March 25th, 1970 -- Rodeo clown Jerry Olson distracts bull #5 from trampling injured rider Ray Lundy of Coronation, Alberta during the Rodeo of Champions at the Edmonton Gardens. Olson was inducted into the rodeo hall of fame last year.
January 6th, 2017 -- For the first time in a generation it's cold enough in Vancouver to have pond hockey on Trout Lake and since this picture was taken early on a Friday afternoon I guess it could also be called hooky hockey. The picture is not my normal sports shot but it does have a certain Jeff Wallesque feeling to it.
January 4th, 2017 -- The Trans Am Totem, a 10-meter-high sculpture by Vancouver-based artist Marcus Bowcott, dominates the traditional scenic Lions in the background but then so does most urban construction and has done so for some time as in the circa 1975 picture below which ran in The Province newspaper.
January 1st, 2016 -- As important as the polar bear swim is don't forget lining up for the selfie afterwards. If there's no selfie you didn't do it and please note that dipping toes into a tray of water as in the picture below does not count as doing it.
December 24th, 2016 -- Sixty years ago this 1957 Chevrolet Belair was someone's dream car now it sits neglected in a west side lane tightly squeezed between two cedar trees. It's a car that would have been worthy of "The Car Project" I did back in the late 1980's.