A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Calgary Foundation's Flood Rebuilding Fund.
The Flood of 2013 chronicles an unforgettable summer of angry rivers, unprecedented flooding and undeniable human spirit. This book looks at how the disaster irrevocably changed southern Alberta and its people. In the face of disaster, Albertans showed their true grit and rose above adversity—just like their ancestors did for generations before them.
The flood began in southern Alberta on June 20 and led to four deaths, billions of dollars in damage and more than 100,000 people fleeing their homes to escape raging waters. More than eighty Herald journalists—photographers, writers, editors, videographers, researchers and digital producers—became involved in narrating the tale of the flood. Using their words and images, this stunning volume captures not only the devastation and destruction of the flood but also the emergence of heroes and heartfelt moments. Neighbours helped neighbours. Strangers helped strangers. And Albertans vowed to recover, come hell or high water.
About the authors
The Calgary Herald began publishing in 1883, when Calgary's population was just four hundred people. The Calgary Herald is proud to have chronicled the history of one of Canada's most vibrant and enterprising cities and is now one of Canada's most recognized major media brands, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. In addition to the dozens of national and international journalism awards it has received, the Herald was given the 2013 Award for Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Naheed Nenshi was sworn in as Calgary's thirty-sixth mayor on October 25th, 2010. Nenshi's passion is to make cities, especially Calgary, work better. He is the lead author of Building Up: Making Canada's Cities Magnets for Talent and Engines of Development
and has long put his ideas to work in Calgary. Nenshi grew up in Calgary and lived and worked in cities around the world before returning home.