World Council on City Data (D. Iveson)
Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, recognized the City’s newly minted Platinum certification from the World Council on City Data - the highest certification a city can achieve. It reflects the high calibre of data the City has provided to the Data for Canadian Cities project by the Government of Canada. Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, participated virtually and made comments on the City's achievement.
Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Award - Blatchford (B. Esslinger)
Councillor B. Esslinger, on behalf of City Council, announced that Edmonton’s newest community of Blatchford has won the 2020 Sustainable Communities Award in the category of Neighbourhoods. The awards are delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund to celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in Canadian cities and communities of all sizes.
Rail Safety Week (B. Esslinger)
Councillor B. Esslinger, on behalf of City Council, recognized Operation Lifesaver, which has been working to educate Canadians about safe behaviour around railway property, tracks and trains for nearly 40 years. The City is proud to support the work of Operation Lifesaver by joining communities across the country to recognize September 21-27 as Rail Safety Week.
Remembering Former Councillor Bryan Anderson (D. Iveson)
Mayor D. Iveson, on behalf of City Council, paused to celebrate the life of one of the City’s most dedicated and passionate leaders: former City Councillor Bryan Anderson. B. Anderson served on City Council from 1998 to 2017, representing communities in the City’s southwest. He championed Council’s sport and recreation initiative, which helped to pave the way for Edmonton to become an internationally recognized host city for high-profile sporting events. His dedication to sports led to the renaming of the Terwillegar Heights District Park to the Bryan Anderson Athletic Grounds, last spring. He was inducted into the City of Edmonton’s Salute to Excellence Sports Hall of Fame and as part of this recognition, a short video was prepared. This video was shared to remember and honour his tireless efforts.