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2013 Flood Commemoration Ceremony

Flood Commemoration

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    2013 Flood Commemoration Ceremony
    Charlie and Hugo Thompson stuck together as flooding took over their community of Sunnyside in 2013

    Last June Calgary experienced flooding on a tremendous scale; it was the worst natural disaster Calgary had seen in modern history. The City held a public commemoration ceremony of this event and our resilience on Friday, June 20, 2014.

    “This is an opportunity for sombre reflection on the floods that struck Calgary and the continued impact on many in our community,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “It’s important to acknowledge the flood anniversary, while we continue to move onward, working together to rebuild and recover.”

    Watch the video of the complete 2013 Flood Commemoration Ceremony.

    Read about the ceremony on the Calgary City News Blog, complete with video excerpts from the ceremony.

    View photos from the 2013 Flood Commemoration Ceremony here.

    The ceremony included special guests and dignitaries reflecting upon the impact of the flood to our city and citizens. It also featured the unveiling of a legacy display, including the Kids’ Flood Art Call Out from earlier this year.

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper recorded a special message to commemorate the event - you can view it below: