KELLYBROOKS

Photojournalist currently hanging out in Barrhead, Alberta.

It was so great to be surrounded by absolutely thrilled members of the Barrhead community today when the Barrhead Curling Club was announced as the winner of TSN’s 2014 Kraft Celebration Tour.

I couldn’t be happier for my little community. Everyone worked so hard to show off what Barrhead has to offer, and truly showed was community spirit can do.

Kraft Celebration Tour arrived in Barrhead on August 18, and what a party it was. About 1,200 came out for the event, which included a live TSN broadcast.

Members of the Barrhead Curling Club were presented with their $25,000 cheque, which they received for claiming a spot in the final top 10 communities across the country. The official winner of the additional $75,000 won’t be announced until the tour is complete on August, 25, but many have said Barrhead is already a winner regardless of who claims the grand prize.

Some of Barrhead’s Blue Heron Fair rodeo action.

As someone who can barely walk and chew gum, watching the mounted shooters at the Blue Heron Fair this year was pretty incredible.

Barrhead’s volunteer fire department does a fundraising calendar every September, and this year they asked me if I would do the photos for it.

It was certainly a fun photographic endeavor, despite having to wear a gross, smelly fire protective balaclava type accessory while I was close to their demonstration flames.

I’ll be very interested to see how the calendar turns out!

More from the 13th annual Highridge Rodeo last weekend. It’s hard to believe this was my third year going.

Highridge Amateur Rodeo last weekend.

Highridge Amateur Rodeo last weekend.

Some from page pictures from the last few months.

Celebrating Canada Day in Barrhead.

Celebrating Canada Day in Barrhead.

Baseball is in full swing now, which is a good thing for me since I’m starting to get my fair share of practice when it comes to shooting it. Though apparently the majority of Barrhead’s teams are called the Orioles, which is a little confusing.