September 2020 Pictures of the Month

Included in the 2020 September Pictures of the Month: Global Climate Strike; chore horse competition; US wildfires affect Alberta; kayak competiton at Harvie Passage; skateboarding at Millennium Park; large numbers of hikers in Alberta’s mountain parks; High River Balloon Festival; people floating down Calgary’s waterways; and much much more. We hope you enjoy the images our photographers captured this month.

Mohathir Sheikh poses for a portrait taken by Gurvinder Sangha while enjoying the Bowden SunMaze in Bowden on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. The SunMaze is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Competitor 229 making a turn at Harvie Passage Fall Classic Kayak Competition at Harvie Passage Whitewater Park in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The competitors go one at the time while the judges take their notes. (Photo by Caroline Esteves/The Press)
A family enjoys fall afternoon navigating along the course of the river in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. They enjoy the good climate during that day. (Photo by Paula Angel/The Press)
A family enjoys a fall afternoon navigating along the course of the river in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The geese get alerted when the boat passes close to them.(Photo by Paula Angel/The Press)
A novice competitor makes a splash at the Harvie Passage Fall Classic Kayak competition in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. During the half course Slalom Race in the afternoon, cadet and novice competitors were seen using paddle boards, creek boats, and canoes. (Photo by Chelsea Blyth/The Press)
Two kayakers in Lake Louise on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. These kayakers were about halfway across Lake Louise enjoying one of the last nice days there will be this year (Photo by Blake Speers/SAIT)
Racer #216 heads towards the finish line at Harvie Passage in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. All racers had two attempts to score the best time. (Photo by Felix Larouche/The Press)
A racer narrowly misses the checkpoint marker at Harvie Passage in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Lots of twists and turns added a degree of challenge for the racers. (Photo by Felix Larouche/The Press)
A paddler takes goes for a dip aboard his kayalk at Harvie Passage in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. This group of paddlers was in the water for over an hour, practicing their various moves in preparation for tomorrow’s race. (Photo by Felix Larouche/The Press)
Many spectators stayed to watch all the hot air balloons take off from the launch site, but many got in their vehicles to chase the balloons already in flight in High River on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The festival is held every year in the autumn and normally hosts international competitors; however, because of COVD-19 this year, international pilots were not able to attend. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Spectators young and old came to watch the Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival in High River on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The festival is held every year in the autumn and normally hosts international competitors; however, because of COVD-19 this year, international pilots were not able to attend. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Setup continues in preparation for takeoff in High River, Alta on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Most balloons inflated quickly, and were up in the air in no time. (Photo by Felix Larouche/The Press)
Jennifer Podruski’s balloon is the first to lift off in High River, Alta on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Uncertainty surrounding wind conditions delayed the launch of the event. (Photo by Felix Larouche/The Press)
Two hikers stare across the barely visible Lake Chester on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The sudden Autumn snowstorm cut visibility to only a few hundred feet or less. (Photo by Christopher Anderson/SAIT)
A stream of people head up to Pocaterra Ridge in Kananaskis on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Despite windy and snowy weather conditions, a couple hundred hikers attempted to complete their hikes. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
From left to right. Charlene Madayag and Jas Sarin take selfies on the top of Grizzly Col in Kananaskis on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Despite windy and snowy weather conditions, a couple hundred hikers attempted to complete their hikes. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Suzie Firth swings on the local play ground trying to see how far she can go, with the changing colours and the falling of the leafs people spend time outside before the weather gets colder and the snow starts, in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Different activities are shown of what everyone can do for fun in the Fall. (Photo by Katharyn Sotvedt/SAIT)
Elliott Weise (six) hangs out on a couple of Slacklines while in Pearce Estate Park in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Weise will turn seven on Wednesday and was celebrating his birthday with his family in the park. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Jennifer Dotchin takes a break to relax and sunbath near Harvie Passage in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The weather in Calgary reached a high of 17º today. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
A kayaker enjoys his time tackling the rapids at Harvie Passage in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. While there was a scheduled Freestyle Competition at 1pm, there was no sign of such event. (Photo by Felix Larouche/The Press)
Man skateboarding at Shaw Millennium Park in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Calgarians are enjoying outside activities while the fall weather is still nice. (Photo by Caroline Esteves/SAIT)
Calgarians gather to protest Climate Change for Fridays for Future, with speakers talking about the changes that they wish to see from the government, Calgary on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Protesters moved from City Hall to McDougall Centre chanting for climate change, ending the protest with a display of silence for all of the creatures and plantlike that have been lost to global warming. (Photo by Katharyn Sotvedt/SAIT)
Calgarians gather to protest Climate Change for Fridays for Future, with speakers talking about the changes that they wish to see from the government, Calgary on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Protesters moved from City Hall to McDougall Centre chanting for climate change, ending the protest with a display of silence for all of the creatures and plantlike that have been lost to global warming. (Photo by Katharyn Sotvedt/SAIT)
Protestors lie down during a moment of silence for lives lost due to climate change in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. About 75 people came to the socially distant protest. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Protestors march along Stephen Avenue during the Fight for Climate Justice Rally in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. About 75 people came to the socially distant protest. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
A group of protestors marched from City Hall to McDougall Centre in the Fight for Climate Justice Rally in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. About 75 people came to the socially distant protest. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Wildred Bartlett (two) years a fire crown while attending the Fight for Climate Justice Rally with his father Jesse Bartlett in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. About 75 people came to the socially distant protest. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Melissa Beaujot in Kananaskis on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. She and her dog Mia walk amongst the larch trees at Pocaterra Cirque. (Photo by {burchell}/The Press)
Nathan Stone’s team of horses, Jim and Jerry, pull the first bale of hay in the course at Bar U Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. The aim of this section is to pull the sled straight without touching the outside lines. (Photo by Christopher Landry/The Press)
Visitors to the Chore Horse competition visit one of the historic barns at Bar U ranch on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Bar U Ranch has been registered as a historical site, and is run and maintained by National Parks Canada. (Photo by Christopher Landry/The Press)
A rainbow stretches across the sky after the last competitor completes his run during the Chore Horse Competition at the Bar U Ranch south of Longview on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. The rain unleashed during the the last contestants run but stopped shortly after. (Photo by Jessica Dezall/The Press)
Teamsters compete with their team of horses in the Chore Horse Competition at the Bar U Ranch south of Longview on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. This year’s grand prize is a special anniversary buckle marking the opening of Bar U Ranch as a National Historic Site 25 years ago. (Photo by Jessica Dezall/The Press)
Individuals waiting for cars on the side of the street to get their message across about the UBI march in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. The UBI march is a non-profit mission to help make universal income a reality for Canadian. The UBI program could give social programs beneficiary cash with no restrictions. (Photo by Rouland Majrlo Atis/SAIT)
Two ladies from the Fulan Dafa meditating at the Olympic Plaza Park in Calgary on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Despite the smokey weather that has been in Calgary the two ladies still find a way to promote Fulan Dafa. Fulan Dafa or Fulan Gong is a set of meditation exercises and texts that preach virtues of truth, benevolence and forbearance. (Photo by Rouland Majrlo Atis/SAIT)
Smoke from wildfires in California rests on the hills near 48 St. W. in the Foothills on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. The smoke rolled in on Sunday, giving the sky a greyish haze and the air a smoky scent. (Photo by Jessica Dezall/The Press)
Kayla Bonham, an active LGBT member, protests in front of the City Hall on Saturday, September 19, 2020. For Bonham the community needs more support to get a universal basic income program that protects the salaries of all Canadians. (Photo by Paula Angel/The Press)
Smoke travels across the West of Canada then crossing Calgary. Citizens from Calgary experience dense smoke on Friday, September 18, 2020. They experience this air quality throughout the whole week. (Photo by Paula Angel/The Press)
Scott Abbott displays his handcrafted woodwork at Granary Road in the Foothills on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Abbott started Fusion Woodworx about a year and a half ago and spends time each day in his shop in his garage working on projects and custom orders. Woodwork has always been a passion of his, but he started working with epoxy when he started Fusion Woodworx. (Photo by Jessica Dezall/The Press)
Participants rapel down the side of the Eau Claire Sheraton Hotel Suites in support of Make a Wish foundation’s Rope for Hope in Calgary on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. They helped to raise money for children with terminal illnesses experience their greatest dreams. (Photo by Christopher Landry/SAIT)
A deer walks slowly to rejoin the rest of its group feeding quietly in a resident’s yard in Okotoks on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Urban deer are a common sight for locals and are considered part of the biodiversity landscape in Okotoks. (Photo by Jessica Dezall/The Press)
Breakdancer at the Driven show at Kingsway Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta on September 12, 2020. One of the businesses attending the show had a group of break dancers putting on a small show for the masses. (Photo by Blake Speers/SAIT)
The evening sun glows red partially due to forest fire smoke in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. Calgary and the areas around the city have been affected by the smoke from the forest fires in California. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
A large train of hikers ascend up to Sarrail Ridge in Kananaskis on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Despite a global pandemic, many visitors came to Rawson Lake and Sarrail Ridge to enjoy the weather. (Photo by Dre Kwong/SAIT)
Maryjane Rowan, a dancer with the Stoney Mini Thni Dancers, dances in a solo at the Cochrane Cultural Days event in Cochrane on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Rowan was one of four girls under the age of 17 from her dance group who danced at the Cultural Days event. Rowan and the other girls from her dance group put on a one hour show for the many spectators who came out to attend the event. (Photo by Jack Carter/The Press)
Lucie Bause poses for her portrait while working on a painting during the Cultural Days event in Cochrane on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Bause previously lived in Canmore where she used the beautiful landscapes as inspiration for her work. (Photo by Jack Carter/The Press)
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