Ward 12 Speaker Series: Living Close to Nature

In June my office will be launching our first ever Ward 12 Speaker Series. Over the course of this term we will be hosting interesting speakers to discuss important issues facing our city. Our inaugural event will focus on the benefits and the challenges of living so close to nature.


This event will start with an open house from 6:30pm-7:30pm. My office has invited a number of groups that work closely with nature to host booths in the theatre lobby. Attendees can learn more about Calgary’s natural environment, or chat with me about the issues facing our city. I’ll also be looking for your ideas on future Speaker Series topics.

Speaker presentations will begin in the auditorium at 7:30pm. We have two terrific speakers:

Chris Manderson, Urban Conservation Lead – Calgary Parks
Chris and his team have been responsible for the new trail cam program in a number of parks throughout the city. He will talk about our proximity to wildlife and how to ensure that relationship remains positive into the future.

Lesley Peterson – Fisheries Biologist – Trout Unlimited Canada
Lesley will speak about the fish species that call Calgary’s rivers home. She will talk about the importance of maintaining high water quality, and why Calgary’s urban fishery is so unique.

Don’t live in Ward 12, but are interested in this topic anyways? Feel free to come by! My office and I are looking forward to this event and really hope you can join us!