4H Youth Ag Summit

I had the opportunity to photograph the 2013 4H Youth Ag Summit held in Calgary last week. It was a week of photographing delegates, mentors and speakers as well a Stampede breakfast held at the Calgary Stampede grounds.

Photographing conventions and events that goes on for several days is one of the most interesting and challenging tasks. Each day you want to produce photographs that does not look the same as the previous day, so to keep your images fresh, you will need to dive into your creative imagination and find unusual angels on an daily basis.

One task of photographing the event was also to photograph each delegate with their THREE objectives. Below is a collage of the participants and their sign with their objectives.


Highway of Tears

A sign of 25-year-old Nicole Hoar of Red Deer, AB, where she was last seen while hitchhiking along Yellowhead 16 Hwy by the Gauthier Road intersection during a trip from Prince George to Smithers, B.C., June 21, 2002

Disappearance of female hitchhiker Nicole Hoar

I was sent up to Prince George in 2002 to do an indepth story with reporter Deborah Tetley of the disappearance of Nicole Hoar. We spent a day with the family, RCMP and then drove from Prince George up to Smithers to interview people she was meeting and after that we visited her tree planting friends in a forestry camp outside Prince George.

Below is a few links to recent stories in regards of the Highways of Tears that has been in the news this October 2010.

Vancouver Sun

Justice ministers vow action on missing women

Following a meeting of Canada’s justice ministers in Vancouver, the group vowed Friday 


Times Colonist

Justice ministers vow action on missing women

Federal and provincial ministers of justice wrapped up a two-day conference in 



Justice ministers vow action on missing women

18 women and girls went missing along the infamous “Highway of Tears” since 1990 . Photo Credit: Mikael Kjellstrom, Calgary Herald files