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Winter Wonderland
Feb 7, 2009
Winter Wonderland
Junkyard Symphony's Winter Wonderland opened to the neighborhood of Katimivik for the first weekend of February. Built by Junkyard Jonny using snow and ice, the castle was a beautiful sight and was well received by the children of the Kanata neighborhood who had a ball sliding down the slide, playing in the two towers and running up and down the stairs.

Mary and Jonny
Nov 23, 2008
Proctor and Gamble
Junkyard Symphony's Junkyard Jonny and Landil Lil enjoyed a superb show at the Empire Theatre in Belleville for Proctor and Gamble's children's Christmas party. Proctor and Gamble own the Cheer detergent company so they were quite pleased to learn that one of Junkyard Symphony's main prop is a Cheer detergent box.

Nanjing Clown Festival
Oct 1, 2008
Nanjing Euro-Americas Clown Festival
Junkyard Symphony's Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony enjoyed a week on the other side of the planet teaching the Chinese what the word "cheer" means and havinga ball with 47 other performers from Europe, the United States and Canada. Performing on the main stage in front of 2000 people twice a day was quite a challenge, but they succeeded in capturing the audience's love none the less.
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Sanderson
Sept 14, 2008
Sanderson Centre
Junkyard Symphony's Junkyard Jonny and Speedy Spence performed a small southern Ontario tour starting off at Ridley College in St. Catherines, Mohawk College in Hamilton and then finishing the tour at the prestigious Sanderson Centre in Brantford. The Centre was built in 1919 as a Vaudeville theatre, was transformed into a cinema, then eventually became a music theatre. It is perhaps one of the most extravagant places that Junkyard Symphony has ever played. Visit sandersoncentre.ca

Brockton Buskerfest
Aug 17, 2008
Brockton Buskerfest
The town of Walkerton in the Region of Brockton had it's first busker festival this year, however, unlike traditional busker festivals where the buskers ask for money at the end of the show, this busker festival was paid for by the town as a gift to the community. The day was hot but so were the shows. JYS also played at the Dirt Pigs softball tournament the next day.
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Potatofest
Aug 8,9 2008
Potato Fest
For the third year in a row Junkyard Symphony visited Potato Fest in Alliston, Ontario. While it rained most of Saturday, Junkyard Jonny and Landfill Lil were able to pull off a great show once the drops stopped. They finished off the trip with a nice visit to the CN Tower in Toronto before heading home the next day.
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Deep River Summerfest
Aug 3, 2008
Deep River Summerfest
Lorne Whitlock gets jiggy with the Junkyard Symphony who opened for Tom Wilson and Stephen Fearing Sunday night at the Deep River Summerfest. Junkyard Symphony was a hit on the main stage getting the large crowd reved up with their awesome antics and radical rhythms. This photo is courtesy of the North Renfrew Times

Windsor Buskerfest
July 24, 2008
Windsor Buskerfest
Junkyard Jonny climbs the Ten Foot Teatering Tube Tower of Terror. Along with Dumpster Don and Trashcan Tony, Junkyard Symphony had a wonderful time in Windsor at the buskerfest performing some of their best shows ever. Although the festival had missed one year, it restarted with a new location, a good turnout, and managed to miss most of the rain that passed through Ontario that weekend.
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Saint John water tower
July 18, 2008
St. John Buskerfest
The trio had their first road trip of the summer to St. John in the new Junkmobile. The boardwalk was crowded as a cruise ship pulled into the harbour on Sunday and passengers took in some of the shows. JYS stopped in Nakawik, NB on the way home to see the world's biggest axe. It's big alright.
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Junk Car
July 1, 2008
The new Junkmobile
Thanks to all the votes from the Junkyard Fans, option 17 was the choice that seemed to be the most popular. Painted by Jesper Lind, the new car offers a touch of class mixed with the old flash. There's even a new slogan on the back. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES

Junk Toy
July 1, 2008
Paying tribute to the 1st Junkbomile
Junkyard Symphony would like to thank Wayne Nemeth of North Vancouver, British Columbia for creating this great toy rendition of Junkyard Symphony's first Junkmobile. The first Junkmobile actually orginated from Vancouver BC. It belonged to Grandpa and Grandma Olsen and was used on their many camping trips across Canada to visit the Olsen family in Ottawa. The van became famous in Ottawa when Jonny added the funky paint job to start a JYS tradition.

Junkmobile goes to the Junkyard

June 30, 2008
Junkmobile goes to the junkyard
Sadly, the 3rd Junkmobile in the history of Junkyard Symphony goes to the junkyard to be recycled. The van was a soldier of reliability and never once broke down on a road trip. The van will be greatly missed but we take heart in the knowledge that it will be recycled into a new automobile somewhere.
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A volunteer sticks plunger to his face

June 8, 2008
Junkyard Symphony
sells out in London

Performing at the Wolfe Performance Hall at the London Children's Festival, Junkyard Symphony sold out two back to back performances. Junkyard Jonny and Speedy Spence were treated like kings as they were put up at the extravagant Hilton Hotel and lavished with chocolate, gifts, and free movie passes. The air was hot that weekend, but Junkyard Symphony felt cool.
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Salvage Saint

June 1, 2008
Junkyard Jonny featured
in Ottawa Magazine

Looking for the dream eco-job? Turns out there's a glass dome of sorts on the budding market place, leading many determined earth stewards to invent work or take on the life of a small entrepeneur in order to match their values to their labour. These six enviro-conscious workers show how a green idea can blosom into a gratifying gig.
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Alma College burns.

May 28, 2008
Junkyard Symphony
too hot for St. Thomas

Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony passed by Alma College on their way to perform at Forest Park School in St. Thomas, Ontario on a beautiful Thursday afternoon. Jonny loved the design of the college and decided he needed to take pictures. It was was a great model for the future Junkyard Symphony School of Eco-Arts. But they were late for the show, so pictures would have to wait until the show was finished. Perhaps the show was too hot, because by the time Jonny and Tony got back to the college to take pictures several hours later, Alma College had burnt to the ground. What a terrible shame!
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