Makin’ It Grain | Dominion City Brewing Company


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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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.

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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!


Light, bright and approachable.


Dark, professional and serious.


Heritage brickwork for something different.


Natural light and neutral backgrounds.


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


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

Rona Ambrose, Member of Parliament


Interim Conservative Party of Canada leader Rona Ambrose has announced that she will give up her seat as MP when this session of Parliament ends. A new party leader will also be elected later this month. Ambrose has had many roles as a Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Spruce Grove and Sturgeon River—Parkland, including Environment Minister, Western Economic Diversification and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Labour and Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Minister of Health, and Leader of the Opposition. Portrait by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine.

Rona Ambrose, MP for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, enjoys a wine tasting at Cave Springs Aug. 9, 2005. Photo by Blair Gable for St. Catharines Standard.


Rona Ambrose speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 28, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable for Reuters


Interim CPC leader Rona Ambrose gets a smooch from her partner JP after they move into Stornoway in Ottawa November 12, 2015. Photo by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine


Rona Ambrose celebrates after accepting the Parliamentarian of the Year Award for Hardest Working MP at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Photo by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine.


Interview with Rona Ambrose at Stornoway in Ottawa June 21, 2016. Photo by Blair Gable for the Toronto Star.

Charlie Angus for Maclean’s Magazine

New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) Charlie Angus has officially announced that he will be running for the party’s leadership. These portraits were taken on a very snowy day in December behind the Museum of History, with the shadow of Parliament Hill behind us, for Maclean’s Magazine when Angus was musing about the idea of running for leader.