On Tuesday, our city and its residents were presented with a huge honour. Governor General, David Johnston, came to our city this week to present Calgarians with a commendation of outstanding service, in the wake of our response to the flooding here in June.
Everyone in our city remembers how well we all pulled together to help out after that disastrous flood hit us, but to be recognized on a bigger scale is something really great for our city.
"People across the city raised their voices and asked, 'What can I do to help?'"
"And after the flood waters had receded, there was a renewed faith in the city, a willingness to roll up wet sleeves and plow forward to rebuild a better and stronger Calgary. You have earned, many times over, our pride and respect." - Governor General
About 500 people came out to the ceremony on Tuesday, and even country singer Corb Lund performed a song he wrote in response to the floods 'Blood, Sweat and Water'.
A great honour, and a great city. Thanks to everyone who has helped, and continues to help out in our city's flood repair.