Naheed Nenshi
03/24/2017 at 15:48. Facebook
Yesterday's ceremony to raise the Treaty 7 flag as a permanent flag at City Hall was a day of great pride and happiness in our community. It will forever remind us of our common history and our commitment to move forward to build a common future of prosperity.

You can read more about this new flag here: [ Link ]

The recommendation to add the flag was part of the White Goose...
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Naheed Nenshi
03/21/2017 at 22:11. Facebook
Today, The City of Calgary released its 2016 Accountability Report. The bottom line: even in these tough economic times, The City is incredibly well run. We are improving our performance metrics, we're reducing our debt, we froze property taxes for next year, and we delivering the services you need every single day. You can read the whole report at [ Link ]
Tomorrow is Thank Your Driver Day on Calgary Transit! I know Calgarians have a proud tradition of thanking their drivers every day, but let's make tomorrow extra special for my colleagues who safely get us where we need to go. Learn more about what you can do here: [ Link ]

Sharing thanks with Calgary Transit: Thank Your Driver Day!
Do you know (or are you?) an amazing young Calgarian who would like to spend the day with me? The deadline (March 26) is fast approaching. Visit [ Link ] to apply with an essay or video of your 3 ideas to make Calgary an even better place to live.
March is Community Association Awareness Month! Throughout Calgary, many amazing volunteers work on community associations to make our city great now and well into the future. You can learn more about your community association and how you may become involved at .

Getting more involved in your community association could be one of your Three Things for Canada (. Your participation would be a...
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I had a lot of fun doing "Up Front with Mayor Nenshi" on Shaw TV last month. If you missed the hour-long live Q&A, you can watch it all online here: [ Link ]

Up Front with Mayor Nenshi

A one hour live broadcast where Calgarian citizens were able to ask Mayor Nenshi questions via phone, email, Facebook and Twitter.

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...