February Pictures of the Month

Included in the 2021 February Pictures of the Month: The Chinook Blast Midwinter Roundup; pictorials of Calgary landmarks; ice skating in the outdoors in Cochrane; Cross-country skiing in Okotoks; businesses surviving in the pandemic; Calgary’s physical campuses devoid of students; a physically-distanced birthday; Calgarians brave the freezing temperatures; shirtless joggers run for charity; protest against white supremacy; a protest against the war in Tigray, Ethiopia; candlelight vigil for man struck and killed by SUV; and much much more. We hope you enjoy the images our photographers captured this month.

Family and friends of Blade Crow Pantherbone gather at a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the Calgary man on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Pantherbone, 21, was killed after being struck by an SUV while waiting on the median to cross the street with his girlfriend and one-year-old daughter. Both suffered serious injuries and remain in hospital. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Family and friends of Blade Crow Pantherbone gather at a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the Calgary man on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Pantherbone, 21, was killed after being struck by an SUV while waiting on the median to cross the street with his girlfriend and one-year-old daughter. Both suffered serious injuries and remain in hospital. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Blade Crow Pantherbone’s mother and sister pray for their son and brother at a vigil held for him in Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Pantherbone, who was 21 at the time of his death, was survived by his girlfriend and his young child who suffered serious injuries due to the incident and remain in hospital. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Executive director of the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone, Annie MacInnis and her dog Lucy take the to the streets of Kensington on February 11, 2021. MacInnis has dedicated 18 years to improving the Kensington area; she has spearheaded a great number of projects and initiatives to promote the businesses in the community. #kensingtonlove is an example of one of these projects, it consists of art instalments set up across the neighbourhood in order to encourage community involvement. (Photo by Jacquelyn Burchell/SAIT)
A cross country skier navigates the ski tracks at Confederation Park Golf Course in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. The cross country ski trails around the city have become one of the many popular outdoor activities as the world reaches the one year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
Members of the Tigray community demonstrate at City Hall in downtown Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. The peaceful march was to protest alleged atrocities committed by the Ethiopian and Eritrean forces in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
Members of the Tigray community demonstrate at City Hall in downtown Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. The peaceful march was to protest alleged atrocities committed by the Ethiopian and Eritrean forces in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
A person takes photos of the Chinook Blast light display downtown in Calgary on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. This is the first year Chinook Blast is being displayed, though previous incarnations of downtown light shows have existed. (Photo by Christopher Anderson/SAIT)
A group of counter-protestors confront the Walk for Freedom protestors at City Hall in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. There were opposing protests held on the day – the Walk for Freedom protest in opposition to the mask bylaw and COVID-19 restrictions, and another protest against white supremacy. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Eve Aboka calls for an end to hate at City Hall during two simultaneous protests in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. One of the protests, entitled Walk for Freedom was organized to oppose the current mask bylaw and COVID-19 restrictions, while the other group demonstrated against white supremacy. Aboka was standing at the line where Calgary Police were separating the two groups. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
An upside down flag is flown in defiance of societal norms by the Urban Infidel Street Patrol during a protest at City Hall in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
A group of protesters demonstrate agains white supremacy at City Hall in Calgary on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
A pair of runners participate in the annual NATEFIT exposed run in Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The run, which is held yearly to raise money for Inn From the Cold, has participants running shirtless to raise money for the homeless shelter. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Shirtless runners warm up before taking part in the annual NATEFIT exposed run in Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The run, which is held yearly to raise money for Inn From the Cold, has participants running shirtless to raise money for the homeless shelter. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
With the temperature at -28 degrees celcius, photographer Katharyn Sotvedt shows the frost on her face after only a half hour outside on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Katharyn Sotvedt/The Press)
The sun rises over CalgaryÕs downtown during a cold morning in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. This was one of the coldest days of the recent cold snap. At the time this picture was taken, the temperature was -30¼C with windchill making it feel like -40¼C to -45¼C. (Photo by Dre Kwong/The Press)
Paul Carter, a Calgary Police Service member and school resource officer at Forest Lawn High School, catches up on some paperwork on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Despite the school being closed for a teachers conference, a police presence is still required at the school to deter possible incidents. (Photo by Jack Carter/The Press)
Holly Sypher poses for a portrait in the early morning at Black Sheep Bakery in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Sypher begins her morning at 4 am, getting croissants and baguettes ready for the customers of the day. Sypher is an apprentice baker, and will finish her final year at SAIT in March. (Photo by Christopher Landry/The Press)
Jashan Dhilon, left, celebrates his 23rd birthday in a socially distanced style in Calgary on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. His girlfriend, Vanessa Lee, organized the surprise drive-by celebrations. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Dhilon was able to be surround by his friends and family for his birthday. (Photo by Dre Kwong/The Press)
A staff member at Calgary’s Deer Valley Florist prepares a bouquet of roses for the Valentines Day rush on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The florist has been around since the 1980s and is well known in the community. (Photo by Katharyn Sotvedt/The Press)
A University of Calgary student sits alone in a study area on the campus Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, finding a place to study on campus at the lunch hour was usually an impossible task. But now, with so few students on campus, study space is much easier to find. (Photo by Christopher Anderson/SAIT)
Jeff Nechka creates unique pieces of jewellery at his workshop on 17 Avenue in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Nechka works with polished precious and semi-precious gemstones for Valentine’s Day, one of the most important holidays of the year for his Premier Gems business. (Photo by Paula Angel/The Press)
Owner/operator Daren Hinton stands inside his Lakeview Bakery in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. The family-run business has been serving Calgarians for 31 years. Hinton took over the family business, running it along with another location on 90th Street SW called Lakeview on 90th Gluten-Free. (Photo by Dre Kwong/The Press)
Myk Huang, one of the owners of Thé Moon tea house poses for a portrait in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Thé Moon opened in 2020 just before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and the business has had to adapt to the challenges of shipping delays and pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Dre Kwong/The Press)
Marley (left) and Mike Hing skate together on the rink surface within the ball diamond in Laudan Park in Okotoks, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Temperatures reached below -20 C, but they still bundled up to spend the early evening outside. (Photo by Jessica Dezall/The Press)
Jim McLellan does some cross-country skiing at Laudan Park, Okotoks, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. Temperatures reached below -20 C. (Photo by Jessica Dezall/The Press)
Marcy Speers and her dog Hazel in Cochrane on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Even though it has been cold out, Speers likes to get her dogs outside for some exercise. (Photo by Blake Speers/SAIT)
Attendees of Chinook Blast enjoy the displays of art along Stephen Ave. in Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Local artists have displayed their work, lighting up the night, down Stephen Ave. and along Third St. SW. Originally, Chinook Blast was meant to open on Thursday, February 11, 2021, but due to the extreme cold warning, the opening of the event was pushed to Saturday. (Photo by Dre Kwong/The Press)
A young skater struggles to stay on his feet during an outdoor skating outing in Cochrane on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021. After a week of very cold weather, some “Cochranites” spent their afternoon outside during the Family Day holiday to take advantage of the warmer temperatures. (Photo by Jack Carter/The Press)
A person crosses the bridge from Mission into Lindsay Park in Calgary on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. After a polar vortex, people are eager to get back outside and enjoy the warming temperatures. (Photo by Sarah B Groot/SAIT)
A couple poses on Stephen Ave. in Calgary on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. With the milder weather, hundreds of Calgarians are out enjoying the downtown light show presented by several municipal and corporate sponsors . (Photo by Christopher Anderson/SAIT)
The Ploeger family takes a selfie at Chinook Blast Midwinter Round Up in Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. The free outdoor event runs over three weekends, and allows attendees to adhere to the current COVID-19 restrictions. The Chinook Blast Midwinter Round Up was organized by the City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, Calgary Arts Development, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, Downtown Calgary, One Yellow Rabbit, Calgary Folk Music Festival, TELUS Convention Centre, Arts Commons, and ENMAX. (Photo by Dre Kwong/The Press)
Vivian Tran, 11, takes a photo of the Cat’s Cradle artwork at Chinook Blast Midwinter Round Up in Calgary on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. The free outdoor event runs over three weekends, and allows attendees to adhere to the current COVID-19 restrictions. The Chinook Blast Midwinter Round Up was organized by the City of Calgary, Tourism Calgary, Calgary Arts Development, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, Downtown Calgary, One Yellow Rabbit, Calgary Folk Music Festival, TELUS Convention Centre, Arts Commons, and ENMAX. (Photo by Dre Kwong/The Press)
Skaters enjoy the Chinook Blast light show while in Calgary on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Chinook Blast is a series of light displays created by local artists which are spread throughout downtown Calgary during the month of February. (Photo by Christopher Anderson/SAIT)
The sun rises on a cold morning in Calgary on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. A cold weather warning was put in place, with temperatures hitting a low of -30 degrees celsius. (Photo by Christopher Landry/The Press)
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