Makin’ It Grain | Dominion City Brewing Company

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For the past three years, the Dominion City Brewing Company has partnered with some of Ottawa’s best chefs, bakers, artists, and growers to host Makin’ It Grain – an event that raises money for FarmWorks, a project of Operation Come Home. FarmWorks is a certified organic vegetable farm in Ottawa that employs at-risk youth in paying positions to build skills and confidence through work experience. Dominion City Brewing Company is an Ottawa craft brewery that makes really delicious beers and is committed to supporting the local community. This years culinary lineup included Prime Minister Justin’s Trudeau’s personal chef Katie Ardington, The Albion Rooms executive chef Jesse Brett Bell, Andaz Ottawa executive chef Stephen La Salle, Holland’s Cake and Shake pastry chef Holly Laham, and Dominion CItys head brewer Scott Denyer.

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Governor General David Johnston

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa April 13, 2016. Photograph by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

David Johnston completed his extended term as Canada’s Governor General earlier this year after spending seven years at Rideau Hall. Over those years, I spent a healthy amount of time photographing His Excellency – everything from portrait sittings and interviews, to meeting veterans at Remembrance Day and awarding the Orders of Canada.

David Johnston (L), with his wife Sharon, reacts to a youth choir prior to being sworn in as Canada’s Governor General on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 1, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston (L), Britain’s Prince William, and his wife Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with new Canadians following a citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec near Ottawa July 1, 2011. The Royal couple arrived in Canada on Thursday for their first official visit overseas as a married couple. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

Actor Michael J. Fox (L) is awarded the rank of Officer in the Order of Canada by Canada’s Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa May 27, 2011. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

Governor General David Johnston poses with his beloved dog Rosie at Rideau Hall in Ottawa September 7, 2017. Portrait by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston (L) and Prime Minister Stephen Harper watch a march past during the National Day of Honour ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa May 9, 2014. The event marks the end of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

Canada’s Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and his Cabinet Ministers are sworn in at Rideau Hall in Ottawa November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Blair Gable

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall in Ottawa November 26, 2014. Photo by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston (L) inspects soldiers during a ceremony marking the 100th anniversaries of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and the Royal 22nd Regiment on Parliament Hill in Ottawa September 19, 2014. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

Governor General in his favourite room (the library) at Rideau Hall in Ottawa June 8, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable for the Globe and Mail

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston adjusts a heart in the Heart Garden which is meant to symbolize reconciliation during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada closing ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Blair Gable

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston (R) presents former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson with the 2010 Vimy Award in Ottawa November 19, 2010. REUTERS/Blair Gable (CANADA)

Governor General David Johnston on a garden path at Rideau Hall in Ottawa September 7, 2017. Portrait by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

Governor General David Johnston on a garden path at Rideau Hall in Ottawa September 7, 2017. Portrait by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

Canada Day 150 for Reuters

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with an boy who fell over the security railing while trying to take a photo of him during Canada Day celebrations as the country marks its 150th anniversary since confederation, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa July 1, 2017. Despite the rain and a large security presence, people waited in lines for up to 8 hours to enter Parliament Hill.     REUTERS/Blair Gable

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Black Coffee Apparel

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My buddy Randy has an awesome, local fashion and gear company inspired by good coffee, adventure and clean design. Check out our Black Coffee Apparel lifestyle shoot in the back-woods of Cantley, Quebec. You’ll see me rolling in his gear and it’s my favourite. http://www.blackcoffeeapparel.com

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Professional Portrait Marathon

Update your personal brand with a new portrait! On June 22, $99 gets you a short session with a Ottawa portrait photographer Blair Gable, or another Third Floor York photographer of your choice, and a shiny new portrait. Your session includes one digital file for your website / social media. Sessions are 15-20 minutes in length and additional styles or additional digital files can be added to your package.

Step 1)  Choose your style.
Step 2)  Contact Blair to reserve your time-slot. Book here!
Step 3)  Enjoy your professional portrait session at this ridiculous rate, $99 plus hst! A savings of over $200!

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Light, bright and approachable.

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Dark, professional and serious.

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Heritage brickwork for something different.

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Natural light and neutral backgrounds.

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Casual courtyard portraits.

This is a one-time-only event with savings of over $200! Contact Blair to reserve your spot!

Andrew Scheer | New Conservative leader

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Andrew Scheer is the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. The Saskatchewan Member of Parliament beat out more than a dozen hopefuls, including Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Kellie Leitch, and Lisa Raitt. Tony Clement and Kevin O’Leary dropped out before the voting began. Scheer was previously Speaker of the House of Commons under Stephen Harper’s government.

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Maxime Bernier for Maclean’s

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Conservative Member of Parliament Maxime Bernier in his Confederation Building office in Ottawa April, 2017. Bernier is running for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership with a Libertarian agenda and has been seen as a front-runner for much of the race. Bernier was backed by Kevin O’Leary after he dropped out of the race. Photograph by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine