Welcome to Ward 9...
a collection of the most diverse, historic and interesting neighbourhoods in Calgary.
Stretching from Winston Heights Mountview to Acadia, from Dover to Roxboro, you will find the city within a City that is Ward 9. Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra was elected in 2010 to serve the people of these incredible neighbourhoods at City Hall. Gian-Carlo's mission is to ensure that neighbourhoods are the driving force behind change, and that the citizen truly is a decision-maker in the future of our City. This website is designed to engage, inform, and respond to residents of Ward 9 as we work together to create the neighbourhoods and city we desire. Stay connect with us and join the Ward 9 mailing list by clicking here.
Great Neighbourhoods Make a Great City
Councillor Carra and Team Ward 9 have their work cut out for them as they work to achieve the Great Neighbourhoods platform. The platform included five key areas;
- A Great City is made of Great Neighbourhoods -Transforming Planning
- Neighbourhoods Are Where We Live Together – Transforming Local Governance
- It’s Our City. It’s Our Government. They’re Our Civil Servants - Transforming City Hall
- Building A City That Pays For Itself – Connecting Revenue With Expenses And Transforming Taxation
- Taking Control Of Our Future – The Calgary Charter and a City Government, By, Of and For the People
Read the whole Great Neighbourhoods platform
Latest City Business
One week until Canada Dayyc 2014June 24, 2014 - With only one week left until this year’s Canada Day celebrations, The City of Calgary is looking forward to hosting an expected 100,000 attendees.
“We have so much going on; it is hard to tell you about everything let alone suggest what to attend,” said Teresa Byrne, Superintendent, Event Services. “Families can choose to take part in the First Nation’s Powwow on Prince’s Island. It is a great opportunity to enjoy the pageantry of Canada’s aboriginal culture. We will also fly the Living Flag again this year which includes thousands of Calgarians, wearing red or white, in a pattern of the Canadian flag singing O Canada. It’s a wonderful sight and brings a real sense of national pride to our city.”
The day’s activities are designed to appeal to every age group and ability: the main stage will feature Canadian bands Mother Mother, Ridley Bent, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Scarlett Jane; almost 30 different food trucks will be out to offer a variety of gastronomic delights; and break dancers, spoken word performers and DJs will entertain crowds.
The day will wind up with a fireworks show presented by Hudson’s Bay starting at about 10:45 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from the Centre Street Bridge and 101.5 Kool FM and 95.3 The Peak will both be broadcasting music synchronized to the fireworks show.
Beyond these activities, The City of Calgary is partnering with several downtown organizations to present Chinatown Night Market, performances at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Downtown Calgary’s Biggest Birthday Party Ever, the East Village Street Fair and Fort Calgary’s pony rides and petting zoo.
With so many people expected to gather in the downtown core to celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday, organizers have arranged for extra bike racks and two free shuttle bus routes to transport citizens between various event locations. Various road and lane closures will be in effect along with parking bans in some areas, to safely accommodate the day and evening activities.
To learn more about what’s happening on Canada Day and for more information on how to get in and around downtown, visit calgary.ca/CanadaDay and join our Facebook event page.