CALGARY – Last year, Mayor Naheed Nenshi declared the Saturday closest to the flood anniversary to be Neighbour Day.
It’s to remember the incredible spirit and willingness by Calgarians to help their neighbours in need in the immediate aftermath of the flood.
Neighbour Day celebrations, like one in the east village, took place all across the city Saturday.
A number of politicians turned up to the festivities in Cliff Bungalow, one of the hardest hit communities in Calgary.
Federal Liberal candidate Kent Hehr says Neighbour Day serves an important purpose.
“I think it’s great that we recognize this day and the trials that happened and how we all stood together as a large community, neighbours helping neighbours, and getting by, pitching in shoulder to shoulder to keep the community going strong. I think it’s a day to reflect on where we’ve been and reflect on where we’re going,” Hehr said.