Here’s a little something we tried out last fall, an event called We Should Know City Hall. It was a joint effort between Mark Hopkins of We Should Know Each Other fame, 3 Things for Calgary and CivicCamp. The event was so well received that we’re going to do it again very soon, with tweaks suggested by our enthusiastic inaugural participants. We hope this video will tide you over until we’re ready to share all the details for the next We Should Know City Hall. Enjoy!
This blog post comes to us from Cathy Taylor, Project Manager, Centre City Implementation/Clean to the Core, City of Calgary
Thank you, Calgary!
This year’s 20-Minute Makeover was a great success. Thank you to the individuals and families, schools, companies and community organizations that pitched in to clean up. We had over 3800 people cleaning up more than 260 sites around the city. Information about locations and a map of the impact are available on the 20-Minute Makeover website.
What was most exciting was the diversity of people and groups who joined in and the enthusiasm they had for the task.
There was four year old Taz who absolutely loves recycling and keeping his community clean, and seven year old Justine who hates litter and signed up to do something about it!
There was Susan who sent out an email to neighbours and ended up with 60 enthusiastic participants for a Friday night clean up and potluck in a local green space.
There were many dog walkers who cleaned up off leash areas.
A number of schools participated including Langevin Science Alternative School whose 700 students painted fish on storm water drains as part
This blog post comes to us from Paul Chambers, Development Officer with the School of Alberta Ballet.
When I heard Mayor Nenshi speak at the launch of 3 Things for Calgary, I was faced with the challenge of coming up with two of my 3 Things. One idea (it turned out to be my 2nd Thing) came to mind easily while the other two took longer to materialize. But I didn’t let a lack of ideas deter me. I knew that eventually the ideas would present themselves.
My 1st Thing came about from a job change. For the first time in nearly twenty years I was at home during the month of December instead of touring the ballet The Nutcracker. I was able to attend Christmas parties! With what seemed like the gift of time, I promised all the hosts that I would bring homemade Christmas baking to their parties.
My 2nd Thing was a no brainer because I was already planning it. Walrus Magazine and the High Performance Rodeo hosted The Walrus Talks, the Art of the City; essentially a petchakuch*on steroids. The lineup of speakers was impressive including Mayor Nenshi himself. Incredible,
Want to get involved in the 3 Things for Calgary movement but don’t know where to start? Have we got an event for you! Register here for a unique 1-2-3-GO! Event on May 26, 2012 starting at the John Dutton Theatre at 1pm. We will be offering three different options for you to participate in to make Calgary an even better place.
The “Things” are secret right now but hints will be posted on Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks.
We can tell you…
Thing #1 will feature both citizens and the Mayor’s Office
Thing #2 is family friendly, outdoors and fun
Thing #3 will give you ideas and help to do your own “Thing”
This event is ideal for families and we encourage you to invite friends and neighbours, too. Cookies and coffee will be available but we encourage you to bring your own mug. Balloons, photo/video opportunities and mingling are included!