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Culture Capital of Canada -2012

Blog by Marianna Kindrachuk & Don Blocka | November 19th, 2012

"Calgary is the best place to raise a family, particularly for new-comers to Canada. Calgary has embraced cultural understanding, diversity and inclusiveness. Calgary is a hub for work opportunities, connections and belonging which make it a great place to work, live and raise a family." - Hanif Kassam.

"Calgary is a city of today - driven by youth and guided by experience. Art, like our maverick, entrepreneurial past, thrives off energy, innovation, challenging convention and the confident expression of identity. That's Calgary. We are constant and evolving juxtapositions. We are a city that's very landscape and cityscape are works of art. Calgary has a soul - a compassionate centre and appreciation for life in its many forms. Our culture is unique, expanding and getting better by the minute." - Stewart McDonough

"Calgary is in the heart of Blackfoot Territories and home to many First Nations from the Treaty 7 area, immigrants and settlers. The people who came before us, those who have helped create community are present; this connection keeps our cultures alive. We are all treaty people." - Brent Scout

"Calgary is a Cultural Capital because it is filled with people who are: creative, ambitious, loony, gutsy, avent-garde and radical and to sum it all up, one word, Yahoo!" - Jean Louis Bleau