September 27, 2021
Nearly five hundred people gathered on Stephen Avenue between 1 St. and 2 St. S.W. to picnic in protest of Alberta’s vaccination passport scheme.
Calgary’s “Picnic Protest” resembled similar gatherings that started in France after the country instituted a health pass system that restricted access to bars, restaurants, cinemas and other businesses for unvaccinated people.
“Bring your picnic tablecloths and pack a lunch because we are taking over Stephen Avenue” the social media circulated invitation stated.