November/December 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 November/December Pictures of the Month: COVID Santa visit; SAIT men’s and women’s volleyball; East Village tree lighting; skating at Olympic Plaza; SAIT men’s hockey; Candy Cane Christmas concert at SAIT; Lion’s Festival of Lights; bodybuilding display; ice sculpting at Sacramento Park; foggy weather; and much more. We hope you enjoy the pictures our photographers captured this month.

Bree Vanderkuip, manager of Turn It Up! Records & Hi-Fi, poses for a portrait in her shop in Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Vanderkuip will be pursuing a diploma in Business Administration at SAIT in January. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/SAIT)
Lula Blue poses in her in-call room at her apartment in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Lula is a full service sex worker and this is the room where she often meets her clients. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/SAIT)
Tanya Tate goes about her business at the Fergus & Bix location in Mckenzie Towne in Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Tanya is the sole manager of this Fergus & Bix location. As I change my flashes settings, Tanya goes behind the bar to mix herself a Gin and Tonic and educates me how to use the Meltdown Ice Press . (Photo by Alex Gaab/SAIT)
Sydney Zissos poses within the Elite Martial Arts Academy off Barlow Trail in Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Zissos is a Muay Thai trainer who teaches at the facility. (Photo by Ethan Perrin/SAIT)
Bree Vanderkuip, manager of Turn It Up! Records & Hi-Fi, poses for a portrait in her shop in Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Vanderkuip will be pursuing a diploma in Business Administration at SAIT in January. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/SAIT)
Larry Kwon lights a ball of steel wool and spins it in the air at the snowy field near Sage Hill in Calgary on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. Kwon, who works for an engineering company, likes to spin steel wool, similar to Jwibulnori, a traditional Korean game in which participants create streaks of light by swinging cans filled with flammable items during the first full moon of a year in the lunar calendar when winter comes in Calgary. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/SAIT)
Chloe Jo, a hair and makeup artist, poses at EnC beauty studio in Calgary on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Jo is a hair and makeup artist with 11 years of experience and owner of the beauty studio and embodies a unique and beautiful style for customers. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/SAIT)
Geomatics engineering technology student Thomas Foster takes a break from studying for his final exams in his basement in Calgary on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Thomas is a first year student and eagerly awaits winter break so he can take time to relax after his final exams and projects. (Photo by Rory Carroll/SAIT)
A father takes a selfie with his daughters their kids with Santa Claus inside The CORE Shopping Centre in downtown Calgary on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. The CORE Santa experience is a free event that offers complimentary photos for people that visit Santa in the Maison Birks Holiday truck on the second floor by the 49 foot tree. The photos and the hashtag promotion was contracted to Fotohub, a company that uses a printer that prints photos from a list of hashtags, so people take a photo with their phones, share online and add a hashtag, provide the hashtag to the operator of the printer, and the photo gets printed for them. Children could not sit on Santa’s lap, but they could still talk with him. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/The Press)
Low light photographer Kevin Carroll poses in an abandoned train tunnel near Balzac Alta, on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. Kevin works as a low light photography teacher at SAIT and is always on the lookout for new and interesting locations to take photos at. (Photo by Rory Carroll/SAIT)
Shouts to the ref from Krystina Wanat, left, occur while SAIT trojans cheer in the SAIT Campus Coliseum in Calgary on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The RDC Queens won 3 sets in a decisive victory against the SAIT Trojans. The Trojans tied it at 25 in the second set, but the Queens closed the set at 27-25. With this loss, the Trojans are 2-6, while the Queens are undefeated at 8-0. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/The Press)
Crowd cheers as the SAIT Trojans play the Red Deer Kings during a game of mens volleyball in the SAIT gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. SAIT won the game. (Photo by Hallie Martin/The Press)
The SAIT Trojans take on the Red Deer Kings at the SAIT Campus Centre Gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Trojans beat the Kings 3-2 sets in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season play. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
A toddler smiles while a man has his facemark disorganized on his face in the stands of the the SAIT Campus Coliseum in Calgary on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Trojans faced the RDC Kings to a crowd of fans, friends, and parents of the SAIT players. The Trojans won their match against the RDC Kings in 3-2 sets in a close game, going to a 4-4 record. The RDC Kings brought it back to tie the game in the third set 27-25 after the Trojans had the lead going into the third set, the loss brought them to 7-1. The sets were 21-25, 22-25, 27-25, 25-23, and 11-15. The last set goes to 15 points rather than 25. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/The Press)
The SAIT Trojans take on the Red Deer Kings at the SAIT Campus Centre Gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Trojans beat the Kings 3-2 sets in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season play. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
Event organizers take a selfie with props at the community tree lighting event at the East Village neighbourhood in Calgary on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The even featured free hot chocolate, pictures with Santa, Christmas carollers and a horse-drawn carriage. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Michael Villafranco walks through 17th Avenue during this months first snowfall in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Villafranco fears the days of long walks are coming to an end as winter starts. (Photo by Jessica Villafranco/SAIT)
Calgarians ice skate on the Olympic Plaza skating rink in downtown Calgary on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The Olympic Plaza is a staple location in Calgary for skating, and it remains the case since the 1988 Winter Olympics, and was built as a location for the medal ceremonies. The days leading up to the first day of winter have seen very little snowfall, which has affected outdoor winter activities like skiing (Castle Mountain delayed their opening due to lack of snow); however, this day saw flurries and snowfall. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/The Press)
SAIT Trojans forward Zachary Huber, left, collides with Concordia Thunder defenceman Connor Manegre at the SAIT Campus Centre Arena in Calgary on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. The two teams battled to a tie of 2-2 after two rounds of overtime in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference regular season play. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/The Press)
Patrick Yule poses for a portrait at the Woodcreek Community Association rink in Calgary on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Yule plays defence for The Lanche in the WinSport Hockey Canada League. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/SAIT)
Patrick Yule poses for a portrait at the Woodcreek Community Association rink in Calgary on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Yule plays defence for The Lanche in the WinSport Hockey Canada League. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/SAIT)
Aaron Klassen in his basement jam space near High River on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Klassen, 16, is the singer and guitarist of the youth rock band Mixed Blame, and the band gathers weekly in the basement to practice. Mixed Blame has played live shows and opened for some popular bands, and the band will start recording an album early in 2022. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/SAIT) (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/SAIT)
Zaine Helland smiles for a picture in Calgary on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Helland just finished her workout for the day. Helland works out at GYMVMT at the North Hill mall. (Photo by Lillian McCallum/SAIT)
SAIT students listen to the violin performance of electric violin duet Steve Klevsky and Manon Mitchell at Candy Cane Christmas Concert at SAIT Irene Lewis Atrium in the Stan Grad Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Candy Cane Christmas Concert is an event hosted by SAIT student engagement and Paladio Music. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Electric violin duet Steve Klevsky,left, and Manon Mitchell, right, play at Candy Cane Christmas Concert at SAIT Irene Lewis Atrium in the Stan Grad Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Candy Cane Christmas Concert is an event hosted by SAIT student engagement and Paladio music. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Electric violin duet Steve Klevsky,left, and Manon Mitchell, right, play at Candy Cane Christmas Concert at SAIT Irene Lewis Atrium in the Stan Grad Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Candy Cane Christmas Concert is an event hosted by SAIT student engagement and Paladio music. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
A student takes a mobile video of the violin performance of electric violin duet Steve Klevsky and Manon Mitchell at Candy Cane Christmas Concert at SAIT Irene Lewis Atrium in the Stan Grad Centre in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Candy Cane Christmas Concert is an event hosted by SAIT Student Engagement and Paladio Music.(Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Catherine Fox poses for a portrait at Rotary Park in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Specializing in oncology, Fox is a nursing instructor at the University of Calgary, teaching undergraduate nursing students in both clinical and theory classes. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/SAIT)
Brigid Kamini and her son attend the Lions Festival of Lights at Confederation Park in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Now in its 35th year, the annual Christmas light festival is put on by the Calgary Lions Club. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/The Press)
Jose Renzo Polintan poses outside his house in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Polintan was on the St.John Henry Newman School’s senior boys volleyball team. Polintan went as far as the second round of playoffs in his district. (Photo by Reuben Polintan/SAIT)
Riley Lemay poses for his portrait during blue hour in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. Lemay aspires to be a screenwriter and spends much of his free time writing. (Photo by Evan Lemay/SAIT)
A bodybuilder Jagjeet Singh demonstrating his strength just before the match to cheer up the players at Khalsa School, Chestermere on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Photo by Paramvir Grewal/SAIT)
Ice sculptor, Andrew Zoller, entertains the crowd at the winter-themed FrostFest at Sacramento Park in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. The free family-friendly event included entertainment such as ice carving, art installations, carnival games, crafts, and more. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/The Press)
Brook Baker, guard, shows joy while watching a basketball go in. at SAIT gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. In the first period both Trojans and Clippers had the same score. However, in periods two to four, Trojans were in the lead by 10 points.(Photo by Reuben Polintan/The Press)
Model Nadine Sanchez poses for portrait at International Fashion an Arts Week(IFAW) in Hyatt Regency, Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Sanchez performed with dance at 5th IFAW as a model with enjoy intense hip-hop dance. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Geomatics engineering technology student Thomas Foster poses outside while working on some homework in Fishcreek Park, Calgary on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. Thomas was sent out to track GPS coordinates for one of his classes. (Photo by Rory Carroll/SAIT)
Calgarians walk around downtown during a foggy evening in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. The city was put under fog advisory after a heavy blanket of fog caused near-zero visibility for some parts of the city. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/The Press)
Wonho Park poses for a portrait at Carrinton in Calgary on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Park, a teenage painter, likes to take pictures and hopes to enter Alberta University of the Arts. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/SAIT)
Linda Gardner walks on SAIT grounds past Heritage Hall in Calgary on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Gardner is a professor in the legal assistant program at SAIT, which has classes in-person, and she has been teaching at SAIT since 1998. SAIT calls for students to wear their masks indoors, and for students to have proof of vaccination and their SAIT ID or provincial government ID at any of the entrances to the buildings. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/The Press)
The SAIT Trojans and Ambrose Lions clash at the net at the SAIT Athletics Centre in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Trojans beat the Lions 3 sets to 0 sets in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) game. (Photo by Rory Carroll/The Press)
The Ambrose Lions cheer after winning a set against the Trojans during Volleyball at the SAIT Gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Trojans beat the Ambrose by a score of 3-0 in a ACAC season game. (Photo by Ben Hames/The Press)
Jeffrey Carreos, libero, celebrates winning the men’s volleyball game at the men’s volleyball game at SAIT gymnasium in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Lions and Trojans go neck and neck in score even to the point of going 24 to 24. However, Trojans make it out on top and win this game.(Photo by Reuben Polintan/The Press)
Trojan guard Marcus Masters attempts to get into place as the Lion’s players move into the Trojans zone in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. The Lions would go on to beat the Trojans 83-74. (Photo by Evan Lemay/SAIT)
A dense fog sweeps over the city in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Calgarians have been enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures so far in November. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/The Press)
The Trojans Kaden Hanas drives Caleb Dolman into the boards during a game against Briercrest College in men’s hockey action at the Campus Centre Arena at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Dolman was okay and skated to the bench after the hit took place during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play, and there was no penalty on the play.(Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
SAIT Trojans forward Carson Welke scores the games first goal in the first period against Briercrest College, in men’s hockey action at the Campus Centre Arena at SAIT in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The goal came on the first shot of the game, and the Trojans defeated Briercrest by a score of 5-2 in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play.(Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
The Humber College Hawks striker Exosse Kadiebue receives yellow card against the Douglas College Royals take on in men’s soccer action at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The Hawks defeated the Royals by a score of 1-0 in Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association men’s soccer national championship gold medal final.(Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
The Montmorency College Nomades striker Ryan Husyni performs a tumbling ceremony after scoring equalizer against the NAIT Ooks in the men’s soccer action at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The Ooks defeated the Nomades by a score of 3-2 in Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association men’s soccer national championship bronze medal final.(Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
The NAIT Ooks keeper Zach Black, right, blocks the Montmorency College Nomades defender Yonis Jama, left, kick in men’s soccer action at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The Ooks defeated the Nomades by a score of 3-2 in Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association men’s soccer national championship bronze medal final. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Crowd cheers during soccer game of NAIT Ooks against St. Thomas Tommies at SAIT for the CCAA Mens Soccer Tournament in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. The NAIT Ooks won the game 7 to 3. (Photo by Hallie Martin/The Press)
Dave Wilhelm poses for a portrait in the basement of his home in Calgary on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Born in Edmonton, Wilhelm moved to Calgary at a very young age and has lived there ever since. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/SAIT)
A poppy sits atop the war memorial after a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Memorial Centre in High River on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. The ceremony was scaled down and held outside for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/The Press)
Crowds gather to pay their respects to fallen soldiers during a candle-lighting ceremony at the Field of Crosses on Memorial Drive in Calgary on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. The tradition of the Field of Crosses memorial, displayed each year from Nov.1 – Nov.11, began in 2009 to honour the thousands of Albertans who lost their lives fighting for Canada’s freedom. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/The Press)
Connor Lemay poses for his portrait at the Lemay family home in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Lemay likes to spend his free time golfing, during the summer, when not working. (Photo by Evan Lemay/SAIT)
Lyndsie Norum poses in her living room with her daughter, Anna, in High River on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Norum just finished breastfeeding her daughter. (Photo by Lillian McCallum/SAIT)
Rocy Marr, an employee at Shredz skate shop, posing in front of a wall that has boards, paintings and a signed Tony Hawk shirt in Cochrane on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Although Marr is taking a year off to work in the shop, he plans on going to school next year to work on his astrophysics degree. (Photo by Bailey Seymour/SAIT)
Natalie Matrai showing off her sisters guitar and her bass in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Natalie’s sister plays the guitar and she play the bass. (Photo by Luis Machado/The Press)
Tanka M. Gautam, a security guard, poses for a portrait at his workplace New Horizon Mall in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Gautam came to Canada as a permanent resident in 2018 from Nepal, worked for Calgary Amazon, and got a job at the G4S Security Company in 2020 and works for New Horizon Mall. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/SAIT)
Brittany Wallace sits with Tito, her chihuahua, at the dog daycare and training facility Wallace founded in High River on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. The play area at Pawsitive Pups has moveable walls that can be configured based on the number of dogs onsite or for specific training goals, and the 4200 sq. ft. facility can handle about 30 dogs at a time. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/SAIT)
The Montmorency College Nomades striker Felix Ofori sits down after failing to score against the NAIT Ooks in the men’s soccer action at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The Ooks defeated the Nomades by a score of 3-2 in Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association men’s soccer national championship bronze medal final.(Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
The NAIT Ooks player and the Montmorency College Nomades players fall down in men’s soccer action at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field in Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The Ooks defeated the Nomades by a score of 3-2 in Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association men’s soccer national championship bronze medal final. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/The Press)
Claire Gerein performs an arabesque en pointe at the P1 SAIT Way parking lot in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. During Gerein’s 17 dancing years she competed competitivley for 6 years, mainly in ballet and lyrical. (Photo by Ben Hames/SAIT)(Photo by Ben Hames/SAIT)
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