A busker took advantage of the first bits of Spring like weather we've had this Spring. This was taken on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 outside the Bay in downtown Calgary.
This was part of the fashion show.
This was part of a fashion show at the festival.
As usual there's a large, and somewhat excessive police presence at the Lilac Festival. I have no complaints about any of the police, who were all quite friendly. I just find it to be an absurd waste of money. Calgary has a silly policy of mandating a certain ratio of police to attendees, which is then billed to the organizers. That's a huge burden. And, it ignores the fact the festival has been totally peaceful throughout its history.
On April 1, 2012 Green Fools Theatre put on a April's Fool Parade starting in Tomkins Park and running along 17 Avenue SW in Calgary. The public was welcomed to join and put silly hats and costumes, many of which were provided.
This is Jill Belland from Citytv helping to host the New Year's 2012 celebration at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary. She is seen here doing one of several clips off-stage throughout the event. It looked like there was a draw for a car, with the tickets in the hat, but I really couldn't hear or follow what was happening.
A skater at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary on December 14, 2011. I decided to play around with filters on Photoshop and came up with this. There was a women next to her, who happened to have her tongue out for the shot, so I cropped her out, and then used the the "content aware delete" to remove what was left.
This is Andrea Slobodian with Sun News. Despite appearing on national TV, and covering other people, she feels that taking her picture violates her privacy. Please see the description of this image for the full story.
This shot wasn't really about the event. I just thought he had a bit of a "western sheriff" look to him.
Opponents of the Canadian Seal Hunt used the torch cermony as a way of getting attention for their cause. Unlike the "Olympic Resistance Network", they are not opposed to Olympics per se. It's mainly a means of garnering public attention. I would take a wid guess they had around 20 people when I was there.
The Grey Cup Parade on Saturday, November 28, 2009 in downtown Calgary, the day before the game.
Fans watching the Grey Cup Parade on Saturday, November 28, 2009 in downtown Calgary, the day before the game.
One of the racers nearing the finish line.
This is at the finish line. I couldn't capture more of the finish sign (at top) without swapping lenses, or walking back a long distance.
Amy Hebert, as "Sam Steele Princess", was promoting Sam Steele Days in Cranbrook, British Columbia.
Not shown here, due to cropping, is a depiction of a Condi as an ugly witch, which I had mixed feelings on including, although I've shown worse in other photos, and might upload later. I don't think somebody's exempt from criticism or parody because of their gender or appearance, but caracturing somebody based on that, isn't exactly high brow commentary. A picture depicting some of the "enhanced interrogation methods" she approved of, would do more to convey the point intended.
Hats are laid out to represent workers who died on the job.
This is a picture of a choir I took on Stephen Avenue Mall on September 26, 2008. I beleive they were from a Christian church (based on the lyrics), but I didn't catch what specific group they were with. They all seemed talented.
Most of the outfits were black and white, so the girl on the left stood out a little.
Since everyone was wearing old fashioned attire, which was mainly black and white, I thought doing the whole picture in black+white, plus some cropping out of modernity, would make it look like it could be from the past. I guesse I've been on a bit of black and white kick lately.