An award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in countless editions of The Lake Report, Dave van de Laar has unveilled a new calendar for the year 2024, featuring stunning snapshots from across Niagara-on-the-Lake.
This is van de Laar’s first time producing a calendar, though it’s something residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake have been asking him to put together for a few years now.
“I love taking pictures of the downtown area and that’s what my calendar is about,” he said. “Mainly the downtown core. I walk down there quite a bit.”
Van de Laar chose 12 images of NOTL that evoke nostalgia for the town’s history and showcase its beauty, such as a scenic autumn view of Queens Royal Beach, the storefronts of Queen Street, or the grand, historic homes of Old Town.
He particularly enjoyed going out during the autumn and winter seasons to take photographs: some of the subjects of these months include the Royal George Theatre on a cold blue night, the snow-covered Fanny Rowley House, and the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre against a golden twilight.
“I had lots to choose from,” he said of those photos.
Since announcing the arrival of his 2024 calendar, van de Laar said the demand has been more than he expected, which has made his foray into this new project a great experience.
“I think the best part of it is I’ve had a great reception. I think it looks great,” he said.
Each calendar costs $20 and they are currently available for pickup. To place an order for a calendar, you can contact Dave van de Laar at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 289-219-1912.
For more information and to see what this 2024 calendar looks like, you can visit davehvandelaar.com/calendar.