22days since
UWaterloo's Canada Day

Carlos Simoes
 
Kite Builder &
Wind Climber Kite Club Past President

 
I began flying kites in 1988. I was hooked the very first time I flew a stunt kite. After years of collecting kites, I learned to sew my first kite at a 1994 workshop hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Wind Climber Kite Club. Soon after that I became an active member of the club. I helped organize several kite flying events and workshops. I was also editor of the club newsletter for several years. Most recently I was the kite club president for over eight years.
 
As a kite enthusiast, I also contribute event articles to AKA Kiting Magazine and some online magazines such as  Kitelife and Gomberg Kites Updates. My articles include a story on Robert Brasington and another on a sewing technique known as appliqué. I also have an extensive Picasa photo album full of kiting events that I have attended.
 
After years of making multi line kites, and single line kites, I now concentrate more on original artwork for single line kites. I also enjoy creating new inflatable designs. Sometimes for our kite club workshops and sometimes just for personal satisfaction.
 
My kite travels have taken me to festivals and flying locations all over Ontario, Quebec and far beyond. Click on the high lighted cities that follow and you will see more of the kite articles articles that I have written. I have attended kiting events in  Niagara Falls, NY, Ocean City, MD; Melbourne, FL; Baddeck NS; Dieppe NB; Varennes QC, Verdun, QC; Saint-Honore, QC;    Swift Current, SK and Thunder Bay, ON.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                
Below are just some of the kites I have made over the years  Email me if you have any questions
 
 
 
 
 

Nine butterflies. I hand them out at events to form a fun "Butterly Migration"

10 ft tall Midi Poppy Pointer

9 ft tall Crayons right out of the crayon box!

Celtic Dogs, the most applique I have ever done on a kite.

 
 
   

7 1/2 ft high Club Rokkaku. Great fun in a Rok Battle!

 15 ft high spinning Baskets. Ground bouncers that spin in the direction of the arrow.

 8 ft tall inflatable Spikes. The most children friendly inflatables around!

Clown fish and Tube Radio Genkis..Antique radios are another fun hobby of mine

I designed this Seahorse with Lucy Jonkman & Kerry St Dennis for our 2007 WC workshop

I designed this Dory Fish with Lucy Jonkman & Kerry St Dennis for our 2008 WC workshop

I designed this Chicken with Lucy Jonkman & Kery St Dennis for our  2009 WC workshop 

I designed this single line Bat Kite for our 2010 WC Workshop 

 
 
 
             I also have some larger show piece kites for the big aerial display!
 
 
 
 

My train of ten foot tall seahorse

Cherub/Cherubina

Twenty foot tall Peter Lynn Bear

Forty Six foot long Peter LynnTrilobite

 
 
 

 Cool coloured 30 foot long Peter Lynn inflatable fish

 Rainbow coloured 30 foot long Peter Lynn inflatable fish

Hot coloured 30 foot long Peter Lynn inflatable fish

A 30 foot long Clown Fish designed  by Berhard Dingwerth

With my 252 Sutton Flowform I can easliy lift all four fish!

Great display at Varennes, Quebec 2011

The Fish fly together

The perfect day!