Hot Dogger Zine

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Dec 8th 2014 - 0 comments

A Ryerson Visual Studies II assignment. All images sourced from the Toronto Reference Library picture collection.

Last of the First Skiers

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Mar 12th 2014 - 0 comments

In the far northern corner of Xinjiang province, in the Altai mountains, one can find the last remnants of an ancient culture. The area is populated by a mix of ethnic Kazakhs, Mongolians and Tuwas, who handmake their own wooden skis in the same way as their forefathers thousands of years ago. Archeological finds indicate that this region might possibly be the origin of skiing, with a ski history that surpasses northern European countries.

For thousands of years, the skis have been used to hunt elk, bear and other animals, and only a few skiers still know these ancient winter hunting skills. The skis, with horse-hair skins underneath to give traction on the uphill, shows what skis might have looked like in centuries past. With modernity approaching with new winter roads, internet and access to cities, the ancient skills are likely to die out quickly. In January 2013, Jonas Bendiksen went to document the ways of these ancient skiers. He had the rare privilege to join their skiing and hunting trips, and to follow see the making of these traditional skis.

Capitalize Update

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Sep 28th 2013 - 0 comments

I regret to inform everyone that Capitalize at the Clocktower will not be happening this year. A shift in the retail environment here in Ottawa has left us without a title sponsor for the event.

Tommy And Lefebvre Aquired By Sporting Life

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Jun 25th 2013 - 0 comments

Ontario sporting goods chain, Sporting Life has just announced the acquisition of Tommy And Lefebvre in Ottawa. The purchase will bring Sporting Life's store count up to five which includes three location in Toronto, one in Collingwood and now the Ottawa

Sklar Fisheye Addiction Revealed

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May 1st 2013 - 19 comments

In today's breaking Newschoolers News, Resident Camera Whore'ing Expert Dr. Jaymay Walter has brought to our attention that famed NS Proooooo Fotographer Matt Sklar is currently addicted to using his fisheye.

WSI Slopestyle

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Apr 17th 2013 - 0 comments

Unless you live under a rock you'll know that WSI took place in Whistler this weekend. With one of the best courses yet, it definitely went off.

Whistler Pow Days With GGW

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Feb 12th 2013 - 0 comments

This past week brought over 50cm of snow to Whistler Blackcomb. Alec, Liam, Nick, and I took advantage and spent the week skiing pow, touring, and dropping cliffs.

Exploring Lyngen With Eric Hjorleifson And Friends

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Nov 23rd 2012 - 0 comments

The majestic landscape of northern Norway with the fjords diving into the landscape, the sharp mountains jutting out. A vintage boat, remodeled to artisanal perfection, replete with sauna and sleeping quarters. Three of the world's best big-mountain skiers, tourers and ski racers. Plus one helicopter.