Proceeds of the 2024 Valley Life Recreation calendar go toward supporting all of the organization’s ongoing work in creating incredible outdoor spaces for everyone through trail development, maintenance and promotion.
The images in the 2024 calendar come from photographer Tracy Gregorash. Tracy has been a resident of Minnedosa for many years. She wears many hats; mom, wife, daughter, friend, teacher, volunteer. Tracy is a passionate individual and has spearheaded the Manitoba Neurofibromatosis support group and remains a director of said group at present. Tracy understands the importance of not-for-profits to fill the gap in community projects and initiatives and states that “community and recreation are very important to me.” Tracy has recently expanded her photography repetoir to include storm chasing and most recent family photography.
Tracy started using her first DSLR camera to photograph nature’s beauty in landscapes, wildlife, and the night sky for personal pleasure. When COVID arrived, Tracy became a “little” obsessed, sharing the beauty she saw and would “drive my family crazy pointing at the colourful sky or every bird that flew by.” Photography gave Tracy an outlet to truly show her family and friends what she was seeing. As she started sharing her photos on social media, she was encouraged and became passionate to learn more about photography.
Between now and the end of September, the public is invited to help VLR decide which images will be included in the final print edition of the 2024 calendar. See the VLR Facebook page or Instagram profile to vote!