The 113th annual Calgary Bull Sale, the world’s oldest continuous consignment bull sale was held over two days in Calgary, Alberta on March 6 and 7th, 2013. As many as 500 ranchers and purebred producers from Western Canada and the United States attended the event to bid on Hereford bulls, Angus bulls, and other breeds. Last year, the Calgary Bull Sale — a barometer for the Canadian cattle industry — saw a dramatic jump in both average and total sales. The average price for a bull sale at the first auction in 1900 was $85.17 while last year saw the highest prices in a decade, with the average bull selling for $5,726 – a third more than in 2011. Photos by Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail
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Calving has begun at the Triple S Red Angus Ranch just west of Calgary, AB. The family ranch established in 1875 will have about 450 calves born on the property as spring calving season gets under way. Photo Story for The Globe and Mail
I have spent the last 6 weeks shooting for the Calgary Regional Partnership around the city of Calgary and 13 other neighbouring municipalities which form the Calgary region, a diverse group of communities with a population of 1.2 million people. Here are a few of my favourites that I shot as I travelled the Southern part of the province over the fall.
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I had the awesome opportunity to fly in a WWII B-17G Flying Fortress during its visit to Calgary for the 2012 Aviation Calgary Expo. “Sentimental Journey” came off the Douglas assembly line in late 1944 and served in the Pacific near the end of the war. The plane is displayed from late Fall to Spring each year at an Arizona hangar before it leaves on summer tour. The plane now visits an average of 60 cities and towns across the United States each year as a patriotic and educational exhibit. There were 12,731 B-17 bombers built from 1936-1945 of which only about five are still flying today. Photos by CHRIS BOLIN for The Globe and Mail.
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I photographed the newly opened “Aldred Centre” at SAIT in Calgary, AB. The largest of three buildings in SAIT’s new Trades and Technology Complex the Aldred Centre is more than 440,000 square feet and located along the south side of 16 Avenue NW. Beautiful building with the coolest roof you have ever seen. Here are a few shots I did for a magazine in Vancouver.