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Averil Hall / Freelance Photographer

Averil Hall / Freelance Photographer

Averil Hall, a member of the News Photographers Association of Canada, is an award-winning freelance photographer. Her work has appeared in the national press as well as Saskatchewan dailies. In addition to her primary work for the Battlefords News-Optimist her work has also been featured in Cut Knife and Meadow Lake newspapers. Her photos have also appeared in Prairie North magazine and the work of the National Film Board. Averil particularly enjoys taking sports, event and hard news photos.
Assignments of note include the Gerald Stanley murder trial, Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit to Poundmaker First Nation to exonerate Chief Poundmaker and the local coverage of two homeless First Nation individuals from North Battleford who were given bus tickets to go to Vancouver. More of Averil’s work can be found at mphocus.com.

Recent Work by Averil

Royal Family Garden Party a highlight at BUHF Festival of Trees

Royal Family Garden Party a highlight at BUHF Festival of Trees

The Royal Family Garden Party was a red carpet experience with a castle, princesses, knights and superheroes with tea and snacks.
Battleford remembers on Nov. 11

Battleford remembers on Nov. 11

For the first time in two years, the Battleford Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9 was able to hold a Remembrance Day Service. It was well attended with only a few empty seats. 
Battleford veterans banners now number 111

Battleford veterans banners now number 111

The banners will hang on lampposts in Battleford until mid-November.
24 of 7,000 Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Medals for the Battlefords

24 of 7,000 Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Medals for the Battlefords

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral, her Scottish estate, on Sept. 8 at the age of 96.
Pumpkin carving event inspires family fun in North Battleford

Pumpkin carving event inspires family fun in North Battleford

The event was such a hit that 40 additional pumpkins had to be purchased on the day of the event, bringing the total to 80 pumpkins.
Movie Night at the Elevator a first for Battleford

Movie Night at the Elevator a first for Battleford

A bit of rain fell, but the show went on.
Teepee Shrine inaugurated at The Ridge for Day of Reconciliation

Teepee Shrine inaugurated at The Ridge for Day of Reconciliation

The Teepee Shrine at The Ridge is meant to be a place of dialogue between Indigenous communities, the government, and the Catholic church so that the community can move forward.
Mini powwow part of Fall Blast

Mini powwow part of Fall Blast

North Battlefords celebrates.
Photos, video: North Battleford Fall Blast hosts kite flying event

Photos, video: North Battleford Fall Blast hosts kite flying event

At the City of North Battleford's Fall Blast Festival, there was something for everyone at the Aquatic Centre, the NationsWEST field house, or the Plaza.
Emotional ceremony at Battleford Cenotaph honours lost monarch

Emotional ceremony at Battleford Cenotaph honours lost monarch

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion and others gathered for a wreath-laying ceremony Monday, the day of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
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