The Eau Claire area is located south of the Bow River and north of downtown Calgary. The name “Eau Claire” means “clear water”. You would think this name has something to do with being close to the Bow River, but in fact the area got the name from one of the city’s original industries – a sawmill company transplanted from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the USA in 1886. A lot of things have changed since then, and nowadays, the only left is the name and the Bow River Lumber Co. Building.
The City of Calgary has been working towards building a more vibrant Eau Claire area that supports future growth and development for the people who live, work, visit, and travel there.
Between October 19 and 30, the City will host a series of online sessions to provide the public with information about the improvement projects and upcoming construction in the Eau Claire area.
As a fellow Calgarian, by participating in one of these sessions, you will get the chance to express your opinions on what matters most in the area and how the municipal government can best address existing issues and target opportunities moving forward.
Check out the schedule and register for the sessions here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/eau-claire-area-improvements-virtual-information-sessions-tickets-123488347973
Word of the Day:Sawmill: a factory where trunks and large branches of trees are cut into planks by machine.
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