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Fabulous Firkin Music Matinee

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 12th Cambridge Live Music Matinee MeetUp

25 minute montage capturing the Open Mic & Fundraiser
 Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Hosted by Official Live Music Venue Sponsor, the Fiddle & Firkin, 

707 King Street East in Preston Towne Centre, Cambridge, Ontario

WATCH 2.24 MINUTE TRAILER HERE

House Band – Factory City

Open Mic:
1. Alexia & Emma from Queen Street Music School  
2. Jim Dyer host of the Friday Night Jam at Brown Dog Coffee Shoppe
3. Piper In The Burg – Andrew Huxley Osborne
4. Craig Dougan Band   
5. The Sarcastic Onions  
6. Dan Walsh   
7. Sue Windover & Sandy MacDonald
8. Deluxe Drive Band
9. Legion – Derek Kasza
10. Joe Lopez of The Initials  

Gorilla recorded and mixed live off the floor using a Zoom H-6

Hosted by Midday with RJ from FM 98.5 CKWR – Cambridge Live Music’s Official Media Sponsor
Special thanks to the Fiddle & Firkin for preparing an amazing buffet for all the performers, and Black Tie Affair Hospitality for their assistance with serving and clean-up.

Great party! Can’t wait for #13

FHM – Weaving the Threads

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Kenn Norman, CEO & Jonathan Walford, Curator, co-founders of the Fashion History Museum speak with students from Ryerson University’s School of Architecture during their site visit to 74 Queen St East in Cambridge on February 25th, 2015. Stefany Kawka shares her passion for Hespeler Village as a local restaurateur and Chair of the BIA. Students were conducting field measurements and gathering historical, demographic and cultural clues to inform their case study of the former post office building. The site was chosen as the subject building for the 2015 CSC Student Design Competition sponsored by the Grand Valley and Toronto Chapters of Construction Specifications Canada.

Special thanks to Lary Turner, a local historian for leading students in a walking tour of the village which included a view of the Riverband Lofts development site, a visit to the Heritage Centre and tour of the Hespeler Carnegie Library.

The FHM story fast forwards to opening day on Saturday, June 27th with a sample of the exhibit “Back to the Eighties”. Follow the developing story at:

facebook.com/fashionhistorymuseum
kickshawproductions.com/blog
fashionhistorymuseum.com

for more information about the 2016 CSC Student Design Competition watch this site! And bookmark:
grandvalley.csc-dcc.ca
cscdesignchallenge.ca
Curious about Hespeler Village? Visit:
facebook.com/HespelerVillage
facebook.com/HespelerVillageSmashup

like the soundtrack? Visit jojoworthington.com
facebook.com/jojoworthington

milling about Hespeler

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the illustrious Mill Girls of Hespeler

while employed at Dominion Woollens and Worsteds

Soundtrack recorded at the Hespeler Heritage Centre

11 Tannery St., East in Cambridge, ON

Gramophone playback of Bing Crosby singing "Swinging On A Star" 
by songwriters Johnny Burke & James Van Heusen

more about the history of Hespeler Village at:
Visit Cambridge Ontario
The Company of Neighbours
Hespeler Heritage Centre facebook page
Jonathan Walford’s blog
The Star Nov 26, 2011

uwaterloo library archives

Lary in the News

Talkin’ it up! – The Mill Girls of Hespeler

LYRICS:
Would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
Kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
He’s just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Or would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig?

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He’s fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don’t care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Or would you like to swing on a star?
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish?

A fish won’t do anything, but swim in a brook
He can’t write his name or read a book
To fool the people is his only thought
And though he’s slippery, he still gets caught
But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish

A new kind of jumped-up slippery fish
And all the monkeys aren’t in the zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So, you see it’s all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swingin’ on a star

Student Design Awards LIVE at Connections Cafe May 20th, 2015

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Connections Cafe 2015 live stream inviteWatch Event Slideshow here

Construction Canada announcement here

Connections Café is about meeting with our colleagues in the design & construction community to discuss trends in the industry, share stories and make plans for the future.  On May 20th at 7pm we will proudly introduce the top five winning teams of the 2015 CSC Student Design Competition

in celebration of the outstanding effort by all contestants & faculty

and   the empowering inspiration of community creativity

Segments of the evening will be videotaped to share with friends of CSC across the country in recognition of the contributions of many supporters, especially our sponsors!

join us at:   http://www.ustream.tv/channel/csc-design-competition

Construction Canada online here

Following Connections Cafe, a display of the top five entries will be available for public viewing

at the Fashion History Museum at 74 Queen Street East in Cambridge

CSC is Tapping the Future

Tune in on May 20th!

join the live stream here at 7pm

View the Connections Cafe 2015 live stream invitation

contest background here

Bringing the Magic to Hespeler Village

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 collage

The Fashion History Museum is a key player  

click on tagline to view my not-so-white paper on the subject

Say what? EXTRA extra
FHM website here
Facebook page here
Fashion History Museum Founders Kenn Norman & Jonathan Walford

Fashion History Museum Founders

Kenn Norman & Jonathan Walford

Jonathan Walford was born in Vancouver, BC where he attended Simon Fraser University receiving degrees in Canadian History and Museum Studies.  He started working in the museum field in 1977 and has held curatorial positions with several institutions including a position as the founding curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. He has been a private collector of historic fashion from the 17th century to the present for over thirty years and has amassed a collection of over 8,000 pieces ranging from the major couture houses of Paris to humble frocks from mail-order catalogues.  He has authored six books on various subjects of historic dress that have been published in six languages.  Jonathan has been the president of the Costume Society of Ontario, a founding member of the Vintage Fashion Guild, and the artistic director for Kickshaw Productions, which promotes the history of fashion through a variety of media and venues.  Jonathan Walford’s blog here

Kenn Norman was born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 1978.  He attended Simon Fraser University where he majored in Business Administration to complement his CGA background.  Returning to Toronto in 1984 he embarked on a management career culminating in his position as Director of Finance for Orchestras Canada.  His passion for the arts, culture and heritage field led him to certification as a professional life coach to help entrepreneurs and artists fulfill their dreams which led to a year long leadership course he took in California giving birth to his own dream of the Fashion History Museum

The Jackets Live at Maxwell’s

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good sound and a fun bunch at Maxwell’s Music House

Paul, was that you wiping the tables?

Nice place!

2015 CSC Student Design Competition

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 CSClogoCMYKConstruction Specifications Canada

bringing the magic to Hespeler Village

Contest open to all students
of architecture & interior design
construction tech & engineering

Details and entry documents available here

Is your school or design team interested in visiting the site?  Need photos? field measurements?

Site orientation & building access is available

and encouraged!

the old post office in Hespeler Village, Cambridge, ON
the old post office in Hespeler Village, Cambridge, ON

send your request to susyskita@gmail.com c/o CSC-GV

2014 archive here and here
Hespeler Village ‘tedx’ talk

 

The Return of the BeeHive

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Hespeler Village ‘tedx’ talk

Gorilla recording Jan 16th at the Riverbank Lofts 

Presentation to students of

Ryerson University’s School of Interior Design 

during their site orientation

Are you building in an earthquake zone? UPDATED

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Maybe…

Thanks to Richard Levesque of HTS Ottawa

for a very informative presentation

See presentation slides: Seismic Presentation-jANUARY2015

Gorilla recording of the presentation may be viewed here

How is seismic compliance

impacting Seismic Restraint

the construction industry

in Ontario?

Strategies for successful tendering, tips and demos

HVAC Seismic Design

Jan 21st at the GVCA

Limited Seating

In the News…Specifying restraints for non-structural building elements