Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mayors' Showcase

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of attending the Mayors' Showcase and Celebration of Citizenship held at Stampede Park in Calgary.  The Mayors' showcase was started a few years ago to celebrate projects done by students in and around Calgary.

Previous celebrations were held at the Palliser Hotel, but this year,the Boyce Theater at Stampede Park was the venue! AMP Radio morning DJs Ryan & Katie were our emcees. 

Host mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary, along with the mayors of Olds, Longview, Beiseker (that's me!), and Strathmore were there to cheer on students from various schools in and around Calgary.  Here's some of the featured projects of these students;
Each and all schools were recognized for their contribution and their students hailed as leaders of the future! 

All in all it was a very uplifting afternoon.  I enjoyed watching the young people celebrate their success, and start planning for future projects.    After the speeches and presentations, the students were treated to popcorn,  fruit punch, and other "kid-friendly" goodies. 

Overall, the celebration was far less formal than it would be in the Palliser - and I think it was much more enjoyed by those we were celebrating; the kids!

The Showcase is a part of the program operated by the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation with its major sponsor the Building Trades of Alberta.   Well done - Great job!

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