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With Calgary's can-do attitude, our parks can be envy of Canada

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I want to talk about trees and parks but, first, a confession: I am an unabashed, unapologetic Canadian. Only Canadians will say, “Wow, only minus five today, it’s like spring outside. I guess I don’t need a coat and maybe I will get my car washed.”

We are a hearty people, especially in Alberta, a land that Capt. John Palliser once described as “uninhabitable.” We have made our great city of Calgary, quite simply, a place to be incredibly proud of.

No matter where I travel, I am always a bit boastful when someone asks, “Where are you from?” I respond with, “Calgary, Alberta; the heart of Canada’s energy and agricultural industry.” We are a city of entrepreneurs, risk-takers, dreamers and visionaries. We are a city with energy and with a population that averages 37 years old. We are a city with an unparalleled opportunity for the future.

No political message here — that is simply what we are and always have been.

Looking at photos from the Glenbow Museum, you will see that whether it was an Indigenous camp or the beginnings of a small settlement, Calgary is on a barren........

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