• Zellers (February 12, 2013) / Target (March 23, 2015)
  • The lights of the aurora borealis over Lake Winnipeg at Victoria Beach late at night on March 18th. A geomagnetic storm sent solar rays soaring into the Earth's atmosphere, leading to significant northern lights activity that was visible across much of North America March 18 and 19th. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
  • (Front to back) Risa Shatford, Nadia Minkevich, and Wayne Shatford head into the lake to cool off at Lake of the Woods. July 27, 2014
  • Palestinian supporters hold a rally at the Manitoba Legislative Building. July 14, 2014.

This image is from a rally against the Israel bombing of Gaza. It reminds me of the freedom we still have in this country to gather freely, unlike those who live under unjust regimes and occupation. — John Woods
  • As a photojournalist, our job is to take pictures that tell stories.  If those photos evoke emotion in the viewer, then better yet.  The photo that moves me the most this past year is that of Bradley Bone, the 16-year-old pall bearer at Tina Fontaine's funeral who stepped outside his comfort zone to give her one last hug goodbye. On Aug. 23, I attended Tina Fontaine's funeral in Sagkeeng First Nation. After the formal service was over, the six pallbearers, all cousins of Tina, had gathered around her casket quietly, waiting for the hearse to arrive. Bradley Bone, one of the pallbearers, referred to Tina as his 'little sister.'  I had asked the family ahead of time if I could photograph Tina's final journey and they agreed. It was during this time of waiting that Bradley, unable to hold back his emotions any longer, made a bold move to say goodbye in his own way to Tina by wrapping his arms around her coffin and laying his body across its case. It was an impromptu show of affection that happened so quickly, I barely caught a few frames on my camera. There wasn't any time to analyze my position, check the lighting, or even crop the photo. The heartfelt display of emotion was quick, raw and fleeting; I couldn't risk missing it by moving. As the family could not have an open casket funeral due to her being pulled from the damaging waters of the Red River and the monstrous crime committed against her, the closest Bradley could get to her to say goodbye, one last time, was to hug her casket. This image to me is symbolic, for as this teenage boy wrapped his arms around his little cousin one last time, so too has a nation wrapped their arms around the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women in our nation.  - Ruth Bonneville

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  • January 20, 2012

    Rick Hansen: The Man in Motion Tour 1987

    On a bitterly cold day in January 1987 Rick Hansen became a household name in Winnipeg when he rolled into town. Our team of photographers documented his every move. Here we present you with a selection of images of Canada's Man in Motion.

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  • Rick Hansen was greeted with applause as his Man in Motion tour left Ontario and entered Manitoba.
Glenn Olsen / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Falcon Lake, MB - January 16, 1987

    Rick Hansen was greeted with applause as his Man in Motion tour left Ontario and entered Manitoba. Glenn Olsen / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Falcon Lake, MB - January 16, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen greets Colin Mathieson, 7, during his mid-day break (about 2 hours long) on the Trans-Canada Highway about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake, MB. Colin Mathieson has since become a top Canadian paralympic athlete.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 17, 1987

    Rick Hansen greets Colin Mathieson, 7, during his mid-day break (about 2 hours long) on the Trans-Canada Highway about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake, MB. Colin Mathieson has since become a top Canadian paralympic athlete. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 17, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen braves the winter snow fall with friends who are riding and running alongside about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 17, 1987

    Rick Hansen braves the winter snow fall with friends who are riding and running alongside about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake on the Trans-Canada Highway. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 17, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen does some stretching exercises before hitting the road after his mid-day break (about 2 hours long) on the Trans-Canada Highway about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake, MB.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 17, 1987

    Rick Hansen does some stretching exercises before hitting the road after his mid-day break (about 2 hours long) on the Trans-Canada Highway about thirty miles (49 Kilometres) west of Falcon Lake, MB. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 17, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen is greeted by throngs of Winnnipeggers as he wheels in to Winnipeg, westbound on Trans-Canada Highway at the Perimeter Highway.
Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archive
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen is greeted by throngs of Winnnipeggers as he wheels in to Winnipeg, westbound on Trans-Canada Highway at the Perimeter Highway. Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archive January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen gets a warm reception on the cold Winnipeg corner of Portage and Main Sunday afternoon. Hansen was later met by about 4,000 supporters at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen gets a warm reception on the cold Winnipeg corner of Portage and Main Sunday afternoon. Hansen was later met by about 4,000 supporters at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen gets a warm reception on the cold Winnipeg corner of Portage and Main Sunday afternoon. Hansen was later met by about 4,000 supporters at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen gets a warm reception on the cold Winnipeg corner of Portage and Main Sunday afternoon. Hansen was later met by about 4,000 supporters at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen waves to the thousands of Winnipeggers that showed up at a reception at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on the day his arrival in the city.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen waves to the thousands of Winnipeggers that showed up at a reception at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on the day his arrival in the city. Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen gives the thrill of a lifetime to a boy who was just one of thousands of Winnipeggers at a reception at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on the day Hansen arrived in the city on his Man in Motion tour.
Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 18, 1987

    Rick Hansen gives the thrill of a lifetime to a boy who was just one of thousands of Winnipeggers at a reception at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on the day Hansen arrived in the city on his Man in Motion tour. Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 18, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen is interviewed in Winnipeg the day after arriving while on his Man in Motion tour.
Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 19, 1987

    Rick Hansen is interviewed in Winnipeg the day after arriving while on his Man in Motion tour. Jeff De Booy / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 19, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen meets with patients at the Rehab Hospital during an news conference announcement.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 20, 1987

    Rick Hansen meets with patients at the Rehab Hospital during an news conference announcement. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 20, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen is surrounded by schoolchildren as he takes his Man in Motion tour to the University of Manitoba where he was the star of a pep rally. A crowd of more than 3,000 people greeted him with a tumultuous five-minute ovation.
Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 20, 1987

    Rick Hansen is surrounded by schoolchildren as he takes his Man in Motion tour to the University of Manitoba where he was the star of a pep rally. A crowd of more than 3,000 people greeted him with a tumultuous five-minute ovation. Wayne Glowacki / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 20, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen gets a standing ovation at the old Winnipeg Arena during a Winnipeg Jets game. The Jets played the Edmonton Oilers and lost 5-3 ending a seven game winning streak.
Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 21, 1987

    Rick Hansen gets a standing ovation at the old Winnipeg Arena during a Winnipeg Jets game. The Jets played the Edmonton Oilers and lost 5-3 ending a seven game winning streak. Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 21, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen faced Prairie winds again yesterday on Trans-Canada Highway as he took his Man in Motion tour out of Winnipeg, almost a week behind schedule. He has raised $300,000 during ten days in Manitoba.
Dave Johnson / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 29, 1987

    Rick Hansen faced Prairie winds again yesterday on Trans-Canada Highway as he took his Man in Motion tour out of Winnipeg, almost a week behind schedule. He has raised $300,000 during ten days in Manitoba. Dave Johnson / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 29, 1987 Photo Store

  • Rick Hansen's Man in Motion tour was back on the road again after the wheelchair athlete spent over a week in Winnipeg. Hansen left the city early Wednesday morning and rolled down the Trans-Canada Highway toward Portage la Prairie, MB.
Dave Johnson / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
January 28, 1987

    Rick Hansen's Man in Motion tour was back on the road again after the wheelchair athlete spent over a week in Winnipeg. Hansen left the city early Wednesday morning and rolled down the Trans-Canada Highway toward Portage la Prairie, MB. Dave Johnson / Winnipeg Free Press Archives January 28, 1987 Photo Store

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