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calgary

7 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Amazon.com, Amazon, Jeff Bezos

Support Calgary Bid for next Amazon Headquarter

Welcome to Calgary. This city is all about community, talent and support. As Calgarians we are famous for our hard work, friendship and being supportive. Our dedication to volunteerism, love of nature and respect for family is famous.  We are signing this petition to thank “Amazon” for considering our city as home for next Amazon headquarter and show our interest and support as a community for the bid.  We believe Calgary is the best option by all means and our request is supported by the facts as follows: 1) Calgary has the population of + 1.2 Million which includes more than 30% immigrant population. The city is very diverse and includes local and international talents from 152 countries. This make our city very welcoming and vibrant. 2) Calgary has very reliable public transit with two LRT lines, well maintained bus network and BRT. New BRT and Green LRT line with more than $ 6 billion investment are under construction which shows our city eagerness on infrastructure investment and development. 3) Being between top five cities to live in the world for several years, Calgary is one of the best cities with respect to facilities for citizens, persons with disabilities and commitment to end homelessness. Calgary is home to Foothill hospital (one of Canada's most recognized medical facilities as well as one of the leading hospitals in Canada, providing advanced healthcare services to over two million people from Calgary, North Western United States, Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia and Southern Saskatchewan), Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary Children’s Hospital, Rockyview Hospital, Peter Lougheed Centre, Repsol Sport Centre, McMahon Stadium, Genesis Centre as well as just to be opened iconic 284,000 Sq. Ft.  Rocky Ridge recreation Facility and under construction Calgry Cancer center (estimated $ 1.2 Billion). 4) Calgary has a lot to enjoy. Rather you show up during summer for Stampede (the greatest outdoor show on earth with more than 2500 volunteers), weekend cultural festivals (from Latino to Turkish, Nigerian and Persian to Chinese) or in middle of winter to enjoy greatest winter sports in Canada Olympic Park, or drive down few minutes west to enjoy beautiful Rockies we are in love with community and nature and there is always a lot to do. 5) Calgary is the city of Sun. We are the happiest people with everyday sunshine and our morning coffee and donuts. You will have lots of fun here with us and we are always there for you. 6) Calgary has a great workforce. With amazing growth during last two decades, Calgary has invested and focused on talent and entrepreneurship spirit. You can feel it as you walk in downtown and pass amazing restaurants to choose from. Calgary economic Development center, ATB Entrepreneur center, Startup Calgary, Alberta Women Entrepreneur club and dozens of Meet ups and Toastmaster clubs are part of our effort to make it even better. As you know, Canada is a global leader in female entrepreneurship with Alberta boasting one of the country’s highest rates of innovation-based activity. 7) YYC International Airport has all you need with flights from Far East to all major cities in the world. Just in few steps you get world class highways to connect you to your new home as well as any major city in South, North, East or West.  8) As Calgarians we have selected Naheed Nenshi for last three terms as first Muslim Mayor in a major Western City. Moreover, looking at the list of MLA and MP's from city of Calgary greatly represent our community spirit and unity. We care about each other and it is through hundreds of non for profit organizations, supported by Calgarians for decades. This sense of humor gives us a great pleasure of rising our family with these amazing neighbors. 9) With 30,000 students and more than 170,000 alumni, University of Calgary is a member of the U15 and is one of Canada's top research universities (based on the number of Canada Research Chairs). The university has a sponsored research revenue of $360.5 million, with total revenues exceeding $1.1 billion, which is one of the highest in Canada. More than that, Mount Royal University with +24,000 students and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SIAT) a leader in technology and trade programs in Canada with +12,000 students, followed by Bow Valley College with 8 campuses in Southern Alberta and several subject base colleges, universities and training centers represent talent volume and workforce opportunity for Amazon in Calgary. Moreover, there are programs and centers like Momentum, CCIS, and Center for New Comers which offer bridge programs for new comers to settle and start their life in Calgary.   10) Last but not list, Calgary industrial zone has a great potential with all investment during last few years on supply chain management and transportation as the Western Canada/US corridor. Moreover, our commercial and residential industry has a great capacity and is capable of meaningful growth without disturbing bottom lines as it is on a downturn during last few years and the Amazon appearance just brings it to a point it should be and will set up a win-win situation.  Once again, we like to thank you for considering our city for your next headquarter and look forward to help you settle and run it successfully in upcoming years.    

Ham Rexa
39 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Campus Art Committee

Tesla statue at the University of Calgary Campus in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

By signing this petition, please support the initiative of the Calgary Tesla Society to raise a statue to Nikola Tesla at the University of Calgary Campus. Nikola Tesla was a man with an ultimate dream to provide free electricity for all humanity. With his numerous inventions, he has not just improved but made possible life of common people in the modern era. The intention of raising a statue to a great inventor and humanist is to inspire young people to think big and selfless, as Tesla did, on important enterprises like energy and its wireless transmission. He is the best role model to students, future engineers and physicists, scientists, researchers and inventors.Tesla is the father of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system, radio, wireless technology and many more crucial inventions.  University of Calgary supporters of that initiative are: Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering Student’s Society. The bronze tribute created by Terry Guyer, renowned sculptor and painter, features Tesla holding a wireless light bulb.The proposed location is a site between ICT (where the Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering is located), Science B (where the Department of Physics and Astronomy is located) and the Engineering Complex. Please share this petition with your community by printing this poster. Nikola Tesla : "The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine."

Calgary Tesla Society
1,907 supporters
Update posted 8 months ago

Petition to Mayor and Councillors

I support a new Sports & Entertainment venue for Calgary.”

Dear Calgarians…we’re falling behind and City Council needs to hear our concerns. Whether you are a Flames fan, Stampeders fan or a fan of concerts, it’s time to make your voice heard. When the news of CalgaryNEXT was announced in August of 2015, we were excited at the prospect of finally having a world-class home for sports and entertainment.  Almost 2 years have passed and it seems like we are no closer to getting new sports and entertainment facilities in our city. So, what has happened? From what we understand Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (“CSEC”) has put the CalgaryNEXT proposal on pause with the promise from the City that a Victoria Park, Plan B option would be discussed. Residents of Calgary who were anticipating this exciting project have been left in the dark.  We’re now leading up to the civic election and if there isn’t progress soon it may not be until 2018 before any movement is made.  As Calgarians, we need you to stand tall and have your voice heard.   As hockey fans, you deserve MORE than to see your beloved Flames play in the oldest arena in the NHL. Some great memories were made there, but let’s face it we need a new building. As football fans, you deserve MORE than to see your Stamps play in a stadium that is well past its life cycle. As music lovers, you deserve to see your favourite artist without having to travel 300km to the north.  The Saddledome’s roof acts as a deterrent for acts like Garth Brooks, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars who have been overlooking Calgary as a viable venue and taking their shows to Edmonton instead. And as Calgarians, your money should be staying here in this community, supporting our bars, restaurants, hotels, etc. rather than supporting our neighbours to the north. The Mayor recently stated publicly that 99.999997% of Calgarians are against new sports infrastructure for Calgary.  We want to show the Mayor and Council that this number is not accurate. Here is where you can help. We understand that the financial structure of the project needs to work for all parties involved but if you agree that Calgary needs new sports and entertainment infrastructure we would ask that you consider signing this petition. If our sports and entertainment infrastructure is not a priority for City Council now, it may be another 10-15 years before we see a new arena, stadium or fieldhouse for Calgary. We owe it to ourselves to show not only that we care about our sports and entertainment but our need to improve our community as a whole. Make your voice heard by signing this petition today. Sincerely, Sean Fraser - A proud Calgarian  

Sean Fraser
2,874 supporters