It is a great honour to be here. Thank you for coming out in summertime.
I have always wanted to visit Calgary. I thought about coming in April to celebrate the last day of classes. The problem is: I look terrible in Bermuda shorts!
Unfortunately, I am too late for the Calgary Stampede.
And I arrived on a Friday morning – so I missed Thursden!
I will have to come back to catch these traditions.
They are fun – but more than that, they show Calgary’s strong sense of community.
Today, I encourage you to see our world as your community.