Electric Garage Girl in Calgary

Electric Garage Girl in Calgary
This is one of two girl who were promoting the second annual Electric Garage Calgary Collector Car Auction this weekend (June 4-7, 2009) at the Grey Eagle Casino (37 Street and Glenmore Trail SW). They had a few cars on display along Stephen Avenue. Both girls were very nice about posing for pictures.

Checkered Flag Girl

Checkered Flag Girl
This is one of two girl who were promoting the second annual Electric Garage Calgary Collector Car Auction this weekend (June 4-7, 2009) at the Grey Eagle Casino (37 Street and Glenmore Trail SW). They had a few cars on display along Stephen Avenue. Both girls were very nice about posing for pictures.

Model Promotion

Model Promotion
She is one of two promo girls for the second annual Electric Garage Calgary Collector Car Auction this weekend (June 4-7, 2009) at the Grey Eagle Casino (37 Street and Glenmore Trail SW). They had a few cars on display along Stephen Avenue. Both girls were very nice about posing for pictures.

Calgary Tamils wave the Stars and Stripes

Calgary Tamils wave the Stars and Stripes
Tamil Canadians gathered outside the U.S. consulate in downtown Calgary to call on the U.S. to help Tamils in Sri Lanka. Demonstrators expressed support for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, better known as the "Tamil Tigers", who are designated as a terrorist organization by the Canadian government. The Tamil protesters want that status ended, and want the world to pressure Sri Lanka to accept a cease fire with the Tigers. In the background, the red with yellow flags show the Tamil Tigers emblem

Waving the flag of the Tamil Tigers

Waving the flag of the Tamil Tigers
A large portion of the protesters flew the Tamil Tigers emblem, featuring a tiger on top of bayoneted rifles, and a ring of bullets. I'm not sure if anybody the noticed the irony of flying a flag, featuring bayonet-tipped rifles, behind a tiger, while decrying the effects of war.

Waving flags of hate

Waving flags of hate
The Aryan Guard is a neo-Nazi group based in Calgary. This is the 2009 version of its annual march held on the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racism, which it calls "White Pride Day". The Aryan Guard is a small group (maybe under a dozen), that's normally bolstered by people from out of town for such events (for a total of maybe 60). A much larger group of several hundred countered them. Their group symbol is based on the celtic cross. This year, they largely (though not completely) avoided explicit references to their underlying Nazi beliefs. This year, they faced a much greater limitation on their movement from counter demonstrators. A number of physical altercations occurred between them and the anti-racist counter-demonstrators.