Monday, April 25, 2011

Timed Square

Timed Square from Jeremy Penn on Vimeo.
This is my first time lapse Photo session.  I tried to take the pictures every 4 sec. with out the aid of a remote, just the stopwatch on my iPhone. Goderich, Ontario's Downtown core is actually an Octagon shaped street, known as the Square!!
Hence the name "Timed Square"
Shot with my D90
               1/1000 +3.3

Music Artist: Tool
Song: Intermission

Friday, April 22, 2011


Recognition given for energy conservation initiatives, waste reduction, and staff dedication

WHISTLER, BCApril 22, 2011 –  For the third year in a row Whistler Blackcomb is celebrating Earth Day (April 22) as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, awarded by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

“We are thrilled and honoured to accept this award,” says Dave Brownlie, President and Chief Operating Officer at Whistler Blackcomb. “This accomplishment would not have been possible without the dedication and support of our employees, our guests and our community. Whistler Blackcomb has been working hard to reduce our environmental footprint for a number of years, recognizing the importance of long term environmental stewardship. We will continue to work towards our environmental goals while consistently providing the best mountain experiences on the planet.

Whistler Blackcomb’s overarching environmental goal is to one day achieve a zero operating footprint. The company takes steps towards reaching this goal by focusing on energy conservation initiatives and waste reduction programs. While there is still a long way to go, Whistler Blackcomb believes in an “every step counts” philosophy and works hard to empower both staff and guests to work towards a greener future. 

“We are very grateful and humbled to be recognized,” says Arthur DeJong, Whistler Blackcomb’s Mountain Planner and Environmental Resource Manager. “Being so close to nature in Whistler, we understand that what we do to nature we do to ourselves. The soul of a company is its purpose and our purpose is to one day have zero operating impacts on our natural environment. It is our hope for guests who visit Whistler Blackcomb to become inspired by our enactments, leading them to make sustainable choices in their own homes and communities.”

Whistler Blackcomb received recognition for three new energy conservation projects for the 2010/2011 ski season representing over 1.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) in electrical savings. The energy saved translates to the equivalent amount of power it takes to run 74 homes in British Columbia for one year. The energy conservation projects included:

  • A behavioral program in partnership with the province’s energy supplier, BC Hydro, to reduce energy use in all on-mountain buildings
  • A Continuous Optimization program at the Roundhouse Lodge to save an estimated seven per cent in energy, and
  • An efficient lighting project in Whistler Blackcomb’s staff housing.

Prior to these initiatives, Whistler Blackcomb saved more than 4.5 million kWh per year through its existing programs.

Whistler Blackcomb also received special recognition for its involvement in the Fitzsimmons Creek Run-of-River project which was launched in December 2009. Located in the middle of the ski area underneath the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, the hydro-powered renewable energy plant, created in partnership with Innergex Renewable Energy and Ledcor Power Group produces 33 gigawatt hours of hydro electricity every year. The Run-of-River project returns to the grid the equivalent of the annual power consumption of Whistler Blackcomb’s entire ski area including lifts, mountain restaurants, and snowmaking.

Canada’s Greenest Employers competition has been running since 2007 and is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers project in partnership with Mediacorp Canada Inc. Applicants were judged on a variety of criteria, including uniqueness, success and longevity of environmental initiatives, as well as employee and community engagement.

This year, The Globe and Mail newspaper has published a national report on the nation’s most environmentally conscious employers in celebration of Earth Day. The Greenest Employers are also recognized online at

For more information on Whistler Blackcomb’s environmental story, please visit

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ride the Town Limit

Goderich Town Limit Ride from Jeremy Penn on Vimeo.

Join Us!! Every Tuesday bicyclist meet at 5:30pm at the East St Station in Goderich to ride the perimeter of the town. All Ages, and All bicycle types are welcome to join!
8 km in 45 minutes
See more activities at the East St Station website.

Music Artist - Huevos Rancheros
Song - What a Way to Run a Railroad

Monday, April 18, 2011

People Film's Good Look teaser

Good Look Trailer from PEOPLE FILMS (The People Crew) on Vimeo.

People is back at it again with our 2011 release GOOD LOOK. Filmed in HD digital video around the globe and showcasing the most progressive snowboarding from individuals with heart and personality, GOOD LOOK is: JP Walker, Eero Niemela, Eric Jackson, Joe Sexton, Simon Chamberlain, Shaun McKay, Lauri Heiskari, Heikki Sorsa, Aaron Biittner, Torstein Horgmo, and friends.

Sponsored By: Transworld Snowboarding, DC, K2 Snowboarding, Thirty Two, Etnies, Lib Tech, Oakley, Nike Snowboarding, Nomis, Dakine, Bond, and Stepchild Snowboards.

Directed by: Pierre Minhondo, Justin Eeles, and Sam Hiltner

Friday, April 15, 2011

Goderich town limit bicycle ride

Bicycle enthusiast meet at The East Street Station in Goderich, Ontario every Tuesday night in a friendly group bicycle ride of the town perimeter, 8 km in 45 minutes. All bicycle types are suitable.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Early Bird Bike Park Season Pass and Triple Play Cards on Sale April 15

WHISTLER, BCApril 13, 2011 – Snow may still be falling at Whistler Blackcomb but, with spring just around the corner, mountain bike enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the Whistler Mountain Bike Park opening, scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2011.

“Our team is hard at work getting ready for the 2011 Bike Park season and this summer is looking to be one of the best yet,” says Brian Finestone, Bike Park Manager for Whistler Blackcomb. “With snow still covering the trails, it’s going to be a real chore to dig them out this year but the anticipation of bike season fuels us. A lot of great work was done last fall upgrading some popular trails as well as creating Scottish Hammer and Fade to Black; all of which will soon be uncovered for our riders to enjoy.”

Early Bird Bike Park Season Passes and Triple Play Cards go on sale April 15 for $485 CDN and $134.95 CDN (plus HST) respectively. Riders who purchase their Season Passes and Cards before May 31 will save $40 off a the regular Seasons Pass rate while Triple Play Card purchasers will receive an additional free day for use before June 24. Guests who purchase a Season Pass or Triple Play Card are also eligible for additional discounts including 20 per cent off food at the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) and Roundhouse Lodge, 20 per cent off retail at Garbanzo Bike & Bean, and 20 per cent off rentals at Garbanzo Rentals and the new Whistler Mountain Bike Park Demo CentreGuests looking to purchase can visit call 1-800-766-0449Once the Whistler Mountain Bike Park trail crew finish digging out the lower half of the bike park, construction will begin on the most unbelievable Slopestyle course in Crankworx history. This year Kokanee Crankworx takes place, July 16-24, 2011.

Between now and Kokanee Crankworx there are plenty of exciting bike related things to put on the to-do list. The Crud 2 Mud Downhill race will be back again on May 29, 2011 with registration beginning on April 25, 2011. A new high performance demo centre in the Carleton Lodge will allow guests to demo a selection of 14 high performance downhill bike models from eight different brands. 

Lift and lodging packages are available including four night accommodation and a three day bike park ticket from just $90 CDN per person per night. For more information about last minute deals and packages visit

Despite the quickly approaching Whistler Mountain Bike Park opening, skiers and riders can continue to enjoy the third snowiest winter season on record. Winter operations continue through to April 25 on Whistler Mountain and May 23 on Blackcomb Mountain. More information on the weather conditions and spring accommodation deals and packages can be found by visiting


Snow Base of 372 cm (146 in.), 1483 (585 in.) Cumulative Snowfall = Incredible Conditions

WHISTLER, BCApril 13, 2011 – Blackcomb Mountain’s operations have been extended to May 30, 2011 to accommodate incredible skiing and riding conditions. Forty-seven (47) days of skiing and riding remain in the season at Whistler Blackcomb, offering one of the longest seasons in North America.

“This winter has been incredible for skiers and snowboarders but people are definitely ready for spring,” says Doug MacFarlane, Whistler Blackcomb mountain operations manager. “Goggle tans, Gaper Days and Slush Cups are all classic elements of spring skiing and riding and we haven’t been able to enjoy any of these with the mid-winter conditions that keep pummeling the mountains. The decision to keep Blackcomb Mountain open one week longer so we can all enjoy some of the best spring conditions we’ve ever had; it’s a no brainer.”

When spring does arrive it will be celebrated in style in Whistler with gorgeous conditions, great deals and fun events.

  • Eleven centimeters, three inches away (as of Wednesday, April 13) from this season becoming the second snowiest season on record. Current cumulative snowfall this season: 1483cm (585 in.). Second snowiest season on recorded: 1494cm (588 in.) which was last season.
  • A snow base of almost four metres, the spring skiing and riding will be the best in years.

  • EDGE Cards: ski/ride the rest of this season, unlimited days, and receive six days next season for $398 CDN (plus tax) through the spring EDGE Card offer, if purchased by May 6.
  • 2011.2012 Season Pass: ski/ride unlimited days this spring for $49 CDN (plus tax) by putting $199 CDN towards next season’s pass, paying the balance in the fall.
  • Ski and Stay packages are available from $86 CDN per person, per night through April 24.


 For more information about Whistler Blackcomb, additional events and up to the minute conditions visit

Sunday, April 10, 2011

[Video] Smolik Says...

Smolik Says Do Your Best Trick on the Rail at Horseshoe Valley Resort

Thursday, April 7, 2011


 WHISTLER, BCApril 7, 2011 – Whistler Blackcomb has claimed the title of “Favorite Overall Resort” in’s Visitors Choice Awards for the second year in a row. The Visitor’s Choice Awards are an annual list of favorite resorts as ranked by user ratings from the site’s 3.4 million monthly unique visitors.

“We are thrilled with this accolade,” says Stuart Rempel, Senior VP of Marketing and Sales for Whistler Blackcomb. “The reviews posted to really speak to the full mountain experience Whistler Blackcomb offers. This season has been incredible and we are well on our way to reaching our second snowiest season ever. With 1442cm of snowfall to date, and 45cm in the past week, the spring skiing conditions are excellent. There is still plenty of great skiing and riding to be had this season with Blackcomb Mountain open until May 23. Guests still have time experience this unbelievable place for themselves at great spring prices.”

Users rated resorts across North America on a scale of one to five in five categories: overall experience, nightlife, family-friendliness, downhill terrain and terrain park. For the Visitors Choice Awards, the team picked the resorts with a minimum number of reviews and the top average score in each category to receive honours. honoured each of the winners on April 6 at the Mountain Travel Symposium in Beaver Creek, Colo. This is the second consecutive year Whistler Blackcomb has received this award. also named users’ top regional picks in the Far West, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific Northwest and Rockies. Whistler Blackcomb ranked “Best Overall” from the Pacific Northwest region.

 Whistler Blackcomb received high praise from OnTheSnow users. One voter stated: “I've skied Whistler in multiple visits, from deep winter to true spring conditions and have had a blast every moment,” while another wrote, “Major vertical, so much space, immaculate facilities, great staff. If you love the slopes, this place is a must.”
 For the full result listings, including regional category award winners, and more information about the top resorts, please visit

To book your spring vacation to the top ski resort in North America and to take advantage of great spring deals such as four nights accommodation and three days of skiing from $86 per person per night, visit

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Peckers Flashing Around My Yard

Saw some woodpeckers flight around the front yard so I snapped some picts. I quickly realized that it was great light for taking some others.  The first picture was taken a couple of days ago, looking through one of Milli's favourite toys a traffic cone!


The Art of Flight

The snowboard movie 'The Art of Flight' is set for release in September 2011. Filmed in locations like Jackson Hole, Alaska, Aspen, Patagonia and British Columbia, it followsTravis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Muller, Gigi Ruf, DCP and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport of snowboarding to unimaginable levels. From the producers of 'That's It, That's All', 'The Art of Flight' brings snowboarding entertainment to a new level.

Red Bull

Friday, April 1, 2011

@quiksilver Down Low Video

Quiksilver Down Low 2011 from Jeremy Penn on Vimeo.

Quiksilver Down Low at Moonstones Outback terrain park.

Good times were had, with some awesome Ontario talent ripping it up!!!!