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Rodgers Hometown Hockey in Spruce Grove, New Years Eve, Dec 31, 2017

COLD! but fun, best way to describe last weekend. 

The day started out at State & Main with a VIP event featuring Ron MacLean and attended by many Spruce and Stony "celebrities" including our Mayor Stuart Houston and other city Council members. 

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Following the VIP event, we headed over to the main event site at Stu Barnes Agrena, the activities were locatied outside and also in some heated tents.

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As the event photographer, I had the opportunity to photograph kids having fun dressed up in sumo suits and rolling through a Dodge Caravan, kids and adults spinning the Rodgers "wheel" to win a variety of prizes, young hardcore hockey fans playing ball hockey in the mini outdoor arena, along with many other activities. 

Ron MacLean was on site with Tara Slone to do a live broadcast of an afternoon game played in Vegas, as well as an evening game played in Edmonton. Event attendees had the opportunity to watch the games on a few different screens both outside and inside some heated tents. 

"The Northern Pikes" band took the stage to bring us a few of their songs to celebrate the evening, in -25 playing instruments is difficult, but they did awesomely.

Throughout the day a person was able to visit with and have items autographed by  both Kevin Lowe and/or Ryan Smyth.

Before the evening Oilers hockey game began, there was a Parade of Champion of our young Spruce Grove Hockey players. 

Mayor Houston and family and many other proud parents and supporters came out to cheer on the parade, some braved the cold long enough to catch the beginnings of the Oilers game. 

As evening started to roll around the temperature was dipping around the -30 mark, The Northern Pikes came out to do a couple more songs, we got to see Nathan Dempsey in the crowd, and people were having a grand time. 

As the evening came to an end, only a few die hard fans stuck around outside, Ron took a few minutes to chat with them and sign some autographs. 

I hope whoever made it out to this local event had a great time and also had an enjoyable New Years Eve! Happy New Year and my wishes for you to have a awesome 2018!

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Photo Booth Fun 2015

What a fun time we had October 30, 2015 at the Allied Arts Council's Black and White Masquerade Gala. There were a great variety of members art work on display both large and small as well as 3D work. A Patsy Cline Tribute was sung by a great artist. The MC kept the evening moving along well and the catering was top notch.

Members of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County including Spruce Groves Mayor and other council members, had art work up for auction. Over the last 2-3 months these brave citizens took up pen, pencil, paint brush and even camera to produce art work. They did not go it alone though, members of the AAC were there helping them along as mentors, sharing their knowledge to help produce fantastic works of art. 

Lea Photography & Design, worked with Then, Now and Forever Photography in a onsite full set photo booth to provide an added experience to the gala.  Gala attendees had a chance to have a portrait taken of themselves and/or with friends. Masks on or off it didn't matter they all had a great time, being both silly and serious.

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We definitely look forward to next year and the possibility of again taking pictures of some fun people at this wonderful fundraising event.