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GLOW Winter Festival

Calgary GLOW Festival Feb 14th-16th 2020 Stephen Avenue, Calgary has been the centre of attention this weekend (Feb 14-16) as large crowds enjoyed music and entertainment, as the 2020 Glow Winter Festival brought Calgarians out onto the street. Now in its third year, the festival includes a series of events, including an ice-carving competition, an 18-passenger train, axe throwing and 35…

A very Canadian protest

A well behaved but noisy protest An anti-oilsands protest took place in downtown Calgary on Wednesday (Jan 22) morning with a pro-energy group also holding a counter-rally of its own. Approx 100 or so protesters turned up and both sides were in fine voice, in what was a very Canadian demonstration. At times it seemed like each side took it in…

International Street Photography Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland

I was very excited to learn that a second image by myself, Calgary street photographer, Chris Toombes had been chosen by a panel of experts to hang in the International Street Photography Exhibition at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Glasgow Scotland during January 2020. The Glasgow Gallery of Photography The Glasgow Gallery began as a free online gallery in…

Calgary school of rock

During the recent 2019 Grey Cup Festival I had the pleasure of watching some of the cities brightest musical talent performing live on stage. The house band from Calgary’s School of Rock ripped up the stage to the joy of the cheering crowd. Calgary’s School of Rock is the leader in performance-based music education. They teach guitar, bass, drums, keyboard…

Lauran Mayell Pure Country

One of the great things about downtown Calgary is the music stage that is set up every summer along Stephen Ave. The music stage hosts a mix of breaking and well known music acts from Calgary and the surrounding areas. It’s a place I often visit to catch a free lunchtime concert and take a break from documenting the streets…

2019 Grey Cup Festival

2019 Grey Cup Festival Nov 23, BMO Centre Calgary Before the final on Nov 24th fans from all the teams converged on the BMO Centre in Calgary for a huge outdoor festival and party. It was a great idea by the 2019 Grey Cup Festival committee to make things a lot more convenient for Canada’s football faithful by hosting all…

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