #summerside #eptekcentre #cats #heavymetal #ericschurman #catsofinstagram #caturday

As described in Summerside’s Journal-Pioneer, this summer Summerside’s Eptek Centre is hosting an exhibit of the welded sculptures of local metalworker Eric Schurman. His work is ingenious, and more space here will be lent to it. Today is the day for Schurman’s cats.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

[CAT] Glass cats at The Dunes, Brackley Beach

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Glass cats at The Dunes #pei #brackleybeach #thedunes #glass #cats #caturday #catsofinstagram

When I saw these cats at The Dunes, I knew I was going to take their picture.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

[PHOTO] Around the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown

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Before catching a 1:30 matinee performance of Anne of Green Gables, I took a quick walk around the block of land occupied by the Confederation Centre of the Arts complex in downtown Toronto, circling counter-clockwise from the corner of Queen and Grafton. I think this brutalist complex blends well into its neighbourhood, its cladding matching Province House and its boxy structures pairing with the rest of the downtown.

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Written by Randy McDonald

July 22, 2016 at 3:21 pm


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