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Young men taking the plunge, off the Jacob Haldi Heritage Bridge into the cold waters of the Bedford Channel.

 

* Please note, the almost mirrored positions of the two boys on the right. :)

 

Jacob Haldi Bridge, built 1932, is a Heritage bridge that spans the Bedford Channel of the Fraser River, connecting Fort Langley (National Historic Site) with McMillan Island.

McMillan Island ( located across the river ) is the home of the Kwantlen First Nation.

 

Fort Langley is a village community forming part of the Township of Langley in British Columbia, Canada. It has a population of 3,400. It is the home of Fort Langley National Historic Site, a former fur trade post of the Hudson's Bay Company. Lying on the Fraser River, Fort Langley is at the northern edge of the Township of Langley. ( Wikipedia )

  

A special thanks to you all, for taking the time to view and acknowledge my photography.

I appreciate your visits & kind words of support.

 

~Christie by the River

 

**Best experienced in full screen

  

Jump 'Van Halen' 1984

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYN7mTi6HM

  

A shot from a pow wow I attended with a couple of friends from the Photo Club. It was held in a gym, where it was impossible to get a clean background on any of the shots, so I'll have to do a lot of masking and background swaps. The regalia at this pow wow was really impressive, as was some of the dancing.

Sony ILCE-7R

Sony FE 28mm f2

 

These 5 story towers are the elevator shafts to service our new building just under construction which will house the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. An auspicious start.

I'm sorry I don't know this young man's name. I shot this at a pow wow in Surrey on the weekend. He wasn't posing for me; it's a candid shot, but I couldn't have asked for a better pose or expression. And the astonished expression of the viewers in the background seem to support the concept of a noble warrior.

this car was one of 2 at a movie shoot in Kwantlen Park in Surrey the other was a Chevy II sedan not sure if they are just cars that are driven by people working in or for the movie or if they are actually in the show

Vaheguru ji ka khalsa, Vaheguru ji ki fatheh!

 

June 2nd to June 8th, 2008 is INTERNATIONAL 1984 MEMORIAL WEEK.

 

There are special events happening ALL WEEK.

 

If you feel "enough" is not done in our community to reach out, to make our issues known, to commemorate our history, to celebrate Gurbani - this week will have a range of events covering all of these topics.

 

PLEASE ATTEND AS MANY EVENTS AS YOU CAN, AND BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS.

 

It is *EXTREMELY* important that we come out in large numbers on Saturday, June 7th, to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the June 1984 Massacre of Sikhs in Punjab and the November 1984 Massacre of Sikhs in Delhi.

 

Still, 24 years after this horrendous attack, the perpetrators roam free and have NEVER BEEN SENTENCED by the faulty and corrupt criminal justice system of India, which claims to be the world's largest democracy but is instead one of the world's largest human rights abusers and has one of the highest rates of child poverty worldwide.

 

The Sikh youth in BC have been working with local intellectuals, politicians, community leaders, business people, activists, and have invited esteemed guests from out of country for this WEEK-LONG MEMORIAL, including acclaimed author and professor at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Cynthia Mahmood; Director of the Sikh Research Institute, Harinder Singh; Advocate for 1984 Victims in India, Harvinder Singh Phoolka; Program Associate at Ensaaf, Jasmine Marwaha; Professor of Sociology at Langara College, Indira Prahst; Communications & Gender Development student Kamal Arora; and many others.

 

LET'S JOIN HANDS TOGETHER TO GIVE A VOICE TO THE VICTIMS OF INDIA'S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.

 

Let's stand up for justice for victims of oppression everywhere.

 

Let's gather as a whole community to recognize the sacrifices of human rights defenders around the world.

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THESE EVENTS THIS WEEK:

 

* 1984 OPEN COMMUNITY FORUM / DISCUSSION With Dr. Mahmood & H.S. Phoolka

Tuesday, June 3 at 6:00pm at SFU Surrey Campus

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=14830067431

 

* 1984 REMEMBRANCE KEERTAN DARBAR

Wednesday, June 4 at 6:00pm at Gurdwara Sahib Sukh Sagar

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=13806259319

 

* SIKH WOMEN IN 1984 - Discussion / Q&A with Dr. Cynthia Mahmood

Thursday, June 5 at 6:00pm at Guru Nanak Academy

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=23153317246

 

* HUMAN RIGHTS IN INDIA - FORUM (Tickets By Invitation Only)

Friday, June 6 at 6:00pm at Kwantlen University College

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=15273083443

 

* CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL MEMORIAL :: Lest We Forget :: 1984

Saturday, June 7 at 6:00pm at Vancouver Art Gallery

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=15197493201

 

Vaheguru ji ka khalsa, Vaheguru ji ki fatheh!

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IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND YOU'RE IN WASHINGTON OR ANYWHERE IN BC - PLEASE DEFINITELY ATTEND THE EVENTS. IF YOU ARE IN OREGON, CALIFORNIA, ALBERTA - PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU CAN OR HOST SIMILAR EVENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY. ALL LOWER MAINLAND SANGAT - THERE WILL BE BUSSES TO THE VIGIL ON JUNE 7th FROM LOCAL GURDWARAS

 

Another shot from the pow wow I attended at Kwantlen College (Surrey) on Saturday.

Quantum Leap Donors Award

Presented by British Columbia Transmission Corporation

 

Recipient Large Organization: Kwantlen University and unions BCGEU and FPSE Local 5

 

Kwantlen University, BCGEU and FPSE Local 5 are another great example of what union/management teamwork can accomplish. Their collaboration had a significant effect on the campaign which grew by 163 donors.

 

Among the activities, senior management and union representatives co-hosted leadership luncheons at all three campuses. Kwantlen’s commitment to lend a faculty member to the United Way Loaned Rep program along with their participation in the union counseling program speaks passionately their commitment to our community.

 

www.uwlm.ca/default.htm

 

“FADED PLACES” is a 20"x28" digital daytime long exposure taken on February 23, 2019. Standing on Gore Avenue, looking south from Cordova Street in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, this daytime long exposure blurs the people walking on the sidewalks and slightly blurs a truck that passed through the frame to stop for a moment - becoming eerily reminiscent of the kind of truck infamous serial killer Robert Pickton might have driven as he prowled the streets looking for his next victim.

 

This photo was originally shown alongside this photo as part of a series I’ve been working on called the COMPARISONS PROJECT:

 

www.flickr.com/photos/steveleenow/48371034546/

 

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ARTS! 2019

 

This photo was also showcased as a part of the Surrey Art Gallery’s ARTS 2019 juried summer art show, held from June 28 to August 31, 2019. It was displayed alongside Steven’s video artwork, FROM EAST TO WEST, which was chosen under the Digital, Performative & New Media Art category. It can be viewed here:

 

youtu.be/tcFVgZjA9dg

 

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Photo Featured by...

 

This photo was featured by Esther Amankop Udoh in her article for The Kwantlen Runner called, Artwork by KPU Students Featured at the Surrey Art Gallery, published on August 13, 2019 and later referenced on my CV.

Camera: Polaroid 635CL

Film: Impossible Project 600PX

Church of the Holy Redeemer

Built in 1897 by band members in conjunction with the local Roman Catholic missionaries, the church is located on McMillan Island on Kwantlen First Nations land across the Bedford Channel from Fort Langley. On clear days the magnificent Golden Ears Mountains can be seen behind the church.

  

Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada

“THE ALIENATION OF OPPRESSION” is a 27”x41” digital colour photograph taken in Richmond, British Columbia in January 2019. Specifically, the photograph was taken at the intersection of Gilbert and Lansdowne Roads, where the Richmond Olympic Oval can be seen at the far end of Lansdowne Road. This is an area that has seen a lot of change over the last 10 years. Previously, the area consisted of light industrial and commercial buildings, as well as small chunks of forested areas that lined some of the banks of the Fraser River. Today, the Richmond Curling Centre is all that is left of that former period, and the building it occupies certainly stands out as being a relic in need of restoration. The old curling building is being swallowed up and surrounded by much newer and taller buildings, some completed and some still under construction. Large construction cranes loom in the distance, representative of the ubiquitous change that is occurring at a breakneck speed. A quieter and more rural time replaced by a fast pace concrete jungle.

 

The photograph was taken at dusk, during the golden hour just after the sun it set. The sky was dark and cloudy, and it began to rain heavily not long after this photograph was taken. The lights of the cars illuminate different things, creating long shadows of some of the people crossing the street. I found it interesting that these people were walking alone, and although they were grouped together, none of them were talking to each other, and none of them seem to know each other. The lights of the oncoming car that was waiting to turn caused the figures in the crosswalk to be silhouetted, further blurring the elements of their individuality. The light of the golden hour also helped to make the artificial streetlights stand out. The green and red traffic lights serve as a reminder of societies control over the movement of individuals; where the individuals are also walking towards the businesses that line the street, exemplified by the TD Canada Trust banking sign to the left. This, combined with a time of day, certainly suggests how humanity is at a turning point in its own heroes journey, as they leave the light of the day for the darkness of the cave they are about to enter.

 

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The above writeup also appears on my website's journal.

Camera: Konica C-35

Film: Kodak Gold 200 (expired Dec 1989)

Jacob Haldi Bridge, built 1932, is a Heritage bridge that spans the Bedford Channel of the Fraser River, connecting Fort Langley (National Historic Site) with McMillan Island.

McMillan Island ( located across the river ) is the home of the Kwantlen First Nation.

 

Fort Langley is a village community forming part of the Township of Langley in British Columbia, Canada. It has a population of 3,400. It is the home of Fort Langley National Historic Site, a former fur trade post of the Hudson's Bay Company. Lying on the Fraser River, Fort Langley is at the northern edge of the Township of Langley. ( Wikipedia )

 

You may have to look closely to see where these amazing reflections start and end.

  

A special thanks to you all, for taking the time to view and acknowledge my photography.

I appreciate your visits & kind words of support.

 

~Christie by the River

 

**Best experienced in full screen

  

Jacob Haldi Bridge is a Heritage bridge that spans the Bedford Channel of the Fraser River, connecting Fort Langley ( National Historic Site ) with McMillan Island.

McMillan Island ( located behind me ) is the home of the Kwantlen First Nation.

The red and yellow building to the right is an observation tower.

Jacob Haldi Bridge, built 1932, is a Heritage bridge that spans the Bedford Channel of the Fraser River, connecting Fort Langley (National Historic Site) with McMillan Island.

McMillan Island ( located across the river ) is the home of the Kwantlen First Nation.

 

Fort Langley is a village community forming part of the Township of Langley in British Columbia, Canada. It has a population of 3,400. It is the home of Fort Langley National Historic Site, a former fur trade post of the Hudson's Bay Company. Lying on the Fraser River, Fort Langley is at the northern edge of the Township of Langley. ( Wikipedia )

  

A special thanks to you all, for taking the time to view and acknowledge my photography.

I appreciate your visits & kind words of support.

 

~Christie by the River

 

**Best experienced in full screen

 

Jacob Haldi Bridge

Original bridge 1932

Present bridge 1994

 

The Jacob Haldi Bridge crosses a small arm of the Fraser River called the Bedford Channel, connecting Fort Langley with McMillan Island.

 

The bridge was named for Jacob Haldi who bought the former Hudson Bay Company store in 1902-1903 and turned it into a butcher shop.

 

Fort Langley located on the traditional territory of the Katzie, Kwantlen, and Matsqui First Nations. The Kwantlen First Nation administers an Indian Reserve on McMillan Island, across Bedford Channel from Fort Langley. The local First Nations were important trade partners of the Hudson's Bay Company in Fort Langley, and many workers at the Fort married women from the local First Nations.

 

Fort Langley is a historic site dating back to the 1800's and is now a village community with a population of 3,400 and forms part of the Township of Langley.

 

** Best viewed in full screen

 

For another perspective, please view my November 12 upload.

 

Thanks so much for all your views

~Christie

One more shot from the pow wow. With apologies to Gail Stephan for stealing her motion blur technique.

Wilson School of Design,

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Annual Grad Fashion Show & Portfolio Viewing

I know one of the graduates and attended in support of her.

...Oh high king of heaven, when battle is done

Grant heaven's joy to me, bright heaven sun

Christ of my own heart, whatever befall

Still be my vision, though ruler of all

There are 180 farms in Pitt Meadows, generating $60 million in farm gate receipts and employing 1,500 people. Among B.C. municipalities, Pitt ranks sixth for agricultural production. It grows 20 per cent of B.C.'s blueberry crop, as well as cranberries, greenhouse vegetables and flowers. However, of more than 7,000 hectares of available farmland, only about 4,000 ha is being farmed, suggesting the city could almost double its farming sector. Pitt Meadows is not unique in this regard, as there are approximately 20,000 ha of fallow farm land in the Metro region, but it is the municipality with the second highest inventory of unused ALR land. The challenge is in finding people who are qualified to farm, who can afford to invest, and who have access to farm land, explained Kent Mullinix, Kwantlen Polytechnical University's director of sustainable agriculture and food security. A new farmer can't afford to obtain a mortgage for farmland in the region.

Our photography club photographed a blacksmith convention in Surrey last week. I learned a lot.

Explore #186 8th April 2009 .... Thank you so much everyone:-))) Thank you to Trinimusic2008 & Dysartian for letting me know:-)

Bought this cute little plant a few weeks ago.

appserver1.kwantlen.ca/apps/plantid/plantid.nsf/lookup/82...

 

Sorry, I won't be able to comment on your photos 'til tonight. Lots to do today.

Hope everyone's having a great day:-)))

  

this belonging to one of the crew doing a movie at the new Surrey Library

this was take Eater Monday at Kwantlen Park where the crew parked their cars it was almost full of cars I only found 1 spot and some cars not even in actual stalls

 

Wilson School of Design,

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Annual Grad Fashion Show & Portfolio Viewing

I know one of the graduates and attended in support of her.

Kwantlen Park, Surrey, BC

...one of many large signs that greet visitors to Carleton University... ...Glengarry House, one of the residences at Carleton University, stands prominently in the background to the right of the sign...

 

Photo Featured by...

 

This photo was featured by Zenairaali in their article for The Varsity: University of Toronto's Student Newpaper called, Carleton admits to problems with donation from Calgary magnate Riddell: Scandal re-focuses attention on contentious agreement behind the Munk School, published on July 23, 2012, and later referenced on my CV.

Saw this guy at a blacksmith conference. He was making a wood file by hand with hammer and chisel.

A close up of an environmental artwork designed to bring the outside inside by intervening along a stairwell at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Posed portrait. Matt works out of Winnipeg and specializes in hooks... see #366hooks

Photo taken for Assignment Two.

 

Shot with a Pentax MZ-10 and Ilford 100 Delta 35mm film.

this is 1 of 2 cars at Kwantlen Park in Surrey there was a movie or something happening there but I am not sure if the cars were in the movie or just owned by people doing it the other car is a Horizon

A close up of an environmental artwork designed to bring the outside inside by intervening along a stairwell at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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