You can throw a free block party for Calgary's upcoming Neighbour Day

Mar 15 2018, 9:32 pm


The City of Calgary is encouraging a little bit of neighbourly love this summer.

To celebrate this year’s Neighbour Day, the annual event originally held to commend the support showed by neighbours to one another following the 2013 flood, the City has announced that it will be waiving permit fees for block parties and greenspace bookings.

Applications are open until until Friday, May 25 for any permits to celebrate the event.

“At its core, Neighbour Day is about celebrating the strength and resilience of our community,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi in a release.

“Every time we come together – whether to build something for everyone or enjoy the company of neighbours and new friends – we’re making our communities even stronger.”

Anyone hoping to plan a block party can access resources at the City of Calgary’s website, which detail permits needed, invite templates, and planning checklists.

This year’s Neighbour Day falls on Saturday, June 16 – make sure to mark that calendar!

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