Winter in Calgary: Love it or leave it?
Wednesday, February 6, 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., event starts at 6:00 p.m.
Notes: Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall
By: Urban Strategy, The City of CalgaryCalgary is an active, thriving place in the summertime, with excellent pathway systems, parks and outdoor spaces. But what about the other part of the year, when nights are long and temperatures are frigid? Are Calgary winters a time to flee south or hibernate indoors? Or can our snowy season be embraced rather than just endured?
We welcome you to attend a panel discussion between “Winter City” planning and design leaders from across Canada. We’ll be discussing what makes cities and citizens thrive in northern climates – is it design, programming, ingenuity or simply the grit of its inhabitants? What are the benefits that can be had from winterizing our city?
WinterCity Manager, City of Edmonton
CEO, The Forks North Portage Partnership
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar, University of Waterloo
Kate Thompson (Moderator)
Vice President, Development, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation