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Special Moments Photo Contest: Phase 2 Winner and Best Of

Thank you to all who entered our Special Moments, Part 2 contest. Published in the August/September issue, here is the winning and runner up photos chosen from among the almost 1,500 photos received. You’ll also find a video of some of our other favourites at the end.

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Winner: The Umbrella

Winner: The Umbrella

Winner of Phase 2!

Crystal Leroux, Moose Creek, Ont.

“Vance, my seven-year-old son, was spending the day at his grandma Greta Leroux’s house in Monkland, Ont. As they were taking photos near the pond, they noticed it was becoming overcast. Vance grabbed the umbrella and asked Rufus to join him on the picnic table. Just then, it began to rain and Greta snapped this photo!”

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Starry Night

Starry Night

Victor Liu, Calgary

“My wife and I spent an unforgettable night camping on the ice at Abraham Lake in western Alberta. The sky was clear and we enjoyed watching the stars overhead.”

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Oodles of Doodles

Oodles of Doodles

Jen St. Louis, Elmira, Ont.

“These three adorable goldendoodles were running through the snow at Kiwanis Park in Waterloo. Our little Mindy is the one closest to the camera, and her boyfriend, Oliver, is in the lead-they met in puppy classes and instantly became best friends. The adult doodle, a lovely girl named Tess, is a dog we just happened to run into at the park that day.”

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Curiosity

Curiosity

Lori Coultes, Rosedale Station, Alta.

“We moved from Ontario to Alberta a couple of years ago and it has been an awesome experience. My 11- year-old son, Prestin, loves cows and I was fortunate enough to meet a lady who raises longhorns. The cattle were very calm and curious, as was Prestin. The up-close-and-personal experience was amazing.”

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Swingset Secrets

Swingset Secrets

Adrienne Ulliac, Whitecourt, Alta.

“On the long weekend every May, my mother’s side of the family comes together for a family reunion. There are usually around 50 of us all together. This year, our daughter, Avery (left in photo above), asked if she could bring her best friend and neighbour, Dineka, along. The girls played together all weekend, running around until dark, riding in the back of the quad trailer, making up dance routines, colouring and spending a lot of time at the park, too. I was right there to capture as many pictures as possible-the girls planned to make a scrapbook when the weekend was over. This image was shot just before sunset as they were playing on a tire swing at my brother-in-law’s house. It sums up the weekend and their young friendship so well.”

 

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