2013 Bowness, Calgary Floods

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada with a population of 1,149,552 in 2013. The city is located approximately 80 km east of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This bustling city has been ranked as the “Best Place to Live in Canada in 2013” by Money Sense and “The World’s Cleanest City” by the Mercer Quality of Living Survey, 2013 and Forbes Magazine 2007. 

In June 2013, Calgary experienced the largest flood they had ever faced. Over 75,000 residents were forced to evacuate their homes and many parts of the city, including the downtown business district, were without power for several days. Overflowing rivers caused severe damage to roads and bridges in the city.

The powerful images and videos below tell the story of how Bowness Youth are Creating Disaster Recovery & Resilience.