Agree or Disagree: Calgary has a strong sense of community.


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This week, I’m the curator of @peopleofYYC account. So, there may be some new readers we introduce to the Agree or Disagree concept.

This week, we will be focusing on the things going on the City of Calgary.

The first one we will discuss is Calgary’s sense of community.

Personally, I was one that believes that although people would come to Calgary to work, I perceived that people had trouble calling Calgary “home”.

That was until June 19, 2013.

That was the  flood. You remember it. How can you forget it? We saw people all over the city support those who were affected by the flood. Remember this?

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The large amount of volunteers prepared to help the city recover.

That was when there was I saw a strong sense of community come through. Neighbour invited other neighbours over. Stranger helped out strangers rebuild. People cooked food for blocks of their new friends.

This is where I saw Calgary become a “home”. A place to lay roots. And the city feels different. Less individualistic. More community orientated.

However, that is just my perspective. You might see something different. So, here are some questions for you.

Do you Agree or Disagree that Calgary has a strong sense of community? Why or why not?

Where do you see Calgary’s community the strongest?

Where do you see an area where Calgary can grow in community?

Agree or Disagree: It’s easy to volunteer in #yyc


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If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the latest Agree or Disagree: The Podcast, you can listen to it here.

The topic we discussed was Kids Up Front. A charity here in Calgary.   Nicky and I had a brief discussion about opportunities to volunteer in the city.

Nicky pointed out that if you are on Social Media, it is easy to be aware of causes in the city. Causes like Kids Up Front. However, if you are not on Social Media (Spoiler: There are people not on Social Media), how are you aware of who needs volunteers or for that matter, where to volunteer?

Also, how do organizations promote their story to attract volunteers to their organization? And keep them?

What are your thoughts?

Agree or Disagree: The Podcast-Motionball to support Special Olympucs


Agree or Disagree: The Podcast-Motionball to support Special Olympucs

Julie Gathercole and I discuss the event called Motionball that will happen next week in Calgary.
Topics include
Description of the event
What events are involved
Can you get involved? You might get”pop” or Free Lunch.

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