Long John Jamboree 2016

I was asked by my client to cover some of the fun going on at the Long John Jamboree 2016. Boy Yellowknifers know how to have a good time in the middle of winter on a frozen Lake!    With its beautiful Snowcastle, featured artists,  curling Johnspiel, skijoring races, food, airplane and helicopter rides there is fun for everyone!  

Grand Opening of the Snowcastle in Yellowknife, NT

Yesterday at 12 noon, the Snowking:  Tony'unveiled' or more specifically carved the front door out of his massive Snowcastle and warmly invited people in.  Each year the Snowcastle is somehow improved from the year before and this year's Snowcastle is apparently the biggest ever in the 21 year history of building Snowcastles.  There are slides for children, a courtyard and a Grand ballroom of sorts.  There is an ice bar and VIP lounge.  Hot Chocolate will be served.   For the month of March the Snowcastle will set the stage for a variety of artists, songwriters and bands.  Here are some photos from yesterday's opening ceremony.

All photos taken with #Fujifilm XT1 and XF10-24 lens.



Aurora Ukrainian Dancers - Spring Recital

I had the opportunity to help a friend photograph an amazing dance group from Yellowknife.  They are the Aurora Ukrainian Dancers, a group that started in 1978 and has continued on to this day. They had a dress rehearsal and two show on February 12 and 13th.  This was my first time photographing a performance at The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) in Yellowknife.  These are some of my favourite photos from the show.