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Ward 8 News: Happy Holidays from Ward 8!

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I’ve always loved the holidays. It’s not just the warm family dinners, or getting out to the Rockies to ski or snowboard, or even presents under the Christmas tree. It’s the kind and generous attitude with which Calgarians approach the season and their neighbours. Our city is known for our hospitality, but, during the holiday season we always seem to one-up ourselves. You can see it everywhere – on the faces of kids in the corner store and in the kind smiles of Calgarians bundled up behind countless layers of clothing – and it makes me immensely proud to live and be from this wonderful place.
As lights and decorations find their way onto neighbouring businesses and homes, I hope that all Calgarians will consider taking the time to spread the joy of the season through their own acts of public service. This can mean gathering some friends or co-workers and volunteering your time at a local soup kitchen, helping to shovel a neighbour’s sidewalk, or donating gently-used winter clothing to those in need. The options to give back and support your community are endless. If you have questions about how you can get involved in your community, contact your local Community Association or our office through email ( or phone (403-268-2431), we’d love to hear from you.
I wish you all the very best this holiday season and through the winter. Stay warm, keep safe on the roads, and have fun. 2018 is going to be a great year!

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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