Neighbour Day was created last year, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the floods in our city, but more importantly how the community came together during that time. Now Mayor Nenshi has declared Neighbour Day an official annual celebration on June 20, 2015.
Neighbour Day is an opportunity for Calgarians to honour the same incredible resilience and community spirit that pulled our city together during the 2013 flood. Vibrant and strong communities, with good neighbours, are what make Calgary great.
It's that time of year again to plan another Neighbour Day party, whether it be a block party, picnic at a local park, BBQ or community clean-up.
To make planning this year's events easier for citiziens, the City of Calgary is waiving the fee for block party permits and park venue bookings, however the deadline for these bookings is May 29, 2015.
Tips for getting involved in Neighbour Day can be found on the City of Calgary website here, and you can take part in conversations and ideas online with #yycneighbourday. Neighbour Day tools and templates can also be found online here.
Before planning an event, I would suggest checking with your community association to see if there's already one planned that you can get involved with.