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Edmonton model Traci Tosczak poses for a photo in November 2009.
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Dr. John O'Connor poses for a photo above Fort Chipewyan, Alta. on August 25, 2010. O'Connor first voiced his concerns in 2006 of elevated levels of rare cancers and diseases with the residents of Fort Chipewyan which is downstream on the Athabasca river from oilsands industry in Fort McMurray.
Marcel Desjarlais, Crew Leader with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development wipes his brow after fighting forest fires for three days in a row. Marcel was at the south east corner of a fire near Fox Creek, Alta. on May 19, 2011.
The view through a night vision scope of Canadian solders on night patrol at Forward Operating Base Maiden 1 during Exercise Arctic Ram near Yellowknife on February 13, 2012. Approximately 1,500 Canadian soldiers and Rangers participated in Arctic Ram to re-familiarize the army with a harsh winter environment and to exercise Canada's Arctic sovereignty.
Sheldon Houle, Helitack Leader with Alberta Sustainable Resources Development shows a controlled burn in Slave Lake, Alta. on May 2, 2012.   Dry grass is burned away every spring in hazardous areas to reduce the risk of wildfires.
Judith Benson, librarian at the Alberta Legislature poses for a photo in the library of the Legislature building in Edmonton on August 21, 2012.
Neil Herbst, owner of Alley Kat Brewing Company poses for a photo in his brewery in Edmonton on August 27, 2012.
Will Munsey, volunteer Engineer for the Battle River Railway, poses for a photo in Forestburg, Alta. on December 1, 2012.  The BRR is a community-owned railway line between Camrose and Alliance, Alta. The new generation co-op purchased the 80-km short-line from CN in 2008 after they announced they were going to sell off the rails for scrap. By keeping the line active, local area farmers are able to save money and time transporting their grain. The co-op also turns a profit which it returns to it's shareholders and plans to offer tourism and oil transport in the future.
Saskatoon piano rock band The Pinch.

Patrick Roach a.k.a. Randy the Assistant Trailer Park Supervisor in the TV series Trailer Park Boys. Randy is famous for his 45.5" beer belly. 2006.

Allan Adam, Chief of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation looks out over lake Athabasca in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. on August 26, 2010. Adam remembers being able to dive off the dock and safely drink the water when we was a young boy.

Farmer Albert Wagner stands in his unharvested barley crop near Stony Plain, Alta. on September 22, 2010. Wagner says it will be a good year if we get some warmer weather to dry out the saturated crop so he can harvest it.

David Pritchard lives in Summerside suburbs and typically drives to the Century Park LRT station and then takes the train to work downtown in Edmonton on August 2011.

Fire investigator Captain Frank Krzanstek poses for a photo at Fire Station 2 in Edmonton on May 5, 2010.

Fire investigator Murray Steedsman poses for a photo at Fire Station 2 in Edmonton on May 5, 2010.

Derek Webb, of the Loyaist Lancers basketball team is known for his
anger during game time. 2005.

University of Alberta Pandas centre Alana Cabana has been hurt most of the season but is trying to heal up for playoffs. She poses for a photo at Clare Drake Arena in Edmonton on February 18, 2010.

Mikkel Arnston, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Alberta who is legally blind. He poses for a photo at the U of A on June 3, 2010.

Cody Altizer, 18, is reflected in the bathroom mirror of his home. Altizer was attacked by a police dog while on Whyte Ave celebrating the Edmonton Oilers victory last Friday and required eight stitches in his side. He has filed a complaint with the police department and has found a lawyer. 2006.

OTTAWA-05/08/06-STYLE Yoga teacher Anne Pitman of Santosha Yoga Centre uses raw chocolate beans mixed with honey in her classes. May 8, 2006.

Thomasz Machul, 16, has been accepted to play with the 1816 Munich Soccer Club in Germany. 2006.

Twenty-year-old Kyle Lamont with his 1942 Farmall Industrial M tractor during the Strathcona Vintage Tractor Association annual vintage tractor pull, August 23, 2008 near Ardrossan just East of Edmonton on R.R. 222. All tractors must be 1960 or older to participate in the pull.

Young Kirby Buffalo during National Aboriginal Day festivities at the Legislature grounds in Edmonton on June 21, 2008.

Ryan Podlubny with Acoustic Music Shop, 9934-82 Ave. poses for a photo with locally made Dr. Scientist guitar pedals in the store, October 9, 2007.

Tony Kuzub, owner of High Voltage Recording on 2nd Avenue downtown Saskatoon has over 80 microphones in his studio. Each microphone is suited for different instruments.

Art Gallery of Alberta Executive Director Gilles Hebert poses for a photo in the new Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton on December 1, 2009.

Ernest Johnson owns Merlot Agriculture Services Ltd. and must move his 20-year-old business in his home town to Girouxville to Falher. CN Rail has announced that they are canceling service to the village of Girouxville, located 450KM north-west of Edmonton in the Peace River region. Some residents fear the loss of the train service will kill local businesses and inevitably the town which has a rich French Canadian heritage. 2009.

J.F. Gagne on his horse farm near Pigeon Lake. Gagne is a third generation driver and trainer. He invested in his farm about three years ago and risks losing it all if the standardbred racing industry goes under in Alberta. 2008.

Elder Cookie Simpson in her home in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. on August 25, 2010.

Darryl Schwitz has been living on the streets of Edmonton for __ years. He uses the Boyle Street Community Service Co-op warmup van frequently. Schwitz picks bottles every day to fuel is alcohol addiction and resides mainly in the west end of town. Schwitz says he never gets sick because he stays away from downtown. February 24, 2010.

Samir Bleibel poses for a photo with a Lebonese flag. He has family visiting in Lebonon and hasn't heard from them since bombings started. 2006.

83-year-old Ray Como stands by the combine that he was trapped upside down in for over 20 hours before his son-in-law discovered him wedged between the engine and cab on his farm near Calahoo, Alta. on October 20, 2010.

Federal Conservative candidate for Edmonton-Centre Laurie Hawn poses for a photo at his campaign office in Edmonton on April 13, 2011.

Madi Madayalaken, CEO of Quest Pharmatech, Madayalaken's drug company has risen from the ashes of the old Altachem Pharma to move on. They are working on new cancer treatments. 2007.

Tom McGovern, communications manager with Champ Car drives the official Champ Car out of pit lane for a posed photo to promote Grand Prix Edmonton, Saturday July 21, 2007.

A Canadian soldier eyes up a target during a sniper training camp held at CFB Dundurn. 2005.

Lewis Cardinal, failed municipal election candidate, is now running for the NDP in Edmonton-Centre as one of the federal party's marquis candidates. Cardinal poses for a photo in in downtown Edmonton on September 4, 2009.

Actress Jenny McKillop poses for a photo at Varscona Theatre on December 18, 2008.

Edmonton model Traci Tosczak poses for a photo in November 2009.

Nadir Mohamed, CEO of Rogers Communications poses for a photo at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton on October 7, 2010.

Competitor Cameron Mang after completing the 31 kilometre Edmonton Journal Tour during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival. 2009.

Dr. John O'Connor poses for a photo above Fort Chipewyan, Alta. on August 25, 2010. O'Connor first voiced his concerns in 2006 of elevated levels of rare cancers and diseases with the residents of Fort Chipewyan which is downstream on the Athabasca river from oilsands industry in Fort McMurray.

Marcel Desjarlais, Crew Leader with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development wipes his brow after fighting forest fires for three days in a row. Marcel was at the south east corner of a fire near Fox Creek, Alta. on May 19, 2011.

The view through a night vision scope of Canadian solders on night patrol at Forward Operating Base Maiden 1 during Exercise Arctic Ram near Yellowknife on February 13, 2012. Approximately 1,500 Canadian soldiers and Rangers participated in Arctic Ram to re-familiarize the army with a harsh winter environment and to exercise Canada's Arctic sovereignty.

Sheldon Houle, Helitack Leader with Alberta Sustainable Resources Development shows a controlled burn in Slave Lake, Alta. on May 2, 2012. Dry grass is burned away every spring in hazardous areas to reduce the risk of wildfires.

Judith Benson, librarian at the Alberta Legislature poses for a photo in the library of the Legislature building in Edmonton on August 21, 2012.

Neil Herbst, owner of Alley Kat Brewing Company poses for a photo in his brewery in Edmonton on August 27, 2012.

Will Munsey, volunteer Engineer for the Battle River Railway, poses for a photo in Forestburg, Alta. on December 1, 2012. The BRR is a community-owned railway line between Camrose and Alliance, Alta. The new generation co-op purchased the 80-km short-line from CN in 2008 after they announced they were going to sell off the rails for scrap. By keeping the line active, local area farmers are able to save money and time transporting their grain. The co-op also turns a profit which it returns to it's shareholders and plans to offer tourism and oil transport in the future.

Saskatoon piano rock band The Pinch.

Pictorials

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Manhattan as seen from the top of 30 Rock. 2011.
Pyramids of Giza. 2011.
CAMROSE, ALTA.: DECEMBER, 11, 2012: —The sun sets on a snowy field along highway 21 near Camrose, Alta. on December 11, 2012. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal) sunset, sunrise, winter, weather
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EDMONTON, ALTA.: AUGUST 26, 2010 -- in Edmonton on August 26, 2010. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal).
Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA.  2011.
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CAMROSE, ALTA.: AUGUST, 4, 2012: — at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on August 4, 2012. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal)
The Bay Bridge in San Francisco on September 23, 2012.
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EDMONTON, ALTA.:      JULY, 18, 2012: —Capital Ex: Watch a live timelapse of the fair as it is set up Are you excited for Capital Ex? Watch a timelapse of the fair being set up in real time. Edmonton Journal multimedia photojournalist Ryan Jackson has
YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. : FEBRUARY, 14, 2012: — The Aurora Borealis lights up the northern sky above a military ten-man tent at Forward Operating Base Maiden 1 during Exercise Arctic Ram near Yellowknife on February 14, 2012. Approximately 1,500 Canadian so
EDMONTON, ALTA.: AUGUST, 23, 2012: —in Edmonton on August 23, 2012. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal)
An aerial view near Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. 2010.
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A man walks through spinning doors in an office building in Toronto. 2006.
A view from The Bell Lightship blimp as it flies over Edmonton. 2006.
EDMONTON, ALTA.: NOVEMBER 28, 2010 -- Over 63,000 fans enjoy the 98th CFL Grey Cup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders facing the Montreal Alouettes in Edmonton on November 28, 2010. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal).
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A 360-degree view of Manhattan as seen from the Empire State Building. 2011.

Lighting strikes the ground on Thursday night during setup for Capital Ex at Northlands Park in Edmonton on July 22, 2010.

A grain elevator is silhouetted as the run rises near Ryley, Alberta on HYW-14. 2007.

Manhattan as seen from the top of 30 Rock. 2011.

Pyramids of Giza. 2011.

The sun sets on a snowy field along highway 21 near Camrose, Alta. on December 11, 2012.

The E-ville Roller Derby league sharpen their skills at a boot camp held at Strathcona Athletic Park in Sherwood Park on September 12, 2009.

Competitors take off in the 55 kilometre event during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival on February 13, 2010.

Northern lights paint the sky above Elk Island National Park near Edmonton on September 13, 2009.

The sun rises on Fort Chipewyan, Alta. on August 26, 2010.

Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA. 2011.

A train is streaked in the headlights of a car as it crosses a rural road. August 19th, 2005.

Toby Keith fans wait for a coming storm to pass before he performs on the main stage at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on August 4, 2012.

The Bay Bridge in San Francisco on September 23, 2012.

A parking lot full of classic cars reflect in a puddle at the annual Super Run classic car show in Saskatoon July 29, 2005.

A rainbow colours the sky during setup for Capital Ex on July 18, 2012.

The Aurora Borealis lights up the northern sky above a military ten-man tent at Forward Operating Base Maiden 1 during Exercise Arctic Ram near Yellowknife on February 14, 2012. Approximately 1,500 Canadian soldiers and Rangers participated in Arctic Ram to re-familiarize the army with a harsh winter environment and to exercise Canada's Arctic sovereignty.

A view of the Alberta Legislature building minutes after a severe rain storm taken from the roof of the Annex building in Edmonton on August 23, 2012.

An aerial view near Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. 2010.

Music lovers watch The Neville Brothers perform on the main stage at Folk Fest in Gallagher Park on August 11, 2006.

A man walks through spinning doors in an office building in Toronto. 2006.

A view from The Bell Lightship blimp as it flies over Edmonton. 2006.

Over 63,000 fans enjoy the 98th CFL Grey Cup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders facing the Montreal Alouettes in Edmonton on November 28, 2010.

An aerial view of Rutherford community facing north in Edmonton on July 31, 2011.

A 360-degree view of Manhattan as seen from the Empire State Building. 2011.



Features
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CAMROSE, ALTA.: AUGUST, 3, 2012: — at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on August 3, 2012. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal)
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EDMONTON, ALTA.:      JULY 30, 2010 -- in Edmonton on July 30, 2010. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal).
YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. : FEBRUARY, 14, 2012: — 8 Platoon commander Lt. Nick Ethier climbs into a snow cave built during winter survival training with the Canadian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Maiden 1 during Exercise Arctic Ram near Yellowknife on Feb
Three-year-old Preston Whitford looks terrified as he goes down the Kinsmen Giant Slide with his father Lawrence at Capital Ex in Edmonton on July 25, 2010.
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Mayor Don Atchison sighs with relief as he wins a celebrity wheel chair race in front of City Hall July 25, 2005. The event was to kick off the Sixth Annual Wheelchair Relay Campaign for the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
Police and Firefighters responded to a two car collision at the corner of 23rd Street and Avenue H Saskatoon. There were no injuries.
Nikolai teaches six-year-old Damian Volaine to juggle on the midway at Fort Edmonton Park. 2007.
Edmonton Fire Rescue crew pull their rescue boat up from the river at the scene of a truck that crashed over a barricade and went into the North Saskatchewan river near on December 13, 2008. The driver survived the crash and walked up the river valley to safety.
Old english sheep dog Paris checks out her owner Linda Smith's jacket during the Edmonton Kennel Club annual fall all-breed dog show at Northlands AgriCom in Edmonton on October 10, 2009.
Alberta Cheer Empire Youth Level 2 division celebrates winning 1st place after performing at the Alberta Cheerleading Association's Premier Cheer Challenge at Northlands AgriCom in Edmonton on January 30, 2010.
Sweat icicles hang from Herb Stark's face after completing the 31 kilometre Edmonton Journal Tour event during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival on February 13, 2010.
Sebastian Duval, left, and Ronald Gagne from Montreal practice their routines during setup for the 62nd annual Al Shamal Shrine Circus at Rexall Place in Edmonton on March 11, 2010.
Students wait to start their pump and hose exercises during wildland firefighting training at the Hinton Training Centre run by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development in Hinton, Alta. on April 23, 2010.
Ride enthusiasts enjoy the Fire Ball during opening day of Capital Ex at Northlands Park  in Edmonton on July 23, 2010.
Melissa Brown a worker with Jurassic Forest sweeps a path at the park featuring 40 animatronic dinosaurs near Gibbons, Alta. on July 28, 2010.
8 Platoon commander Lt. Nick Ethier climbs into a snow cave built during winter survival training with the Canadian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Maiden 1 during Exercise Arctic Ram near Yellowknife on February 14, 2012. Approximately 1,500 Canadian soldiers and Rangers participated in Arctic Ram to re-familiarize the army with a harsh winter environment and to exercise Canada's Arctic sovereignty.
A panoramic view of the homes on Ê13th St. SE near 6 Ave. SEÊin Slave Lake, Alta. on May 23, 2011 (top) and May 2, 2012 (bottom). Nearly one-year after after a wildfire devastated the neighbourhood.
Carol Pilon does her Windwalker stunt at the Wetaskiwin Centennial Air Show July 29, 2006.
Canadian soldiers arrive at the Edmonton International airport from a six month duty in Afghanistan. 2006.
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A bee heads for a bloomed sunflower in a field near Saskatoon. 2005.

A woman is reflected in the window of an office building in down town Toronto while walking in the rain. Toronto. 2006.

Braden Paquette, left, and Tara Jackman dance to the music of Kellie Pickler in the beer gardens at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on August 3, 2012.

Stephanie Mah jumps Twilight Breeze in the Clarica 3' derby at Ebon Stables. 2005.

Toronto. 2006.

Morning joggers run along the shore line of Lake Ontario early Wednesday morning in Toronto.

Three friends watch the sun rise on Lake Ontario in Toronto early morning Wednesday April 19th, 2006.

Morning traffic breaks through thick fog swarming Capilano bridge Friday September 14, 2007.

A man cross country skis with his dog in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. 2007.

Shoppers enter the new Superstore at 4410 17 St. NW in Edmonton on July 31, 2009 during the grand opening.

A trio of seven-year-olds, Seneca Boisvert, left, Kohi Bundred and Bella Rusk, skate in perfect synchronicity with their lengthening shadows. 2010.

Cowboys stretch before the Bulls for Breakfast event at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on July 29, 2010.

8 Platoon commander Lt. Nick Ethier climbs into a snow cave built during winter survival training with the Canadian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Maiden 1 during Exercise Arctic Ram near Yellowknife on February 14, 2012. Approximately 1,500 Canadian soldiers and Rangers participated in Arctic Ram to re-familiarize the army with a harsh winter environment and to exercise Canada's Arctic sovereignty.

Three-year-old Preston Whitford looks terrified as he goes down the Kinsmen Giant Slide with his father Lawrence at Capital Ex in Edmonton on July 25, 2010.

A Leopard C2 tank rides across a field at CFB Wainwright during a training exercise before being deployed to Afghanistan. 2006.

Marian Poitras, 11, left, enjoys The Swing ride on the midway at Capital Ex in 2006.

Cheerful Ninety year old John Rogers enjoys Fort Edmonton Park with his wife Lenora Sunday. 2006.

Mayor Don Atchison sighs with relief as he wins a celebrity wheel chair race in front of City Hall July 25, 2005. The event was to kick off the Sixth Annual Wheelchair Relay Campaign for the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

Police and Firefighters responded to a two car collision at the corner of 23rd Street and Avenue H Saskatoon. There were no injuries. Names were not released.

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High times at the Fort: Rootin' tootin' Nikolai adds a little more stature to six-year-old Damian Volaine before introducing him to the art of juggling. Nikolai and Damian were at Fort Edmonton Park on Sunday, the first day of the season for the historic park in the city's river valley. The Spring Carnival at the Fort on the Victoria Day weekend was a terrific way for families to spend time together.
Edmonton, AB: May 20, 2007: "Nikolai" teaches six-year-old Damian Volaine to juggle on the midway at Fort Edmonton Park Sunday. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

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Edmonton firefighters heave an inflatable boat up from the North Saskatchewan River after the crash.
Edmonton, AB: December 13, 2008: Edmonton Fire Rescue crew pull their rescue boat up from the river at the scene of a truck that crashed over a barricade and went into the North Saskatchewan river near 38 St. and 105 Ave around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday December 13, 2008. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal/CND

"Buttercup", a Holland Lop Cross rabbit falls short of jumping eight polls with her owner Delaney Atkinson during the hopping competition put on as part of an agility course display by the Canadian Rabbit Hopping Club at Fort Edmonton Park. 2009.

Old english sheep dog Paris checks out her owner Linda Smith's jacket during the Edmonton Kennel Club annual fall all-breed dog show at Northlands AgriCom in Edmonton on October 10, 2009.

Alberta Cheer Empire Youth Level 2 division celebrates winning 1st place after performing at the Alberta Cheerleading Association's Premier Cheer Challenge at Northlands AgriCom in Edmonton on January 30, 2010.

EDMONTON, ALTA.: FEBRUARY 13, 2010 -- Icicles hang from Herb Stark's face after completing the 31 kilometre Edmonton Journal Tour event during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival which started at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and ended at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, 35 kilometres east of Edmonton on February 13, 2010. (Ryan Jackson / Edmonton Journal).

Sebastian Duval, left, and Ronald Gagne from Montreal practice their routines during setup for the 62nd annual Al Shamal Shrine Circus at Rexall Place in Edmonton on March 11, 2010.

Students wait to start their pump and hose exercises during wildland firefighting training at the Hinton Training Centre run by Alberta Sustainable Resource Development in Hinton, Alta. on April 23, 2010.

Ride enthusiasts enjoy the Fire Ball during opening day of Capital Ex at Northlands Park in Edmonton on July 23, 2010.

Melissa Brown a worker with Jurassic Forest sweeps a path at the park featuring 40 animatronic dinosaurs near Gibbons, Alta. on July 28, 2010.

8 Platoon commander Lt. Nick Ethier climbs into a snow cave built during winter survival training with the Canadian Rangers at Forward Operating Base Maiden 1 during Exercise Arctic Ram near Yellowknife on February 14, 2012. Approximately 1,500 Canadian soldiers and Rangers participated in Arctic Ram to re-familiarize the army with a harsh winter environment and to exercise Canada's Arctic sovereignty.

A panoramic view of the homes on Ê13th St. SE near 6 Ave. SEÊin Slave Lake, Alta. on May 23, 2011 (top) and May 2, 2012 (bottom). Nearly one-year after after a wildfire devastated the neighbourhood.

Carol Pilon does her Windwalker stunt at the Wetaskiwin Centennial Air Show July 29, 2006.

Canadian soldiers arrive at the Edmonton International airport from a six month duty in Afghanistan. 2006.

Smoky Lake Pumpkin Carriers (left to right) Alex Anderderenowsky, 16, Chris Wolanski, 16, Zack Sparling, 17, and Adam Shupenia, 17, take a well deserved rest after moving dozens of giant pumpkins and squashes during the 20th annual Great White North Pumpkin Fair in Smoky Lake, AB. on October 4, 2008. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal


Sports
Reggie Hunt of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders takes down Josh Ranek of the Ottawa Renegades in the hardest hit of the game. Unfortunately Ottawa hit back with a 21-16 win. 2005.
Kevin Taks from Crossfield, AB takes down a calf in 5.5 seconds at  the Rainmaker Rodeo in St. Albert. 2006.
Team B.C.'s Adam Rahier reacts to winning gold in the Mens 200m individual medley multi-disability during  swimming finals at the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games.
Handicapped golfer Paul Hebert pauses a moment while playing a round of golf at the Derrick Golf Club, 3500 119 St. Monday June 4, 2007. Hebert lost his two legs, an arm, and fingers on one hand when he was severely electrocuted on the job. Golf helps Hebert get out and feel like a normal member of society.
Tamara Soloman finishes the 1500m swimming portion of the Lake Summerside Triathlon in Edmonton August 27, 2006. Soloman finished 11th overall.
Garth Oldfield competes in the bull riding event at the Canadian Finals Rodeo at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on November 6, 2008.
Edmonton Eskimos rookie camp at Clarke Stadium Thursday May 31, 2007.
Edmonton Cracker Cats' Chris Becker tries to tag out Calgary Vipers' Manabu Kuramochi at the bottom of the fourth inning during the Northern League series finale at Telus Field Sunday. Kuramochi made it safe to second. 2007.
Edmonton Cracker Cats' pitcher Mike Johnson throws in the final inning of the Northern League series finale at Telus Field Sunday against the Calgary Vipers.  2007
Spain's Jose Crespo (3), right, and Czech Republic's Tomas Micola (13) head the ball  during FIFA U-20 World Soccer action at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB, Saturday July 14, 2007.
Joe Guze gets a little too close to the ground for comfort during the Bulls for Breakfast event at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on July 29, 2010.
Justin Wilson makes his way around turn two during the Champ Car qualifying race on day two of Grand Prix Edmonton in Edmonton, AB, Saturday July 21, 2007.
Team Alberta's goalie Brad Hughes dives for the ball which went foul during their game against Team B.C.  at the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games.
Greg Stewart (00) of the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack goes for a grab against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Despite his prosthetic arm,  7-foot 2-inch Stewart lead TRU scoring 17 points and also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. 2006.
Team B.C.'s Philip Cairns flies down a steep portion of the trail during the mountain bike race for the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games.
The Victoria high school co-ed cheer team competes during the Edmonton Zone High School 2008 cheerleading championships at Austin O'Brien High School.
A B.C. flag frames Team Alberta and Team B.C. during their match at the Western Canada Summer Games at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park Sunday August 5, 2007.
Team Canada's disabled sitting volleyball team plays a practice match against team USA at the U of A main gym. 2008.
Denver Nuggets' Ruben Patterson grunts as the ball goes in the net despite Toronto Raptors' Jamario Moon and Chris Bosh during first half NBA preseason action at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on October 21, 2008.
Sierra Stoney from Dewinton, AB during the ladies barrel racing event at the Canadian Finals Rodeo at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on November 6, 2008.
A swimming competitor warms up during the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games.
Billy West stretches before competing in the steer wrestling event at Canadian Finals Rodeo at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on November 8, 2008.
Cars speed around the track during the first rubber race at the Northern Alberta Sports Car Club Ice Racing event at Telford Lake near Leduc on January 31, 2009.
Driver Will Power makes a practice lap during the first day of Rexall Edmonton Indy in Edmonton on July 24, 2009.
Brandon University Bobcats'  Melanie Thompson makes a shot on the University of Alberta Pandas' net during their match at the U of A Main Gym in Edmonton, Alta. on January 29, 2009.
1,200 students, staff and faculty at the University of Alberta unofficially smash the Guinness World Record for most players in a single dodgeball game at the Universiade Pavilion in Edmonton, Alta. on February 5, 2010.
Competitors take off in the 31 kilometre Edmonton Journal Tour event during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival which started at the Ukrainian Cultural  Heritage Village and ended at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, 35 kilometres east of Edmonton on February 13, 2010.
Warwick Kime crashes beneath Harrison Flat during the bull riding event at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on August 5, 2012.
A still image from Journal photographer Ryan Jackson's 360-degree panoramic video. Experience immersive 360-degree video of the world's largest dodgeball game at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alta. on February 4, 2011. Over 2,000 U of A students, staff and faculty set a Guinness World Record for most players in a single dodgeball game with over 1,000 balls.  in Edmonton on February 4, 2011.
Toronto's Bangaly Kourouma gets socked by Saskatoon's Ryan Henney during their cruiser weight Canadian Championship  at the Ring of Fire boxing championship at Shaw Conference Centre. 2006.
Team Yukon's Bronwyn Pasloski, 15,  during the girls 200m breaststroke event during the last night of swimming at the Western Canada Summer Games at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park Monday August 6, 2007.
Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth celebrates after scoring on L.A. Kings' goalie Mathieu Garon during NHL action at Rexall Place.  2007.
New Zealand's team captain Farah Palmer(#2), right, sprays champagne to celebrate their World Championship over England in the IRB Women's World Cup of Rugby Sunday September 17, 2006.
Chief umpire Jack Leman watches the woman's junior 200m sprint Sunday at the 2006 Outdoor Alberta Championship at Foote Field.
A composite photograph of teams Ferbey, Middaugh, Koe, Simmons, Martin, Gunnlaugson, Stoughton and Howard competing on Dec. 6, the opening night of the 2009 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials in Edmonton. Journal photographer Ryan Jackson took more than 300 photos in half an hour, then chose the best 48 to blend together for this composite.

Reggie Hunt of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders takes down Josh Ranek of the Ottawa Renegades in the hardest hit of the game. Unfortunatelly Ottawa hit back with a 21-16 win.

Kevin Taks from Crossfield, AB takes down a calf in 5.5 seconds at the Rainmaker Rodeo in St. Albert.

Team B.C.'s Adam Rahier reacts to winning gold in the Mens 200m individual medley multi-disability during swimming finals at the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games.

Handicapped golfer Paul Hebert pauses a moment while playing a round of golf at the Derrick Golf Club, 3500 119 St. Monday June 4, 2007. Hebert lost his two legs, an arm, and fingers on one hand when he was severely electrocuted on the job. Golf helps Hebert get out and feel like a normal member of society.

Tamara Soloman finishes the 1500m swimming portion of the Lake Summerside Triathlon in Edmonton August 27, 2006. Soloman finished 11th overall.

Garth Oldfield competes in the bull riding event at the Canadian Finals Rodeo at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on November 6, 2008.

Edmonton Eskimos rookie camp at Clarke Stadium Thursday May 31, 2007.

Edmonton Cracker Cats' Chris Becker tries to tag out Calgary Vipers' Manabu Kuramochi at the bottom of the fourth inning during the Northern League series finale at Telus Field Sunday. Kuramochi made it safe to second. 2007.

Edmonton Cracker Cats' pitcher Mike Johnson throws in the final inning of the Northern League series finale at Telus Field Sunday against the Calgary Vipers. 2007

Spain's Jose Crespo (3), right, and Czech Republic's Tomas Micola (13) head the ball during FIFA U-20 World Soccer action at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB, Saturday July 14, 2007.

Joe Guze gets a little too close to the ground for comfort during the Bulls for Breakfast event at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on July 29, 2010.

Justin Wilson makes his way around turn two during the Champ Car qualifying race on day two of Grand Prix Edmonton in Edmonton, AB, Saturday July 21, 2007.

Team Alberta's goalie Brad Hughes dives for the ball which went foul during their game against Team B.C. at the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games.

Greg Stewart (00) of the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack goes for a grab against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Despite his prosthetic arm, 7-foot 2-inch Stewart lead TRU scoring 17 points and also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. 2006.

Team B.C.'s Philip Cairns flies down a steep portion of the trail during the mountain bike race for the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games.

The Victoria high school co-ed cheer team competes during the Edmonton Zone High School 2008 cheerleading championships at Austin O'Brien High School.

A B.C. flag frames Team Alberta and Team B.C. during their match at the Western Canada Summer Games at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park Sunday August 5, 2007.

Team Canada's disabled sitting volleyball team plays a practice match against team USA at the U of A main gym.

Denver Nuggets' Ruben Patterson grunts as the ball goes in the net despite Toronto Raptors' Jamario Moon and Chris Bosh during first half NBA preseason action at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on October 21, 2008.

Sierra Stoney from Dewinton, AB during the ladies barrel racing event at the Canadian Finals Rodeo at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on November 6, 2008.

A swimming competitor warms up during the 2007 Western Canada Summer Games.

Billy West stretches before competing in the steer wrestling event at Canadian Finals Rodeo at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on November 8, 2008.

Cars speed around the track during the first rubber race at the Northern Alberta Sports Car Club Ice Racing event at Telford Lake near Leduc on January 31, 2009.

Driver Will Power makes a practice lap during the first day of Rexall Edmonton Indy in Edmonton on July 24, 2009.

Brandon University Bobcats' Melanie Thompson makes a shot on the University of Alberta Pandas' net during their match at the U of A Main Gym in Edmonton, Alta. on January 29, 2009.

1,200 students, staff and faculty at the University of Alberta unofficially smash the Guinness World Record for most players in a single dodgeball game at the Universiade Pavilion in Edmonton, Alta. on February 5, 2010.

Competitors take off in the 31 kilometre Edmonton Journal Tour event during the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival which started at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and ended at Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, 35 kilometres east of Edmonton on February 13, 2010.

Warwick Kime crashes beneath Harrison Flat during the bull riding event at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alta. on August 5, 2012.

A still image from Journal photographer Ryan Jackson's 360-degree panoramic video. Experience immersive 360-degree video of the world's largest dodgeball game at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alta. on February 4, 2011. Over 2,000 U of A students, staff and faculty set a Guinness World Record for most players in a single dodgeball game with over 1,000 balls. in Edmonton on February 4, 2011.

Toronto's Bangaly Kourouma gets socked by Saskatoon's Ryan Henney during their cruiser weight Canadian Championship at the Ring of Fire boxing championship at Shaw Conference Centre. 2006.

Team Yukon's Bronwyn Pasloski, 15, during the girls 200m breaststroke event during the last night of swimming at the Western Canada Summer Games at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park Monday August 6, 2007.

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth celebrates after scoring on L.A. Kings' goalie Mathieu Garon during NHL action at Rexall Place. 2007.

New Zealand's team captain Farah Palmer(#2), right, sprays champagne to celebrate their World Championship over England in the IRB Women's World Cup of Rugby Sunday September 17, 2006.

Chief umpire Jack Leman watches the woman's junior 200m sprint Sunday at the 2006 Outdoor Alberta Championship at Foote Field.

A composite photograph of teams Ferbey, Middaugh, Koe, Simmons, Martin, Gunnlaugson, Stoughton and Howard competing on Dec. 6, the opening night of the 2009 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Olympic curling trials in Edmonton. Journal photographer Ryan Jackson took more than 300 photos in half an hour, then chose the best 48 to blend together for this composite.

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