For Canada's sesquicentennial, let's all give a gift of 3 acts of service to our neighbourhoods, our nation, and the world. If we all do 3 Things for Canada, we will have done over 100 million acts of service this year and the world will never be the same!

So here's my challenge to you:

1. Consider your 3 Things for Canada and tell the world about them! Post a picture or video on Facebook (...
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I'm looking forward to this! Tune in and join in on Thursday night at 7pm. I will be live in studio to answer your questions. You can tweet questions to @shawtvcalgary or phone in 403-539-6710. This will air on Shaw channel 10 or livestreamed at I expect that it will also be recorded and put online for repeat viewing.

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Calgary is an amazing city because of the people that live and work here. I am very proud of the contributions that Calgarians make every day to improve our city. The Calgary Awards is our way to celebrate these special individuals and organizations.

If you know an individual or and organization that needs to be recognized, please nominate them at before the March 1 deadline!

The City of Calgary - Calgary Awards
This'll be fun! Tune in and join in on Thursday night at 7pm. I will be live in studio to answer your questions. You can tweet questions to @shawtvcalgary or phone in 403-539-6710. This will air on Shaw channel 10 or livestreamed at I expect that it will also be recorded and put online for repeat viewing.
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I encourage you to take 20 minutes and watch this fascinating doc from The National on CBC: "Questioning Canada's immigration model".

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Questioning Canada's immigration model
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The weather outside is frightful! Hopefully you're able to stay inside where it's much more delightful. But if you are outside in this weather, please dress in layers and travel with extra care.

A snowfall warning through Monday means it will be a slow commute tomorrow. Leave plenty of extra time and avoid unnecessary travel. Stay safe!

***It also means we will...
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SNOW ROUTE PARKING BAN - Starts Monday at 6pm
Happy Friday! This video marks the return of Mayor Nenshi Reads (in partnership with the amazing people at the Calgary Public Library. Seriously... they are amazing). Last week, I joined with kids atop Engine 23 in the Central Library to read "They All Saw a Cat" by Brendan Wenzel and "Leonardo the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems. We also had a special guest! Calgary Fire Chief Steve...
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Mayor Nenshi Reads at the Library, Jan. 27/17

This was a fun way to spend my lunch hour the other day. Apparently Kyle, Jann, Rick, and I will be showing off our human bonspiel "skills" on the Rick Mercer Report on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
It's an important part of the job that I regularly do "scrums" with reporters to answer a variety of questions on topics relevant to Calgarians and the news of the day. We often film those encounters so that everyone else can see them too.

Today was a good example of such a scrum, so I figured I'd share it with you here: [ Link ]

Over 15 minutes, we covered a range of issues...
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Mayor Nenshi meets with media: Feb. 2, 2017

During a break between meetings at an economic summit organized by Calgary Economic Development, Mayor Naheed Nenshi met with media to discuss a wide range o...

However difficult the world may seem, there is always something we can do about it. Using our own hearts, hands, and minds, we can change our neighbourhoods, our nations, and our world for the better. Just three acts of service from every one of us can make an immeasurable difference.

So, what are your 3 Things for Canada?

Visit to learn more. Share your ideas and get inspiration from your...
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Like all Canadians, I'm still heartbroken over the news of the violence in Quebec City yesterday. Here are some of my thoughts on the darkness we've seen and the actions we can take to heal the world and return the light. [ Link ]

(I didn't quite stick to them, but here's a link to my original notes: [ Link ]

Mayor Nenshi's statement on the Quebec City shooting: Jan. 30, 2017

Mayor Naheed Nenshi shares his heartbreak and perspective on the Quebec City shooting. He also shares his thoughts on what every single Canadian can do the r...

Xīn Nian Kuai Le! Gong Hei Fat Choi! 恭禧发财! 新年快乐! Happy Year of the Rooster to everyone! May your new year be wonderful and prosperous.

Many Calgarians are celebrating the lunar new year this weekend. I'm looking forward to attending the Chinese New Year Carnival which is open to all: [ Link ]
It's true: Calgary's built for this! Putting the Canada Infrastructure Bank in Calgary is the right thing to do for Canada and our city. We have the best talent, resources, and players all ready to make this a success. It's a historic opportunity to not just address Canada’s massive infrastructure deficit, but also to shape the future of Canada’s powerful financial services industry.

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Canada Infrastructure Bank: Calgary’s built for this
I am so pleased to share with you that City Council voted to rename Langevin Bridge as Reconciliation Bridge. Renaming the bridge is not about vilifying one person in our country’s history, nor is it about washing over our past. Our history is more complicated than that. As my friend Harry “the Historian” Sanders has said, history is not static. This moment in time is no less significant than...
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Mayor Nenshi speaking about Reconciliation Bridge

On Monday, January 23, 2017, Mayor Nenshi championed a notice of motion to rename Langevin Bridge as The Reconciliation Bridge. This is his speech in Council...

Calgary is open for business. That's the message we are sharing with the world today by approving $45 million to help Calgary business facing big increases in their property taxes. You can read the full story here: [ Link ]

Council caps tax increase for non-residential property owners
Now that we're well into the first week of 2017, it's time to start looking ahead. Late last year, your city council unanimously approved budget adjustments that include nearly nearly $200 million in total benefits to citizens and businesses with relief in taxes and fees, savings, and targeted initiatives. This budget is a plan for a future focused on creating jobs, building and maintaining...
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Looking forward at 2017 with Mayor Nenshi

The City of Calgary recognizes that the economic downturn has affected all of us. Council’s approved 2017 budget adjustments include nearly $200 million in t...

Happy New Year! I hope you spent yesterday celebrating with friends and family. I had an amazing time last night celebrating with thousands of our fellow Calgarians in the Municipal Building and Olympic Plaza.

As we look forward to this 2017, there is much on the horizon; it will be a busy year! But right now, I want to share with you my hope for our sesquicentennial—Canada’s 150th birthday....
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Happy New Year everyone! We've got a fun public party tonight to kick off the #canada150 celebrations! The action is at City Hall and Olympic Plaza, it's free, and it's family-friendly. Countdown at 9 pm for the little ones, fireworks at midnight. Great music, including Cowtown Opera on the roof of Arts Commons, Calgary's Eve Hell and the Razors and legends 54:40!

Please note fireworks are...
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The City of Calgary - New Year's Eve Celebrations 2017
On this Christmas Eve, I have a bit of bad news and some good news.

Bad news: this year's Christmas edition of Mayor Nenshi Reads, which we did last week at Engine 23 at the Calgary Public Library, had some audio problems and we can't share it. Boo.

But the good news is that with an able assist from my nieces and Elf Daorcey, we've pulled together all the ones from previous years,...
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"Mayor Nenshi Reads" Christmas 2015 w Shaw TV

Shaw TV Calgary had a lot of fun working with Mayor Naheed Nenshi on December 10th to produce this year’s version of “Mayor Nenshi Reads”. Pour yourself a ho...

Here's my column in today's Calgary Herald about the season of giving. It's been a tough year, but for those of us who can give... let's give a little bit more for those who can't this year. [ Link ]

Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2016: 'We are a resilient place'