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    "Carey’s understanding of our corporate needs makes her invaluable to our team. Every assignment is done on time, on budget and creatively." - Jonathan Peyton, Media Producer, WorkSafeBC

The following article and photograph was published in the latest edition of WorkSafe Magazine, a publication by the Workers Compensation Board of BC. The topic is Cold Stress, so it probably seemed appropriate for the editor to call me in Winnipeg with this assignment. Ironically, at the time I was sitting on a sunny patio sipping white wine, and we had to mock a scene using steam from a kettle to create an image that would fit the article. Patio days are over in Winnipeg, and I’ve switched to red… but I’ll definitely utilize the advice from everyone I interviewed for this article in order to find some “cold comfort” in the dreaded upcoming winter.


I’m not used to people peeing on my photography sets. It happened frequently this particular day. But how can you judge someone so tiny and beautiful? Meet my niece, Elsa Tarr. There’s lots and lots of love surrounding this gorgeous little girl. Congratulations to my brother Keith, his wife Andi, and my nephew Jaxon who is a proud big brother. Welcome to the world, Elsa. The next person who pees on my set better hope they’re as perfect as you are.

These wines had my vote from the first sip, and this year Painted Rock Estate Winery is getting nods from around the globe. Thirteen wines from Painted Rock were submitted for the 2011 Canadian Wine Awards which took place only a few weeks ago, and the Penticton winery collected 13 medals. Not too shabby.

Internationally, the winery is also making headlines after being approached by a Chinese wine brokerage to ship 10-20 percent of their production oversees. For the small boutique winery in Penticton, this is big news (and I’m stoked to hear my images will be on the walls of a new restaurant launching in China). But contrary to their tiny tasting room, their wines have been big news from the beginning. If you haven’t visited, go. If you haven’t tasted, do. Cheers to John, Trish and the entire Painted Rock team. Next time, I’ll plan for a longer visit. xx.

I spent multiple days in Okanagan apple orchards last week, and somehow left without digging my teeth into any fresh fruit. Shocking and somewhat shameful, I know… but my attention was behind the camera for this final round of images with WorkSafe BC’s project on worker safety for Mexican immigrants . Thanks so much to WorkSafe BC, the Mexican Consulate, the Ministry of Labour, and the many Mexican immigrants who eagerly posed in my photographs and carried my camera bag. You’ve been so great to work with. Through this program, Mexican immigrants will be educated on worker safety prior to arriving in British Columbia to work in agriculture. The project will be rolled out in a few short weeks and I wish you all the best, and safest, of outcomes.

Our final shot list was vast and varied. The images include an overview of BC agriculture, proper and improper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), weather, chemical storage, vehicle licensing and enforcement- these are just a few of the images. For more on this project, see previous posts hola or just smile and safe and smelly. Hola.



I’ll confess, this was my first time at camp. I’ve done my share of camping, but have never been to camp- certainly not diabetes camp. So at 29 years old, I could relate to the nervous  fidgeting as children arrived with backpacks and waved goodbye to their parents.

Summer camp is often hailed as the ultimate experience for children. For these children, the value of summer camp is more than most people can fathom.  For one week, they are in the company of other children who understand life with Type 1 diabetes.

Camp Briardale is one of 12 camps across the country organized by the Canadian Diabetes Association. This year, 80 children with Type 1 diabetes (81 including this kid) spent one week in Roseau River, Manitoba. Camp certainly isn’t a break from diabetes- unfortunately this disease doesn’t take days off- but it is an opportunity to share in the camp experience, knowing a full medical team is on site. Familiar faces from the Diabetes Education Resource for Children and Adolescents (DERCA) lead the medical team, and each cabin is assigned one cabin counselor, a medical counselor and a nutrition counselor. These children are well taken care of, but the true significance of their camp experience is not medical. Let the friendships created at Camp Briardale carry these children through the emotional burden of living with diabetes. That support will last a lifetime.    

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