Neighbour Day

Get Ready for June 2025!

What is Neighbour Day?

Getting to know your neighbours can make a real difference. It’s more than just an excuse to fire up your BBQ (although that is definitely encouraged!); it’s your chance to build awesome community connections.

Seeing the incredible resilience and community spirit created out of the 2013 floods, Calgarians declared the third Saturday in June into Neighbour Day. Today, it’s become more than just an excuse to fire up your BBQ (although that is definitely encouraged!); it’s your chance to build awesome community connections. 

Neighbour Day is all about connection, reducing isolation and building communities where everyone feels supported. So get off your porch and get to know your neighbours! You might be surprised at the friendships wiating to be made right next door!

What does neighbourliness mean to you?"

Saturday, June 15, 2024

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Can't Wait for Next Year?

1. Get to know your Neighbours

Do your part to create a welcoming environment in your community. Whether your neighbours have been there for decades or are brand new, a smile, wave or a quick chat with your neighbours can go a long way towards creating community spirit.

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2. Connect with Your Community Association

Community associations are the heart of community. Typically made up of volunteers who are passionate about their neighbourhoods and want to make a positive impact, they play an important role in bringing residents together, fostering a sense of belonging and connectedness and creating a shared vision for the future of the community.

Here are a few reasons why community associations are so important:

  1. Building social connections: Community associations provide a space for residents to connect with one another, whether it’s through social events, volunteer activities or community projects.

  2. Advocating for local needs: Community associations are often the first line of defense when it comes to advocating for the needs of the community, whether it’s working to improve local infrastructure, fighting for better public transit, or pushing for more green spaces. 

  3. Creating a sense of ownership: When residents get involved with their community association, they feel a sense of ownership over their neighbourhoods. They become invested in the success of their community and are more likely to take action to improve it.

Overall, community associations are an essential part of any healthy neighbourhood. They help to bring residents together, advocate for local needs and create a sense of belonging and community pride.

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