Hundreds of Calgarians took part in the third annual Neighbour Day to commemorate the community spirit that saw people rally to help each other during the 2013 flood.
From Sage Hill to Inglewood and Eau Claire, Neighbour Day gatherings were held in several parts of Calgary.
A block party in Mckenzie Towne featured live music, food trucks and activities.
Organizer Melissa Brown says it’s not just residents who come out. “We have a lot of people who even use our preschools and things, from Copperfield, New Brighton, and Auburn Bay. It’s open to everyone to come,” she said. “We even have people who aren’t doing things in Royal Oak, that kind of thing. So, we’ve invited them to come.”
Mayor Naheed Nenshi and area councillor Shane Keating also took part of the event.
Nenshi says while it’s meant to be a fun event it goes even deeper than that.
“We started Neighbor Day to commemorate the flood but really to celebrate community spirit and in a week like this where we have seen so many acts of hate and violence neighbor day is way for us to get together with our neighbors and breathe the same air and remember love always wins.” Nenshi said.
The Mayor made a total of 25 stops in different communities across the city to celebrate the event on Saturday.