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Abraham Lake

April 6, 2019 | Filed Under News, Personal | Leave a Comment 

Abraham Lake is a body of water on the upper part of the North Saskatchewan River, just off the David Thompson highway.  It is a man-made body of water that was created in 1972 with the construction of the Bighorn Dam.  Now, because the area was flooded without removing any vegetation, an amazing natural phenomenon occurs…the creation of methane bubbles.   They are created when bacteria in the water eat dead plant and animal matter, and then, as a result of “digestion,” release methane. In the summer months, the methane simply rises to the surface; but in the winter, these bubbles become temporarily frozen in time.   A couple of weekends ago, a couple of friends of mine and I went to check out the scene.   With skates in hand, we slid our way down the ice onto the lake and then spent some time skating around on the  lake.  Unfortunately, there was a lot of snow and not a lot of bubbles.  It was still pretty amazing though.  Maybe next year for even more bubbles?





Birkie 2018 Awards

April 4, 2018 | Filed Under Lifestyle | Leave a Comment 

Just posted, the Birkie 2018 Awards Ceremonies from Waskahegan.  If you received a medal, your likely in there somewhere.  Use the password “birkie2018awards.”

Birkie 2018 Finishers

April 1, 2018 | Filed Under Lifestyle, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

Birkie Fans – Finish line photos are now live. You can scroll the gallery to find yourself. They are uploaded by finish time, so the later you finished, the closer to the end you will be.
Go to www.janstudios.com, click on PROOFS and enter the password “birkie2018finish.” Enjoy!

Birkie 2018 Participants

March 28, 2018 | Filed Under Lifestyle, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

Birkie Participants – a new gallery has been uploaded.  Under the PROOFS tab, type in the password “birkie2018oncourse” to see on course images captured at this year’s Birkie. Enjoy.

Birkie Start Images

March 25, 2018 | Filed Under Lifestyle, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

This year’s Birkie start images are now live.
The gallery can be accessed through the PROOFS tab and by entering the password: birkie2018start.

Birkie 2018 Images

March 4, 2018 | Filed Under Lifestyle, News, Uncategorized | 2 Comments 

We are getting Birkie images uploaded to our website. We will be uploading into various galleries so that they are easier to navigate.

The Festival images are now live. You can access them through our PROOFS tab and by entering the password: birkie2018festival

We will be posting passwords at we upload more galleries.

Birkie 2018

February 14, 2018 | Filed Under Lifestyle | Leave a Comment 

Congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Birkie.  It was an honour to capture the spirit and emotion of such a fantastic event.  Enjoy this small sample of what we captured that day.

Birkie 2017 Images

February 23, 2017 | Filed Under Lifestyle, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 


The Birkie 2017 images are now live through our web site.

Access our web site at www.janstudios.com.

In the PROOFS section we have uploaded several galleries as there are so many images, we did not want the galleries to become bogged down.

The following passwords will get you into the various galleries:

Pre Start – birkiewarmup

Start – birkiestart

On course – birkieoncourse

Finish – birkiefinish

Miscellaneous – birkiemisc


Birkie 2017

February 22, 2017 | Filed Under Lifestyle, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment 

Thank you all participants of this year’s Birkie. It was an amazing event with perfect weather and fantastic snow.
We are currently uploading images for you to view and/or purchase.
The images will be in various galleries with individual, unique passwords. Stay tuned to this NEWS page for password information. You can also follow us on Facebook at JaN Studios.
We have a variety of images now from the slideshow we had at the Viking Feast. Go to our PROOFS section and enter the password “birkie2017”.

Tanis and Josh, Leduc Wedding

September 15, 2016 | Filed Under Weddings | Leave a Comment 

I’ve known Tanis since she was around 12 years old.   She volunteered to work at a camp for kids that I helped run when I was in University years ago.  She also lived fairly close to me back then and I would often drive her to and from our workplace.   I got to know the young Tanis fairly well back then.  But over the years, I haven’t seen as much of her.  But every once in awhile, I’d hear where she was traveling to, how she was doing and whom she was dating.  And then she contacted us to to tell us she was engaged.  I was thrilled for her!

When we got to meet with Tanis and Joshua to talk about their wedding, I saw how incredibly happy Tanis was in this relationship.  But I also saw the look on Josh’s face as he looked at Tanis.  Together, they were always laughing and seemed so ready to tackle whatever life brought.  Yes, Tanis had finally met her match.

Even though the wedding day was in March and there was still a great deal of snow on the ground, the sun shone brightly, the sky was a rich blue and it was quite warm.  Contrast that with the next day, when the temperatures plummeted and it snowed heavily.  Tanis and Josh’s day was perfect, just like it was meant to be!

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