lundi 13 août 2018

RAFAEL NADAL - THE CHAMPION



RAFAEL NADAL - THE CHAMPION
By Bernard Bujold - 
The Number 1 in the world RAFAEL NADAL won the tennis Rogers Cup 2018, his fourth title in Canada since his first in 2005 against André Agassi in Montreal. 
Since then, 13 years later, Nadal became an established champion in the tennis world. 
I followed Nadal since his beginning and I even had the pleasure to take pictures of him many times over the years and at his beginning in 2005. 
Over the years, Nadal became a better tennis player but he never changed regarding his personality and his friendly manners with his fans and friends. 
Only one bad development is his age. 
Indeed at 32 years old, observers and he himself, are starting to think about his eventual retirement... Time go too fast! 
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vendredi 10 août 2018

MARIA SHARAPOVA AND THE ART OF TENNIS


MARIA SHARAPOVA AND THE ART OF TENNIS 
By Bernard Bujold - 
Maria Sharapova is a great tennis champion and one could see that by looking to her play on the tennis court. Some days you win, other you loose but the talent is always there. 
I had great pleasure taking pictures of her during her visit to Montreal for the 2018 Rogers Cup. 
One could resume the tennis game in this sentence: " You have to play the ball of the moment. Forget the last ball as well as the next one and focus on the ball in front of you." 
Tennis philosophy is also the best way to live the ordinary life, professional and personal. 
Live the "NOW" moment! 
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jeudi 9 août 2018

EUGENIE BOUCHARD - THE QUEBECOISE AND TENNIS



EUGENIE BOUCHARD - THE QUEBECOISE AND TENNIS - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
Eugenie Bouchard makes me think of Jacques Villeneuve! She has a charisma that the media loves; she looks great; knows her sport well but she does not win! 
The reason? Only God knows... 
Yet on the field, Eugenie has nothing to envy to other players otherwise luck! But God knows that without luck, nothing is possible even with a lot of talent and continuous efforts! 
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MARIA SHARAPOVA AND HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY: UNSTOPPABLE- MY LIFE SO FAR


MARIA SHARAPOVA : UNSTOPPABLE - MY LIFE SO FAR 
By Bernard Bujold 
The tennis champion MARIA SHARAPOVA loves Montréal and... she is also my tennis idol! For one, her book UNSTOPPABLE - MY LIFE SO FAR is the best book ever written about tennis. It is in the same category as OPEN by André Agassi. 
I love so much the Maria's book that I asked her to sign it after her Tuesday tennis game at the Rogers Cup and she accepted... (Tuesday August 7 -2018) 
One could say that I am now her fan for life! 
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TENNIS CUP ROGERS 2018 - MONTREAL


TENNIS CUP ROGERS 2018 - MONTREAL 
By Bernard Bujold -
The 2018 Rogers Cup tennis tournament took place between Monday, August 6, 2018 and Sunday, August 12. 
Unfortunately for the organizers, the rain was also at the event... but after the rain, always comes the sun! 
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lundi 6 août 2018

POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN QUEBEC



POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN QUEBEC - 
By Bernard Bujold - 
Political violence is not a new phenomenon and while many media criticize the polarization of citizens around the world in the face of politics, violence and division have existed since the beginning of time either in Roman times with Julius Caesars; French against Marie Antoinette; the two World Wars; or Americans and their conflicts since the creation of their country. 
Quebec has nothing to envy to others and we find here many cases of violence, be it the events of October 1970 or the Red Squares in 2012. But the most violent moment in terms of history is without question the destruction by fire in the Old Montreal of the Parliament of Canada on April 25, 1849 by the protesters. The citizens disputed the decision of the government in place to financially compensate the patriots. The Parliament building was attacked and burned! 
The Pointe-à-Callière Museum has been showcasing the site for some years now and until September (2018) an exhibition of the excavations pieces is on display at the Montreal Town Hall. 
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