With the recent chain of events that has significantly impacted many Albertans in a multitude of ways it has been truly inspiring to see the way that we all came together. Neighbours, friends, families and complete strangers have come together to form a bond that has been formidable. Many have worked hard, for no compensation and you can see the fruits of their labour everywhere you look. Flood 2013, although fresh in our minds it is being wiped off our map, one day at a time.
Being new to the province it is this energy that makes Alberta unique. It is this force that allows us to work hard and play hard. Just around the corner is the Calgary Stampede, which is going on as planned with crews working around the clock. The Stampede we enjoy today has evolved from the vision of Guy Weadick. He understood that as much as things change, we need to believe in the way things were.
This year’s Stampede’s “Hell or High Water” motto is so catchy that there is a new song out by Marc Martel (Canadian singer/songwriter). The song can be downloaded for free at CalgaryStampede.com/highwatersong.
My hope is that despite the travesty of the Flood 2013 that we would continue to work together to help each other whether in crisis or just an extra set of hands.
Come Hell or High Water, The Show will go on!
See you at the Parade….