Portraits


Peter Milliken, the Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands from 1988 until 2011 when he retired, sits in his home office on March 2, 2021 in Elginburg. “I think it might be a record,” says Milliken. “Sir John A (McDonald) was a member of parliament longer but it wasn’t always in Kingston. He was defeated here one time and represented Victoria for four years.” For his last four terms, he also served as the Speaker of the House and in 2009, he became the longest serving Canadian House of Commons speaker in history. Although Milliken was a member of the Liberal party, his last two terms as the speaker were under minority Conservative governments. By the time he retired, Milliken had served more than 10 years as the speaker of the House. He was also known in the House of Commons for being fair and for his witty humour. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
Kingston Town Crier - Chris Whyman
On August 29, 2019, Chris Whyman, the city of Kingston Town Crier officially declares September 3, 2019 the Rotary Nut Drive Day in Kingston. The Rotary Nut Drive is a three-hour door-to-door blitz fundraising event done annually by the Rotary Clubs of Kingston and first year Queen’s University engineering students. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
Josh and Amanda were married in Ottawa on June 2, 2018. It was a small but beautiful wedding. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
A forger demonstrates his skills at an historic village in Sweden on May 23, 2019. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
A young mother and her child pose for the camera in the small town of Machame, close to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania on December 14, 2018. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
Eloise Unruh, our first granddaughter visiting us in Warsaw, Poland on May 31, 2014 while I was serving at the Canadian Embassy there. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
Eloise Unruh, our oldest granddaughter before her first dance recital on May 28, 2017. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
Rob Colwell on his Cara Mia V at the Kingston Yacht Club on Pctober 8, 2020. Colwell has been sailing since 1962, when he was a young boy. He and his wife Alevia have owned a number of sailboats over the years. They acquired Cara Mia V in 2007 and have been racing her at the Kingston Yacht Club ever since. The first Cara Mia was owned by Alevia’s grandfather, and Cara Mia III and IV were owned by Alevia’s father. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
Major Marian Słowinski, a Polish veteran of WW II, celebrates his one hundredth birthday in Warsaw, Poland on May 8, 2019. He is accompanied here by Lieutenant-General Mika, the commander of General Command of the Polish Armed Forces in Warsaw. After WW II, Major Słowinski worked for twenty-five years at the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw. He loves Canada, which he calls “his second home” and he has been an inspiration to generations of Canadians working at the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
Maud Morin from Val-Morin, Que., works at her craft on March 9, 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Morin came to spend the week in Odessa, Ontario to share her passion for her craft with a like-minded group of ladies. “We used to have a sheep farm so I never had time to travel like this but now I have time to travel to practice my craft and make new friends”, she says. “I’m knitting with our own wool. Even though we don’t have the farm anymore, I know where to buy the right wool,” she adds. Photo by Daniel Geleyn
Kevin Offord poses by his Kingston Trolley on September 19, 2020. Offord has been driving the Kingston Trolley for the last five years. The Covid-19 pandemic has also affected this popular Kingston attraction. “The normal capacity of the trolley is 35 people but now we are limited to 14” he says. But the demand continues to be high and Offord is often required to do more tours than he would normally be required. Photo by Daniel Geleyn