Labour Day weekend in Cochrane is one of the best weekends of the year. This weekend, in addition
to the rodeo and parade, we also had the biggest cycle race in Canada come through our town.
Too bad the weather wasn't any better.


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First, a cool shot of the Kokanee Glacier from the air. You can see the rock band through the middle of the
glacier along with a view to the Kootenay Lake north of Nelson.


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Dave, Mike, and Will, three colleagues from Boston had a chance to see Banff during work.


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Dave and Will eating cheese fondue.


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And eating meat fondue (a bit smoky).

Tour of Alberta 2016


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I was really pleased to get a chance to watch some of the best cyclists in the world climb our big hill
in Cochrane. This was stage 2 of the 5 stage race and you can see the weather wasn't awesome. I got
hailed on as I rode down to the race.


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Here is the lead pack of 3 climbing the big hill.

Video of the lead pack


Video of the peleton



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Another look at the lead pack and the traffic waiting.

Cochrane Rodeo


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Here are Henry and I trying to take a selfie with our cowboy hats on.


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Natalia's sister Susanna came to visit for the long weekend so she got to join the rodeo fun. Here she is
with Henry walking near our pool.


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Our little cowboy having free pancake breakfast.


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Watching the tractor grooming the arena was a highlight.


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Susi and Henry walking down to see the tractor close-up.


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That hat is just ridiculously funny on him.


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With finger up the nose.


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Adjusting his hat.


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Natalia, Henry, and Susi at the rodeo.

Video of the mounted shooter event



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The bullets from the mounted shooter event. It was just coarse gunpowder with no projectile.


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Henry gets a sno-cone! What a great day!


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Henry with his sno-cone, devouring it.


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This is one of my new favourite photos of Henry.


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Checking out the event.


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Henry and I at the rodeo.


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I was pleased that our new brewery is now running. Thanks to the Half-Hitch brewery!

Labour Day Parade


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The town of Cochrane has a pretty big parade for Labour Day and one for the Santa Claus Day event too.
This one is pretty fun, and here is Natalia and Nicole waiting for its start.

Video of Henry and Emilia running around



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The Shriners mini-airplanes are always a hit.


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Henry getting candy from the good folks at Spray Lakes Sawmills.


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Henry eating snacks.

Video of Henry making music


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