This October, Calgarians will be electing their 100th council, 125 years after the first ever City election. Through a display in City Hall’s atrium, City archivists are currently highlighting Calgary’s 125 years of growth and the councils that have lead to the upcoming milestone election.
Calgary’s 99 councils to date have had some easy trends to spot. From a quick scan of the archivists’ display the issues faced by our city over 125 years start to look familiar. The City has survived flooding, epidemics and population explosions all while experiencing economic boom and bust cycles, wars and contentious social issues.
Election Day 2010 is October 18 be a part of history and cast your ballot.