On April 27, 2015, Mayor Nenshi declared the third Saturday in June “Neighbour Day”! Neighbour Day is a newly established annual celebration of community spirit, and will take place this year on June 20, 2015. Neighbour Day was established last June to recognize and celebrate the great community strength and cooperation exhibited during the flood in 2013.
It’s time to come together again. Make Saturday, June 20 the day you host a block party, a picnic at your local park or even introduce yourself to a neighbour and lend a helping hand.
The City of Calgary wants to make this as easy as possible by waiving the fee for block party permits, and park venue booking fees, and providing you planning and promotional tools to get started. Please note the deadline for block party permits and green space applications is May 29, 2015.
Please consider participating in Neighbour Day this year. Make new friends, have fun, build a stronger neighbourhood.
For more information about Neighbour Day, ideas for events, promotional ideas and information about permits and other logistical considerations visit Calgary.ca/neighbourday.