Canada Day 150 for Reuters

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with an boy who fell over the security railing while trying to take a photo of him during Canada Day celebrations as the country marks its 150th anniversary since confederation, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa July 1, 2017. Despite the rain and a large security presence, people waited in lines for up to 8 hours to enter Parliament Hill.     REUTERS/Blair Gable

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Black Coffee Apparel

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My buddy Randy has an awesome, local fashion and gear company inspired by good coffee, adventure and clean design. Check out our Black Coffee Apparel lifestyle shoot in the back-woods of Cantley, Quebec. You’ll see me rolling in his gear and it’s my favourite. http://www.blackcoffeeapparel.com

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Rona Ambrose, Member of Parliament

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Interim Conservative Party of Canada leader Rona Ambrose has announced that she will give up her seat as MP when this session of Parliament ends. A new party leader will also be elected later this month. Ambrose has had many roles as a Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Spruce Grove and Sturgeon River—Parkland, including Environment Minister, Western Economic Diversification and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Labour and Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Minister of Health, and Leader of the Opposition. Portrait by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine.

Rona Ambrose, MP for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, enjoys a wine tasting at Cave Springs Aug. 9, 2005. Photo by Blair Gable for St. Catharines Standard.

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Rona Ambrose speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 28, 2012. Photo by Blair Gable for Reuters

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Interim CPC leader Rona Ambrose gets a smooch from her partner JP after they move into Stornoway in Ottawa November 12, 2015. Photo by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine

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Rona Ambrose celebrates after accepting the Parliamentarian of the Year Award for Hardest Working MP at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. Photo by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine.

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Interview with Rona Ambrose at Stornoway in Ottawa June 21, 2016. Photo by Blair Gable for the Toronto Star.

Juno’s for Reuters

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The last time the Juno’s were in Ottawa, I was flying home from Belize. So I was very happy to be shooting the event for Reuters this time around. Here are some of my favs from the night.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, their kids, along with the Governor General of Canada David Johnston and his wife Sharron, attended the event.

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Bryan Adams and Russell Peters hosted.

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Shaun Mendes performed.

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July Talk performed.

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Ruth B performed and won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award.

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The Prime Minster and his wife also paid tribute to Leonard Cohen, who won Album of the Year.

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The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie spoke via video message, and the band won the Group of the Year award and Rock Album of the Year.

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Alessia Cara won the Pop Album of the Year award.

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Shaun Mendes accepted the Fan Choice award.

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Billy Talent performed.

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Jim Cuddy and Buffy Sainte-Marie present the Album of the Year award…

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…to Leonard Cohens’ son and grandson.

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Sarah Mclachlan performed and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She also looks amazing.

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The whole gang helped Bryan Adams perform Summer of ’69. White Horse, Sarah McLachlan, Billy Talent, The Arkells, The Barenaked Ladies, July Talk, etc. all performed.

 

RedBull Crashed Ice for the Toronto Star

It was colder that -20 degree Celsius, but we strapped on our long underwear and stuck heading packs all over our body, before stepping out a shooting the RedBull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa. The track was nestled between Parliament Hill and the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and wound it’s way along the Rideau Canal Locks towards the Ottawa River.

The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship course sits between the Fairmont Chateau Laurier (shown) and Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Athletes race in the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Thousands of people stood in -20 degree Celsius temperatures for hours to watch the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Scott Croxall of Canada recovers for a stumble to place first in his heat during the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Jacqueline Legere of Canada celebrates winning the Red Bull Crashed Ice Women’s World Championship in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Canadians Maxie Plante (L), Jacqueline Legere (C), and Elaine Topolnisky (R) celebrate winning the Red Bull Crashed Ice Women’s World Championship in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Dean Moriarity of Canada (L), Cameron Naasz of USA (C), and Jim De Paoli of Switzerland celebrate winning the Red Bull Crashed Ice Men’s World Championships in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

Cameron Naasz of USA won the Red Bull Crashed Ice Men’s World Championships for the second straight year in Ottawa March 4, 2017. Photograph by Blair Gable

President Obama in Ottawa

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Last year Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted US President Barak Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa. I was one of the official photographers for the summit.

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This was the second time I had photographed Barak Obama; the first being his first official state visit. The next time the POTUS rolls through town, he will probably be on a book tour or a high paying speaking engagement.