Real Canadian winter started right after the New Year's Day and it has has been very cold everyday except for a one day break but that has not been held me back from my regular exercises mostly. I purchased a Balaclava from SportChek a few days ago and used it once during my jogging on Bow River Pathway when the temperature had plunged to -18 degrees C, not considering the windchill but I haven't been out to the mountains since my last short hike to Johnston Canyon.
|A small group was gathered in front of the municipality building to condemn the recent terrorist acts in Paris, France.|
Today we went to Olympic Plaza shortly after the noon and it was very pleasant where we practices for about an hour. The temperature in the morning around 10:30 AM when I went for a walk was about -8 degrees C and then went up to -3 degrees C and that helped a good practice.
|A sunny afternoon pushed many Calgarians out of their shelters to enjoy a few minutes of skating in Olympic Plaza, especially because the wind was calm as the three flags indicate.|
While leaving we noticed a small crowd gathered in front of the City Hall to remember the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France. Considering the French-Canadians in western Canada are not the majority, it was not a surprise to see a small crowd.
(Photo, top: Bow River Pathway is cleaned by municipality every time there is a snow. That makes it easier for us joggers to enjoy our exercise all the more!)