“How you celebrate is completely up to you. We want to encourage as many people as possible to participate. That is why we are waiving the permit fees for small Neighbour Day block parties and park bookings.”
The City of Calgary waiving permit fees for third annual Neighbour Day events
Mayor Naheed Nenshi reminded Calgarians today that The City of Calgary is once again waiving fees for block party and green space permits as part of Calgary’s third annual Neighbour Day on June 18. The deadline to submit permit applications for Neighbour Day events is May 27, 2016.
“Neighbour Day is about meeting your neighbours, making new friends and having fun,” said Mayor Nenshi. “How you celebrate is completely up to you. We want to encourage as many people as possible to participate. That is why we are waiving the permit fees for small Neighbour Day block parties and park bookings.”
Held annually on the third Saturday of June, Neighbour Day is an opportunity for neighbours to come together in the form of front yard BBQs, community cleanups, picnics and potlucks to celebrate our strong community spirit in Calgary.
This year, Calgarians will have the opportunity to invite Mayor Nenshi, their local councillor and members of their local police and fire crews to their Neighbour Day event. An official invitation request can be submitted through Calgary.ca/NeighbourDay.
“Neighbour Day is a great opportunity for Calgarians to celebrate the unique qualities that make their neighbourhood strong and inspiring,” said Katie Black, director of Calgary Neighbourhoods. “People are impacted by where they live. When a neighbourhood is thriving, it can positively affect the quality of life for everyone who lives there.”
Neighbour Day was first held in June 2014 to celebrate the incredible outpouring of support and generosity neighbours demonstrated after the 2013 floods. It has since evolved into an annual celebration of Calgary’s strong and caring communities.
To sign-up for Neighbour Day and access celebration ideas, an event planning kit, information about permits, templates and other logistical considerations, visit Calgary.ca/NeighbourDay.