Friday, January 7, 2011

City Hall Flags at Half-Mast to commemorate Jack Leslie, former Mayor of Calgary

To honour Jack Leslie, former Mayor of Calgary, flags at Historic City Hall will be flown at half-mast on Sunday, January 9 from sunrise to sunset.

Mr. Leslie was elected as Mayor of Calgary in 1965, the first native Calgarian to be elected to this position. During Mayor Leslie's term major low-cost housing schemes were undertaken in several areas of the city including urban renewal efforts; the Palliser Square project was completed and the transformation of Prince's Island into one of Calgary's beauty spots was begun. He also assisted in making Deerfoot Trail a safer road by implementing plans for proper intersections.

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