The Winnipeg Jets have given a local artist a big break. Not on the ice, but on the easel.

Jamie Hogaboam has long been a fixture in the city’s downtown core. He spent his first night on the street at the age of 50, and began sleeping in shelters in 2014. Chronic depression, severe anxiety, and a gambling addiction limited his income to what was dropped in his plastic cup.

Jamie Hogaboam