Clem Armstrong, left, of the Circle 2 Ranch team and his son, Parker, wrestle a steer after it was roped by Luke Shields, middle, and his father, Bill, in the team branding event. | Mile Sturk photo

A working rodeo

Twelve ranch rodeo teams participated in the Old Time Ranch Rodeo held Aug. 19 at the Bar U Ranch National Historical Site south of Longview, Alta. The events reflect activities that take place on a working ranch. | Mike Sturk photos


Rylie Harvie pulls Jean Loius Frank over the skijor long jump. | Mike Sturk photo

Fast times in the winter time

Skijordue was held in DeWinton, Alta., Feb.10, in which people on skis and snowboards are pulled by a horse, dog or motor vehicle. Photographer Mike Sturk was on hand to capture the action.

Skijordue was held in DeWinton, Alta., Feb.10, in which people on skis and snowboards are pulled by a horse, dog or motor vehicle. Photographer Mike Sturk was on hand to capture the action. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  

The Steele Scouts assemble on a hill for the start of the 2017 Old Time Ranch Rodeo held Aug. 20 at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site south of Longview, Alta. | Mike Sturk photo

Cowboys compete

The Steele Scouts assemble on a hill, above, for the start of the 2017 Old Time Ranch Rodeo held Aug. 20 at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site south of Longview, Alta. The event included cowboys from Alberta ranches competing in wild cow milking, team sorting, team doctoring and branding competitions. |  Mike Sturk […] Read more


Nick Tetz of Calgary scored the highest score of 80 during the bull riding event. | Mike Sturk photo

A day at the rodeo

Great weather and good crowds showed up for the annual Canadian High School Finals Rodeo, hosted this year in Nanton, Alta., July 27-29.  |  Mike Sturk photos ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” order_by=”imagedate” order_direction=”DESC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Small competitors, big courage

The 54th annual horse show and amateur rodeo drew young rodeo stars, fans and horse lovers to Stavely, Alta., Aug. 29. Mike Sturk photos


A combine was among a variety of farm equipment used to evacuate residents of High River, Alta., last week when flood waters inundated the town. An evacuation order remained in effect as of Monday for all of High River.  |  Mike Sturk photo

Evacuating High River – a first-hand account

I had no idea. Thursday in High River began with me preparing my lighting kit for a photo shoot later that day in Calgary. Four hours later, a front-end loader and then a boat took my wife and me to safety. At about 7:30 a.m. my neighbour called to say there were flooding concerns and […] Read more