Friday, June 20, 2014

2013 Flood Commemoration Ceremony

Last June our city experienced flooding on a tremendous scale - the worst natural disaster in Calgary’s modern history. The community spirit shown through this difficult time was truly incredible.

To commemorate the June 2013 flood and celebrate the spirit that our city showed in the face of adversity, The City invites all Calgarians to attend a public ceremony on Friday, June 20, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m.

The ceremony will feature a Native blessing, comments from dignitaries and a video message from The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, prime minister of Canada. There will also be an unveiling of commemorative artwork, including submissions to the Kids’ Flood Art Call Out issued earlier this year.

After the ceremony, join us on the Municipal Plaza for a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Calgary Stampede Downtown Attractions Committee, and entertainment by local performers Joni Delaurier and Troy Kokol, jocelyn & lisa, and Michael Bridge.

When: 8:30 a.m., Friday, June 20

Where: Atrium of the Calgary Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail S.E.

Please note that seating is limited, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and a look back on the June 2013 flood, visit

We also invite you on Saturday, June 21, to join in the fun of Neighbour Day – a celebration in Calgary’s communities of community spirit. Share your photos on our Facebook event page, or on Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr with #yycneighbourday!

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