The Martin Shields 2023 calendar will soon be sent to all of the constituents in the Bow River Riding, and this year Shields wants you to get involved!

"We just thought 'hey, a good way to promote the riding is to access photos that they (interested riding members) might have from someplace in the riding so that they can put out a calendar with pictures, local pictures done with local people," he explained. 

Shields added the idea came to him when he saw all the great pictures posted on social media by people who may not be professional photographers, but just people that see the beauty in their communities.

"We see a lot of people in the riding create pictures. I mean with the phones these days, for example, there are phenomenal pictures taken on phones, so if people have taken pictures in the riding — which I often take pictures in the riding — we post stuff that's around the riding, but there's a lot more people out there that take interesting pictures."

With the variety of landscapes and photo opportunities we have, Shields is excited to see the amazing photos that get submitted for the calendar.

"With the landscapes we have, big sky country sunsets and lots of different views of of the prairie country that people might take, whether it's urban, whether it's rural, I think we've got some people that do some fantastic photography work."

Shields added the early response on social media has been positive, and hopes to receive plenty of photos!  You can submit your photos to Martin.Shields@parl.GC.CA, and make sure you add your name and town as well! The deadline is December 22.

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