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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…

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…

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…

Glasgow gallery exhibition

I was lucky enough to have one of my street portraits hung in a gallery exhibition across the pond at The Glasgow Gallery of Photography. The portrait called “Talk is cheap” was of a young lad with a heavily tattooed face that I met outside the court buildings in Calgary, Alberta. To my knowledge he hadn’t been appearing before the…

Friday’s for future Calgary

The school strike for the climate, also known variously as Fridays for Future, Youth for Climate, Climate Strike or Youth Strike for Climate, is an international movement of school students who take time off from class to participate in demonstrations to demand action to prevent further global warming and climate change. Publicity and widespread organising began after Swedish schoolgirl Greta…

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