It’s been almost a year since the flood took place in Calgary and the city needed to decide how to best recognize the event. The City of Calgary has declared June 21, 2014 to be Neighbour Day. Residents are being encouraged to commemorate this anniversary through organized community events.
This is a fantastic way to reflect on last year's flood and the year that has followed it. In June, 2013, residents and communities in Calgary all pulled together to get through the emergency situation and help overcome the many obstacles that stood in the road to recovery. Many communities are hosting block parties, community cleanups and barbecues to mark this special day.
If you're interested in planning a community event you should first check with your community association. If plans haven't been made yet, residents are encouraged to begin their own. Every Calgary community should have some type of event slated for this day. It will be a Calgary-wide party that everyone should remember in the years to come.
The mayor and city counselors would also like to be notified about party celebrations. They are going to try to make their way to some events. As well, a commemoration formal ceremony is in the planning for June 20, 2014. More details about that will be available in the next few weeks.
June 20, 2014 is the official one year anniversary date of the flood and the commemorative event is expected to be reflective but not somber. The next day the mayor would like to see block parties held citywide to celebrate the positive reaction by communities and individuals to the disaster. It's a chance for neighbours to interact and to get to know each other. What better way to recognize the spirit of community that can be found in Calgary than through these neighbourhood parties?