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First troop today as a newly approved member of the 501st.  We gathered at Oshawa ComicCon, just east of Toronto Ontario.  I had  a ton of fun making kids of all ages smile, testing out my armor, and getting into character ahead of the Toronto ComicCon next weekend.

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Toronto Comicon March 15-17 2019.  The 501st was out in force along with the Rebels.  We had a great time with our Jabba set up and the new Moisture Vaporator addition.  Lots of money raised for Make a Wish, and lots of smiling fans!  My first con ever as a guest OR a trooper.

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I was a photographer for the Celebrity panels as my good friend was the moderator for them.  I had Dan Fogler (Hutch from Fanboys!) sign a limited edition Stormtrooper skateboard for us as part of our raffle (that's me in the middle):

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The winners were thrilled.  I had a good chance to talk with them.  They're a whole family of geeks :)  The kid said "You should see our house.  The walls are covered in hats and posters" and the mom said "Oh, this is going on our wall!"

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March 24th  - Hamilton Heritagecon 13 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.  Not our typical crowd but as everywhere, lots of Star Wars fans came out of the woodwork and kids were smiling.  Picked up a sick Cantina Scene model kit.


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Thanks all.  At least 2 more troops next month.
 


And I’m looking forward to reading them - these are some excellent pics - go forth and conquer Trooper!!!
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April 13th 2019 - The Princess Ball in Toronto.  Huge money raised for make a wish, and huge smiles on the faces of lots of little princesses!  Rey gets more attention than Vader!

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April 20th 2019 - Barrie Comic Con.  Another small collectors show.  Lots of fun hunting for stuff and talking with LARPers, and of course smiling kids of all ages.

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May 2nd 2019 -  TD Spring Leadership Conference in Toronto.  In exchange for the armed guards, they're writing a cheque to Make a Wish.  7AM start... 

A warm up for the 2 troops on May 4th!

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May the 4th - 2nd of 2.  The Rec Room in Toronto.  All proceeds went to Make a Wish.

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And here are my kids!  My son is the Jawa.  For some reason he didn't put on his gloves...

 

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May 28 2019:  Toronto Blooms - Fundraiser for kids camps.

Vader and his escort were out in force (small F) for this one.  We escorted a Last Jedi poster that had been signed by all the cast (including Mark and Carrie) to the stage for the auction.



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June 2nd 2019 - Mississauga Ontario Star Wars toys/collectibles sale.  I somehow managed to only spend $24. 

Featured guests were Chris Parsons, who played 4-LOM and K-3PO as well as snow and stormtroopers in ESB, and Jim Swearingen who was one of the original Kenner employees who designed a ton of the toys we all love (and was featured in "The Toys That Made Us".

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Troop #13 June 23rd Toronto Pride Parade.  We marched along with the Rebels as part of the FanExpo group.  Well over a million people lined the streets.  Lots of media coverage and exposure.

 

I got to be one of the flag bearers.

 

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Hmmm... Haven't updated this in a while...

August was an insane month (umm, still is!), so here we go:

 

July 13th - McMaster Children's Hospital NICU Fundraiser. 

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Aug 9th - Ronald McDonald House Toronto

Aug 10th - Toronto Bricks in the Six

Aug 17th - Waterloo Airport Open House

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Aug 19th (first of 2) - Fan Expo Canada day at the CNE

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Aug 19th (2nd of 2) - Fan Expo/Lego display unveiling at Toronto Union Station

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Aug 22nd - Canadian Citizenship Ceremony at Fan Expo (welcomed 90 new Canadian citizens at their swearing in ceremony)

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Aug 22nd - Fan Expo Toronto

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Aug 23rd - Breakfast Television (City TV Toronto) promoting the 501st, our charity work etc. and our presence at Fan Expo

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Aug 23rd - Fan Expo Toronto

Aug 24th - Fan Expo Toronto

Aug 25th - Fan Expo Toronto

 

Pics to come...

Upcoming troop on Aug 30th for Star Wars Day at the Blue Jays game in Toronto.  That will make 12 in a month.
 

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