A Valentine’s Day March

This year I wasn’t able to attend the 8th Annual Memorial March for All Missing and Murdered held on Valentine’s day. I wish I had gone but I’ve learned that I need to accept when I can’t participate in everything all the time.  From what I’ve seen in the media it was a successful march. I always…

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Sunrises On A Finished Banner

Monday early morning in July of 2011. I worked out in the hot sun for five days completing the biggest banner I had ever made at the time.  Sunday night I sat at the campfire waiting for the sun to rise to take this picture on Pope’s Hill. I’m really happy with the way it…

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The Beginning Of A Banner

Taken in 2012 the night before the Winnipeg Comic Con. Whenever I begin a new banner one of my technical problems is finding the space for prep work.  This is the storage room at Urban Shaman Art Gallery. We were there late after one of the galleries openings.  After I painted in the lettering and…

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Number One is added to the Men’s Banner

This year Jonathan Frakes was a celebrity guest at Comic Con. He is known for his roles as William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gargoyles, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Wings, The Twilight Zone, Eight is Enough, Charlie’s Angels and Fantasy Island.  My favorites were Star Trek and Gargoyles! With a brief introduction…

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An Explosive Event!

This weekend my mission was to boldly go where no men’s banner has gone before. I took part in the Central Canada Comic Con at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, creating another men’s banner on site. Surprisingly this was the best experience I’ve ever had making a banner. I completed one in two days with no…

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Shine a Light

September 30, 2009 Take Back the Night is an annual march which takes place all over the world. It is a collective display of solidarity to reclaim the streets as safe for all, and calls for an end to violence against women. This year the message was to “shine a light” on violence against women…

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Mother’s Day March

Sunday May 9, 2010 Every year I attend this event with my mom. I’m grateful and happy to have the mom that I have. I can’t imagine the pain of loosing a mom, a sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, cousin or friend in a violent way. Placards of the missing and murdered. I carried her Darlene…

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A Hurricane hits the Men’s Banner

Friday January 29, 2010 Celebration Week at the University of Manitoba brought in Rubin “Hurricane” Carter a former boxer, writer, human rights activist, Doctor of laws, CEO & Founder of Innocence International.It was awesome to see him in person. He was a powerful positive force on stage. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter with the Men’s Banner As…

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International Human Rights Day

Ali Saeed and myself On December 9, 2009 Ali Saeed was presented with the Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba and I was presented the Sybil Shack Human Rights Youth Award by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties. I was humbled to meet…

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Mother’s Day March

Sunday May 10, 2009 Every year I attend the Sister’s in Spirit Mother’s Day March with my family. To me this is one of the best ways to honor my mother. This year I invited student run organizations and the newly elected student executive (UMSU) to participate along with their families.  

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