I am a Calgarian, recently moved here from Ontario (Toronto region).
This flood has shut down a lot of public services, hotels are giving out frr rooms to people, others are allowing their homes to be shelter for others
caught in the flood.
One thing I have noticed by the people of this city - they are strong at heart and people do not look at eachother as total strangers. This city has
people from every walk of the planet, all colours, cultures, relgions etc.. Its a beautiful place with beautiful people. This flood is just a set back
to us canadians, its not a horrific event.
Calgarians are strong people, willful people. We will get through this together as a large community. There is slight worry that things wont be
cleared for the 'Calgary Stampede' - a ajor event annully in this city. Which makes the City alot of money - which it desperatly needs now.
The flood has damaged so much, even the Saddledome, which is where the Calgary Flames (NHL/Hockey) host their games. Lots of damage, lots of money
gone.. And if the Stampede doesnt make it in time, it could hurt the cities finance even more.
But most of the city is in positive light, and still smiling
I live in the NE of the city, the region that was most safe from the flooding, as its
further from the Bow River, the river which channels through Calgary.
Actually later in the day of the flood - there was a beautiful sky and sun shining. And today is even more beautiful. Many are working on fixing the
flood issues and repairing where needed. The spirit of this great city is still high, a little water damage wont bring us down
Thanks for reporting this OP, I was going to today actually so you did me a favour