June 20 is Neighbour Day in Calgary! Mayor Nenshi proclaimed Neighbour Day last June as a day to meet your neighbours and explore your community. Named in honour of the overwhelming community spirit that rose against the waters during the June 2013 flood, Neighbour Day was a way to commemorate the flood while also keeping the incredible resilience and community spirit of our city bright in our memories and first in our actions. Last year was so successful he has now proclaimed the third Sunday in June to always be Neighbour Day!
On Saturday, June 20 we encourage all Calgarians to get outside and meet their neighbours! It can be as big or small as you want – set up a lemonade stand on your front lawn, bring your BBQ out to your front yard, host a block party potluck, or visit your local community association. However you spend your Neighbour Day use the hashtag #yycNeighbourDay to share your adventures on Twitter. See below for a list of community association Neighbour Day events.
Many community associations are hosting events to bring community together so check the City of Calgary’s website to find a Neighbour Day event near you and for more information!
Neighbour Day is the perfect opportunity to fill out your My Neighbour Card and get to know the people you share a street with. If you don’t have a My Neighbour Card you can pick one up at any of the 18 Calgary Public Library branches, your local community association, or click the link above to print one off at home.
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