This is a quick smartphone snap from down on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, just minutes into 2020. This is a pedestrian-only area during the day but normally open to cars after 6 p.m. In the small hours of January 1, 2020, the people of Calgary had clearly decided otherwise.
One among the thousands of Calgarians who flocked to Olympic Plaza on New Year’s Eve, this little boy was sitting on his father’s shoulders for a better view of the Calgary Tower fireworks display.
Happy new year to you and yours!