A selection of recent articles written by Stephen Weir and published in newspapers, magazine and websites. The articles are posted in chronological order
ONTARIO MINING COMPANY INVESTS IN YACHT AND SUBMARINE
Dive Press Release Monday at stephen.weir.com. Stories based on press releases received by Stephen Weir - as featured on Facebook and Linked In
Last year an Ontario mining corporation told the investment community that it was going to buy an Hawaiian based 54ft luxury yacht and a couple of submarines. On Friday the travel trade learned that the Avery Claire has begun providing the Hawaiian Islands with a one-of-a-kind cruise experience - above and below the water! In May 2014 Toronto's Zara Resources Inc announced that it had acquired recreational marine assets comprising two recreational submarines, a 10 year lease on a luxury yacht named Avery Claire, and the website www.LuxAquatica.com offering luxury yacht and diving services for the sum of just $500,000. In a press release, Zara describes their acquisition this way: "The Avery Claire is a luxury yacht based in Honolulu, Hawaii with three air conditioned staterooms, a multipurpose sunroof deck capable of landing helicopters, and a submarine loading bay. The yacht has been featured in the popular TV series Hawaii Five-O and is intended to be used for recreational activities such as sunset cruises, snorkeling, and scuba diving." "The Avery Claire is a fully certified diving support vessel, and is equipped with diving equipment including air compressors and first aid and oxygen aid apparatus. The newly modified recreational submarines are also located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and are designed to be launched from the Avery Claire. They have recently been modified to accommodate three passengers, and are intended to offer recreational exploration of the ocean in depths from 20 to 125 feet for up to 6 hours". Now a year later the Lux Aquatica Hawaii has just unveiled the Avery Claire as a beautiful Hawaiian yacht available for a unique cruise experience that includes a three-person exploration submarine.
"Depending on your desires, we customize either the most serene, beautiful and perfect leisure experience that yachting has to offer -- or pure excitement with a shot of adrenalin. Passengers see dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles and humpback whales in season, and unforgettable sunsets. Those seeking more action and adventure can jump right into the submarine for the most exciting ride of their life," said Captain John Morton. According to press release issued by Lux "The yellow exploration submarine is equipped with scuba diving equipment. It accommodates a pilot and two passengers and is launched from the yacht to explore depths from 20-125 feet to enjoy a private underwater tour of the grand Hawaiian ocean." "Every passenger receives movie star treatment at competitive prices. In fact, our Hollywood icon 'Hawaii 5-O' featured the Avery Claire and spotlighted its beauty," said Captain Morton. Yes it is once again press release Monday on Stephen Weir's facebook page.
Canada’s Biggest City Building Canada’s Biggest Aquarium
By Stephen Weir Believe It or Not Toronto is finally going to have an aquarium. Work has already begun on a new building at the base of the world famous CN Tower. Even though it will be two years before the first Sand Tiger Shark and Carpenter Shark (sawfish) move into Shark Lagoon, three levels of government have already laid out the welcome mat for Ripley Entertainment, the owners of the future aquarium which is scheduled to open in 2013. At a late August press conference Canadian entrepreneurs, Jim Pattison Senior and Junior, officially launched the construction project. The Jim Pattison Group, one of the country’s largest private companies, owns Ripley Entertainment (Ripley’s Believe It or Not), and operates aquariums in both Tennessee and South Carolina. The new Toronto aquarium project has strong financial support and redevelopment monies from the Federal Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto…
Caribbean Vibration TV Alain Arthur 14-years on TV By Stephen Weir for the Caribbean Camera Every Saturday afternoon
for the past 14-years Alain Arthur has been warmly welcomed into hundreds of thousands
of households across Canada. He never gets old, he never gets fat (although wonder
where that hair went anyway?) and he always has positive, fun stories to tell
us about Caribbean Canadian culture. Not seen the show?
This Saturday at 5.30 pm. Omni TV will be airing the best travel stories of
2017 with visits to Trinidad, St Vincent, Dominica, Barbados and the
Bahamas.On the last Saturday of the
year Omni will be airingthe best Caribbean Vibration 2017 celebrity interviews,
including up close and personal chats with Machel Montana, PJ Puffy and many
other Soca stars. Caribbean Vibration TV for this year. The
show has a huge following not just on the Omni network, where each episode
is aired twice every week, but, it also runs five times a week on the
CaribVision Network in 14 different Cari…
15 year old model Emily Graham and artist/aunt
Heather Graham flank M’s portrait - Herman Custodio By Stephen Weir - for Brampton Guardian - Over a hundred art lovers attend a rare triple exhibition launch and
free reception at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) on Sunday. Now
open at the Brampton gallery is a contemporary art exhibition, an Inuit doll
show and an poetry / art installation created by Stephen Lewis and Seneca
College art students.