Monday, 8 June 2015

Calgary Postcrossing meet-up, Canada

I wish there were Postcrossing meet-ups a little closer to where I live - at the moment they all seem to take place in London. :/ I guess there around many active Postcrossers in the Midlands... Anyway, this could well be my first Postcrossing meet-up card from Canada. I do like it when there are special postcards printed just for these events.

Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, approximately 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. In the 2011 census, the City of Calgary had a population of 1,096,833 and a metropolitan population of 1,214,839, making it the largest city in Alberta, and the third-largest municipality and fifth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada.

The economy of Calgary includes activity in the energy, financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health and wellness, retail, and tourism sectors. The Calgary CMA is home to the second-most corporate head offices in Canada among the country's 800 largest corporations.

Calgary anchors the south end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".

 In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games.


Angela Boyko said...

I was delighted to see this postcard in feedly, because I designed it! I think every meetup should have a special card.

Anu said...

Angela, I think it's lovely! And I agree, every meetup should have a specially designed postcard :)