Celebrate Calgary’s Neighbour Day on June 18
Neighbour Day 2022 provides an opportunity for Calgarians to celebrate our community spirit, kindness, and resilience in creating enjoyable activities for everyone. Invite neighbours for a BBQ, plan a sporting event, organize a community activity, or create your own way to connect with community spirit.
“Neighbour Day was born as a result of the 2013 floods to help people reconnect after a difficult time. As we slowly emerge from the shadow of the pandemic, the community spirit and kindness felt on Neighbour Day has never been more important,” says Mayor Jyoti Gondek.
The City of Calgary is offering FREE Greenspace, Block Party and Street Play permits for Neighbour Day. Applications must be submitted by May 29. Visit Calgary.ca/Neighbourday to apply.
“Neighbour Day is a great way to get to know neighbours and enjoy spending time together,” says Peter Ma, Community and Program Development Worker. “When neighbours know each other, communities are more resilient as people feel like they can reach out to each other to offer or accept support when challenges hit.”
Looking for inspiration? Check out the new Block Party Guide and other resources on Calgary.ca/Neighbourday.
Residents are encouraged to invite Mayor Jyoti Gondek and councillors to their community events. Requests can also be made for appearances from the Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Police Service, and Calgary Bylaw, and will be accommodated where possible. Visit Calgary.ca/Neighbourday to find out how.
For health and safety information about the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit alberta.ca/covid and follow all provincial recommendations and guidelines, including staying home when feeling unwell.