Around 200 other volunteers shovel snow Friday night at the CanadInns Stadium the night before the big playoff game with the Edmonton Eskimos.
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UPDATE (081107 11:00pm): I was sent to get a photo of Winnipeg Blue Bombers president and CEO Lyle Bauer shoveling snow with a couple hundred volunteers at the CanadInns Stadium the night before the playoff game against the Edmonton Eskimos. Mr. Bauer got caught in traffic and I had to stand around for about 45mins which wasn’t so bad, though it was chilly out.
I watched as the last of the sunlight slipped away and was really happy they turned on the big lights. While I waited I got a photo of a bunch of the volunteers picking up some shovels. They arranged to have around 250 of them on hand just in case.
UPDATE (081108 2:25pm): To get the photo of Lyle Bauer I wanted to have it look like he was shoveling snow right into the camera… after several attempts at tossing snow AROUND me I just told him to “throw it right at me, cover me with the snow!” Boy did he ever! With a big grin he just dumped snow on me. After a few of those I started to worry about my gear. I still had to go to the Manito Ahbee awards at the MTS Centre.
I decided to put together a slideshow of the whole photo shoot… many bad images here, but I think it’s an interesting bit of what we go through to get the photos for the newspaper.
For some reason the software I used to make the slideshow inserted a few white frames and a couple of jumpy spots… couldn’t figure out how that happened or how to fix it, so I apologize for that.
Here is the photo that ran on the front of the Free Press…