March Pictures of the Month

Included in the 2021 March Pictures of the Month: Slice of life scenes in Cochrane; a game of pickup basketball; cat antics at a local pet shelter; a fire in NE Calgary; street performers; anti-hate protest; demonstrations against open pit coal mining in Alberta; protests against post-secondary budget cuts; skateboarders at Millennium Park; and much much more. We hope you enjoy the images our photographers captured this month.

Cam MacWilliams rides the pipe at Shaw Millennium Skatepark in Calgary on Saturday, March 20, 2021. MacWilliams is a BMXer as well as a skateboarder. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
Sean Marie Sagun poses for a photo at Park Park in Inglewood in Calgary on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Sagun is an avid sneaker and streetwear fan and collects highly coveted footwear and clothing items. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Antonie Paquet catches some air at the Millennium Skate Park in Calgary on Sunday March 28, 2021. Paquet only started skating 5 years ago, but continues developing his skateboarding skills almost daily. (Photo by Elaf Hassan/SAIT)
A motorist shows their opposition to the Alberta governmentÕs post secondary funding cuts as they drive by McDougall Centre in Calgary on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Protestors gathered outside the centre to voice their displeasure with the UCP governmentÕs latest budget which includes a 5.4 per cent cut for post secondary operations. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Ellroy Starlight speaks to a gathering of protestors opposed to coal projects in the province during a rally at Olympic Plaza in Calgary on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Protestors march through downtown Calgary in a demonstration opposing coal projects which they believe will cause irreparable harm to the provinceÕs watersheds on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Protestors march through downtown Calgary in a demonstration opposing coal projects which they believe will cause irreparable harm to the province’s watersheds on Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Community leaders lead an anti-racism march in Calgary on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The event, which was held after recent racially-driven attacks in Calgary, had hundreds of Calgarians show up and stand in solidarity against racism. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Two-year-old Maya holds a sign advocating for an end to hate and racism during an anti-racism rally in Calgary on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The event was held after recent racially-driven attacks in the city. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Street performer Randell Richardson busks for money in font of a building on Steven Avenue in Calgary on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (Photo by Kaitlyn Delacruz/The Press)
A Calgary man walks past a store selling masks in downtown Calgary on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The mask bylaw, which was enacted in August of 2020, is enforced at all indoor public spaces in the city except for those who are medically exempt. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
A woman wearing a mask walks past the City Hall C-Train platform in Calgary on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The mask bylaw, which was enacted in August of 2020, is enforced on public transit unless people are medically exempt. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Calgary firefighters work to put out a four alarm fire at the First Calgary Financial building on 36 St. N.E. across from the Marlborough Mall in Calgary on Saturday, March 20, 2021. The fire, which started at around 10p.m. was quickly put out, but not after sustaining heavy damage that will close the branch for an unspecified period of time. (Photo by Wendy Marchuk/The Press)
Some friends get together for a game of pickup basketball. (Photo by Elaf Hassan/SAIT)
Pebbles takes a peak out from the cat tree in the playroom at APARC on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Airdrie. Pebbles is the longest resident at the shelter, being there for 123 days. (Photo by Chelsea Blyth/The Press)
A group of people play a game of pick up basketball at The Bounce in Calgary on Sunday, March 14, 2021. The Bounce, which is located in East Village, is one of many inner city courts in the city and is distinguishable by is unique murals and its backdrop which includes the central library. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
Elmer Jespersen stands beside the piano outside of the Texas Gate Saloon in Cochrane, Alta. on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Jespersen, who has been playing piano since he was 10 year old, volunteers his time on Sundays to play at the plaza when the weather is warm. (Photo by Omar Sherif/The Press)
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