Candice Ward is the fourth special guest at North West Photo Fest 2017

Candice Ward is a freelance sports photographer based out of Calgary, Ab.

Over the past nine years, she has covered a number of sporting events that include the Stanley Cup Playoffs, WHL Playoffs, a number of Grey Cup Championships and more. Candice was also recently named to the CAAWS (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity) “Most Influential Women in Sports in Canada” list for the media category for 2016.

The citation for the award says, in part:

Ward also collaborates with local female athletes to provide them with unique and creative shots to help market themselves in the sporting world. This includes the National Ski Jump team as well as women involved in sport recreationally, to give them an empowering opportunity to see themselves in a unique light. As a woman of Indigenous descent, Ward serves as a role model to young women looking to pursue their dreams.

Candice’s images have been published in a number of publications around North America and Internationally. She is also currently the team photographer for the Calgary Hitmen (WHL) and Calgary Roughnecks (NLL).

Candice Ward photo of a Toronto Raptors  Denver Nuggets game. (Candice Ward)

Candice is a member of the Kehewin Cree Nation born in Bonnyvile. Ab.

In her spare time, she is an active basketball player and loves to spend time with her dog Juno.