Calgary, AB,

2013 Flood Commemoration Ceremony June 20

CALGARY – A year has passed since the devastating flood of 2013. The City of Calgary will recognize this milestone with a public commemoration, which will reflect upon the impact of the flood to our city and citizens. During the ceremony, officials will also unveil a 2013 Flood Commemorative Display including submissions from the Kids’ Flood Art Call Out issued earlier this year. 

Date: Friday, June 20 2014

Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Location: Calgary Municipal Complex – Atrium level, 800 Macleod Trail S.E.

“This is an opportunity for reflection on the flood that struck Calgary and the continued impact on many in our community,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Everyone is welcome to attend the commemoration ceremony. Every Calgarian showed great compassion, resilience and strength in the face of immense adversity, and we should honour that together.”

The ceremony will include special guests and dignitaries reflecting upon the impact of the flood to our city and citizens, including a special message from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first served basis.

Following the ceremony a pancake breakfast will be hosted by the Calgary Stampede starting at 9:30 a.m. on Municipal Plaza. Local performers will provide entertainment on the plaza from 9:30-11 a.m.

The Calgary Municipal Complex is accessible by C-Train (City Hall Station) and parking is available at City Hall Parkade Lot 36 (322 9 Avenue S.E.), the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts (829 Macleod Trail S.E.) and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (727 1 Street S.E.).

For more information on flood recovery, flood preparation and the commemoration, visit