Keep The Faith

The summer festival season is up and running in Brampton, Ontario.

Outdoor Shakespeare, movie nights, weekly jazz, and rib fests. The 13th annual Classic Cars and Legendary Stars runs this weekend – three days of classic oldies vehicles and a few top-notch tribute bands playing in Gage Park.

Image

Image

Buffed and shined, there was everything from a 1931 Ford, a really cool 1935 Auburn Speedster up to classic vettes from the 80s.

Image

Here’s the hood of a 1955 Bel-Air – classic and cool but ultimately removed from future production vehicles.

And then, the Elvis impersonators. There’s always a few in every town.

Image

Later in the evening, Bon Jovi tribute band Keep The Faith rocked the crowd. The band was founded by lookalike Chris Newman, whose voice and mannerisms faithfully reproduce the New Jersey originals.

Image

Image

Newman fronts the tribute artists which include Ross Stewart doing his best as Richie Sambora, John Jablonski behind the keyboards, Doug Adams slappin’ the bass, and Stephen Snitman doing a pretty good Tico Torres rendition on the drums.

Image

Image

You can find where Keep The Faith plays next by visiting their website at KeepTheFaithBand.ca
 or join a few thousand other fans on their Facebook site.

Image

Image

I Got 99 Problems But The Beach Ain’t One

It’s usually never a bad idea to go to the beach. The kids love it.

Image

But with temperatures in the mid-thirties Celsius and no sign of cloud cover, being on the scalding sand of Woodbine Beach in Toronto’s Beaches area wasn’t the best place to be … or to play volleyball.

That didn’t stop several hundred recreational players from spiking and digging on the weekend.

Image

The sand was so hot, footwear was required by almost all players and I found myself digging in deep just to be able to kneel down to take some photos.

Image

Image

And the combination of extreme heat, sweat and sand resulted in quite a number of muscle cramps and sand adhering to most body parts….

Image

ImageImage