October 2021 Pictures of the Month

This monthly gallery includes some of the top photojournalism made by SAIT’s photojournalism students covering the events and happenings in and around the city of Calgary. Included in the 2021 October Pictures of the Month: men’s and women’s Trojan’s soccer; a polocrosse competition; K9 fun features; fishing on the Bow River; men’s and women’s basketball; fall leaves features; supporters of controversial pastor Artur Pawlowski; Trojan’s men’s and women’s hockey; Mount Royal Cougar’s basketball; skateboarding in Cochrane, AB; the PBR Pendleton Whisky Classic Canada Cup Series bull riding event; citizens protesting controversial city councillor Sean Chu; Pawctober Fest in Calgary’s East Village;  a Halloween Latin party; and much more. We hope you enjoy the pictures our photographers captured this month.

The goalkeeper of the Medicine Hat College Rattlers dives to block the goal against SAIT Trojans on the Cohos Commons Field at SAIT in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The Trojans beat the Rattlers by a score of 2-0. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
SAIT Trojans’ No. 16 player tackles to take the ball away against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on the Cohos Commons Field at SAIT in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The Trojans beat the Kodiaks by a score of 2-1. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
A polocross player catches the ball in Okotoks on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Polocrosse is a combination of polo and lacrosse, the modern game was developed in Australia before the Second World War. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
Polocrosse players and their horses captured at the Chukkas and Chilli event in Okotoks, Alta. on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Players gathered one last time this season at the AG Society for an afternoon of chilli and friendly Polocrosse games. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Polocrosse Calgary in Okotoks, AB on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Polocrosse Calgary held it’s final tournament of 2021 at the Okotoks Agriculture grounds (Photo by {Evan Lemay}/The Press)
Bradley sings while playing the guitar on the street at Bowness in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Bradley is a street musician who likes Bob Marley. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Kimba, a Yorkshire Terrier, waits for his owner, Becky Tan, to play with him in Calgary on Saturday October 2, 2021. Tan who had been playing with him for nearly and hour is taking a break on her phone.
Kimba waits for his Tan to chase after him in Calgary on Saturday October 2, 2021. Tan prefers to let Kimba drop the toy by her feet.
Musician Brian Look performs by the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Saturday October 2, 2021. Look has been playing the guitar on and off for 20 years.
Man casts out a line in the Bow River in Calgary on Saturday October 2, 2021. People on the bank observe him.
Smoke shrouds the fall colours in Calgary. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Smoke believed to have come from forrest fires in Idaho and Montana blew into Calgary early Wednesday morning. (Photo by {Evan Lemay}/The Press)
Max Patterson punches Jordan Davies after an altercation behind the net at Father David Bauer Arena in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. After the punches were thrown Davies skated off with a smile on his face. (Photo by Ben Hames/The Press)
SAIT Trojans players grapple with the ball against Keyano Huskies players in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Trojans lost to the Huskies 48-57 (Photo by Rory Carroll/The Press)
Husky players cheer on their team after scoring in SAIT Gymnasium on Saturday October 9, 2021. (Photo by Hallie Martin/The Press)
Husky player four strives to hang on to the ball in SAIT Gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Husky player is surrounded by Trojans who are trying to stop her from scoring. (Photo by Hallie Martin/The Press)
A woman sits on a bench reading a book at the Eau Claire Park in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Eau Clair Park is one of many amenities along the Bow River. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
A woman poses for a selfie on the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The bridge, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, opened for use on March 24, 2012. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
Mount Royal Cougars forward David Schaefer (11), celebrates after scoring the games first goal, 11 minutes into the first half, during a game Mount Royal University in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Schaefer added another goal in the second half and was the Cougars player of the game, as they defeated the visiting Griffins by a score of 4-1. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
Griffins midfielder Jakob Sievert watches after heading the ball during a game at Mount Royal University in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. After falling 4-1 to the Cougars, the visiting Griffins will have a chance to tie the weekend series if they can win the next game on Sunday, Oct. 10. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
Ethan Keen eyes the ball after a pass at Mount Royal University’s Field of Dreams in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Cougars had a better attack plan resulting in their win. (Photo by Ben Hames/The Press)
Keilyn Stabler, Jamie Rovere, and Erin Van Dolder flinch but attack the ball from all different directions in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The final score to the game was 2-0 with the Griffins taking the win. (Photo by Ben Hames/The Press)
Families and their dogs enjoy their Thanksgiving afternoon out at Sue Higgins Dog Park in Calgary on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. The park is one of only a few off-leash dog parks in Calgary and is named after a former city councilwoman. (Photo by Rory Carroll/The Press)
A couple looking at Peace bridge in Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. The weather was almost too cold for leisurely walks in the park. (Photo by Lillian McCallum/The Press)
Father Robin Kraeling, right, 11-year-old son Lane Kraeling, holds the sign of Stephen Dabbagh, Ward 14 Calgary council candidate at Canyon Meadows Dr SE in Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Kraeling supports the freedom to work, live and thrive without segregation, division and discrimination pursued by Stephen Dabbagh. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Followers and supporters of Pastor Arthur Pawlowski rally in his support outside the Calgary Courthouse in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Pastor Pawlowski has accumulated over 300 tickets for consistently going against government established regulations and is currently going through trail. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
A supporter holds sign to support Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who defied Alberta Health orders restricting public indoor gatherings in front of the Calgary Court House in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Earlier this month, Alberta Health Services asked that Artur Pawlowski be jailed for 21 days and his brother Dawid Pawlowski be sentenced to 10 days. The court was asked to fine Artur Pawlowski $2,000 and impose $15,000 in costs. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
A supporter shouts to support Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who defied Alberta Health orders restricting public indoor gatherings in front of the Calgary Court House in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. According to the judgment, Alberta judge refused Pawlowski the 21-day jail term sought by Alberta Health Services for his violation of two court orders to follow public health measures and instead handed ordered Pawlowski to pay fines totalling $23,000, plus legal costs to AHS exceeding $20,000 for his flouting of the law.(Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Pastor Artur Pawlowski smiles holding the hand of a young supporter who supported him in front of the Calgary Court House in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. According to the judgment, Alberta judge refused Pawlowski the 21-day jail term sought by Alberta Health Services for his violation of two court orders to follow public health measures and instead handed ordered Pawlowski to pay fines totalling $23,000, plus legal costs to AHS exceeding $20,000 for his flouting of the law.(Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Derek Reimer, centre, stands in prayer while Carla Evers, left, looks elsewhere at a rally to support Artur Pawlowski and his brother, Dawid, at the Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Reimer and Evers are both running as city councillors for the Calgary mayoral election that is on Oct. 18, 2021. Reimer is a Ward 9 candidate, while Evers is a Ward 10 candidate. Pawlowski had a sentencing hearing after failing to comply with COVID-19 regulations on Sept. 13, 2021, and the judge made their decision on this day. Pawlowski was fined $23,000, was sentenced to 18 months probation, and must have a disclaimer on vaccines being a boon to society before he speaks on the air or publicly. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/The Press)
The SAIT Trojans mens hockey team faced off against the Briercrest College at the Campus Centre Arena in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Briercrest College won the game 6-4. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/The Press)
Mount Royal University Cougars guard Holt Tomie, center, loses the ball to Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack ‘s two players at the Mount Royal gymnasium in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The Cougars beat the Wolfpack by a score of 67-66 in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball action. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack ‘s two players fight for the ball with Mount Royal University Cougars guard Matt Fullerton, center, at the Mount Royal gymnasium in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The Cougars beat the Wolfpack by a score of 67-66 in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball action. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
A fan cheers when a player of Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack scores a goal at the Mount Royal gymnasium in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The Cougars beat the Wolfpack by a score of 67-66 in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference menÕs basketball action. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack guard Richie Mageto, left, jumps to prevent Mount Royal University Cougars forward Dylan Lutes, right, Wolfpack at the Mount Royal gymnasium in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The Cougars beat the Wolfpack by a score of 67-66 in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s basketball action. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Mount Royal Rugby player Kris Mangkang, centre, charges through defensive lines during a rugby match against University of Saskatchewan on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. (Photo by Ethan Perrin/The Press)
Gordon Stevens fly fishing at Emerson Lake in High River on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Stevens said there are brown trout in the 4-5 pound range in the lake, which is stocked each spring with rainbow and brown trout. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
Jakob Hutchings doing a kickflip at the Cochrane skatepark on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Jakob just got a sponsorship with his local skate shop-Shredz. (Photo by Bailey Seymour/The Press)
Hudson Spirit Cake employee Keisha Chivonne poses with her pumpkin at Crossroads Market in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Over 20 vendors are participating in pumpkin carving silent auction hosted by Crossroads Market where the proceeds go towards supporting the Calgary Zoo. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Jody Turner, owner of Yummy Co., speaks on the phone behind the counter of her shop, where her pumpkin sits, at Crossroads Market in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Over 20 vendors are participating in pumpkin carving silent auction hosted by Crossroads Market where the proceeds go towards supporting the Calgary Zoo. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Jess Yu poses with her Pumpkin at Crossroads Market in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Yu works the Asahi Sushi booth the booth sells all kinds of Korean food and is participating in the pumpkin silent auction for the Calgary Zoo. (Photo by Hallie Martin/The Press)
The U of C Dinos take on the MacEwan Griffins at the Father David Bauer Arena in Calgary on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The Dinos beat the Griffins by a score of 3-1 in Canada West regular season play. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
People gather along Elizabeth Street at Olde Towne Plaza in Okotoks or a Foothills Freedom Rally on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. They had come to hear speakers who oppose COVID-19 measures, including vaccine and mask requirements, and many in attendance carried signs protesting tyranny and advocating for freedom. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
The SAIT Trojans Women’s soccer celebrates a victory in the playoffs over the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens at Coho Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The Trojans defeated the Queens 3-0 in their semifinals match. (Photo by Ethan Perrin/The Press)
The SAIT Trojans play the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens at the SAIT Campus Centre Gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The Queens defeated the Trojans three games to one. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
SAIT Trojan 17 throws her arms up to block the ball even though the opposing team hit it at the net during an exhibition game between the SAIT Trojans and the Red Deer Queens at the SAIT gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The final score was 3-1 with the Queens winning. (Photo by Ben Hames/The Press)
Kaylee Domoney gets blinded by her hair during an exhibition game between the SAIT Trojans and the Red Deer Queens at the SAIT gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Domoney plays libero and is in her fifth year of Kinesiology General. The final score was 3-1 with the Queens winning. (Photo by Ben Hames/The Press)
SAIT Trojans celebrate after winning their first set during an exhibition game between the SAIT Trojans and the Red Deer Queens at the SAIT gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The final score was 3-1 with the Queens winning. (Photo by Ben Hames/The Press)
Two SAIT Trojans jump and try to block a spike by the opposing team during an exhibition game between the SAIT Trojans and the Red Deer Queens at the SAIT gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The final score was 3-1 with the Queens winning. (Photo by Ben Hames/The Press)
A player from the Red Deer Kings leaps over a SAIT Trojans player at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The Trojans beat the Kings by a score of 3-0 during their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s soccer playoff matchup. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
Red Deer Kings goalkeeper Jared St Thomas tries to stop SAIT Trojans midfielder Senay Haile from getting the ball at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The Trojans beat the Kings by a score of 3-0 during their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s soccer playoff matchup. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
SAIT Trojans defender, Bradley Atherton slides to sweep the ball away a Red Deer Kings striker at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The Trojans beat the Kings by a score of 3-0 during their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s soccer playoff matchup. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
Red Deer King player #4 celebrates his teams point during a volleyball game against trojans in SAIT Gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. (Photo by Hallie Martin/SAIT)
Spectators do “the wave” at the PBR Pendleton Whisky Classic, a Canada Cup Series bull riding. event at the Nutrien Western Event Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. 25 riders started the first round of the two-round event, with the top 10 riders advancing for a chance to win. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
Brinson James, entertainer, performs between the first and second rounds of bull riding at the PBR Pendleton Whisky Classic, a Canada Cup Series event at the Nutrien Western Event Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. It was the fourth PBR Canada Cup Series event of the season . (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
A young bull riding fan waits between the second and first rounds of bull riding at the PBR Pendleton Whisky Classic, a Canada Cup Series event at the Nutrien Western Event Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The top 10 riders from the first round advanced to the second round final. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
Crew members prepare the next shoot at the PBR Pendleton Whisky Classic in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. During a contest, where the audience was throwing their old “boots” to rodeo clown Brinson James in order to win a $300 gift card to Alberta Boot, a shoe tossed by a young audience member was missed. (Photo by Evan Lemay/SAIT)
A protestor hold up a sign towards counter protestors at the Resign Chu protest at city hall in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The protest called for Ward 4 councillor Sean Chu to resign in light of sexual misconduct allegations against him. The protestors were met with counterprotestors on site. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
A protestor writes in chalk at the Resign Chu protest at city hall in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The protest called for Ward 4 councillor Sean Chu to resign in light of sexual misconduct allegations against him. The protestors were met with counterprotestors on site. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Calgarians protest for Sean Chu to resign from City Council with anti-protestors standing against them to keep Sean Chu on the council at the City Hall in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Approximately 1000 protestors were present at the rally including both sides. (Photo by Hallie Martin/The Press)
The SAIT Trojans celebrate a successful play in the SAIT Campus Centre Gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The SAIT Trojans Men’s volleyball played against the Red Deer College (RDC) Kings in their fourth game of the season; however, the game played here was an exhibition match. The Trojans have won their first two games of the season. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/The Press)
Jeffery Carreros celebrates a play in the SAIT Campus Centre Gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Carreros is the libero, which is a defensive specialist on a volleyball team, and only plays in the back row. The are shown with a different coloured jersey compared to the rest of the team. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/The Press)
Counter protesters arrive outside of City Hall to support the swearing in of recently elected Calgary city councillor Sean Chu on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Chu, a former Calgary city police officer, was found guilty of discreditable conduct stemming from an incident in 1997 for having inappropriate physical contact with a minor. Many, including CalgaryÕs newly elected Mayor, Jyoti Gondek, are calling for Chu to step down from his position. There were approx. 1000 people in attendance. (Photo by Rory Carroll/The Press)
A woman writes in chalk on the steps of City Hall to protest the swearing in of recently elected Calgary city councillor Sean Chu on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Chu, a former Calgary city police officer, was found guilty of discreditable conduct stemming from an incident in 1997 for having inappropriate physical contact with a minor. Many, including CalgaryÕs newly elected Mayor, Jyoti Gondek, are calling for Chu to step down from his position. There were approx. 1000 people in attendance. (Photo by Rory Carroll/The Press)
People gather outside of City Hall to protest recently elected Calgary city councillor Sean Chu on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Chu, a former Calgary city police officer, was found guilty of discreditable conduct stemming from an incident in 1997 for having inappropriate physical contact with a minor. Many, including CalgaryÕs newly elected Mayor, Jyoti Gondek, are calling for Chu to step down from his position. There were approx. 1000 people in attendance. (Photo by Rory Carroll/The Press)
A protestor writes in chalk on the City Hall square in protest of recently elected Calgary city councillor Sean Chu on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Chu, a former Calgary city police officer, was found guilty of discreditable conduct stemming from an incident in 1997 for having inappropriate physical contact with a minor. Many, including CalgaryÕs newly elected Mayor, Jyoti Gondek, are calling for Chu to step down from his position. There were approx. 1000 people in attendance.
(Photo by Alex Gaab/SAIT)
Dog owners pose for a photo with their dogs at Pawctober Fest in East Village in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The event featured treats, puppuccinos, food vendors and a costume fashion show for the dogs. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Chester, Maribella and Ruby wait for treats in their costumes at Pawctober Fest in East Village in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The event featured treats, puppuccinos, food vendors and a costume fashion show for the dogs. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Ruby the Shiba Inu gets her Oscar the Grouch hat adjusted by her owner Joselynn at Pawctober Fest in East Village in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The event featured treats, puppuccinos, food vendors and a costume fashion show for the dogs. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Pumpkins After Dark (Halloween event) in Calgary on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. This event is goes on for 15-20 days at WinSport, Calgary. (Photo by Paramvir Grewal/SAIT)
A Boy spining the rope at Pumpkin Fest at Granary Road, in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. (Photo by Anmol Brar/SAIT)
Calgarians dance at the Halloween Latin Party at Fire and Ice in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. The event was held late Sunday night and featuring Calgary Latin DJ, DJ Wacho, and Toronto DJ Danny Castro, Latin music, a costume contest, and lots of dancing. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Calgarians dance at the Halloween Latin Party at Fire and Ice in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. The event was held late Sunday night and featuring Calgary Latin DJ, DJ Wacho, and Toronto DJ Danny Castro, Latin music, a costume contest, and lots of dancing. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Calgarians dance at the Halloween Latin Party at Fire and Ice in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. The event was held late Sunday night and featuring Calgary Latin DJ, DJ Wacho, and Toronto DJ Danny Castro, Latin music, a costume contest, and lots of dancing. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
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