Calgary Alberta YYC

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Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.Elevation: 1,045 mPopulation: 1.239 million (2016)

9th Avenue looking west
A recent immigrant to Canada from South Africa living on the streets in Calgary

Canadian Pacific Rail lines pass through Calgary
Headquartered in
Calgary, Alberta, it owns approximately 20,000 kilometres (12,500 mi) of track all across Canada and into the United States, stretching from Montreal to Vancouver, and as far north as Edmonton. Its rail network also serves Minneapolis-St. PaulMilwaukeeDetroitChicago, and New York City in the United States

The Calgary Drop-In Centre (the DI) is more than an emergency shelter. They provide essential care as well as health services, employment training, and housing supports to people who need help. There programs and services connect people to permanent housing that meets their individual needs.
Rooted in community and fueled by kindness, the DI proudly serves as part of the Homeless-Serving System of Care. 
Chinook arch over East Village Calgary

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