Horsies – Two days at Spruce Meadows covering the ‘National’

Mexico’s Nicolas Pizarro Suarez, atop Crossing Jordan, competes in the CN Reliability Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier during the ‘National’ in the International Ring at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta Saturday, June 8, 2013. The ‘National’ show jumping tournament took place at Spruce Meadows this past weekend. The annual competition opens the Spruce Meadows Summer […]

Recent work – mostly work photos

A stargazing self-portrait at Lake Okanagan in British Columbia Sunday, June 2, 2013. Here are a few single images from the last few weeks. All are for work – except one. The stargazing, with hands-on-hips, self-portrait (above) was taken during a recent four day getaway and was my first ever attempt at capturing the night’s […]

Wrestling is Shakespeare – WWE in Calgary

Randy Orton plays to the crowd during the WWE Raw live event at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Monday, May 27, 2013.  Wrestling is Shakespeare. (I know I know, but please bear with me) It’s often forgotten that Shakespeare wrote his plays to be performed for the masses. At the time they weren’t necessarily […]

On sacred ground – students honouring students

Cole Shaigec, grade 6 student at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, releases a butterfly in tribute to residential school students on the memorial grounds of St Joseph Industrial School, a Catholic residential school, south of Calgary, Alberta Wednesday, May 22, 2013.    As part of their Aboriginal Awareness Week studies, students from Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, visited the former site […]

Horses help soldiers suffering from post traumatic stress

Steve Critchley, military veteran who is one of two operators of the Can Praxis program. “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Winston Churchill The old British bulldog’s words could have specifically been uttered with Can Praxis in mind. Using horses, the Can […]

NHL returns – Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks

The Calgary Flames’ Mike Cammalleri, bottom, has to contend with San Jose Sharks Mark-Edouard’s  stick under his visor in front of goalie Antti Niemi during the third period of their NHL game at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta Sunday, January 20, 2013. The NHL is back. And so is the Calgary Flames’ pre-lockout form, […]