Tamarack Institute

October 04, 2011 11:59 ET

Tamarack Institute and Mayor Nenshi celebrate urbanist Jane Jacobs

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - Join us at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. for a special reception with Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

The evening, themed "Cities that Lead", will celebrate the life of urban visionary Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of American Cities. Come hear the Mayor pay tribute to the influence of Jane Jacobs and discuss his poverty-reduction initiative for the City of Calgary. Also speaking will be Brock Carlton of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities, Walter Hossli of Momentum and Alderman Gian-Carlo Carra.

Celebrating with us will be more than 400 community leaders from across Canada, 250 of which are in Calgary for five days of intense learning at the Communities Collaborating Institute.

This event is being hosted by the Suncor Energy Foundation with support from the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement, United Way of Calgary, Momentum, Calgary Community Foundation and the City of Calgary.

What: Cities that Lead – Celebrating the Life of Jane Jacobs with Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Who: Naheed Nenshi, mayor, City of Calgary
Gian-Carlo Carra, alderman, Ward 9, City of Calgary
Brock Carlton, chief executive officer, Canadian Federation of Municipalities
Walter Hossli, executive director, Momentum
Paul Born, director, Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement and author of
Community Conversations
Cathy Glover, director, Stakeholder Relations and Community Investment, Suncor
When: Wednesday, Oct. 5
Time: 5 – 5:45 p.m. Food and drinks served with music by T. Buckley
5:45 p.m. Welcome from MC Gian-Carlo Carra
5:50 p.m. Opening remarks from Cathy Glover
5:55 p.m. Remarks from Brock Carlton
6:05 p.m. Introduction of Mayor Nenshi by Walter Hossli
6:10 p.m. – 6:55 p.m. Address from Mayor Nenshi
6:55 p.m. Remarks from Paul Born
7 p.m. Closing remarks from Gian-Carlo Carra
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts (225 – 8 Avenue S.E.).

We would be pleased to arrange photos and media interviews following the formal program.

For more information about Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement, please visit our website at www.tamarackcommunity.ca.

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