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Welcome to Wits End Retreat in Victoria, BC

A while back, we were invited to stay at Wits End Retreat for our first bed and breakfast getaway together. Every aspect of our stay exceeded our expectations! From the location, to the grounds and accommodation to the food, our experience was outstanding! The grounds of the B&B are absolutely stunning with ...

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Terry Fox - 35th Anniversary

Terry Fox: 35 Years of the Marathon of Hope

2015 marks the 35th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope.  Although most Canadians know who Terry Fox was and of his incredible legacy, here’s a quick introduction. Terry Fox was a young man from Port Coquitlam, BC who was diagnosed with bone cancer forcing him to have his leg amputated 6 inches above the ...

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BearTrax Event on Bear Mountain

BearTrax at Bear Mountain Resort

This weekend (July 31 to August 2, 2015) I will be up at Bear Mountain Resort for the BearTrax Freeride Mountain Biking Festival contributing social media and photography services to the event. BearTrax at Bear Mountain is the biggest biking event (so far) that the resort hosts annually. BearTrax (formerly known as Jumpship) will showcase ...

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Why You Should Eat More Avocado

10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Avocado

Avocado has got to be one of my favorite fruits. I include it in my meals nearly everyday. I put it on salads, in smoothies, spread it on toast, put it on sandwiches, add it to wraps, or just eat it right out of the skin with a spoon! But not only is avocado delicious, it’s ...

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Access Sport - Showcase 2015 Athletes

Access Sport Showcase 2015 – A Summary

Earlier this month I traveled to Vancouver for 3 days to photograph the Access Sport Recruiting and Training Showcase2015 event. Access Sport helps high school students plan for a sport oriented college / university experience. They coach Canadian student athletes from grades 9 to 12 through the recruiting process in both the NCAA and ...

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Olympic Spirit Project Book Promo

Olympic Spirit Project Shortlisted for IOC 2014 Trophy in Sport and Art

Last November I responded to the call for submissions for the IOC 2014 Trophy in Sport and Art by submitting the Olympic Spirit Project for consideration. I was so excited this past weekend when I received notification that I’ve been shortlisted for the award! “The annual International Olympic Committee (IOC) ...

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Luge Team Relay

Vancouver 2010 and the Birth of My Olympic Passion

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the beginning of my Olympic passion. Thanks to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, I have now attended three Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014), have met some incredible international friends, and have captured some of the most inspiring moments of my photographic ...

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year! 3 Lists to Make (and Burn) For 2015

It’s New Year’s Eve. Many of us use this time to reflect on the year that has passed and plan for the year ahead. With this in mind, I wanted to share a tradition that I first heard about and started last year, and I invite you to play along. ...

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Sun rays in the forest 2014

Best of Instagram – November 2014

Good morning November! (Only 55 days until Christmas…) #november #fog #winter #sunrays #cowichan #trees #explorebc A photo posted by Mariska Richters (@mariskar) on Nov 1, 2014 at 9:40am PDT Oh Roxidoo! 🙂 #HappyMaker #BestFriend #Dog #PuppyLove #autumn #worldoflabs #chocolate A photo posted by Mariska Richters (@mariskar) on Nov 4, 2014 ...

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slo-mo video image

How to Shoot Slo-Mo Video With Your iPhone

A little while back I started playing with the new iOS8 slo-mo feature on my iPhone camera and I have been very entertained by the results. (Demo videos in this post were shot with an iPhone 5s running iOS8.) Of course one of my first videos had to be of my chocolate lab, Roxie. I laughed when the ...

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