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About Calgary

Calgary is a city of 1.2 million people located at the meeting of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in Southern Alberta. An hour from the Rockie Mountains, it straddles the foothills to the west and the prairies to the east. Calgary’s traditional Blackfoot name is Moh’kins’tsis, and it sits within the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. 


Several times named one of the world’s most livable cities and a former Cultural Capital of Canada, Calgary hums with an undeniable spirit of the frontier that informs its politics, its education system, its bar scene, and its cultural industries. The province of Alberta is often referred to as “big sky country,” and Calgary is a city of wide horizons, contentious public art, a rich and diverse music ecology, a counter-cultural performative art festival … and the biggest rodeo on the globe. A city of contradictions and possibilities, Calgary welcomes PSi to experience its defiant elasticity in 2019.

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