Ways to donate to the Moncton RCMP


In light of the events in Moncton, New Brunswick there has been a few different methods of donating to the families of the fallen RCMP officers as well as other related charities. If you don’t trust hyperlinks and click-thru’s for charities from untrusted sources (and you shouldn’t) you can Google the charities or enter the URL’s below directly into your browser.

If you’re a wireless customer in Canada you can text MONCTON to the shortcode 45678 to make a $20 donation through the Mobile Giving Foundation of Canada that will appear on your next wireless bill and 100% of this donation will go directly to the families.

For international and Canadian residents you can donate via credit card, PayPal, or mailing a cheque directly through the RCMP Federal site or the Canada Helps site.


RCMP Government of Canada Site – http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/mem/fund-fonds-eng.htm

Canada Helps – https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/18850

Mobile Giving Foundation Canada – http://www.mobilegiving.ca

New Brunswick RCMP Twitter – https://twitter.com/RCMPNB


Wimoto Motes Remote Sensors out of Toronto

Very cool with endless possibilities, most interesting for me for monitoring soil moisture. Awesome.


Osho – If You Love a Flower

Osho - If You Love a Flower


Canadian Water Skiing

Canadian Water Skiing

What they fail to mention is it’s December…


Canada’s 25 Cent Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Coin

Canada removes pennies


Glow in the dark coin

Dinosaur Coin 2

Caution High Beaver Activity


caution beaver signThat’s what she said…

Justin Gaffrey’s Textured Painting

Justin Gaffrey seascape

Justin Gaffrey May 2011 Butterfly

Made entirely from acrylic paints (no fillers) and a palette knife in his Florida studio.


The Lumineers – Ho Hey – Live From London


Welcome to Toronto

Toronto Hockey Team Sucks Mayor Smokes Crack Rob Ford


Commander Hadfield Space Mustache Poster

Commander Hadfield Poster Mustache

Beck – Go It Alone Video by Ryan Guimond

Canadian CRX Special Edition


One of the 250 Vogue Silver CRX Special Editions made for Canada in 1991.

Andre Kohn – Vintage Chanel

Andre Kohn Vintage Chanel

I posted another painting by Andre Kohn a few months back, just happened to see this painting in a local Charleston magazine while down there last weekend.


Sarah Trefny – Tide

Sarah Trefny - Tide

Canadian Stereotype Comic – Canoe


Canadian Stereotype Comic Birthday Canoe

Fujuya & Miyagi – Collarbone

KCCO Canadian Tshirt

$24.00 on the The Chive

$24.00 on the The Chive

Canada’s Plan for Universal Domination

Canada Universal DominationI think Warm Canada might already be Florida


Meanwhile in Canada – Violent Crime Duo

Meanwhile in Canda Violent Crime Duo


Alice X Zhang – Airplanes

Alice x zhang airplanes


Coffee is Hot… Dumbass

Hot Coffee Warning Canada

Camouflage VW Rabbit

Canada Camo Rabbit

I have a soft spot for old VW Rabbits but this one gets points for just being so ugly…

Canada Goose Stretch Series

Goose 1

Goose 2

Goose 3

 Veronica Ventress Society6 Page

William Wordsworth – She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways

She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways

I saw this violet this morning growing in some moss and instantly thought of Wordsworth’s poem, She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways.

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love:

A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye!
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.

She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and, oh,
The difference to me!

Toronto Artist Jen Mann

Jen Man - Vanishing Act - Smoke 4

Jen Man – Vanishing Act – Night Shade


Wintersleep – Laser Beams

Out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Hockey Night in Canada

Yeats – I Will Arise and Go Now

“I will arise and go now,
And go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there,
Of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there,
A hive for the honey bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there,
For peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning
To where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer,
And noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings

I will arise and go now,
For always night and day
I hear lake water lapping
With low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway
Or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.”
~ W.B. Yeats

New Brunswick Home Tshirt

New Brunswick Home Tshirt

Click thru picture for Etsy page where you can buy it for $22.95 in 4 different colours.

Emptyful Sculpture at Winnipeg Millennium Library

emptyful sculpture winnipeg

35 foot tall sculpture recently installed at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library, designed by Vancouver artist Bill Pechet.

“A rain curtain and fog during the summer, these water elements and the container itself will be lit at night with colours which cool and calm the summer heat, shifting greens, blues, aquas, whites, with the occasional burst of a hot colour. The winter lighting settings will be softly pulsing fire colours….orange, yellows, soft whites, ambers and reds to bring a warm contrast to the cold evenings”

emptyful sculpture blue

Ten Dollar 1937 Canadian Mercury Note

canadian mercury 10 dollar note

From the Etsy page where you can buy it for $17.00. “The 1937 series of Bank of Canada notes was the last of the Canadian notes to bear classical designs. This one features the messenger God Mercury standing on a pedestal, flanked by ships and trains, the two great people and goods transporters of the era”

Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child

I’ve had this song stuck in my head for two days, no idea where it came from…

Put a Patch on it

Forget Portlandia’s Put a Bird on it. Put a patch on it instead.

Canadian Flag Patch Front

Canadian Flag Patch Back

Iron-on patches came from flagpatch.com ($3.99 each) and are  3.5″ x 1.75″. They have one in black and white as well as some provincial flags.


Henry Asencio – Blue Rhapsody

Asencio Blue Rhapsody

Jeff Friesen – Miniature Train Across Canada

Jeff Friesen Tiny Train

Halifax based Jeff Friesen took a model train and track across Canada and photographed it along the way. You can see the rest of the collection on his website here.

Beavers Building Dam Near Calgary