Joe Carbury

Joe Carbury

This picture is a piece of history for many Calgarians that know the name of Joe Carbury. The 2008 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon races lost a voice this year that is famous world wide when Joe Carbury announced his last year calling the chucks, and I was lucky enough to be there for his last call at the GMC Rangeland Derby, announcing that Hugh Sinclair has won. I think what made this picture so special for me was that I was the only media, photographer allowed up in the booth with Joe on his last night. I think after awhile, Joe Carbury forgot I was crouched in a corner and on the ┬álast race, as Hugh Sinclair’s chuck came around the last turn Joe jumped out of his chair, his legendary voice raised in excitement and when the wagon crossed the line, Joe’s hands flung above his head, and my arms were covered in goosebumps as I realized this would be the last time I would see Joe Carbury in action and making history. Christina Ryan, Coady Photo

Comments are closed.