The 11th Annual Speak Out Disability Pride Festival was held in downtown Calgary on May 29, 2009. It featured a noon hour disability pride parade on Olympic Plaza and Stephen Avenue Mall.
Some of the substantial Calgary Police Service presence at the protest.
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.
PETA protesters "dressed" as seals and "played dead" along Stephen Avenue Mall in downtown Calgary. They're trying to make a link between the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver with Canada's seal hunt. Of course VANOC has nothing to do with the seal hunt
Supporters of the CBC lined up along Memorial Drive in front of the CBC Calgary (1724 Westmount Blvd NW), to protest planned cuts by the public broadcaster.
On October 6, 2008, outside Calgary's City Hall, artists and their supporters staged a protest against cuts in funding to the arts.
This is one of the photos I took at the anti-SPP rally held outside of Calgary City Hall on February 16, 2008. There was a good turnout, especially considering there was a rather unpleasant cold wind, with some snow. It was supposed to have been a nice weather day, but this is Calgary, so we expect the unexpected.
These girls were part of the sizeable "Walk for the Peace of Colombia". that gathered at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary on February 4, 2008. Similiar gatherings were held around the world, with enormous numbers in Colombia itself. It was quite cold, but everyone seemed quite enthusiastic, and determined to endure the bad weather. People were calling for an end to the kidnappings, killings, and other violence committed by FARC in Colombia.