Remember the flood and celebrate the spirit of Calgary on Saturday, June 21
Post Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
|Mayor Nenshi at a community cafe during the 2013 floods|
The best way to celebrate community is to do it in the community. On Saturday June 21, 2014, join with your neighbours in every community in Calgary to get to know each other better. Some communities are having block parties, some are having barbecues on their front lawns (instead of their back decks), some are coming together to clean up their neighbourhoods after this long winter.
Check with your local community association on what's planned in your neighbourhood, or, even better, organize something yourself. Enjoy the longest day of the year and kick off the summer by getting to know your neighbours better.
The City of Calgary has prepared a website for what we're calling Neighbour Day at calgary.ca/neighbourday. You'll find ideas on what you can do, as well as simple tools to help you organize that block party or community clean-up. And make sure you let your City Councillor and the Mayor know what you're up to—you may find yourself with an unexpected guest!
For more information, ideas on how to celebrate, and tools and templates to help plan your Neighbour Day event, visit calgary.ca/neighbourday.
Neighbour Day is part of The City of Calgary’s one-year commemoration of the 2013 June Flood. A formal commemoration event will be taking place on June 20. Details of that event will be released in the coming weeks.
For more information on flood recovery and flood preparation, visit calgary.ca/floodinfo.
(Cross-posted from The City of Calgary Newsroom)