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Donald F. DutkowskiD
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Graduated Kitsilano High School in Vancouver, B.C.
Then attended The Vancouver School Of Arts.
A Graduate of Kalbfus (Kodak) College, Rochester, New York.
Graduate of The Gospel Ministry Institute, Monticello Georgia, U.S.A.
An Invited member of The Royal Photographic Society,
and a member of The Photographic Society of America.
He exhibited his works in Exhibitions and Salons in the United States, Mexico, Belgium, England, Germany, and in Switzerland.
Don became a Professional Photographer in 1951 and was a founding member of
The ProfessionalPhotographic Association of British Columbia.
As a P.P.A.B.C. he lectured his peers at seminars.
Don became a "World Class" photographer, meaning he was willing to travel anywhere.
In his travels he visited and recorded events and views at
Speakers' Corner (Hyde Park) London England;
Rembrandt Square in Amsterdam, Holland;
The Tokyo Tower-Tokyo Japan;
as well as in Zurich, Dusseldorf, Homburg, Hong-Kong,
Macao, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Spanish Costa-del-Sol, (El Hambra),
Madrid, Paris, Milan, Rome and the Vatican City.
He has also visited most of the states in the United States of America
and all of the provinces in Canada.
During his "roving" career he fulfilled assignments for the corporate head offices of;
Texaco Canada Ltd., Mr. Build (Canada) Ltd., Phillip Morris New York Inc.,
The Government of British Columbia, The Municipality of Richmond,
Delta Hotels Inc., The Co-Operators Insurance Services,
Mitsubishi Canada Ltd., A.C. Nielson Co. of Canada Ltd.,
Nielson U.S.A. Inc., The Law Society of British Columbia,
Ikea Canada, and Ebco Industries.
In 1970 he photographed Expo'70 for The 3M company of Canada.
In 1986 he photographed Expo, 86 for the Richmond News.
In 1990 he photographed The First International Conference of
Very Special Arts International and Saori Hand Weaving Collective in Japan.
Some of the notables he associated with, and photographed are;
Danny Kaye, Sammy Davis, Jimmy Durante, Louis Armstrong,
Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Desmond, Dave Brubeck,
Frankie Laine, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan,
Prince Mara of Fiji, Prime Minister Muldoon of New Zealand,
H.R.H. The Aga Khan, World Model Monica Schnarre,
Mother Teresa, Sheila Walsh, Buddy green,
John Henderson, Zig Zigler, and many others, both famous and infamous.
Dons images have appeared in all of the Vancouver lower mainland newspapers,
as well as on the covers of Beautiful B.C. Magazine, Western Living Magazine,
Mercury Publications, and in Furniture Today.
Dutkowski Studios operated in the Richmond/Vancouver area for many years,
specializing in Fine Portraiture, Fashion, and Dance.
Don took time out from his photographic career to become a
proficient winemaker and taster.
Indeed so much so that he was employed as a writer
on the subject for Western Living Magazine.
He also wrote and published a Canadian "best seller" in technical books.
The title was "Canadian Winemakers Guide".
For this, and other contributions to the wine industry, in 1979,
he was Knighted "Sir Donald" by The California Assemblage of
The Universal Order of the Knights of the Vine.
Feeling a lack of "completeness in his life" Don enrolled in
The Gospel Ministry Institute at Monticello Georgia were he earned a
ThB., a D.D., and a Certificate of Competence in Pastoral Counseling.
His studies and accomplishments satisfied his longing for academia.
At this time Don felt no need to utilize his new credentials.
There was ~ "no calling" .
Don and his wife moved to Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
were he opened Dutkowski Studios.
The photographic career flourished, but after over ten years,
boredom finally set in.
He began an all new career, this time using the internet, as a Research Consultant
with "Thinktank 2000".
"Finding the Answers to the Cause And Effects of World, International. And National Events".
His fields of expertise being Religions, Cults, and Secret Societies !
After a few months it became clear that the many questions being asked
were of a theological nature, and showed signs that the person
asking the questions was in mental distress.
Don abandoned Thinktank 2000 and began a new web based location called
Don was still answering questions about Religions, Cults, and Secret Societies
but now able to allow the inquirer to ask more questions, and to go
deeper in to the problem if one exists.
Don was then able to help the inquirers solve the problems, or at least redirect the inquirer to someone who can.
By June of the year 2000 the web site Hope-Eternal.Com had developed
in to a world wide ministry.
Inquirers, and "the hurting" from across Canada, the U.S.A., England, Israel,
Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Egypt, Thailand, Argentina,
The Netherlands, Brazil, Portugal, the Philippines, and many other countries,
had contacted Don Dutkowski at Hope-Eternal.Com with a myriad of inquiries.
In March of 2002 Hope-Eternal.Com was updated and moved to a new server
devoid of all advertising.
The Internet Ministry Toughlove.Faithweb.Com was born.
The web site has a translator that can instantly translate the site from English to
German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Each page has a number of communication devices that allows the viewer to interact
with Don at any time using his or her keyboard.
When Don is not "on line" the message is transferred to E-mail so he can return the communication as soon as possible.
The web site also has a "Research & Links" page that many reader/viewers
are using as their home, or start page
In past years Dons motto was "Festina Lente" ~ "Hurry Slowly".
That motto is now "Marana Tha" !
Don now suggests we all begin to greet each other with the ancient Christian
"Marana Tha " ~~~ "HE Is Coming !"
If You Have A Headset You Can Talk